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Meet the Facilitators

Joann Jesser, Family Group Decision Making and Family Team Decision Making facilitator

Joann Jesser
Bismarck and Minot, ND

Joann Jesser is a facilitator in the Bismarck office, and also provides services in Minot. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology from Minot State University and has 9 years of experience working with adolescents and families. Joann is trained in FTDM through the State of Washington’s Family to Family Initiative and in FGDM through The Village Facilitator Lorrie Meier, who has trained FGDM facilitators in both Minnesota and North Dakota since 2002. Joann has been employed with The Village since December 2011.


Jessica Sorenson, Family Group Decision Making and Family Team Decision Making facilitator

Jessica Sorenson
Bismarck, ND
Jessica Sorenson is a facilitator in the Bismarck office. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Minot State University and has 7 years of experience working with children and families. Jessica is trained in FTDM through the State of Washington’s Family to Family Initiative and in FGDM through Village Facilitator Lorrie Meier, who has trained FGDM facilitators in both Minnesota and North Dakota since 2002. Jessica has been employed with The Village since January 2011.


Talia Tweten, Village Family Engagement Facilitator

Talia Tweten, MA
Grand Forks, ND
Talia Tweten is an in-home counselor and facilitator in the Grand Forks office. She received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from University of North Dakota. Talia is trained in FTDM through the state of Washington’s Family to Family Initiative. Talia has been employed with The Village since 2012.