Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Opportunity Link have recognized experience in providing for or serving the interests of economically disadvantaged or low-income people, and by education or experience, brings to the Board expertise in the area of education, finance, accounting, banking, workforce development, economic development, housing, public transportation, governmental relations, or charitable or scientific activities.
Richard Sangrey – Chair
Richard Sangrey currently serves as the Chief of Staff of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.
Jeanne Baker – Vice Chair
Jeanne heads the Baker & Baker Associates consulting firm which has been in existence since 1996. Jeanne is currently providing contractual services/volunteering as the Business Manager of Ka Nai Ta Pi Wa Corporation. K Corp is a Section 17 Corporation (for profit) of the Blackfeet Tribe, this is a unique status for K Corp, where it is tax exempt. It is one of three currently owned by the Tribe. Jeanne has extensive background in grant writing, facility planning and development, program development and design, community needs assessments, surveys, evaluations, general business assistance and technical support services.
Lorette Carter – Secretary
Lorette has been the Community Economic Development Director of the City of Shelby since 2003. Lorette holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Montana State University. She has participated in numerous community organizations, previously serving as President of the Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Shelby Soroptimists, President of the Shelby Merchants, President of the Home n’ School Organization. Currently she is again serving on the Board of the Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Northern Transit Interlocal, Safe Routes to School Task Force, Toole County DUI Task Force and Board of High Plains Financial. A Shelby native, Lorette is married to Tom Carter, a Radiology Physicians Assistant at Marias Medical Center.
Paula Enkerud – Treasurer
Mary Ruth St. Pierre – Director
Mary Ruth St. Pierre is the Extension Program Director at Stone Child College of the Chippewa Cree Tribe.
Randy Barrett – Board Member
Randy has held many positions including Director for the Great Falls Area Agency on Aging as well as for the Senior Center and Transportation Agency. During his career, he has taught classes in relation to Aging, but his passion lies in coaching Softball as well as television and radio broadcast. His team at UGF qualified for the Playoffs during his tenure. Randy is a 20 year member of the Mount Olive Christian Fellowship and has served three years as President of the Board. His accomplishments are varied and unique as he has appeared in two feature movies, one documentary, and a rock video.
Karen Thomas – Director
Karen is the Executive Director of District 4 HRDC in Havre. She has also been the Director of Child Care Link, the child care resource and referral program for Hill, Liberty and Blaine counties. Prior to that, she was an educator in an Early Head Start classroom in Havre and also worked as a Head Start/Home Based teacher in Plains. Her career includes but is not limited to employment and training work in Superior and Havre and extensive domestic violence work in Superior, Helena, Havre, and Ogden, UT. In 1979, she obtained her degree in Home Economics with a concentration in Early Childhood Development from the University of Montana.
Willowa “Sis” Horn – Director
Willowa “Sis” Horn is the Director of Fort Belknap Indian Community’s Child Support Enforcement Program. Sis serves on our Finance Committee and is also the proud owner of Quality Star Quilts, a home-based business specializing in hand-crafted Star quilts of all sizes and color.