Jeff Herman, MBA, RN has 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, 25 of those years being in behavioral health. Jeff was previously the CEO and Managing Director for The Meadows Psychiatric Center and Universal Community Behavioral Health in Central Pennsylvania. He also served as the CEO for the Human Development Center in Duluth, Minnesota and has experience in a full continuum of behavioral health services including inpatient, day treatment, outpatient, crisis stabilization, mobile crisis, community-based care, and substance abuse treatment. Prairie St. John’s, located in Fargo, provides mental health and substance abuse treatment for all ages in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Carol Frovarp began working at Prairie St. John’s in July, 1997 as a payroll specialist. Over the next 10 years she learned as much as she could about the finance department advancing her way to Controller, and then on to Business Office Director.
Over the past 20 years Carol has served in most areas of the finance department and is now
the CFO at PSJ.
Carol enjoys working with everyone in the company and feels a strong sense of satisfaction knowing that her work at Prairie St. John’s helps us to continue to meet the needs of the community and be the place that people come to when they want to get back to life.
In March of 2017, Racheal Glynn was selected as the Director of Nursing at Prairie St. Johns, in Fargo, ND. Prior to this, Ms. Glynn spent the last 13 ½ years working at the VA, 12 of which were in Boise, ID. Ms. Glynn and her husband have three children, two daughters and one son. Her family enjoys any and all outdoor activities.
Amanda Richter is the Director of Clinical Services at Prairie St. John’s. Amanda’s approach to behavioral healthcare is person-centered with emphasis on treating the whole person. Amanda believes interpersonal relationships and system interaction are important factors in maintaining emotional wellbeing.
Elysia Agnew started her career at Prairie St. John’s in 2003 as a Behavioral Health Technician since then has worked her way up the ladder to Director of Assessment and Intake. “I’ve found nothing more rewarding than being a part of stabilizing a patient’s crisis and guiding them to the help they need. I look forward to watching patients leave our facility with a sense of hope and relief because they have found a path to a better place. Becoming the Needs Assessment Director has provided me with the opportunity to manage an entire department of professionals that have similar goals and share rewarding experiences with patients”. Elysia’s professional goal is to obtain her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Licensure.
As the Human Resources Director at Prairie St. John’s, Michelle is responsible for providing the overall human resources leadership to the facility. She oversees the development and implementation of policies and programs including, but not limited to, recruitment, retention, legal compliance, organizational development, employee benefits, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and employee events. Michelle serves as consultant to Executive Committee, Leadership Team, supervisors and employees on personnel issues and is responsible for fostering a workplace environment consistent with the values and mission of Prairie St. John’s.
Michelle started at Prairie St. John’s in 2010 and has more than 17 years of human resources experience in the healthcare industry. She served as the Human Resources Officer at DMS Health Technologies in Fargo for eight years. Before that time, Michelle served in a variety of human resources positions at Lutheran Health Systems including their corporate office in Fargo; an acute care hospital, physicians clinic and nursing home in Spearfish, South Dakota; and a 40 bed acute care hospital in Fallon, Nevada.
Outside of Prairie St. John’s, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, photography and scrapbooking.
In his position as Director of Public Policy, Tim Mathern works with government agencies and private organizations regarding public policy concerns of behavioral health. Tim has been a North Dakota State Senator since 1986 and has more than 30 years experience as a social worker and agency administrator. He is well equipped to guide Prairie St. John’s efforts with regards to public policy.
Tim says, “My professional goals are to work with others in creating a world where each person has access to affordable, timely health care. This requires proper reimbursement to health care providers so that comprehensive services are available. Like other illnesses, mental illness and addictions can be treated. We need supportive public policy to ensure treatment is available. Every person has intrinsic worth. Sometimes, mental illness or addictions make it difficult for this intrinsic worth to shine. At Prairie St. John’s, we have the opportunity to help our patients discover their worth and experience a life of improved mental health and freedom from addiction.”
Prairie St. John’s provides a number of services for children, adolescents and adults facing mental health issues, substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders. For a confidential, no-cost assessment call 701-476-7200 anytime, day or night.