About Rivers of Hope

Our History

Rivers of Hope is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that was founded in the summer of 1989 by a small group of citizens who were concerned about domestic violence in their local community.  By the mid-1990s, Rivers of Hope expanded from Sherburne County into Wright County and has grown to its current status as sole provider of adult community advocacy and support services for victims of domestic violence.  Rivers of Hope offers general and legal advocacy, education, support group, information, and referrals. In 1991, a youth program was added along with a criminal justice intervention program.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a diverse group of community members dedicated to the Rivers of Hope mission to end domestic violence in Sherburne and Wright Counties. The Board provides direction, structure, and strategy for the organization to thrive.  For more information about joining the Board of Directors or to serve on a board committee, please contact our Executive Director.

Neal Huemoeller, President
Wright County Probation
Gary Meyer, Vice President
West Suburban Tribune
Michelle Anderson, Treasurer
Village Bank
Tanna Houlton, Secretary
First National Bank of Elk River

Brian Bauck
CentraCare Monticello
Stacy Doyle
Wright County Sheriff’s Office
Judy Fadden
Fadden Analytical Security, LLC
Melissa Fermoyle
Elizabeth (Betsy) Larson
Wright County Attorney’s Office
Hans Larson
Sherburne County Attorney’s Office

Nancy Leslie
Cargill - Monticello

Jenny Paripovich
Wright County Attorney’s Office

Don Starry
Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department
Teresa McNamee
Executive Director, Rivers of Hope


Key Financial Supporters

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