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 a part-time Business Manager. She later became Finance Director, followed by Chief Financial Officer, and then became our Executive Director in April of 2009.

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Board of Directors

  • Michele Baker
    Michele Baker

    Finance Committee

    VP Regional Sales Manager, Bremer Insurance

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

  • LaVerne Czichotzki
    LaVerne Czichotzki

    Chair of Board Development



  • Lisa Fitzgerald
    Lisa Fitzgerald

    HR Committee

    Director of Human Resources, Eide Bailly LLP

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

  • Brian Heger
    Brian Heger

    Vice President

    Sales Consultant, 702 Communications

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

  • Kim Koenders
    Kim Koenders

    Commercial Loan Processing Business Banking Assistant Team Lead, Western Bank

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

  • Leah Larson
    Leah Larson

    HR Manager/Bookkeeper, Outlet Recreation

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

  • Dave Roeder
    Dave Roeder


    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

    On-Air Talent/Play-By-Play Announcer, Midco Sports Network

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

  • Caren Stanley
    Caren Stanley

    HR Committee

    Attorney, Vogel Law Firm

    Term: January 2017 - January 2020 (2nd Term)

  • Lance Tarver
    Lance Tarver

    Property Manager, Goldmark

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