Beverly Gaines

Saundra Happe

Stacey McKinney

Our Board Members

Leslie Bouchonville, Executive Director

director@northlandfamilycenter.org


Linda Leverty, Business Manager & Family Support

linda@northlandfamilycenter.org


Deb Dillard, Preschool Teacher

dillard@northlandfamilycenter.org


Faye Zorman, Preschool Assistant


Randi Robison, Preschool Assistant


Lee Anne Bettenberg, Family Support Specialist Home Visitor

homevisitor@northlandfamilycenter.org


Connie Iverson, Early Learning Specialist

Parent Child Home Visitor

connie@northlandfamilycenter.org


Angie Zwart, Early Learning Specialist
Parent Child Home Visitor

angie@northlandfamilycenter.org

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

Our Vision:

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.

​​Northland Area​ Family Services Center

Our Staff

contact us at: 218-566-3636

Barbara Anderson

Kit Arnquist

Cheryl DeSoto

Providing education, mentoring and supportive services that build strong individuals and families.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8-5; Closed Friday

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


Our Core Values:

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

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




  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.