Our Leadership

The CVIC Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of every month,
excluding July and December, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at CVIC.

2019-20 Board of Directors

Darla Adams, Chairperson
Health Care Education Consultant
Board member since 2011

"CVIC plays a vital role in leading our community in the social change that is needed to end violence once and for all. I feel honored to be able to work closely with the CVIC as it continues its important work toward ensuring safety for all members of the Grand Forks community."

Pete Hoistad, Chairperson-elect
Certified Public Accountant (retired)
Board member since 2017

"My wife and I have been supporters of CVIC for a long time and we continue to be moved by the stories of those people in our community who are able to be helped by CVIC. At their most vulnerable moments help is here. It is an honor to serve on CVIC's board of directors and to assist the organization in any way possible to continue the mission of eliminating violence in our communities."

Randy Boettner
Vice President and Owner, Custom Aire
Board member since 2011

"I wanted to serve on the CVIC board of directors because I am all about improving the quality of life in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. CVIC works directly with people that live in our community and provides services that make a difference. The great work the CVIC management and employees provide for our community is priceless."

Dominique Buchholz
Pastor, Sharon Lutheran Church
Board member since 2019

"I'm interested in serving on the board of directors because CVIC has clear goals for ending violence."

Catherine Gillach
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Grand Forks Public Schools
Board member since 2019

"CVIC's commitment to comprehensively, compassionately serving families in need is beyond any I've witnessed, and its vision for proactively working to reduce and even eliminate domestic violence is both inspriing and attainable. The collaboration CVIC has with countless other Grand Forks organizations ensures wrap around supports are in place for those who need it, which I believe is pivotal for actually moving families forward toward healing and regaining self-efficacy. I have been an ongoing donor to CVIC since moving into the community and consider it an honor to join this visionary and dedicated board of directors."

Will Kusler
Location Manager, Markit County Grain, LLC
Board member since 2016

"CVIC’s services—both reactive and proactive—speak volumes about their inspired staff and leadership.  Everyone in our community and region knows someone impacted by violence.  The CVIC is taking steps to prevent and eliminate those issues.  I am honored to serve on the board along with exceptional community leaders in an effort towards safety for all."

Dr. Linda Neuerburg
Interim Director, Student Diversity & Inclusion, University of North Dakota
Board member since 2011

“Children, especially young children, are a passion of mine and to see the light go out in their eyes because of domestic violence in their home is unacceptable! When I heard the statistic that there were 889 children living in abusive homes in Grand Forks during 2014, I knew I had made the right decision to become involved with this organization dedicated to ensuring the safety of victims of domestic abuse, especially vulnerable children. I am proud to serve on this board with so many others who care deeply about ending violence in our community.”

Dr. Eric Plummer
Associate Vice President and Chief of Police, University of North Dakota
Board member since 2014

“Partnering with CVIC is an excellent opportunity to assist and serve our community in the efforts to end violence so that every person can live in a community without fear. CVIC's work assists my organization in achieving our mission of providing a safe place to live, learn, work, and visit. I am proud to be a part of such a fine organization.”

Mac Schneider
Attorney at Law, Schneider Law Firm
Board member since 2012

"What impresses me about CVIC is not just the life-saving assistance the organization provides to victims, but also the emphasis on stopping violence from occurring in the future. With its energetic staff, CVIC holistically engages the community to break the cycle of violence and make Grand Forks a safer place for families and children. It's an honor to serve on the board of an organization with such an important mission."

Kyle Thorson
Global Program Manager, Amazon, and Owner, Archives Coffee House
Board member since 2015

“I'm honored to be able to join the CVIC Board and partner together with so many amazing individuals to further the goals of the organization. The impact of CVIC is self-evident and a powerful reminder of how important it is to provide a strong support group for the community.”

Coiya Tompkins, President & CEO
Since 2019

“I am reminded daily of the power of our day-to-day efforts and the importance of what is left to accomplish. I feel fortunate to work alongside a leading team of trail blazers and partners who are actively working to alter the face of violence in our community."

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