Board Of Directors

James Christmas

PRESIDENT AND CEO, NORTH HOMES CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

Charlete Alto

FOSTER PARENT AND RETIRED DISTRICT #316 EDB/PARA

Ryan DeBay

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ROBERT J ELKINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

Leaders

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.

Luke Francisco

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.

Laurie Meyer

Laurie Meyer

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.

Richard William Faver

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.

Heidi Seaton

Heidi Seaton

Directors

Alisa Meyer

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.

Connie Ross

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.

Kim Anderson

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.

Katie Rubesh

Katie Rubesh MSW, LICSW

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER SUPERVISOR, GRAND RAPIDS CLINICAL DIRECTOR ISD 318 CTSS SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

Rachel Bougalis

Rachel Bougalis

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.

James Christmas

PRESIDENT AND CEO, NORTH HOMES CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

Charlete Alto

FOSTER PARENT AND RETIRED DISTRICT #316 EDB/PARA

Ryan DeBay

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ROBERT J ELKINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

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.

Luke Francisco

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.

Laurie Meyer

Laurie Meyer

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.

Richard William Faver

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.

Heidi Seaton

Heidi Seaton

Alisa Meyer

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.

Connie Ross

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.

Kim Anderson

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.

Katie Rubesh

Katie Rubesh MSW, LICSW

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER SUPERVISOR, GRAND RAPIDS CLINICAL DIRECTOR ISD 318 CTSS SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

Rachel Bougalis

Rachel Bougalis

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.