The NCESD Board of Directors is comprised of seven individuals who are elected by local school board members in each of our 29 client school districts. Each brings a wealth of background and experience in both the private and public sector to their work on the NCESD Board. Superintendent Please see 2016-2017 NCESD Board meetings for more details and to view the history of NCESD Regional Board meetings.

Read our latest Board to Board newsletter here: Spring 2017 Board to Board

The NCESD Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except during holidays or special events.  There will be no meeting in July 2017.  Start time is 5:30 p.m.  2016-2017 NCESD Board meetings are scheduled as follows:

April 26, 2017 ESD Regional Board Meeting (Tentative)

May 24, 2017

June 28, 2017 No Meeting

August 23, 2017


The NCESD Board is comprised of the following Directors:


District 1 Representative

Harlan Warner
Box 36
Conconully, WA 98819


Harlan Warner is vice-chair of the North Central ESD Board. He is the retired manager of the Okanogan County Public Utility District. He represents Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, and Tonasket School Districts.




District 2 Representative

Cathy Meuret
9916 Saunders Road
Peshastin, WA 98847


Cathy Meuret is the Healthy Communities Program Manager at the Chelan-Douglas Health District where she focuses on community health improvement activities, including prevention programs and coalition building and support. She holds a BSN and a Master of Arts in Education. Cathy has over 20 years of experience in education design, competency assessment, employee development, and program management. Cathy represents Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson, and Stehekin School Districts.


District 3 Representative

Ed Daling
P.O. Box 429
Waterville, WA 98858


Ed Daling recently retired after selling Waterville Family Grocery, which he owned and operated many years. Ed represents Brewster, Bridgeport, Coulee-Hartline, Grand Coulee Dam, Mansfield, Nespelem, Orondo, Palisades, Pateros, Methow Valley, and Waterville School Districts.




District 4 Representative

Larry MacGuffie
46 Crest Drive
Ephrata, WA 98823


Larry MacGuffie from Ephrata recently retired from Canfield and Associates in Ephrata. He served 31 years as a classroom teacher, school psychologist, director of special services, director of Columbia Basin Alternative High School and superintendent of Ephrata School District before his retirement in 1997.  Larry represents Ephrata, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, and Wilson Creek School Districts. He also serves as AESD/Legislative Representative for the North Central ESD Board.


District 5 Representative

Mary Kunkle
234 Manzanita
Moses Lake, WA 98837


Mary Kunkle recently retired from Grant County PUD in Ephrata, where she served as Treasurer. Mary represents Moses Lake School District.





District 6 Representative

Marcia Henkle
1940 Eastmont Avenue
East Wenatchee, WA 98802


Marcia Henkle was recently appointed to serve as the NCESD District 6 Representative.  Marcia represents Eastmont School District and the southern portion of the Wenatchee School District. Marcia is currently the regional director of the Washington State Employment Security Department, which oversees the administration of Employment Security Departments’ employment and training programs in WorkSource offices located in the Central Region of the State.  Marcia was raised in Douglas County on a wheat ranch. She has taught high school and community college, including Wenatchee Valley College, and also operated Trend College in East Wenatchee.





District 7 Representative


Si Bautista
2511 Lester Road
Wenatchee, WA 98807-1613


North Central ESD Board Chair Si Bautista represents Director District 7. He is a retired owner of McDonald’s restaurants in the Wenatchee area and is past recipient of the Wenatchee Business Leader of the Year Award. Si represents the northern portion of the Wenatchee School District.




Dr. Richard McBride
430 Olds Station Rd.
Wenatchee, WA 98801



Dr. McBride has served as NCESD Superintendent since 2002. Rich’s background includes experience as a teacher, coach, principal, as well as a district superintendent in three different districts in eastern Washington for 28 years.

Rich holds a Doctorate Degree from Washington State University and was named as 2002 Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Education Office Professionals.   In 2006 he was honored as 2006 WAEOP Administrator of the Year.  He served as President for the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) in 2008-2009 and was honored with the 2011 WASA Leadership Award.  He is presently serving as AESA President and is also president of the state ESD Superintendent group.