Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch welcomed Diane Larson to its Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Board of Directors. Larson is currently serving as a Senator in the North Dakota State Legislature. Much of her work life and work on the Ranch’s board will go hand in hand. In her current work with the Legislature, Larson said it is helpful to have a more in-depth understanding of treatment options, and as a Board Member with the Ranch, she’ll be able to share with her colleagues the excellent work being done on behalf of children and families at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch also welcomed Ron Greenmyer to its Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Board of Directors. Greenmyer is a self-employed farmer in the Stirum, ND area. He has been involved in many things in his community, including starting a local food pantry and coaching youth basketball. Greenmyer sees the work of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch as the Lord’s work, and believes the mission is very noble. He is excited to serve on the Ranch’s Program Board as he has always dedicated a good deal of time to young people and this opportunity fits into his love for kids perfectly.
The final newest board member welcomed by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is Tim Mihalick, who joined the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation Board of Directors. Mihalick is currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Facilities at First Western Bank and Trust. He first learned about the Ranch over 40 years ago when he worked at Minot Restaurant Supply and delivered to the Ranch. Mihalick believes the programs and services in place at the Ranch are serving a growing need in society and he is happy to help and serve a Christian-based organization.
The Ranch held annual board meetings (virtually) of its three organizations—Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation, and Dakota Family Services—last week.
Newly elected positions on the Foundation Board of Directors: Jerry Hauff, Chair; Cherie Harms, Secretary. Newly elected positions on the Program Board of Directors: Dr. Brent Askvig, Chair; Robert Drees, Vice Chair; Brent Mattson. Newly elected positions on the Dakota Family Services Board of Directors: Larry Bellew, Vice Chair; Pastor Douglas Bergelin, Secretary/Treasurer.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. The Ranch helps the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care. Children ages 10-18 live, learn, heal, and hope at residential campuses in Minot, Bismarck, and Fargo.
In addition, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services through its outpatient clinic, Dakota Family Services; and a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues through Dakota Memorial School.
Dakota Family Services is a group of compassionate, practiced experts providing outpatient care—in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary setting—for children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral health issues. DFS was founded by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and is located on the Ranch campuses in Minot, Fargo, and Bismarck.
For more information, contact:
Tammy Noteboom, Vice President, Communications, 701-388-7169