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 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. He operates Murray G. Sagsveen PC, a nonprofit consulting company based in Bismarck.
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.
Jill Gregoire, Treasurer
Jill is executive director of the United Way of Dickinson and has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past seven years. She is a graduate of Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.
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.
Pat Brown, CPA
Pat of Bismarck is a shareholder with Brady Martz and Associates PC. He has over 25 years of experience in working with nonprofits.
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.
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.
Corey is the executive director of the Third Street Clinic in Grand Forks. He also serves as a state representative in the North Dakota Legislative Assembly.
Mitch is the executive director of Northwest Venture Communities Inc. (NVCI), a nonprofit organization working to reduce poverty in an eight-county region surrounding Minot. He has served as director of NVCI since 2003 and is a past president of NDANO.
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.
Gayla Sherman, MSW
Gayla is co-executive director of programs & resource development for Charles Hall Youth Services in Bismarck. During the past three decades, she has served several nonprofit organizations throughout the Midwest, as well as in Texas and Kentucky.
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.