North Homes Leadership

Charlete Alto

Foster Parent and Retired District #316 EDB/Para

Ryan DeBay

Assistant Principal, Robert J Elkington Middle School

James Christmas

President and CFO, North Homes Children and Family Services

Jon Frimanslund

Operations Manager, MDI

Kyle Hedlund

Executive Director, Grand Village

Kelly Kirwin

Foundation Director, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital Foundation

Chris Lynch

Chief Credit Officer, First National Bank of Coleraine

Dr. Keith Murphy

Medical Physician, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital

Rachel Weis

Attorney, Legal Aid Service of NE MN
Christmas, Jim

Jim Christmas, MS

CEO and President

Jim started the agency in 1991 with a vision of creating a Continuum of Care for Children and Families. Jim manages all day-to-day duties and any future programming for the entire North Homes Continuum of Care.

DelGreco, Rochelle

Rochelle DelGreco, MSW LICSW

Chief Operations Officer

Rochelle has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 1993. Rochelle assists with all day-to-day duties and operations throughout the entire agency for all locations.

Francisco, Luke

Luke Francisco

Chief Financial Officer

Just joining North Homes Children and Family Services in February 2018, Luke comes to us with over 10 years of finance and accounting experience in the private sector. Luke holds Finance and Accounting degrees from the College of St. Scholastica. He is responsible for the oversight of all financial aspects of the organization.

Meyer, Laurie

Laurie Meyer

Emerson, Hilary

Hilary Emerson

Human Resources Director

Hilary has been employed with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2013. Hilary is responsible for Human Resources oversight throughout the entire North Homes continuum of care.

Faver, Bill

Richard William Faver (Bill), MA, LP

Clinical Director

Bill has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2005. Bill oversees all mental health professionals for the entire North Homes Continuum of Care, as well as the clinical operations for all programs.

Seaton, Heidi

Heidi Seaton

Meyer, Alisa

Alisa Meyer, LADC, CCM

Chemical Dependency Clinical Director

Ali has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2003. Ali is responsible for all aspects of our chemical health programming throughout North Homes. She also serves Itasca County as CD Commitment Coordinator and County Assessor. Ali is also a member of the Itasca County Wellness Court.

Ross, Connie

Connie Ross, MA

DHS Residential Programs Administrative Director

Connie has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2002. Connie is the contact for all DHS Residential Admissions, and supports the operations of all Residential Programs across our continuum.

Anderson, Kim

Kim Anderson, MS

Regional Services Officer, Foster Care and Adoption Director

Kim has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2003. Kim oversees all programming and day-to-day duties in the Duluth and Bemidji Offices. Kim is the Director for the Foster Care and Adoption Programs throughout the agency. She assists and supports the operations in all programs and locations.

Rubesh, Katie

Katie Rubesh MSW, LICSW

Community Mental Health Center Supervisor, Grand Rapids Clinical Director ISD 318 CTSS school-based programs

Katie has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2012, and working in the mental health field for 20+ years. Katie oversees the day-to-day clinical operations at our Grand Rapids Community Mental Health Center. Katie is also the Clinical Director for ISD 318 CTSS school-based programming.

Bougalis, Rachel

Rachel Bougalis

Mallum, Suzette

Suzette Mallum

Director of Department of Corrections Programming

Suzette has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2000. She oversees our Boys Program, Teens in Transition, and Next Step Programs – as well as our Secure Unit that is run in partnership with Itasca County at the ITASKIN Center.

Winkels-Hagerl, Jessica

Jessica Winkels-Hagerl, MS

Duluth Area Director

Jessica has worked in the mental health field providing services to children and families since 2002 and has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2016. She has worked in community and school-based services, with homeless families and single women, adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and in the day treatment setting.