Meet Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of individuals passionate about youth issues in North Dakota. They are located in both Bismarck-Mandan and Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo communities.

Dan Ulmer


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 Master’s Degree in Education and a BS in Criminal Justice. He is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and was the Student Assistance Counselor, for Fargo Public Schools, for 28 years, retiring in 2016. He is currently the program director for LevelUp Fargo, a SAHMSA Drug Free Communities Program supported by the Impact Foundation and Dakota Medical Foundation. He is a member of the board of directors for: Fargo Public Schools Federal Credit Union, Fargo Public Schools Foundation, and Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America. Ron has been married for 38 years and has two children.

Anna 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 Hill-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.

Mike Eggl

Mike Eggl, has long term experience and training in public policy, legislative affairs, economic development and business administration.

After graduating from the University of North Dakota, Eggl worked for U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) in Washington, D.C as a legislative assistant handling the issues of energy, natural resources and the environment. Later, Eggl worked as Director of Economic Development for Senator Dorgan in his Bismarck, ND, office.

Eggl moved from Senator Dorgan’s office to take a position of Vice President of Government Relations at Basin Electric Power Cooperative and was thereafter promoted to Senior Vice President of Communications and Administration. From Basin Electric Eggl moved to Yellowstone Strategies, focusing on community and energy issues.

Eggl is also deeply involved in Brave the Shave, a non-profit which he, along with a number of colleagues, started in 2007 to help raise funds for children’s cancer research and to support the families impacted by the disease.

A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, Eggl holds a bachelor of science degree with a major in history (1992) and a master degree in public administration (1994).