Amy Phillips

What Does it Mean to be a Social Worker in a Time of Political Polarization?

Amy Phillips has been a licensed social worker for 25 years. She started her career as a family therapist in home-based crisis intervention services and later moved into program development, human services, administration, and social work education.  She has taught social work courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and currently teaches in a dual-degree program at NDSU where students earn a BSW from Minot State and a BS in Human Development & Family Science from North Dakota State University.

rebecca quinn

The Hidden Impact of Brain Injury

Rebecca Quinn is a program director for the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

Rebecca's past experience includes working in various settings, primarily in the healthcare field. She served as an adjunct professor in the Social Work department at UND where she taught courses on gerontology and substance abuse. Rebecca is a licensed social worker and obtained her master of social work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2000 and her bachelor of arts degree from Texas A & M in 1997.

dr. lindsay hines

Healthy Aging & the Brain

Dr. Hines grew up near Mankato, Minnesota and obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Cloud State University.  She completed her Master’s degree and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Her clinical internship was at Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsycohlogy at UCLA Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior.  Dr. Hines joined Sanford Health as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in 2011.  She is engaged in clinical practice at Sanford Brain and Spine, and clinical research related to neuropsychology.  She is also a primary investigator with research funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) related to implementation of pharmacogenomics in clinical practice. 

kayla howard

Covid-19 Panel: "Response & Lessons"

Kayla began her journey in long term care 15 years ago as a nursing assistant. She has ten years of nursing experience, much of it being long term care. Kayla returned to school in 2018 and graduated with her masters in nursing leadership and administration. She is currently enrolled in the state of North Dakota's Administrator in Training Program, and will be a certified licensed administrator in January of 2021.

brady johnsrud

Covid-19 Panel: "Response & Lessons"

Brady is a graduate of Concordia College with a degree from the Offutt School of Business’ Healthcare Leadership/Long-term Care Administration program. Brady worked for Sanford Health his 1st year out of school as a Business Analyst and then after becoming a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator moved to Senior Living with Eventide Senior Living Communities where he became a Housing Manager for the Eventide Fairmont campus. After spending two years at the Fairmont Campus Brady was hired as the Executive Director for the Eventide Sheyenne Crossings campus in West Fargo in 2018 and currently remains in this position.

liz sterling

Covid-19 Panel: "Response & Lessons"

Liz is responsible for the Hospice of the Red River Valley quality and clinical education programs. She also serves as the clinical leader for the chaplains and social workers. She is active in bringing together all members of the hospice team to provide excellent care to our patients and families.

susan johnson-drenth

Real Estate Planning: "What happens to the ownership of my house when I die? My cabin? My farm? My Oil Rights?"

Sue’s practice areas include elder law, taxable estate planning, probate, probate litigation, guardianships, and trust law, including special needs trusts for the disabled.  Sue was named as a Great Plains Super Lawyer.Sue is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is the former State Chair for North Dakota.  Sue is also the Chair of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.  Sue is the only Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) in North Dakota and Northern Minnesota.  In addition to practicing law, Sue continues to hold licensure as a registered nurse in North Dakota. 

Sue received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from North Dakota State University. Sue graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law. 

missy ohe

Embrace the Pace You Set

Missy Ohe has been a speaker, trainer, and business coach for 15 years. For the past five years she has been training with John Maxwell. Missy has worked within Senior Living Communities in the areas of Community Outreach, as well as Training and Engagement. She recieved an award in 2016 for, Woman to Watch in Passion. Her passion truly comes from helping people realize the difference they make!

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The Northern Plains Conference on Aging (NPCA) is an annual conference for regional professionals and members of the community. The two-day event features a variety of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking and gathering resources. Topics range from ethics to self-care with an emphasis on aging and current issues. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available.