Our Governing Board of Directors

At the heart of Rural Resources is its Governing Board of Directors – a dedicated group of elected officials, private business people, community and low-income representatives from throughout our service area. The Board works together to set policy, discuss conditions in the areas in which they reside, and to plan and direct Rural Resources staff to find solutions to problems. With the board’s support, guidance and direction, Rural Resources maintains its responsiveness to the rural communities we serve.

Governing Board meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every other month beginning in January at our Central Office located at 956 S. Main, Colville, WA. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and public input is welcome. 

Please note our Governing Board meetings will be conducted via phone or video conference. If you would like to attend this meeting via phone or video conference, please contact Michelle Thomas at (509) 684-8421.

Governing Board Members

  • Matt Schanz, Chair/President

    Northeast Tri-County Health District

  • Greg Young, Secretary and Planning Committee Chair

    Stevens County Board of Commissioners

  • Fran Bessermin, Admin Committee Chair

    Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Wa

  • Robert Rosencrantz, Interim Finance Committee Chair

    Pend Oreille County Board of Commissioners

  • Shari DePaulo, Head Start Committee Chair

    Town of Marcus

  • Rhonda Hughes

    NEW Alliance Counseling Services

  • Theresa Finley

    Early Childhood Education

  • Casey Anderson

    Head Start Policy Council

  • Robert Dean

    Ferry County Board of Commissioners

  • Debra Hansen

    Tri-County Economic Development District

  • Chris Shaffer

    Inchelium School District

  • Frank Metlow

    Tri-County Economic Development District

  • Ann Fackenthall

    Northeast Wa Hunger Coalition

  • Jo Gilchrist

    Lincoln County Board of Commissioners