Board of Directors

Access of the Red River Valley is fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of people serving on the Board of Directors. Each and every board member provides different skills, talents, and ambitions.

Executive Director

  • Kathy Potter
    Kathy Potter

    Executive Director

    Our Executive Director, Kathy Potter began working for Access in 2001 as part time Business Manager. She later became Finance Director, followed by Chief Financial Officer and became our Executive Director in April of 2009.

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Board of Directors

  • LaVerne Czichotzki
    LaVerne Czichotzki

    Chair of Board Development



  • Lisa Fitzgerald

    HR Committee

    Director of Human Resources, Eide Bailly LLP

    Term: May 2017-May 2020 (1st Term)

  • Ray Grefsheim
    Ray Grefsheim

    Treasurer of Finance Committee

    Assistant Vice President, Business Banking, Bremer Bank

    Term: May 2011-May 2017 (in 2nd Term)

  • Brian Heger
    Brian Heger

    Finance Committee

    702 Communications, Sales Consultant

    Term: March 2016-March 2019 (1st Term)

  • Leah Larson
    Leah Larson

    HR Manager/Bookkeeper Outlet Recreation

    Term: August 2016-August 2019 (1st Term)

  • Kyle Richardson

    Finance Committee

    Southern Wine and Spirits of MN, Sales

    Term: July 2014-July 2017 (1st Term)

  • Dave Roeder
    Dave Roeder

    Finance Committee

    Assistant Vice President/Senior Credit Officer & Loan Sales Manager, Western State Bank

    Term: May 2017-May 2020 (1st Term)

  • Brian Shawn
    Brian Shawn

    Chair of Finance Committee

    Regional Chief Communications Officer, American Red Cross

    Term: October 2015-October 2018 (in 2nd Term)

  • Caren Stanley
    Caren Stanley

    HR Committee

    Attorney, Vogel Law Firm

    Term: January 2014-January 2017 (in 1st Term)