Pederson named CEO and President of The Village | The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center

Pederson named CEO and President of The Village

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Village Family Service Center’s Board of Directors announces that Jeff Pederson has been selected as Chief Executive Officer and President of The Village. He will begin in the CEO role on Monday, April 16.

“Jeff comes to The Village with decades of executive experience, including leadership positions with public and nonprofit organizations,” said Rick Henderson, chairman of The Village’s Board of Directors. “His integrity, focus on mission, and servant leadership style made him an ideal candidate. We are confident Jeff is the right leader to help us achieve our vision of being the region’s preferred provider of exceptional behavioral health services.”

Pederson, of Oxbow, N.D., was President of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Villa Nazareth Organization, which consists of CHI Friendship and CHI Riverview in Fargo, for 24 years.

Pederson’s work history also includes serving as Vice President of Finance/Business Administration for Grand Forks Public Schools and as Director of Administration for the Department of Human Services State Developmental Center. He was mayor of Grafton, N.D., and County Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture ASCS Office in Wahpeton, N.D.

“I am truly honored and blessed by the opportunity to be part of the outstanding team at The Village,” Pederson said. “I strongly feel that the mission, vision and values align well with my personal beliefs in meeting the needs of people across the region.”

The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training. For more information, visit or call (800) 627-8220.

The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.