Board of Directors

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Ardella Deis

Ardella Deis and husband Dean, live on a farm north of Linton, ND. They have two sons, Alex & Monte. They have been members of CFA of ND since 1991. Monte has CF, he is an NDSU civil engineer graduate and works at ND DOT, design division in Bismarck, married to Kaylin and has a daughter Grace. Alex is married to Nancy and they have one daughter Ambree, they farm with Dean & Ardella. Ardella works for Emmons County in the Motor Vehicle Dept and the Treasurer’s Office, in her spare time she loves to golf, bake, garden, watch her grandkids and ride motorcycle.

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Mike Zimmerman

Mike was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. He is a Texas Tech University graduate with a BS in Finance. He received a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Mary and is employed by Basin Electric in the Financial Services Department.

Mike and his wife, Jessica have a daughter named Addie. Mike enjoys coaching Addie’s sports teams, camping, golfing, basketball, biking, hiking, & kayaking.

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Cindy Buchanan

Cindy Buchanan lives in Mandan, ND with her husband Dave, who teaches at Mandan High School.

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David Backlund

David Backlund and his wife, Lisa, live in Fargo with their two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia, who has cystic fibrosis.

Kathy Rumple

Kathy Rumple is a long-time member with a daughter, Jamie, who is affected with CF. Kathy is married to Jim Rumple,

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Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross and wife, Connie have been members of CFA since it's beginning. Jeff and Conie moved to Bismarck in 2001

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Karen Cossette

Karen Cossette grew up near Ekalaka, a small town in SE Montana. Her family joined CFA in the early 80's...

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Gail Rothschiller

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, who has cystic fibrosis, and Matthew. She also has two grandchildren. Gail is involved as a volunteer for CFA fundraising events each year. She is retired after being a teacher in Bismarck Public Schools for 31 years.

Staff

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Gwen Beckler

Executive Director

Gwen Beckler is the Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota.

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Pam Thompson

Development Director

Pam Thompson heads up the fundraising arm of CFA, organizing events and encouraging stewardship.

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Janelle Henninger

Administrative Assistant

Janelle is our Administrative Assistant and fount of knowledge.

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Tanya Zenker

Bookkeeper

Tanya Zenker is our dependable bookkeeper .

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Mark Hellman

Gaming Manager

Mark Hellman is the Gaming Manager for CFA North Dakota.