Board Of Directors

James Christmas

PRESIDENT AND CEO, NORTH HOMES CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

Charlete Alto

FOSTER PARENT AND RETIRED DISTRICT #316 EDB/PARA

Jon Frimanslund

OPERATIONS MANAGER, MDI

Kelly Kirwin

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO), CENTENNIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Chris Lynch

CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER, FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF COLERAINE

Dr. Keith Murphy

MEDICAL PHYSICIAN, GRAND ITASCA CLINIC AND HOSPITAL

Todd Christenson

VP of Finance at Grand Itasca and Fairview Range

Pat Rendle

SUPERINTENDENT OF DEER RIVER (#317) SCHOOL DISTRICT

Leaders

Connie Ross

Connie Ross, MA

DHS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Connie has a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Administration from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Connie has twenty five years’ experience working with individuals/children with mental health diagnosis as well as behavioral difficulties.  She has been a program director for an adult mental health program and juvenile probation officer.  Connie is responsible for the operations of all children residential programs across our continuum, and admissions coordination.  Connie has worked for North Homes Children and Family Services since 2002.

Jim Christmas

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.

Rochelle DelGreco

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.

Laurie Meyer

Laurie Meyer

COMPLIANCE OFFICER & CORPORATE SECRETARY

Laurie holds a BA in Management from St. Scholastica and is certified by the Compliance Certification Board in the area of Healthcare Compliance (CHC). Laurie has been with North Homes Children & Family Services for over 20 years. Laurie was born and raised her family in Northern Minnesota and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the best of Minnesota. Laurie is very proud of the full continuum of care the agency offers and especially loves the programming that is offered that includes Northern Minnesota outdoor activities.

Hilary Emerson

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.

Heidi Seaton

Heidi Seaton

Quality Assurance Director

Heidi earned her Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Ohio University and has been with the agency since 2006.  As the Quality Assurance Director, she oversees quality assurance and continuous quality improvement functions and activities throughout the agency.  Heidi is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal licensing requirements, and adherence to accreditation standards for all programs and locations.

Ashli Glorvigen

Ashli Glorvigen

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Directors

Alisa Meyer

Alisa Meyer, LADC, CCM

SUDSTANCE USE DISORDER 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.

Katie Rubesh

Katie Rubesh MSW, LICSW

CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH REGIONS, LEAD IN OUT-PATIENT CLINICAL SERVICES AND CTSS SERVICES

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 Out-patient Clinic.  Katie is the Clinical Lead for the Agency.  She is also the Clinical Director for our Central Region CTSS school-based programming, and Out-Patient Therapy services in the Grand Rapids, Range area, Deer River and Metro area locations.

Rachel Bougalis

Rachel Bougalis

SCHOOL BASED DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Rachel has been with North Homes since 2008 in a variety of capacities.  As a therapist, her competency is in addressing trauma through various modalities, including TF-CBT and EMDR.  Rachel currently works for us as a consultant on CTSS services, compliance, and expansion, and focuses on building and enhancing our CTSS School-Based programming.

Suzette Mallum

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.

Courtney Stenzel

Courtney Stenzel

CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Courtney has been at North Homes since 2018 and has a Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychological Services. Courtney works in the Residential setting as a Clinical Therapist and provides individual, family, and group services. Courtney is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is trained as an EMDRIA provider as two of her specialties. Along with being a therapist, Courtney is also the Clinical Director for the Residential setting in Grand Rapids, MN.

Luke Jurek

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION DIRECTOR

Luke graduated from Bemidji State University, and in 2005 he began working, as a Mental Health Practitioner, with North Homes Children and Family Services in Bemidji.  The following year he joined the Foster Care team, as a Case Manager and in 2021 he became the current Adoption/Foster Director.

Angie Erickson

Angie Erickson

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS

Colin Heglund MA, LP

Colin Heglund MA, LP

BEMIDJI REGION CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Colin has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2008.  Colin oversees the Mental Health Professionals for the Bemidji Region

Brittany Sutherland MSW, LICSW

Brittany Sutherland MSW, LICSW

CTSS CLINICAL AND COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR

Brittany has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2017.  Brittany oversees the CTSS Program Compliance, Training, and Clinical practices for the Agency.  Brittany is also the Administrative Supervisor of the Deer River Programs 

Tara Hokuf

Tara Hokuf

BEMIDJI OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Tara graduated from Bemidji State University and started her career with North Homes Children & Family Services in 2011 as a Foster Care Case Manager out of the Bemidji office.  Tara was promoted to Lead Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager before accepting her current role, as Operations Director/Lead Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager, in 2024.

James Christmas

PRESIDENT AND CEO, NORTH HOMES CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

Charlete Alto

FOSTER PARENT AND RETIRED DISTRICT #316 EDB/PARA

Jon Frimanslund

OPERATIONS MANAGER, MDI

Kelly Kirwin

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO), CENTENNIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Chris Lynch

CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER, FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF COLERAINE

Dr. Keith Murphy

MEDICAL PHYSICIAN, GRAND ITASCA CLINIC AND HOSPITAL

Todd Christenson

VP of Finance at Grand Itasca and Fairview Range

Pat Rendle

SUPERINTENDENT OF DEER RIVER (#317) SCHOOL DISTRICT

Connie Ross

Connie Ross, MA

DHS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Connie has a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Administration from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Connie has twenty five years’ experience working with individuals/children with mental health diagnosis as well as behavioral difficulties.  She has been a program director for an adult mental health program and juvenile probation officer.  Connie is responsible for the operations of all children residential programs across our continuum, and admissions coordination.  Connie has worked for North Homes Children and Family Services since 2002.

Jim Christmas

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.

Rochelle DelGreco

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.

Laurie Meyer

Laurie Meyer

COMPLIANCE OFFICER & CORPORATE SECRETARY

Laurie holds a BA in Management from St. Scholastica and is certified by the Compliance Certification Board in the area of Healthcare Compliance (CHC). Laurie has been with North Homes Children & Family Services for over 20 years. Laurie was born and raised her family in Northern Minnesota and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the best of Minnesota. Laurie is very proud of the full continuum of care the agency offers and especially loves the programming that is offered that includes Northern Minnesota outdoor activities.

Hilary Emerson

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.

Heidi Seaton

Heidi Seaton

Quality Assurance Director

Heidi earned her Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Ohio University and has been with the agency since 2006.  As the Quality Assurance Director, she oversees quality assurance and continuous quality improvement functions and activities throughout the agency.  Heidi is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal licensing requirements, and adherence to accreditation standards for all programs and locations.

Ashli Glorvigen

Ashli Glorvigen

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Alisa Meyer

Alisa Meyer, LADC, CCM

SUDSTANCE USE DISORDER 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.

Katie Rubesh

Katie Rubesh MSW, LICSW

CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH REGIONS, LEAD IN OUT-PATIENT CLINICAL SERVICES AND CTSS SERVICES

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 Out-patient Clinic.  Katie is the Clinical Lead for the Agency.  She is also the Clinical Director for our Central Region CTSS school-based programming, and Out-Patient Therapy services in the Grand Rapids, Range area, Deer River and Metro area locations.

Rachel Bougalis

Rachel Bougalis

SCHOOL BASED DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Rachel has been with North Homes since 2008 in a variety of capacities.  As a therapist, her competency is in addressing trauma through various modalities, including TF-CBT and EMDR.  Rachel currently works for us as a consultant on CTSS services, compliance, and expansion, and focuses on building and enhancing our CTSS School-Based programming.

Suzette Mallum

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.

Courtney Stenzel

Courtney Stenzel

CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Courtney has been at North Homes since 2018 and has a Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychological Services. Courtney works in the Residential setting as a Clinical Therapist and provides individual, family, and group services. Courtney is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is trained as an EMDRIA provider as two of her specialties. Along with being a therapist, Courtney is also the Clinical Director for the Residential setting in Grand Rapids, MN.

Luke Jurek

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION DIRECTOR

Luke graduated from Bemidji State University, and in 2005 he began working, as a Mental Health Practitioner, with North Homes Children and Family Services in Bemidji.  The following year he joined the Foster Care team, as a Case Manager and in 2021 he became the current Adoption/Foster Director.

Angie Erickson

Angie Erickson

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS

Colin Heglund MA, LP

Colin Heglund MA, LP

BEMIDJI REGION CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Colin has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2008.  Colin oversees the Mental Health Professionals for the Bemidji Region

Brittany Sutherland MSW, LICSW

Brittany Sutherland MSW, LICSW

CTSS CLINICAL AND COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR

Brittany has been with North Homes Children and Family Services since 2017.  Brittany oversees the CTSS Program Compliance, Training, and Clinical practices for the Agency.  Brittany is also the Administrative Supervisor of the Deer River Programs 

Tara Hokuf

Tara Hokuf

BEMIDJI OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Tara graduated from Bemidji State University and started her career with North Homes Children & Family Services in 2011 as a Foster Care Case Manager out of the Bemidji office.  Tara was promoted to Lead Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager before accepting her current role, as Operations Director/Lead Foster Care and Adoption Case Manager, in 2024.