Our Staff

Leslie Bouchonville, Executive Director



Linda Leverty, Business Manager & Family Support



Deb Dillard, Preschool Teacher



Faye Zorman, Preschool Assistant


Randi Robison, Preschool Assistant


Lee Anne Bettenberg, Family Support Specialist Home Visitor



Connie Iverson, Early Learning Specialist

Parent Child Home Visitor



Angie Zwart, Early Learning Specialist
Parent Child Home Visitor

We are so fortunate to have the support of our wonderful community! Whether making a donation, shopping Amazon Smiles, or volunteering, your support is greatly appreciated!

  1. Education is an important key to building self-sufficient individuals and strong families.
  2. Every person has value. We operate out of consideration for each individual's dignity.
  3. Strong families build strong communities.
  4. Healthy families and community systems are essential to supporting sustainable change in individuals.
  5. We strive for communities in which people are interdependent.
  6. We collaborate with other organizations that support our mission.

As a result of our work, we are breaking the cycle of generational poverty one family at a time.

Our Core Values:

Our Vision:

Beverly Gaines

Saundra Happe

Stacey McKinney

Barbara Anderson

Kit Arnquist

Cheryl DeSoto

Our Board Members

The Northland Area Family Services Center was created as a unique way to give rural access to county and educational services, and to meet community needs through innovative programming. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501(c)3, we serve the Northland Community School District and parts of Leech Lake Reservation. This is a population of 4,474 people (5.26 persons per square mile). In our service area 20% of households make less than $20,000 and 11.9% or 536 people in our community live below the poverty line.

Phone 218-566-3636    Fax 218-566-1303   

PO Box 304, 320 Eagle Ave NE, Remer, MN 56672

Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8-5; closed on Friday

Our Mission: Providing education, mentoring and support services that build strong individuals and families in the Northland Community School District.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

All donations are tax deductible. Mail donations

to PO Box 304, Remer, MN 56672 or donate by credit card at GiveMN.org.

At AmazonSmile.com you'll find the exact same prices and products as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to us. Just list Northland Area Family Center as your charitable organization the first time you log on.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities

call us at 218-566-3636 or send us an email.