Category Board of Directors

Matthew Nelson

Matthew joined the FVND board of directors in 2018. He and his wife Jenny live in Williston with their two children, Graham and Cora. Graham has a rare genetic disorder and Cora is neurotypical, and they’re both pretty great kids. Matt and Jenny are both alumni of University of North Dakota. They met and married

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Meredith Quinn

Meredith’s life is led by her roles as a wife, mother, civil/environmental engineer, and Christian. Meredith is a North Dakota native from the Jamestown area. While at NDSU, she married her husband Joe, a Pennsylvania native who moved to ND and graduated high school in Casselton. The Quinn’s moved to Grand Forks in 2007 where

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Val Wagner
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Anthony Stewart

My name is Anthony Stewart. I was born in Pensacola, FL and raised in the Chicagoland area. I attended Indiana State followed by North Dakota State College of Science. After college I played four years of semi-pro football for the Fargo/Moorhead Liberty and the Fargo Invaders. I have been working as a pipe fitter for

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Amanda Lausch

Originally from North Carolina, Amanda moved to North Dakota in 2000. She enjoys the peacefulness here but struggles with the frigid temps. She is also a mother of four children, some are adopted and some are biological. All her children have significant special health care needs, keeping her quite busy! Amanda became interested in helping

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Carl Young

Carl Young has been a member of the board for 6 years. A former resident of Garrison ND, Carl and his bride Malette now call Bismarck home. Parents of 5 children and 1 grandchild, they are active in the special needs community. Carl and Malette are parents to 3 children with Autism, 1 with Fetal

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Deb Schlief

Deb Schlief, her husband, Nate, and their two sons, Nick and Austin live between Grand Forks and Thompson, ND. They moved to ND from west central MN in 2011. Austin was born with a rare brain malformation called Schizencephaly which has led to other diagnosis including cerebral palsey, epilepsy and restless leg syndrome. Like so

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Roxanne Wright

Roxanne is  married. Her husband is a farmer who farms in northwest North Dakota and while Roxanne works as Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine technologist in Bismarck. They live in Bismarck. They have two wonderful children, Danielle (22) and Tommy (13).

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Heather Wheeler

Heather is the mother to 3 daughters; Krystal 16, Miranda 9 and Marguerite 7.  Heather and her husband of 11 years moved from northern Michigan to North Dakota in 2010.  Their daughter Miranda has multiple health issues including mitochondrial disease, autism, seizure disorder, legally blind status, moderate/severe cognitive impairment, hypotonia (upper extremities) and advanced bone

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