Board of Directors

Our center is governed by a board of parents and professionals. The majority of our board members are family members of children or youth with disabilities. We encourage you to apply for a position on the board. Just complete this application and return it to Pathfinder Services of ND at 1015 S Broadway, Suite 42, Minot, ND 58701 or send it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Board of Directors:

David King, Professional (Board President)

Nancy Burke, Professional

Derek Diede, Parent

Sara Doering, Parent

Becky Dolley, Professional

Nancy Jellesed, Parent

Brandon Rogers, Parent

Purpose: The board sets the overall mission and policies for the center. They hire the executive director and assist with the general promotion of the Pathfinder Services of ND services.

Mission: To unite parents and teachers with the resources to build positive futures for and with children, students and young adults with learning differences or challenges.

Major responsibilities:

  • Leadership for our center
  • Organize the board of directors, officers, and committees
  • Form policies and procedures
  • Oversee the annual budget
  • Oversee program planning and evaluation
  • Evaluate the Executive Director
  • Review reports
  • Promote the center
  • Assist in raising funds
  • Reach out to new groups

Length of term: A board member serves for three years. The term may be renewed once pending approval of the board. After serving two terms a board member must wait for a period of one year before becoming eligible to serve again.

Meetings and time commitment: Meetings are held a minimum of four times a year. They typically last two hours. Families often participate by phone and stipends for travel are available. Board members may be asked to serve on committees.

Prior Experience: No prior experience is required. We provide new members with orientation and information to support their role as a board member.

Expectations of all board members: Attend meetings regularly,  participate on committees.

Staff

Tim Starks
Executive Director

Jacki Harasym
Director of Finance

Katie Spurgeon
Outreach Coordinator

Daniel Griffith
Technology Coordinator

Nancy Skorheim
Resource Development

Board of Directors

David King
Professional (Board President)

Nancy Burke
Professional

Derek Diede
Parent

Sara Doering
Parent

Becky Dolley
Professional

Nancy Jellesed
Parent

Brandon Rogers
Parent

About Our Board