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 14 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 has also served on the Board of Directors for the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons and the North Dakota State PTA. She is currently a member of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless Persons, Fargo-Moorhead Homeless Coalition, and the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition.  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.


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.



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
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