Board of Directors

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Ardella Deis
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Ardella Deis and her husband, Dean live on a farm north of Linton, ND. They have two sons, Monte and Alex.
Ardella Deis and her husband, Dean live on a farm north of Linton, ND. They have two sons, Monte and Alex. Monte was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a newborn infant. Ardella and Dean have been CFA members since Monte was born. Ardella is Director of Tax Equalization for Emmons County, North Dakota.
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Mike Zimmerman
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Mike was born and raised in Bismarck, ND where he graduated from St. Mary's Central High School in 1996.
Mike was born and raised in Bismarck, ND where he graduated from St. Mary's Central High School in 1996. He is a graduated of Texas Tech University (2000) with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and a minor in Spanish. He received a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Mary in 2013 and is employed by Basin Electric as a Business Analyst in the Financial Services Department.

Mike and his wife, Jessica have a daughter Adalyn who is 3 years old and has cystic fibrosis. Their family also includes a yellow lab named Morgan and a dachshund named George. Mike enjoys golf, running, basketball, reading, Twins baseball, Dever Broncos football and all things Texas Tech Red Raiders.
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Cindy Buchanan
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Cindy Buchanan lives in Mandan, ND with her husband Dave, who teaches at Mandan High School.
Cindy Buchanan lives in Mandan, ND with her husband Dave, who teaches at Mandan High School. Dave and Cindy have one daughter Carly, who has cystic fibrosis. Carly is attending Argosy University in Eagan, MN, pursuing her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In August 2012, Carly will begin a 9-month internship at the Family Resource Center in Big Lake, MN as a family therapist. Cindy works for the Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck.
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David Backlund
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David Backlund and his wife, Lisa, live in Fargo with their two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia, who has cystic fibrosis.
David Backlund and his wife, Lisa, live in Fargo with their two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia, who has cystic fibrosis. David is a commercial real estate broker and entrepreneur in the Fargo area. David and Lisa have volunteered for the Fargo area CF Golf Classic and other CFA special events in Fargo.
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Kathy Rumple
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Kathy Rumple is a long-time member with a daughter, Jamie, who is affected with CF. Kathy is married to Jim Rumple,
Kathy Rumple is a long-time member with a daughter, Jamie, who is affected with CF. Kathy is married to Jim Rumple, who works for Badlands Power Fuels as a safety officer. Kathy continues to work as a medical transcriptionist. Kathy and Jim's daughter Jamie is married to Jeff Haupt, living in Thief River Falls, MN, and is working as a medical transcriptionist.
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Jeff Gross
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Jeff Gross and wife, Connie have been members of CFA since it's beginning. Jeff and Conie moved to Bismarck in 2001
Jeff Gross and wife, Connie have been members of CFA since it's beginning. Jeff and Conie moved to Bismarck in 2001 and Jeff haas been employed by Cenex of Bismarck/Mandan since. Connie has her own Day Care business, primarily caring for their grandchildren and relatives. Jeff and Connie have 4 children and 10-plus grandchildren. Jeff presently serves as board president.

Their youngest Katherine (Katie) is married to Josh Wangler and they have a son and are expecting another child in November 2012. She is employed as an attorney assistant for the Burleigh County States' Attorney. Katie has cystic fibrosis and is a member of CFA. Matthew is married to Michelle and live in Jamestown where he is the manager of Russ Davis Wholesale Warehouse. Michelle is a home mom. They have 5 children, 2 bos and 3 girls. Taunia is married to Sheldon Welch and she works for BSC. Her husband is a police officer for the City of Bismarck. They have 4 girls. The oldest child Dallas was born with cystic fibrosis and Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy and passed on at the age of 16 on Sept. 17, 1989.
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Karen Cossette
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Karen Cossette grew up near Ekalaka, a small town in SE Montana. Her family joined CFA in the early 80's...
Karen Cossette grew up near Ekalaka, a small town in SE Montana. Her family joined CFA in the early 80's and has been a member since that time. She moved to Bismarck to attend college at the University of Mary. While attending college, she met and married Barry Cossette and they have a daughter, Erica. Erica is currently attending Moorhead State University. Karen has a BS in Computer Information Systems and worked for the State of North Dakota in computer programming for 15 years. She currently works part-time at WalMart. Karen is very active as a volunteer for CFA and wishes to continue her service to the Association on the board. Karen has cystic fibrosis.
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Lynn Mills
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Lynn Mills and his wife, Sherry live in Bismarck, ND with their sons, Cody and Ty, both of whom have cystic fibrosis.
Lynn Mills and his wife, Sherry live in Bismarck, ND with their sons, Cody and Ty, both of whom have cystic fibrosis. Lynn works for Norandex Inc. in Bismarck. Lynn and Sherry assist in a variety of CFA fundraising activities and Lynn is presently serving as board vice president.
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Gail Rothschiller
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A lifelong resident of Bismarck, ND, Gail Rothschiller and her husband, Frank have been members of CFA
A lifelong resident of Bismarck, ND, Gail Rothschiller and her husband, Frank have been members of CFA for many years. They have two children, Jennifer, 21, who has cystic fibrosis, and Matthew, who is 25. Gail is involved as a volunteer for CFA fundraising events each year. She has been a teacher in Bismarck Public Schools for 31 years.

Staff

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Ken Karls
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Executive Director
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Ken Karls serves as Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota.
Ken Karls serves as Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota. He is married to Karen, with four children and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ken enjoys a round of golf, hunting, biking, and fishing.
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Pam Thompson
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Development Director
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Pam Thompson heads up the fundraising arm of CFA, organizing events and encouraging stewardship.
Pam Thompson is married and has six children. She is delighted to have the opportunity to champion the cause of CFA throughout North Dakota and beyond. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, blogging and reading.
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Janelle Henninger
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Receptionist
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CFA of North Dakota is blessed to have Janelle Henninger as its knowledgeable receptionist.
CFA of North Dakota is blessed to have Janelle Henninger as its knowledgeable receptionist. Janelle is married with three grown children, and loves doting on her two grandchildren. In her free time, Janelle enjoys spending time with family, especially four-legged family.
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Tanya Zenker
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Bookkeeper
Tanya Zenker is our dependable bookkeeper who is not only very busy at work, but at home too.
Tanya Zenker is our dependable bookkeeper who is not only very busy at work, but at home too. She enjoys her two children and dogs, and spends time with extended family in the little spare time she has.
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Mark Hellman
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Gaming Manager
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Mark Hellman is the Gaming Manager for CFA North Dakota.
Mark Hellman is the Gaming Manager for CFA North Dakota. When not working, Mark enjoys reading, biking and doing just about anything outdoors. An animal lover, he also enjoys playing with his two German Shepards.