Dan Ulmer, President, Member Since Jan. 2013 – Dan is recently retired after a career spanning public service, governmental affairs, and human services. Earlier in his career, he served as the Executive Director of the Police Youth Bureau in Bismarck, as well as Executive Director for Easter Seals. More recently, Mr. Ulmer held the position of Assistant Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Mr. Ulmer has previously served as a State Legislator for District 34 and on Mandan’s City Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Village Family Services, Fort Lincoln Foundation, and Bismarck/Mandan Development Association. Dan has been married for 42 years, with three children and four grandchildren.
Ron Schneider, Vice President, Member Since: Jan. 2011 – Ron has a Masters Degree in Education and a BS in Criminal Justice. He is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and has been the Student Assistance Counselor, for Fargo Public Schools, since 1988. He is the coordinator of the district’s Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program and chairs the district’s Health Study Committee. In addition to providing direct services to students and their families, he represents Fargo Public Schools as a member of numerous state, regional and community groups. These include: ND Supreme Court-Juvenile Drug Court State Advisory Board; Alcohol Misuse Prevention Coalition; Region V Children’s Services Coordinating Committee; Cass County Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition; and the Fargo-Cass Tobacco Committee to name a few. He oversees the FPS Crisis Committee and is a member of the Fargo Area Multi-Hazards Preparedness Task Force.
Anna M. Frissell, Member Since Dec. 2002 – Anna is the Executive Director of the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center. She is a licensed attorney in North Dakota and Minnesota. Anna has served on several other Boards of Directors, including the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead, the Cass County Bar Association and the YMCA of NDSU. She has also been employed as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Assistant Attorney General and the Vice President and Compliance Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota, aka as Noridian Mutual Insurance Co., Inc. (“Noridian”).
Sandi Tabor, Member Since June 2012 – Sandi is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Lignite Energy Council. She serves on the State of North Dakota’s EmPower ND Commission and also serves as the director of the North Dakota Transmission Authority. Ms. Tabor recently completed her term as President of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. She also chairs the Association’s Legislative Committee. Tabor recently received the Association’s Distinguish Service Award for lifetime of service to the Association. She also recently completed a term as Chair of the Bismarck-Mandan Development Association. Tabor is a former Bismarck City Commissioner. She is a graduated of the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Rudy Steidl, Member Since Jan. 2011 – Rudy worked 41 years as an educator. He was a teacher for 10 years and an administrator for 31 years. As assistant principal at Hughes Junior High School he created the Hughes Alternative Learning Center. In 1990, he was the recipient of the Outstanding School Prevention Effort in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention. In 1991, he was named the ND Education Association Outstanding Administrator. Mr. Steidl is a former member of the ND Committee for The Prevention of Child Abuse, the ND Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the YMCA. Mr. Steidl is a current member of the Med Center One Rehab Hospital Advisory Board, and the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation.