About NIFG

North Idaho Family Group, Inc. Board of Directors 2017 – 2018

The North Idaho Family Group, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization in the State of Idaho. As a backbone organization, NIFG promotes healthy families and lifelong learning in the communities of North Idaho by providing vehicles for communication, networking, and collaboration among nonprofits and service providers in Region 1.

Carrie Ward, President

Carrie Ward joined the North Idaho Family Group in 2014. Carrie is married with three children in the Coeur d’Alene School District, she has lived in the area for 18 years. Carrie is active in Coeur d’Alene Rotary, the SD271 Long Range Planning Committee and is presently treasurer of the Canfield Middle School PTA. She has also served as committee chair of the Wine, Women Shoes Event benefiting the Idaho Youth Ranch of Coeur d’Alene, as an Ironman Coeur d’Alene Volunteer, and Volunteer Coordinator for the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Carrie attended Texas A&M University.

Sherri Richardson, Director

Sherri is a Public Speaker and trainer on best practices for youth mentoring, job readiness, career guidance, budgeting, living within your means, and executive function to assist in the movement to end multi-generational poverty.

She has also worked as a Supported Employment specialist empowering people with disabilities to achieve their highest vocational goals through Choice, Self Determination and Empowerment including Discovery. Trainer of the Business Partnering model for successful job development. Business Consultant for workplace supports, ADA and addressing fears in hiring, training and promoting persons with disabilities.

Shelly Zollman, Secretary/Treasurer

Shelly Zollman became the Director of the North Idaho Family Group in 2013. Over the years she has been involved with many community organizations both in a professional and personal capacity. She was a Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Commodore for 12 years, a member of the marketing committee for St. Vincent de Paul, an Ironman Coeur d’Alene Volunteer, and is active in fundraising for Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy where her children attend.

She is an owner of ZolMedia, a web design company, with her husband, Kevin, and has donated her time to dozens of area nonprofits with their website & marketing including St. Vincent de Paul, Lake City Playhouse, the Dirne Clinic (now Heritage Health), Cancer & Community Charities, the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center, and others.

She and her family relocated from the Seattle area to North Idaho in 2000. Shelly attended the University of Washington.

Kelli Aiken, Director

Bio coming soon.

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