Our mission is to provide empowerment, hope, and joy through:

  • Socialization
  • Education
  • Creative Arts
  • Community Engagements/services

Memory Cafe of the Red River Valley was founded by Deb Kaul and Beth Ustanko; it is a registered nonprofit organization. Deb has many years of experience in healthcare while Beth is a full-time educator. They both have personal experience supporting family members living with memory loss, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for others experiencing similar situations.

Executive Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meets quarterly, with the following officers currently serving:

President: Deb Kaul
Secretary: Amy Bro
Treasurer: Sam Olson
Members at Large:
Katie Ambuehl, LSW Essentia Health
Jean Anderson
Karen Beutler
Dr. Taylor Mertz
Rock Messerschmidt
Diane Olson
Mike Slette


Memory Cafe is VERY grateful for our amazing team of volunteers. Their dedication to our mission and commitment to our participants is inspiring. We couldn’t possibly succeed without their input and assistance.

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