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  • Tricia Lee, Ed.D., M.Ed., B.S. Ed.
    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Tricia Lee started her career with Development Homes Inc. in July of 2021 after serving on the Board of Directors for six years. Her background includes 26 years of experience in the field of special education where she held a variety of roles from that of a special education teacher of students with intellectual disabilities, autism, emotional disturbance and learning disabilities, to serving as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the Special Education Department at the University of North Dakota. Tricia most recently served as the Executive Director of Special Education for the Grand Forks Special Education Unit.
    Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where she completed degrees in the field of elementary education, special education and teacher education.
    Dr. Lee has filled leadership roles in several organizations, such as the North Dakota Study Council of Special Education administrators, where she served as president. In addition, she currently serves as the president of Hopeful Beginnings, LLC, and has been a past president of the Board of Directors of DHI. She has been nominated on multiple occasions as Special Education Director of Year while in her role of Special Education Director.
    Dr. Lee has a passion for enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities., and her life’s work is to foster the lives of individuals with disabilities to be as inclusive, fulfilling and successful as possible.

  • 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 Holweger has been employed with Development Homes since 1981, holding a variety of positions. She is currently the Quality Enhancement Director, is a licensed social worker, and has her Master’s degree in Public Administration. Cindy created a state-wide staff training module in the area of Social Capital for the North Dakota Center of Excellence. She was on the task force that created the Waivered Services Regulations for DD Providers in North Dakota. She serves as an officer on the local Northern Occupational and Safety Association board. Cindy is also a member of the Northeast Health Preparedness Partners group, serving as the city’s Emergency Management ADA consultant.

  • 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 is an innovative professional with a proven business acumen and thirty years’ experience within the ND charitable gaming industry. At Development Homes she is responsible for the facilitation of gaming operations, fundraising and development. She has a BS degree from UND in Finance and Political Science, beginning her career with DHI in 2010. She facilitates DHI’s state-wide gaming operations with an array of differing game types, provides strategic leadership and management to the gaming division, and administers gaming regulatory oversight within DHI. Janelle also contributes in a leadership capacity on a state-wide level with the affiliated trade association, the Charitable Gaming Association of ND, through board representation. She orchestrates regulatory administrative and legislative platforms, and coordinates legislative efforts for the promotion of the ND charitable gaming industry.

  • 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.

  • Angie Borini
    IT Director

    Angie's work with Development Homes, Inc. started in 2004. During that time she attended Northland Community and Technical College, pursuing a degree in Computer Services and Networking. She obtained her Cisco Certification while attending Northland. During her years at Development Homes, Inc. she has worked as a Tech Support Specialist, then moving up to being the Computer and Network Administrator, and now serves at the Director of Information Technology. Angie also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer for Development Homes, Inc. Angie enjoys being able to donate her time to other non-profits, such as High Plains Fair Housing, Global Friends Coalition, CVIC to name a few.

  • Rita Ozbun, RN
    Nursing Director
    Rita started working for Development Homes, Inc. in 2006. Rita has been a nurse for 40 years. The last 26 years have been spent working with people with Developmental and physical disabilities. Rita received her Associate Degree in nursing from Northland Community and Technical College in 2011. This enabled her to move from an LPN to an RN. Rita was promoted to Director of Nurses the year 2020.

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