The board of directors consists of principals from the founding partners of ECCCC. As operations stabilize and growth is addressed, the founding partners intend to transition to an executive oversight role, while parents take seats on the board of directors.

The board’s role is to set the strategic direction of the organization and to monitor overall operations so that it’s responsive to the needs of families who trust us to care for their children.

President  Erin Laverdure, Basin Electric

Vice President  KayLa Lindemann, Union State Bank

Secretary  Ken Miller, Hazen Public Schools

Treasurer  Brian Williams, Sakakawea Medical Center/Coal Country Community Health Centers


  • Kayla Olson, Coal Country Community Health Centers
  • Dale Johnson, Dakota Gasification Company
  • Brad Zimmerman, Coyote Station
  • Mark Pierce, Freedom Mine
  • Darrold Bertsch, Sakakawea Medical Center

Directors disclose any potential conflicts according to our Conflict of Interest Policy. Statements from individual directors are available upon request.