Who We Are

Staff & Board

Our Staff

Andrea Olson, MS, CCAP, NCRT/NCRI

Executive Director
701-232-2452 ext. 119

As the Executive Director for the State Association, Andrea works on a number of initiatives and programs including training and technical assistance for North Dakota’s Community Action Agencies. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 16 years and has been with the CAPND since 2008.

Andrea has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University and a Master’s Degree in Public, Human Service, and Health Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless Persons and is a member of the Governor's 2020 Census Task Force. Andrea is also a Certified Community Action Professional and National Certified ROMA Trainer and ROMA Implementer.  She is the proud recipient of the 2017 Charles Braithwait Award for Leadership for her efforts to ensure ongoing National support for the Community Action Network.


Pam Palmer
Program Coordinator

As the Program Coordinator for Community Action Partnership of North Dakota, Pam oversees the Sportsmen Against Hunger, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), and poverty simulations, ensuring they are impactful across the state. She also assists in marketing and promotion of all statewide programs, developing resources to sustain and expand our services.

Pam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Science from North Dakota State University and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Walden University. Pam has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years primarily in the early care and education field, she was instrumental in creating a formal Quality Rating & Improvement System for child care across North Dakota. Pam has served on numerous local, state, and national committees in many varied roles.



Our Board

Community Action Partnership of North Dakota's Board of Directors is comprised of the Executive Directors from each of the seven Community Action Agencies in the state.


Community Action Partnership Region I and VIII Dickinson/Williston Erv Bren administration@dickinsoncap.org
SouthEastern North Dakota Community Action Agency Fargo Jim Kappel jimk@sendcaa.org
Red River Valley Community Action Grand Forks Kent Keys kkeys@rrvca.com
Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency Devils Lake Perry Lundon dpcaalundon@yahoo.com
Community Action Program Region VII Bismarck Andrea Werner andreaw@cap7.com
Community Action Partnership Minot Region Minot Willy Soderholm willy@capminotregion.org
Community Action Program Region VI Jamestown Kathy Williams kathy@cap6.com
  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • Community Action Program Legal Services