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The Village Family Service Center

Village announces new hires, promotions

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The Village Family Service Center announces the hiring of several new employees and promotions of key staff. New hires include:

  • Hope Hagerty has joined The Village as an Admissions Specialist for the Intensive Outpatient Program. She serves as an advocate for individuals as they participate in IOP, including conducting intake interviews, answering questions, overseeing paperwork, working with insurance companies, assisting with case management and working with the entire IOP team. Hope has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University.
  • Ashley Spinler is a Minnesota-Based Therapist in The Village's St. Cloud office. She provides in-home and outpatient services to individuals 6 and older as well as couples and families. Ashley will earn her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University in May. She interned with The Village from 2017 to 2018.
  • Matthew Schultz is an Accountant, working out of The Village's Fargo annex. Matthew graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota and previously worked for Archway Marketing Services.
  • Thomas Seim and Libby Parsons have been hired as Family Advocates for The Village's Truancy Intervention Program. TIP staff work with Clay County students and their families to reduce barriers for school attendance. Thomas will work Robert Asp Elementary and Dorothy Dodds Elementary schools. Libby will be based at Ellen Hopkins Elementary and S.G.Reinertsen Elementary schools. 
  • Karla Sigette is the Youth Cultural Liaison Project Coordinator in The Village's Devils Lake office. In this position, a collaboration with Juvenile Court, Karla is focused on reducing the over-representation of Native American and other minority youth in the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Nancy Boyle is an Employee Assistance Program Trainer working out of the Fargo office. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management with an emphasis in the Human Services from Valley City State University, and bring 15 years of public speaking and facilitation experience to The Village Business Institute.
  • McKenzie Tygart provides phone support for The Village's Minot office on a part-time basis.

Employees recently promoted are:

  • Amie Lahren has been promoted to Office Manager Lead. Amie has been with The Village for five years, serving as office manager for its Moorhead location. As Office Manager Lead, she will oversee The Village’s office managers across North Dakota and Minnesota. She has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis on business management from Rasmussen College. Amie is a Certified Administrative Professional through the International Association of Administrative, and co-directs the Fargo IAAP Local Area Network.
  • Joni Medenwald has been promoted to Minnesota Division Director. Joni started with The Village six years ago as a Clinical Supervisor and was later promoted to Regional Program Supervisor of The Village’s Alexandria office. In her new position, she will provide supervision and oversight of The Village’s Moorhead, Alexandria and St. Cloud offices. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina and is a Minnesota and North Dakota Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

The Village provides services across North Dakota and Minnesota, including counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training.


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.