NDANO Board of Directors
Our board represents a cross-section of missions and communities from across our state and has a deep commitment to advancing the North Dakota nonprofit sector to strengthen communites and enhance quality of life.
Jim Yockim, President
Jim is the director of the Bethel Lutheran Foundation in Williston. He served as a North Dakota State Senator from 1986-1998 and was a commissioner for the city of Williston from 1984-1988 and 1998-2002.
Murray Sagsveen, JD, CAE, Vice President
Murray is the CEO of Leadership North Dakota. He recently retired as general counsel of the American Academy of Neurology in St. Paul, Minn., and has also held numerous positions within North Dakota state government.
Pat Berger, Secretary
Pat has served as the president/CEO of the United Way of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks since 1994 and has spent her entire career working in the nonprofit sector. Pat and her husband, Al, moved to North Dakota from the New York City area in 1990 when he became a Professor of History at the University of North Dakota.
Pat Brown, CPA, Treasurer
Pat of Bismarck is a shareholder with Brady Martz and Associates PC. He has over 25 years of experience in working with nonprofits.
Terri is the executive director of the Minot Area Council on the Arts. She has served on a variety of boards in her community and is an experienced vocalist.
Edie is the director of planning and finance with the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. Edie serves on CVIC’s leadership team and is responsible for raising funds, planning and implementing center communications and public relations, and oversees the agency finances and special events.
Tim serves as special projects coordinator for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in Fargo. In that role, Tim serves as liaison to a number of entities for the Ranch, along with developing video, animation and print projects promoting the Ranch and the development of safe and healthy families.
Susan is the finance manager at the Prairie Learning Center in Raleigh. She has been employed there since 1992. Prior to this, she worked as an administrative assistant for the UND School of Medicine in Bismarck.
Dan has over 18 years of nonprofit work experience in the affordable housing industry and is currently the chief operating officer for Beyond Shelter Inc. (BSI) in Fargo. He is responsible for ensuring that development and fiscal operations of BSI continue to meet the needs of the affordable housing market.
Deb is the owner and president of DLN Consulting, Inc., a small business in Dickinson that specializes in working with public and private nonprofit organizations. With the exception of a 5-year recess, she has worked in the nonprofit world since 1976.
Jordan Neufeld, CPA, MBA
Jordan works as a CPA for the North Dakota Community Foundation in the role of administrator and accountant. He currently volunteers with many local groups and is community focused. Jordan is always willing to take on a new challenge and while goal oriented, enjoys bringing laughter to those around him. Jordan looks forward to providing the board with leadership, direction, and financial insight.
Nancy is the program manager for RSVP+ North Dakota based in Fargo. She brings her experience in working with volunteers to the board of directors.
Karel is an assistant professor with the University of Mary in Bismarck and is working on his PhD in organizational change and leadership with an emphasis on developing nonprofits. He is also a senior consultant with Horsager Leadership.
Our staff is dedicated to serving the many constituents of our organization and focuses its energy on providing services to strengthen member nonprofits and raising the voice of the North Dakota nonprofit sector.