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Meet the Foundation


Jodi Smith 
Executive Director West Region

Kristi Schmidt 
Senior Major Planned Gifts Officer

Gabriel Mejia
Major Gift Officer


Erin Green
Development Officer


Sara Haugen
Development Associate

Board of Directors

Mike Eggl
Chairperson
Senior Vice President of Administration and Communications 
Basin Electric 

Todd Humphrey
Vice Chair
Vice President
American Bank Center

Cynthia Norland
Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President - Administration
MDU Resources Group Inc

Carol Beiswanger
Board Member
Trust Officer/CTFA
Dakota Community Bank & Trust

Keith Bjornson
Board Member
Retired educator

Greg Ellwein
Board Member 
Vice President/Bismarck Manager 
Gate City Bank 


Mark Hildahl
Board Member
Dentist 
Souris Valley Dentist Group

Dustin Hollevoet
Board Member
Orthodontist 
Hollevoet Orthodontist 

Brian Kroshus
Board Member
Group Publisher

Lee Agri-Media

Craig Lambrecht, MD
Board Member
Executive Vice President
Sanford, Bismarck

Shelly Larson
Board Member
Co-Owner
Starion Financial

Tim Lervick
Board Member
Attorney
Crowley Fleck

Kelly Pansegrau
Board Member

Sean Russell, MD
Board Member
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Sanford Clinic, Bismarck

Janet Tello
Board Member

Ron Tello, MD
Board Member
Retired Internal Medicine Physician 
Sanford Clinic, Bismarck 

Claudia Thompson
Board Member
Co-Owner
HA Thompson & Sons

Mark Thompson
Board Member
Co-Owner
HA Thompson & Sons