Meet the Facilitators
The Village Family Service Center Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) and Family Team Decision Making (FTDM) facilitators.


Family Engagement Programs: Family Group Decision Making and Family Team Decision making Joann Jesser
Bismarck, ND
Joann Jesser is a facilitator in the Bismarck office. 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.


Family Engagement Programs: Family Group Decision Making and Family Team Decision making 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.



Janet Lund
Devils Lake, ND

Janet Lund is a Facilitator out of the Devils Lake office working in the Turtle Mountain/Rolla Region. She received her Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology From Ashford University In Clinton, Iowa.  Janet has been working with individual adults and family service for 15 years, and has been employed with The Village since May 2014.




Suzanna Koll
Fargo, ND
Suzanna Koll is a facilitator in the Fargo office. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with minors in Religion, Christian Ministry, and Leadership from the University of Jamestown. She has worked with youth in various roles over the past 6 years.  She is trained in both FGDM and FTDM processes. Suzanna has been employed at the Village since June 2014.





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.

 





Kimberly Massine, BA
Minot, ND
Kimberly Massine is a facilitator in the Minot office. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University and has 11 years of experience working with children and adults. Massine 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. Kimberly has been employed with The Village since December 2011.




Meet the FGDM/FTDM Regional Supervisors

A.J. Schuler, M.Ed.
Fargo, ND

A.J. Schuler is a facilitator in the Fargo office. She received a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from North Dakota State University and has 15 years of experience working with children and families. A.J. 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, as well as Jim Nice, Director of the Family Unity Project in Oregon. She is also trained in Wraparound through the state of North Dakota and Dr. John VanDenBerg, pioneer of the wraparound process. A.J. has been employed with The Village since 2005. 



Luke Klefstad, MA, LPC
Grand Forks, ND
Luke Klefstad is the Regional Director for the Grand Forks and Devils Lake offices and supervises FGDM in the Grand Forks area. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota and is a North Dakota Licensed Professional Counselor. Luke has over 14 years of experience working with children and families. He is trained in FGDM through The Village’s certified FGDM trainer/facilitator. Luke has been employed by The Village since 1999.

For more information or to make a referral to Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) or Family Team Decision Making (FTDM), contact 1-800-627-8220 or info@thevillagefamily.org.