Board of Directors

Local Leadership


Couleecap is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors comprised of eight members elected by low income people, eight County Board Supervisors, and eight members representing private groups and organizations.


Couleecap's Current
Board of Directors


Ellen Barum

Rick Blasing

Bob Brague
Theresa Burns-Gilbert
Karen Dahl

Maureen Freedland
Mari Freiberg
Beth Hartung

Terry Hicks
Karen Joos

Larry Kelley
Monica Kruse

Celesta Leis, Secretary
Karen Long
Barbara Martinez

Joe McDonald

Gail Muller

Bill Rudy, Vice Chair

Jane Schaaf
Gary Thompson

Albert Wee
Katie Westerman

John Young, Chair

"My involvement with Couleecap is important to me and gives me the opportunity to give back to my community. It really does take a village."

- Couleecap Board member