Board of Directors

Members of the Northern Plains Board of Directors are elected by the membership annually. The Board meets six times a year. Current members of the Board of Directors:

Board Officers

  • Chair: Joanie Kresich, Livingston
  • Vice-Chair: Edward Barta, Billings
  • Secretary: Deb Muth, Red Lodge
  • Assistant Secretary: Rachel Torres, Glendive
  • Treasurer: Simon Cecil, Billings
  • Assistant Treasurer: Sue Beug, Red Lodge

At-Large Board Members

  • Tom Mexicancheyenne, Lame Deer
  • Elle Ross, Hardin
  • Craig McClure, Polson
  • Ita Killeen, Bozeman

Affiliate Representatives

  • Bear Creek Council: Richard Parks, Gardiner and Nathan Varley, Gardiner
  • Beartooth Alliance: Nellie Israel, Silver Gate / Joliet
  • Bull Mountain Land Alliance: Ellen Pfister, Shepherd and Steve Charter, Shepherd
  • Carbon County Resource Council: Jeff Dibenedetto, Red Lodge and Julie Holzer, Red Lodge
  • Central Montana Resource Council: Josh Wright, Lewistown and Noel Birkland, Lewistown
  • Cottonwood Resource Council: Charlie French, Big Timber
  • Dawson Resource Council: June Peterson, Glendive and Melissa Mittelstaed, Glendive
  • Rosebud Protective Association: Clint McRae, Forsyth
  • Sleeping Giant Citizens Council: Norane Freistadt, Helena and Mic Smith, Helena
  • Stillwater Protective Association: Edward Barta, Billings and Tom Heyneman, Fishtail
  • Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council: Joanie Kresich, Livingston and John Gayusky, Livingston
  • Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council: Kris Glenn, Billings and Emma Kerr-Carpenter, Billings

Past Chair

Jeanie Alderson, Birney