Meet Our Board

CAWS North Dakota Board of Directors

Members of the CAWS North Dakota Board of Directors may serve up to three consecutive two year terms.


Melandie Deplazes

Safe Alternatives for Abused Families (SAAF), Devils Lake

Vice President

Coiya Tompkins Inman

Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), Grand Forks


Michelle Erickson

Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC), Bismarck


Liz Schneider

McLean Family Resource Center, Washburn

Board Members

Donita Theiler
Community Member

Erica Thompson-Cavanaugh
Spirit Lake Victim Assistance (SLVA), Fort Totten

Tonia Barnhart
First Nations Women’s Alliance (FNWA),
Community Member

Rochanda Gourneau
Hearts of Hope, Belcourt

Susan Rittenour
Three Rivers Crisis Center (TRCC), Wahpeton

Darci Boechler
Family Crisis Center (FCC), Bottineau

Marie Collins
Family Crisis Shelter (FCS), Williston

Primary Funders

• U.S. Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
• North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services
• North Dakota Department of Corrections
• North Dakota Attorney General’s Office: Bureau of Criminal Investigation

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