Cheryal Lee Hills
Executive Director
218-894-3233 ext 1 or chills@regionfive.orgcheryal
With over 25 years of experience in community and economic development, Cheryal currently provides oversight of over $3 million in project, levy and grant annual income. Cheryal delivers program development and implementation, organizational planning and financial oversight. Cheryal’s credentials included Licensed Practical Nurse, Executive Director of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association, a MN Realtor license, and an approved MN Dept. of Commerce and MN Dept of Labor continuing education coordinator.
Alexandria Lisson
218-894-3233 ext 8 or alisson@regionfive.orgAlex 2
Alex is responsible for preparing monthly financial statements, accounts payable, audit schedules, and reports for R5DC and NCEDA. Her other responsibilities include preparing monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual financial reports and fund requests for all departments, programs, grants, and contracts within R5DC and NCEDA. Alex joined Region Five in 2017 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from University of Jamestown while competing in four years of volleyball. She comes from a public accounting background specializing in financial statements and payroll.
Stephanie Barney
Business Loan Developer
218-894-3233 ext 6 or sbarney@regionfive.orgStephanie
Stephanie is responsible for managing all aspects of loan development for R5DC/NCEDA and the daily operations of the GAP/RLF and Micro lending, Individual Septic Treatment System (ISTS), Household Well Water Program (HWWP) fund management and any new loan programs that evolve at Region Five/NCEDA. Additionally, she assists small business secure management, financial and marketing assistance.
Stephanie comes to Region 5 Development Commission with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/accounting and an associate’s degree in accounting.