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Nicole Pesta

Nicole Pesta
Executive Director

Nicole earned undergraduate degrees in Health Communication and Management Communication from North Dakota State University, and a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in healthcare and management from University of Mary. A Minnesota native, Nicole currently lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being at the lake, and golfing.

Lori O'Donnell

Lori O’Donnell
Assistant Executive Director

Lori earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Administration, with an emphasis in Long-Term Care, from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has always enjoyed working with and caring for the senior population; working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in high school and continuing through college. Lori grew up in North Dakota and is currently living in Moorhead, MN. She is married with two children, a son and a daughter, and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Kaila Carlson

Kaila Carlson
RN/Clinical Director

Kaila grew up in Wyndmere, ND. After graduating from high school, Kaila attended the University of Mary where she graduated with her bachelors of science in nursing.  She has nursing experience in the hospital setting and in long term care. She is currently living in Fargo, ND with her dog (Portia). In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing, biking, camping and reading.

Amanda-Dertinger

Amanda Dertinger 
Sales & Marketing Manager

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from North Dakota State University. She came to Ecumen with ten plus years of sales experience. Originally from central Minnesota, Amanda now lives in Fargo with her husband, son and two dogs. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family, working with her family horses, reading a book or drinking coffee.

Ashley Holm

Ashley Holm 
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Originally from Fargo, Ashley received her LPN and RN from NDSCS. She lives in Rothsay with her husband and son. Ashley joined the Ecumen team with experience as a nurse in the clinic setting. In her free time, you can find her reading, doing home improvement projects, painting, spending time with her family, and playing with her son.

Megan Rorman

Megan Rorman
Life Enrichment Supervisor

Megan grew up in Minnesota and attended Minnesota State Community and Technical College. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, daughter, two dogs and cat. Megan’s interests include spending time at the lakes, reading and baking.

Johanna Heigaard

Johanna Heigaard 
Dining Manager

Johanna loves food service and has a passion for people. She has great food service and healthcare experience along with a culinary arts diploma from Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Originally from Park River, ND, Johanna lives in West Fargo with her husband and five children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking and cooking.

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