Join the MEND board of directors

The Upper Valley MEND Board of Directors governs the organization to ensure it can successfully meet its mission both now and in the future. Members of the Upper Valley MEND Board of Directors have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the organization’s policy, hiring its executive director, setting its strategic direction, and ensuring adequate resources are available to meet the goals set forth. Board members bring diverse skill sets and backgrounds to the work at MEND, but all are committed to the mission of meeting each need with dignity.

Upper Valley MEND continuously accepts board nominations to fill board seats as board members' terms expire. We actively seek diverse, passionate, thoughtful candidates with varying skill sets and backgrounds.

Click here to view the board member commitment form, which outlines expectations and commitments between board members and Upper Valley MEND. Click here to view the board member nomination form.

If you have any questions about becomming a board member, please call Executive Director Kaylin Bettinger at (509) 548-0408 or email

Thank you for your continued support and interest in guiding the work of Upper Valley MEND. It is because of you that those in need in the Upper Valley have a strong safety net.

Board member commitment form (PDF)

Board member nomination form (PDF)

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