Meet our Team


President/Chief Executive Officer
Jeff has served as the President of both CHI Friendship and CHI Riverview. In 1999, these two organizations combined to form Villa Nazareth Corporation and in 2001, Jeff was named CEO of CHI Riverview. Jeff's main focus as President/CEO is to provide the highest quality service to our residents. What Jeff says he likes best about CHI Riverview is...Everything! His office hours at CHI Riverview are Wednesdays and Fridays each week.

As Controller of CHI Riverview, Kristine is responsible for the oversight of our business office and finance functions. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and has an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Kristine was born and raised in the Minneapolis area, and moved to Fargo in October 2009 to take the position and be closer to her extended family. Before joining Riverview in 2010, she supervised the financial reporting at Target Corporations legal entities in their Minneapolis based headquarters. Kristine is married and has two children.

Chief Development Officer
As Chief Development Officer, Jean is responsible for helping people make financial gifts that strengthen and grow CHI Riverviews programs and services. Jeans mother and father lived the last 5 years of their lives at Riverview and her uncle lived there as well, so she comes with a deep appreciation and admiration for the spirit and care shown by the staff and volunteers. Before joining CHI Riverview, Jean served as the Director of Development at Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Director of Plant Operations
Dave provides leadership in the maintenance and operation of the physical facility assuring that the physical plant operates at optimum capacity, economy and efficiency. Dave is committed to making sure CHI Riverview is a safe and comfortable place for residents, staff and community.

Director of Health Services
Jessica joined the Riverview team in December 2016. She oversees all health services and nursing at CHI Riverview and Crosshaven. Jessica started her nursing career in 2006 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She continued her education to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2010 and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minnesota State University in 2016. Prior to joining the CHI Riverview team, Jessica worked a as nurse in a variety of settings. She feels all those experiences have helped her develop into the nurse she is today.

Director of Human Resources & Resident Relations
After working at Blue Cross and Blue Shield for 9 years, Kathy joined the staff at CHI Riverview in 1995 after her parents lived out their final years here. She felt Gods spirit was alive in the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence at Riverview and working here became a calling for her. After 20 years, she still challenges employees to demonstrate these core values in their interactions with residents and staff daily.

Director of Marketing/Resident Relations
Wendy joined CHI Riverview in December 2016. She has been a healthcare professional in the FM community for over 25 years. A graduate of MSUM with a degree in Social Work, she has professional experience in long term care social work and prior to coming to CHI Riverview, was employed by Hospice of the Red River Valley for 22 years. She brings with her professional experience in public relations, program development, and marketing, along with a compassionate spirit for helping others. She is grateful to be a part of CHI Riverview!

Director of Spiritual Services
Jenny joined the Riverview Team in 2014. She is an Associate of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was drawn to Riverview because of our commitment to compassion and community.  The office of Spiritual Services includes Don Kercher - Assistant Director, Pastor Wayne Quibell - Portestant Chaplain and Fr. Dave Pribula - Catholic Chaplain.


As a team, we provide all residents with opportunities for community building, worship, bible study, prayer and spiritual growth. We embrace an integrated holistic approach to living and offer support and encouragement to all residents. Members of our team visit all our new residents and offer a listening ear and welcoming presence.

Ellen Mahli - Chairperson

James Papacek

Mark DuBord - Vice Chairperson

Jacki Knapp-Raaen

Jeff Drop

Carol Renner

Sr. Katherine Fennell

Sean Smith

Jan Hannig

Paula Storm

Kathy Hogan


Board Members:

Jean Anderson
Dave Odegaard
Jeff Pederson
Kathy Schroeder
Jenny Rheault
Jessica Aasen
Wendy Buth