Delegates from sponsoring congregations convened at the Annual Meeting of Bethany Retirement Living on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Bethany on University. Joining the Board of Trustees for three-year terms are Paulette Amundson, Dan Beauchamp, both of Fargo, and Ben Carlsrud, of West Fargo. Mary Johnson, Oxbow, was elected to a second three-year term.
Paulette Amundson is a retired Health Care Executive for Sanford Health. She is a former member of the American Organization of Nursing Executives, American College of Health Care Executives, National Rural Health Association and the Medical Group Management Association.
Dan Beauchamp is Senior Director Facilities and Ancillary Support at Essentia Health. He is president of the North Dakota Healthcare Engineering Society and a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering.
Ben Carlsrud is President of Network Center, Inc.
Mary Johnson, CPA, is President of Union State Bank, Fargo. She has served on numerous community non-profit and civic boards, including MeritCare Foundation, Vocational Training Center and the Growth Initiative Fund and is a member of Fargo West Rotary. In her past employment with Banner Health System, she worked with healthcare facilities in several states.
Officers elected are Charlotte Rusch, Fargo, Chair; Jack Rydell, Fargo, Vice Chair; Mary Johnson, Oxbow, Treasurer; and Lianne Rockstad, Walcott, Secretary. Other Trustees include Bruce Davidson, Neal Eriksmoen, Martha LeClerc, all Fargo, and Dr. David Glatt, West Fargo.
Al Erickson, Stacie Heiden and Linda O’Halloran retired from the Board.
Bethany Retirement Living, a senior living community, was founded in Fargo in 1939 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bethany provides high-quality care to the elderly in skilled nursing, memory care, transitional care, rehabilitation, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, and personal care programs.