Meet Our Staff

  • Sandra J. Marshall, MSW, LCSW
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sandi has served as the CEO of Development Homes, Inc, since August 2006. She holds BS degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota and an MSW degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Prior to coming to DHI, Sandi led a variety of public and private human service programs and agencies at the local, regional and state levels, primarily in the field of developmental disabilities.

    Her experiences include 18 years with the ND Department of Human Services; serving first as the program manager of an early community program in Grand Forks, as Regional DD Program Administrator for the Grand Forks region, and then as the Director of the Developmental Disabilities Division in Bismarck. Sandi also previously directed programs in New Mexico serving individuals with developmental disabilities, directed a foster care agency, Casey Family Programs, in Bismarck, and served on the faculty of the UND Department of Social Work.

    Sandi has been active in various community service activities over the years. She currently serves on the boards of the High Plains Fair Housing Center, the ND Association of Community Providers, the GF Community Advisory Committee, and is on the Advisory Board for the UND Center for Community Engagement. She is a founding member of the local Nonprofit Business Alliance. Professionally, she is a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in North Dakota.

  • Pamela S. Heyd, BBA, MBA, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Pam has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Dakota (1987) and a Master of Business Administration (2004) from The University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

    Pam has worked in the business administration field since 1998. Her work experiences include working as a Business Manager for Prairie Harvest Foundation for 6 years and as the Clinical Director for Towner County Medical Center for 1 year.

    Pam is committed to ongoing professional training through adult education courses, American Management Association seminars, training provided by North Dakota CPA Association and Lorman Education Services training.

  • Cindy Holweger, BSW, LSW, MPA
    Quality Enhancement Director

    Cindy has a Master's in Public Affairs from Park University in Parkville, MO, and a BS in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. She is a licensed social worker in the state of North Dakota and has worked in the field of disabilities for the past 30 years. These years have been spent at Development Homes, Inc. in direct support, group home management of the childrens's facility, and program coordinator of three group homes.

    In 1992, Cindy was promoted to her current position as Quality Enhancement Director where she oversees compliance to licensing and accreditation standards, is the organizations safety officer, and conducts investigations for suspencted abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

    In 2009, Cindy developed a training monograph on Social Capital in conjunction with the ND Center for Persons with Disabilities, University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities at Minot State University.

    Cindy is an officer on the Northern Occupational and Health Association board, and serves as the ADA consultant for the Northeast Biological Planning Coalition. She is a past member othe Chamber of Commerce Business Committee, Hew Horizon's Homecare and Nursing Services Advisory Board, and the ARC Family Advisory Committee.

  • Scott Anderson
    Program Services Director

    Scott Anderson began in September 2011 as the Director of the Program Services Department, overseeing all residential, day support, employment, and family support services provided by DHI.

    Scott has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Moorhead State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He brings over 17 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities to this position, and has been employed professionally with DHI since 2001.

    Scott has diverse experiences in providing direct support, group home management, vocational shift leader, coordinator and director positions, providing Qualified Program Specialist services, and most recently serving as the Adult Service Coordinator overseeing the six DHI adult group homes.

    Scott received the DHI Above and Beyond Award in 2008, honoring his commitment to quality services and excellence. He brings passion and vision to his leadership to complement his comprehensive experience. He has enjoyed his various work experiences at DHI. He brings an optimistic approach to our vision and core values. He looks to the future as an opportunity for all of us learn and grow.

  • Janelle Mitzel
    Gaming Director

    Janelle has a BS degree from UND in Financial Management with a minor in Political Science.

    Janelle brings 17 years of previous experience in management and leadership in the gaming industry in North Dakota, while employed by a statewide non-profit organization serving people with disabilities.

    Janelle began with DHI in March of 2010 as the Gaming Manager, and was promoted to Gaming Director in November 2010. In this capacity, she provides oversight to all of DHI’s gaming sites with diverse game types. She is also involved in a leadership capacity with the Charitable Gaming Association of ND.

  • Gordon R. Johnson
    Operations Director

    Gordon attended the University of North Dakota pursuing a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice.

    Gordon has worked in the field of housing and loss prevention for fifteen years. His experiences include Youth and Community Services Director for Grand Forks Housing and Urban Development, Housing Inspector for Fargo Housing, and Loss Prevention Manager for JC Penney Corporation.

    Gordon began his career with Development Homes, Inc. in 1999 when he was hired as the Facilities and Equipment Director. While working at Development Homes, Gordon has obtained two professional licenses from the National Center for Housing Management: Certified Occupancy Specialist and Certified Manager of Maintenance.