Our Team

Our team at Catholic Charities North Dakota is dedicated to serving others. See our list of service providers below to find one near you!

Management Team
guardianship social worker

Donna Byzewski
Director of Guardianship Division – Intellectual Disabilities 
Fargo

adoption social worker

Kara Eastlund
Director of AASK Adoption Program 
Fargo

counselor

Kim Fritel
Director of Counseling
Fargo

social worker

Kris Haycraft
Director of PPAS Program
Fargo

guardian

Shannon Henrickson
Director of Guardianship Services -Vulnerable 
Fargo

executive director

Dianne Nechiporenko
Executive Director
Fargo

Staff
Grand Forks
guardianship social worker

Michele Burger
Guardianship Worker
Grand Forks

guardianship social worker

Crystal Keller
Guardianship Worker
Grand Forks

support staff

Kathy Myklebust
Guardianship Support Staff
Grand Forks

guardianship social worker

Suzanne Netzer
Guardianship Worker
Grand Forks

adoption specialist

Marisa Austinson
AASK Adoption Specialist
Grand Forks

support staff

Jill Erickson
AASK Administrative Support
Grand Forks

foster care adoption social worker

Bailey Kitko
AASK Adoption Specialist
Grand Forks

adoption specialist

Jean Pietruszewski
AASK Adoption Specialist
Grand Forks

adoption specialist

Megan Robbins
AASK Adoption Specialist
Grand Forks

adoption supervisor

Molly Schaefer
AASK Adoption Supervisor
Grand Forks

Post Adopt social worker

Darcy Solem
Post Adopt Coordinator
Grand Forks

Grafton
guardianship worker

Megan Clapp
Guardianship Worker
Grafton

Langdon
counselor

Barb Boesl
Counseling Therapist
Langdon

Williston
foster care adoption social worker

Tara Olson
AASK Adoption Specialist
Williston

Bismarck
guardianship worker

Marisa Johnson
Guardianship Worker
Bismarck

support staff

Sara Pachl
Guardianship Support Staff
Bismarck

guardianship worker

Mariah Banse
Guardianship Worker
Bismarck

guardianship worker

Kaitlyn Weigel
Guardianship Worker
Bismarck

adoption supervisor

Vanessa Deibert
AASK Supervisor
Bismarck

support staff

Marianne Donner
AASK Administrative Support
Bismarck

foster care adoption social worker

Maria Huizenga
AASK Adoption Specialist
Bismarck

foster care adoption social worker

Becky Moser
AASK Adoption Specialist
Bismarck

adoption specialist

Ambree Schmidt
AASK Adoption Worker
Bismarck

counselor

Talia Biederstedt
Counseling Therapist
Bismarck

counseling therapist

Jacquelyn Flemmer
Counseling Therapist
Bismarck

social worker

Kristal Huntley-Egemo
PPAS Social Worker
Bismarck

Dodge
guardianship social worker

Tarri Joki
Guardianship Worker
Dodge

Dickinson
foster care adoption social worker

Nancy Goellner
AASK Adoption Specialist
Dickinson

Devils Lake
foster care adoption social worker

Savanna Braathen
AASK Adoption Specialist
Devils Lake

Minot

Cindy Bader
Guardianship Support Staff
Minot

guardianship social worker

Patience Boesl
Guardianship Worker
Minot

guardianship social worker

Ashley Mickelsen
Guardianship Worker
Minot

guardianship worker

Brian Osvold
Guardianship Worker
Minot

adoption supervisor

Doreen Cerkowniak
AASK Adoption Supervisor
Minot

foster care adoption social worker

Lindsay Fleming
AASK Adoption Specialist
Minot

foster care adoption social worker

Sharlotte Grote
AASK Adoption Specialist
Minot

foster care adoption social worker

Micaela Haider
AASK Adoption Specialist
Minot

foster care adoption social worker

Danielle Halverson
AASK Adoption Specialist
Minot

support staff

Diane Haug
AASK Administrative Support
Minot

licensed psychologist in Minot office

Della Martinsen
Licensed Psychologist
Minot

social worker

Kristie Urness
PPAS Social Worker
Minot

Jamestown
guardian

Jim Holben
Guardianship Worker
Jamestown

Rugby
guardian

Matty Koenig
Guardianship Worker
Rugby

Minot
Fargo
guardian

Tracy Buckmeier
Guardianship Worker
Fargo

guardian

Sue Dokken
Guardianship Worker
Fargo

support staff

Joyce Flaig
Guardianship Support Staff
Fargo

guardian

Caroline Heilman
Guardianship Worker
Fargo

guardianship supervisor

Karla Johnson
Guardianship Division Assistant Director
Fargo

guardian

Margaret Rundlett-Doom
Guardianship Worker
Fargo

guardian

Shawna Steen
Guardianship Worker
Fargo

foster care adoption social worker

Nicole Fearing
AASK Adoption Supervisor
Fargo

foster care adoption social worker

Nancy Germain
AASK Adoption Specialist
Fargo

foster care adoption social worker

Bethany Ill
AASK Adoption Specialist
Fargo

support staff

Samantha Lehmkuhl
AASK Support Staff
Fargo

Post Adopt social worker

Sherie Madewell-Buesgens
Post Adopt Supervisor
Fargo

support staff

Angie Martinez
AASK Administrative Support
Fargo

adoption specialist

Tesia Miller
AASK Adoption Specialist
Fargo

foster care adoption social worker

Morgan Nerat
AASK Assistant Director
Fargo

foster care adoption social worker

Elisa Sypnieski
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Fargo

foster care adoption social worker

Kelsey Schultz
AASK Adoption Specialist
Fargo

Post Adopt social worker

Jaclyn Stroehl
Post Adopt Coordinator
Fargo

Counselor

Julie Vandrovec
Clinical Therapist
Fargo

support staff

Kristin Russell
PPAS Support Staff
Fargo

social worker

Samantha Watson
PPAS Social Worker
Fargo

support staff

Amy Birst
Counseling/GSV Support Staff
Fargo

Tonna Chikukwa
Administrative Assistant
Fargo

accounting specialist

Liz Parries
Accounting Specialist 
Fargo

marketing specialist

Alyssa Yanish
Marketing Specialist
Fargo

Board of Directors
  • Bishop John T. Folda – Diocese of Fargo
  • Bishop David Kagan – Diocese of Bismarck
  • Steven Lies – Chairman, Wahpeton
  • Roxana Gayton – Vice Chairman, Bismarck
  • Rev. William Gerlach – Secretary, Oakes
  • Alice Hoffert – Treasurer, Grand Forks
  • Rev. James Ermer – Liaison to Bishop Folda, Casselton
  • Ron Schatz – Liaison to Bishop Kagan, Bismarck
  • Liz Sillers – Langdon
  • Dianne Allmaras – New Rockford
  • Jana Heen – Bismarck
  • Diane Weir – Medora
  • Rev. Shane Campbell – Mandan
  • Sr. Stella Olson – Fargo
  • Deacon Anthony Ternes – Mandan
  • Dr. Diane Fladeland- Bismarck
  • Janice Moch – Edgeley
  • Judge Mike Hurly – Rugby
  • Ray Urbi – Williston
  • Dianne Nechiporenko – Ex Officio, Fargo