Call for NDANO Board Members

The NDANO Governance Committee is currently seeking leaders to serve on our board of directors starting in June 2018. Individuals serving in this capacity provide leadership to a vital and growing organization that strengthens communities and enhances quality of life by engaging and ensuring a strong charitable sector. 

Leaders from across North Dakota are invited to apply and those from the Minot area or north central North Dakota are particularly encouraged. If you are interested in serving on the NDANO Board of Directors, please complete the board member candidate form by Feb. 16. Please consider sharing your valuable time and expertise with NDANO.

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.

  • Tim Eissinger, President

    Tim is employed by the Anne Carlsen Center as their chief operations officer. He has worked in social services in the state for over 30 years and believes in the power of the nonprofit sector to improve the lives of the people of North Dakota.

  • Murray Sagsveen, JD, Vice President

    Murray is general counsel for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. He is also the attorney for the Western ND Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and currently serves on several boards of directors, including Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minn.) and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.

  • Kara Geiger, CFRE, Treasurer

    Kara is the development director at the North Dakota Community Foundation where she has been employed for seven years. Geiger previously served on the boards of the North Dakota Humanities Council and the Coalition of Nonprofit Organizations.

  • Susan Koch, Secretary

    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.

  • Terri Aldrich

    Terri is the vice president of the Minot Area Council on the Arts and owner of the Children's Music Academy. 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 more than 25 years of experience in working with nonprofits.

  • Dayna Del Val

    Dayna is the executive director of The Arts Partnership, having served there since 2010. She writes a monthly column on the arts for The Forum, as well as maintains an active social media presence.

  • Brent Ekstrom, MBA, CED, EDFP

    Brent is the executive director of the Lewis & Clark Development Group. He began his career with the organization as director of commercial lending in 2001.

  • Myrna Hanson

    Myrna is the executive director of Community of Care in rural Cass County, having served there since 2011. She previously was a public school band director and a youth and Christian education director.

  • Dan Madler

    Dan is the CEO of Beyond Shelter, Inc. (BSI), a regional nonprofit developer of affordable housing. A natural problem solver, Dan is driven by the challenges that come with developing affordable housing. Dan is the current vice chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Advisory Council and is a current board member of Centre, Inc.

  • Deb Nelson

    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.

  • Cynthia Shabb

    Cynthia Shabb has been with Global Friends Coalition since January 2011. She has served as an administrator at the University of North Dakota in several roles. Cynthia is also a member of the Grand Forks Public School Board.

  • Kurt Stoner

    Kurt serves as the director for Bethel Lutheran Foundation. He was previously employed as the administrator of Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Williston for 17 years and is a past board chairman for the North Dakota Long Term Care Association.