Meet Our Staff
Heartview Foundation has a staff of approximately 35 full-time, part-time, and contracted professionals. The staff is made up of highly-trained, experienced professionals in the addiction treatment field.
Addiction counselors, nurses, social workers, a mental health worker, a psychologist, a physician specially trained in addiction care, a chaplain, chiropractor, certified yoga instructor, art instructor, chemical dependency technicians, and many and others will all be involved in treating your illness.
Together, we will work with you and your family or loved ones to help you maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs and begin a new life.
Key members of our professional staff that may be involved in your care are listed below.
Kurt A. Snyder, MMGT, LSW, LAC
Kurt has been the Executive Director at Heartview Foundation since January 2005. In addition to holding a Master’s in Management, Kurt is also a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Kurt works under the Board of Directors in providing financial, clinical, personnel, and technical oversight for Heartview. He is active in many state and national organizations related to addiction treatment, bringing cutting edge knowledge to the Heartview staff and opportunities for input in many addiction treatment arenas.
Beth Stroup-Menge, MS, LSW, LAC
Chief Operating Officerbeth@heartview.org
Beth Stroup-Menge has been affiliated with Heartview since 1983. She was formerly the Director of the Adolescent Unit. Beth serves Heartview by supervising all staff in Bismarck and Cando.
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Melissa J. Henke, MD
Dr. Henke, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, serves as Heartview’s Medical Director. In that capacity, Dr. Henke participates in interdisciplinary case review, develops and oversees patient medical protocols, reviews nursing assessments for appropriate withdrawal management, and confers with the interdisciplinary team regarding patient care management. She also provides medical oversight to the Medication-Assisted Therapy program and ongoing care to individual patients. Dr. Henke serves on the Governor’s Counsel for Recovery Reinvented as well as the Medical Director of the North Dakota Professional Health Program.
Matthew Doppler, Ph.D.
Dr. Doppler, is employed by Sanford Behavioral Health in Bismarck as well as providing psychological services at Heartview. He engages in weekly consultation with Heartview’s Interdisciplinary team. Dr. Doppler reviews patients’ psychological testing, determines the need for psychiatric referrals, makes treatment recommendations, establishes psychological testing protocols for adolescents and adults, and reviews individual cases, upon request.
Mark Doerner, PHD
Dr. Doerner is employed by Sanford Behavioral Health in Bismarck as well as providing psychological services at Heartview. Dr. Doerner is an experienced psychologist who recognizes the importance of access to behavioral health services to people who live and work in rural settings. He works with people of all ages who face a wide variety of challenges.
Kelsey LaBere, LPCC
Director of Day Treatment and Mental Health Serviceskelseyl@heartview.org
Kelsey worked in our residence while going to school and in 2016 she obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is licensed as an LPCC. She provides individual and group counseling as well as other mental health services for patients in need. She is also trained as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and provides tobacco cessation services.
Christy Anderson,BA, LAC
Director of Outpatient/Evaluation Serviceschristya@heartview.org
Christy graduated from Minot State University with a degree in Addiction Studies in 1999 and in 2000 she received her Licensed Addiction Counselor status. Her first job was at North Central Human Service Center in Minot, ND working in various programs. She has also been employed at the ND State Penitentiary with her last place of employment being at the Prairie Learning Center in Raleigh, ND. Christy was employed there for 12 years. Christy has served on various addiction related boards such as the NDACA-ND Addiction Counseling Association and NDATPC-ND Addiction Treatment Provider’s Coalition.
Karalee Harper, LAC
Education and Training Coordinatorkaraleeh@heartview.org
Karalee completed her Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling and Masters in Management from the University of Mary. Karalee brings almost 20 years' experience in the addiction profession with a variety of experiences including being the Chronic Disease Director at the ND Department of Health. Karalee joined Heartview in May 2018.
Susan Wagner, LSW
Director of Opioid Treatment Programsusan@heartview.org
Susan joined the staff in January 2015. She is a licensed social worker with over 32 years of experience in the behavioral health field including juvenile corrections. She is currently the Director of the OTP Program.
Bruce Carlson, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorbruce@heartview.org
Bruce has been working as a counselor in the addiction field since 1985. He has been with Heartview since 2004. He is a highly experienced counselor. Bruce provides direct patient care in Friday continuing care group. Bruce is partially retired.
Karissa Kautzman, BS, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorkarissa@heartview.org
Karissa, a Hettinger native, completed her Addiction Studies with a minor in Business Administration through Minot State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. She interned at Heartview and West Central Human Service Center and was hired by Heartview during her internship. Karissa currently facilitates Day Treatment.
Marjean Schwehr, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselormarjean@heartview.org
Marjean joined the Heartview staff January of 2013. She has been an addiction counselor since 2003 with previous employment at Prairie Learning Center and the Bismarck Transition Center. Marjean completes comprehensive evaluations and works with the Monday evening continuing care program.
Darcy Olson, MEd, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselordarcy@heartview.org
Originally from Williston, ND, Darcy returned to the state after 24 years in Minnesota working at a variety of positions in the chemical dependency field. Prior to his employment at Heartview, Darcy was in private practice offering two outpatient programs to jail inmates in Becker County, MN. Darcy obtained a BA degree from Minot State University in 1986, majoring in addiction studies, and earned his Masters of Education degree in 1988 from North Dakota State University, with a focus on addiction studies. Darcy has been employed with Heartview since July of 2011.
Roger Peet, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorroger@heartview.org
Roger joined the Heartview staff in March 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mary with Post Baccalaureate work in addiction counseling. Roger started his addiction counseling career in 1994 and spent the entire time working at the North Dakota State Penitentiary. Roger completes comprehensive patient assessments and is currently working with the evening Intensive Outpatient Program.
Natalee Storey, BS, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselornatalee@heartview.org
Natalee has been employed at the Heartview Foundation since March 2014. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from MSUM in 2009 and then went on to complete her Addiction Studies coursework through Minot State. Natalee currently completes comprehensive patient evaluations and facilitates an evening Continuing Care Group on Thursdays.
Carlee Eckert, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorcarlee@heartview.org
Carlee started working at Heartview in the Fall of 2014. She currently facilitates a Day Treatment group.
Crystal Askvig, MS, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorcrystala@heartview.org
Crystal joined the Heartview staff in October of 2013 after 8 years in the field of substance abuse and mental health. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology along with a Masters Degree in Counseling. Crystal became licensed as a LAC in 2018. Crystal also works with those interested in being a recovery advocate and follows the recovery bills through the ND Legislature.
Tom Regan, LAC
Public Relations Director, Licensed Addiction Counselortom@heartview.org
Tom has served as Heartview's public relations director since June 2013. The first two decades of Tom's 40-year professional career were spent in journalism and broadcasting fields. He moved from his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Bismarck-Mandan in 1981 to work for Prairie Public Broadcasting where he was manager of the Radio Division. From 1994 to 2009, Tom was executive director of Missouri Slope Areawide United Way. Tom completed master's degree coursework in addiction counseling through University of Mary in May 2013, and in addition to his public relations work, he is a licensed addiction counselor at Heartview. Tom also served on Heartview's Board of Directors for 11 years. Tom facilitates continuing care on Tuesday evening, and additionaly holds a weekly Grief Group.
Lisa Roth, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorlisa@heartview.org
Lisa joined the Heartview staff officially in 2016 after being hired following her internship. Lisa currently completes patient evaluations.
Layn Sabot, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorlayn@heartview.org
Kelly McCormick, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorkellym@heartview.org
Molly Witthauer, ACI
Addiction Counselor Internmollyw@heartview.org
Shannon Huber, LAC
Licensed Addiction Counselorshannonh@heartview.org
Shari Forschen, APRN-CNP
Crystal Messer, RN
Crystal attended Medcenter One College of Nursing where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then worked at Medcenter One/Sanford Hospital on a medical surgical floor where she gained experience with overdose, withdrawal, emotional and behavioral issues as well as post-surgical care until starting at Heartview in 2013.
At Heartview Crystal oversees Residential intakes-assuring that the patient meets requirements to be admitted into the residence and/or medication administration and monitoring. She also works closely with Dr. Henke regarding the needs of her clients and the Buprenorphrine program.
Jessica Schneider, RN, BSN
Jessica has her Bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Medcenter One College of Nursing along with Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology. She has worked in the mental health field for many years. Jessica takes part in nursing assessments, intake calls, assists in Medication Assisted therapy, and care of physical needs of the patient.
Jamie Mettler, RN
Jamie graduated from Jamestown College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She joined Heartview in March 2015. She has experience in many areas of nursing, but her most recent employment was with HIT working with traumatic brain injuries and mental health. Jamie provides direct patient care and assists patients with detox medications, mental health services, and med assisted therapy. She is involved in taking intake calls for patients interested in residential services and completes nursing assessments.
LaShonda Richards, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurselashonda@heartview.org
LaShonda graduated from Southeastern College in Florida in 2010 for Practical Nursing. Currently pursuing her ASN through Excelsior College. She has experience with mental health from working with a Medical detox and rehabilitation center in Juno Beach, FL. Since moving to North Dakota LaShonda has worked with Sanford/Prospera SNF and podiatry. She joined Heartview in 2017 with 6 years of nursing experience. LaShonda provides direct patient care and assists patients with detox medications, mental health services, and med assisted therapy. She is involved in taking intake calls for patients interested in residential services and completes nursing assessments.
Meagan Schrader, RN
Meagan graduated from Bismarck State College in 2012 with an Associates in Science and Sanford College of Nursing in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2014. After graduation she started working at Sanford Hospital and specialized in Emergency and Trauma care gaining experience in many different areas of nursing including overdose, withdrawal, and mental health. She has been a nurse at Heartview Foundation since December of 2017. At Heartview, Meagan works in the OTP clinic administering methadone to clients that struggle with opiate addiction. Meagan works closely with these clients in completing nursing assessments, assisting the clients with following up with medical providers, scheduling medical appointments, providing education, and caring for any medical/physical needs addressed.
Mandi Fuchs, LPN
Licensed Practical Nursemandif@heartview.org
Kayla Hilbers, CNA, MAI
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Jess Storsved, RN
Director of Residential Servicesjesss@heartview.org
Ryan Messer, CPA
Chief Financial Officerryan@heartview.org
Business Office Managerchristy@heartview.org
Utilization Review Coordinatorannabel@heartview.org
OTP Administrative Assistantkarenw@heartview.org
OTP Administrative Assistantjeanniem@heartview.org
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Health Information Managerpatty@heartview.org
Health Information Assistantmelissa@heartview.org
Pam Crawford, RHIA, SPHR
Pam joined the Heartview staff in January of 2014. She is coordinating compliance with Joint Commission, HIPAA privacy and security, quality assurance and improvement activities, addiction treatment confidentiality, and provides oversight of health information services. She is an attorney, licensed to practice law in North Dakota and credentialed as an RHIA, Registered Health Information Administrator, through the American Health Information Management Association. In addition, she is credentialed as a SPHR, senior professional in human resources, through the national Society for Human Resource Management.
Pam had served on the Heartview Board of Directors for a short period of time prior to joining the staff.
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Technology and Program Development Coordinatordoug@heartview.org
Doug was the founder of Youthworks, an agency serving at-risk youth, and worked there for 35 years before retiring in 2014. He was the Program Administrator for the SD Office on Children, Youth and Families prior to founding Youthworks and Mountain Plains Youth Services. He has been employed part-time at Heartview working on program development and technology-based behavioral health projects. Doug has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
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