Diehl named foundation development officer

The FM Area Foundation has hired Greg Diehl as development officer.

Diehl is a native of Mandan, N.D., and he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck. Since 2013, he’s been the administrator of the Emergency Food Pantry of Fargo-Moorhead.

He was previously executive director of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead and, prior to that, the sales and marketing manager of Red Flag Green Flag Resources, the publications component of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.

Sanford Health hires seven new providers

Seven new providers have joined the Sanford Health team in Fargo: Dr. Seth Rishi, Dr. Mohamed Mohamed and Dr. Daniel Rogers, Sanford Medical Center; Dr. Parviz Gholami, Sanford Broadway Clinic; Dr. Ann Safo, Sanford Southpointe Clinic; Joanna Johnson, nurse practitioner, Sanford South University; and Danielle Danielson, certified family nurse practitioner, Sanford Heart.

Rishi received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Mohamed received his medical degree from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rogers received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, and his fellowship in pediatric critical care at the University of Rochester in New York.

Gholami received his medical degree from Tehran University Medical School in Iran. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Safo received her medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, North Memorial Medical Center, Minneapolis.

Johnson completed her graduate degree at UND and is certified as a psychiatry and mental health nurse practitioner.

Danielson completed her graduate degree at North Dakota State University. She specializes in cardiology.

Seven promoted at Discovery Benefits

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Discovery Benefits in Fargo has promoted Virginia Jackson to renewal manager; Tessa Gillson, Brenda LeNoue, Jordon Dethlefsen, Thomas Boden and Ty Hiedeman to account managers; and Jonathan Steiger to quality analyst.

Jackson began working at Discovery Benefits in 2009 and has held positions as COBRA operations specialist, COBRA renewal specialist, COBRA implementation manager and billing solutions analyst. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in media culture and film.

Gillson started working at the company in 2014 as a benefits account specialist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management with a concentration in human resources from Southwest Minnesota State University. She previously held positions at Foster & Klima, Optum Health and Boom Lab.

LeNoue joined Discovery Benefits in 2004 and has held multiple roles at the company, including task coordinator and benefits account specialist. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She was previously the director of sales and marketing for Deadwood (S.D.) Gulch Resort.

Dethlefsen started working at Discovery Benefits in 2014 as a benefits account specialist. He graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with an associate degree in business management, marketing and sales. He previously worked at U.S. Bank.

Boden began working at the company in 2013 as a participant services specialist. He studied music education at North Dakota State University and was previously employed as a banking representative and an online services operator at Bank of the West.

Hiedeman joined Discovery Benefits in 2014 as a benefits account specialist. He graduated from Military Intelligence Analyst School in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and is currently attending American Military University with a focus on intelligence operations. Before working at Discovery Benefits, he worked as a fraud analyst at U.S. Bank.

Steiger started working for Discovery Benefits in 2013 as a participant services specialist. His previous work includes positions with U.S. Bank and Kelly Services.

BW Insurance hires three in Fargo agency

BW Insurance, Fargo, has hired Nancy Kurtz as a customer service agent, and Deborah Brunsvold and Christina Maynard as commercial account managers.

Kurtz recently moved to the Fargo area from Devils Lake, N.D., where she worked at a local insurance agency. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Brunsvold is a Fargo native and has 18 years of experience in commercial insurance and the independent insurance arena.

Maynard graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in business. She worked for Auto-Owners Insurance as an underwriter and most recently worked in the independent agency industry.

Dahl joins Essentia Clinic at West Acres

Christina Dahl, a nurse practitioner, has joined the family medicine department at the Essentia Health Clinic at West Acres, Fargo.

Dahl has worked as a registered nurse at Essentia’s Birthing Center for the past 11 years. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary in Bismarck and is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics.

Three promoted at Cornerstone Bank

Cornerstone Bank in Fargo has promoted Mahira Brgulja to business banking associate, Pam Paseka to lead mortgage loan processor and Jessica Bristow to executive assistant. All work at the bank’s location on 45th Street South.

Brgulja joined Cornerstone Bank as a teller in 2013. Paseka and Bristow both joined the bank as mortgage loan processors in 2013.

Steiner joins Knowlton, O’Neill and Associates

Julie Steiner, a licensed independent clinical social worker, has joined Knowlton, O’Neill and Associates at 1401 13th Ave. E., West Fargo.

Steiner provides treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families for depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and trauma-related issues.

She has special interests in play and experiential therapies, adoption and early childhood mental health and is also an LGBT Affirmative therapist.

She received a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine, St. Paul.

Tweiten promoted to VP position at AgCountry

Russ Tweiten has been promoted to vice president of agribusiness consulting at AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo.

Tweiten will continue to serve customers in south-central and southeastern North Dakota and western Minnesota with succession and retirement planning services.

He has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University.

Lakeland names Unruh to adult services team

Lakeland Mental Health Center, Moorhead, has added Lacey Unruh to its adult services team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from North Dakota State University.

Her previous behavioral health experience includes working at the Dakotah Foundation as a transitional living supervisor and at the YWCA.

Cass County Electric hires 2 new employees

Cass County Electric Cooperative, Fargo, has hired Peter Koepp as communications coordinator and Bryce Johanneck as a full-time power control technician.

Koepp is originally from the Sartell, Minn., area and is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Johanneck is originally from the Litchfield, Minn., area, and he previously worked as a journeyman line worker for Kandiyohi Power Cooperative, Spicer, Minn.

Klubben hired as human resources coordinator

VISIONBank has hired Tenielle Klubben as the human resources coordinator. She most recently worked at Tharaldson Hospitality. She is originally from Cooperstown, N.D., and she graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in human resource management.

Gjesdahl Law adds Bradseth as paralegal Gjesdahl Law Office, Fargo, has hired Lindsey Bradseth as a paralegal.

She grew up in Blackduck, Minn., and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she graduated with a paralegal degree. She has more than two years of research experience.

Carpenter joins Moorhead Insurance Kelsey Carpenter has joined the Moorhead Insurance Agency as an agent.

She is originally from Ada, Minn., and earned an associate degree in financial and credit services administration from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead.

Carpenter previously worked for American Family Insurance.

Rued promoted at Alerus Financial

Ryan Rued has been promoted to relationship manager at Alerus Financial’s branch in south Fargo. He was previously the deposit new business developer.

Rued joined Alerus in 2006 and has more than 12 years of experience in the banking industry. His past positions include credit analyst and small-business underwriter. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

BlackRidgeBANK hires Schoepp, Kallander

BlackRidgeBANK has hired Jaramie Schoepp as assistant vice president/credit manager and Kayla Kallander as a mortgage loan processor. Both work in the bank’s branch at 855 26th Ave. E., West Fargo.

Schoepp is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and the University of Mary with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business management. He has more than 12 years of banking experience including commercial lending, agribusiness, capital markets, audit, credit, consumer lending/underwriting, compliance and lending operations.

Kallander graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and she has more than 11 years of banking experience.

CoreLink hires Smith as accountant analyst

CoreLink Administrative Solutions, Fargo, has hired Hayley Smith an accountant analyst.

Smith attended North Dakota State University and Rasmussen College. She has five years of experience in the industry and was previously employed at Noridian Benefit Plan Administrators.

Designing Women 2 hires sales associate

Designing Women 2 Home Décor, 3223 13th Ave. S., Fargo, has hired Lynn Pflugrath as a sales associate specializing in Hunter Douglas window treatments.

Pflugrath has 30 years of experience selling Hunter Douglas window treatments as well as retailing all accessories and furniture for homes and offices.

Wildflowers Salon hires two new stylists

Michelle Cunningham and Hannah Sabe have joined Wildflowers Salon in Fargo. Both will work as stylists specializing in coloring, cutting, event styles and waxing.

Cunningham is a Carrington, N.D., native and a graduate of the Salon Professional Academy, Fargo. She has eight years of salon experience.

Sabe is a graduate of the JZ Trend Academy – Paul Mitchell Partner School in Bismarck, N.D., and is originally from Scranton, N.D.

Flint Group adds social media coordinator

Flint Communications, Fargo, has hired Kelly Falk as a social media coordinator.

Falk previously worked as an intern at Flint. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where she earned a degree in public relations with a minor in marketing.

Northwestern Mutual hires team coordinator

Kimberly Baker has joined Northwestern Mutual, Fargo, as the sales execution team coordinator.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Baker attended the University of Akron. She previously worked for Essentia Health.

Gate City promotes Goellner to IT manager

Ryan Goellner has been promoted to information technology manager at Gate City Bank’s corporate office in Fargo.

He has worked at Gate City Bank since 2001 and was previously the system administration data security officer.

A native of Dickinson, N.D., Goellner graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, where he earned a degree in applied science.

 

Erbert & Gerbert’s hires operations director



Todd Beedy, Moorhead, has been named director of operations for Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shops. Ted Horan is the local owner/operator of the shops in Fargo, Moorhead, Bismarck and Grand Forks.

Beedy has worked in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, including working for FlavorNation and as an area manager for a national pizza chain.