Katherine Houchins, MSW, LISW, Director of Case Management & Behavioral Health, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
Rose Robinson, MSW, Minnesota Dept. of Human Services Cultural and Training Consultant and former Leech Lake Child Welfare Director
Randy McKain, M.Ed., L.S.M., Program Director of Addictions Counseling & Youth Ministry, Oak Hills Christian College
Scott Charlesworth, MPA, International Development Consultant (former Associate Director, International Division, YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL)
Kathie Strong Driscoll, Education Director, The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen (VA)
Owner and principal consultant Rebecca (Becky) Schueller has three decades of experience working with national, urban, and rural nonprofits, community groups, tribal organizations, and small businesses. Becky has a passion for community development and believes that partnerships with nonprofits, faith-based organizations, tribes, counties and cities, and schools and colleges can optimize effective services that improve community well-being over the long haul. Becky commits to communicating authentically with you about your organization’s strengths, opportunities, challenges, and areas for improvement.
In addition to 25+ years of management and leadership experience with nonprofits, Becky has also served multiple community agencies in Chicago and the Greater Bemidji area in Board, committee, and consultant and training roles. She served as the primary staff member and resource development lead at three organizations for more than 25 years.
Becky’s most recent role was serving as Executive Director for Evergreen Youth & Family Services in Bemidji for nearly 16 years (2001-2017). Evergreen’s $1 Million budget more than doubled during Becky’s tenure and the staff grew from 20+ to 40+ members. Under her leadership, the agency initiated new programs and services, and Evergreen developed a new agency site with youth supportive housing units. Becky developed and coordinated 13 Evergreen Annual Conferences, which now draw 400+ participants and net $50,000 in revenue.
After relocating to Minnesota in 1998, Becky developed the first Catalog of Philanthropy for the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, served as a Business Development Specialist for the Native American Business Development Center, and worked for the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes in Cass Lake.
Becky began her management and leadership work at the Cambodian Association of Illinois in Chicago’s diverse Uptown Neighborhood, where she worked with an all-Cambodian Board and a majority-Cambodian staff for four years. She also served for five years at the YMCA of the USA as the primary staff person for a national campaign which raised funds for international development projects.
Leadership, Cultural, & Nonprofit Management Training
Becky Schueller is a 2016 Graduate of the Institute for Executive Director Leadership, a Certificate Program offered by the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business in Minneapolis. Becky completed a Community Service Management Certification Program at the Roosevelt University School of Public Administration in 1990. In 2017, Becky arranged and participated in a 3-day Native American Cultural Competency Training for 25 staff members with a Minn. DHS-endorsed team of regional consultants. Becky completed multiple trainings through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, including:
- StrengthFinder for Teams (2016)
- Cultural Diversity (2006)
- Workshops on Human Resource Management, Board Development, Resource Development, Appreciative Inquiry, Organizational Excellence, and Meeting Management/ Facilitation (2004 -2005)
- Intensive Leadership Development Training (1999).