Dan Ulmer, President, Member Since 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: 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 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 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.
Erin Oban, Member Since 2017 – Erin has spent her professional years working in teaching and education, non-profit management, politics, and government, and she currently serves as the District Manager for Junior Achievement in Bismarck-Mandan. In 2014, Erin was elected to a 4-year term to the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 35 in central Bismarck. Erin lives in Bismarck with her husband, Chad, the Executive Director of North Dakota United, and their son, Evin.
Linda Boyd, Member Since 2017 – Linda Boyd is Executive Director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that position, she co-owned a recording studio and independent record label from 1995-2011. Boyd served four years in elective office as Fargo City Commissioner and deputy mayor of Fargo (2004-2008) where she initiated the establishment of the Gladys Ray Shelter and Detox Center (for people with drug and alcohol issues who couldn’t stay at other shelters in the community), and served two terms on the Fargo School Board (2010-2018). She is also an independent non-profit consultant, and served on the Board of Directors for Churches United for the Homeless in Moorhead, MN.