A team committed to caring for you.
The goal of the Ethos Home Health Care and Hospice faith-based healthcare team is to lead and guide Ethos in a direction of success while enriching the quality of living for the individuals we serve, building a strong foundation and creating a culture of serving others. Religion and spirituality play a key role in our faith-based healthcare approach. Our leaders are focused on the growth and well-being of our employees, clients, patients, and the communities that we serve.
Ethos Leadership Team
Cassie Zielke, MSN, RN is the Administrator of Ethos Home Care and Hospice. Cassie began employment with Ethos in 2014 as the director of home care. In 2017 Cassie transitioned to her current role as administrator of home care and hospice. She earned two Associates of Science in Nursing degrees from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, MN. She furthered her education and earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.
Cassie’s nursing career began in home care working as a certified nursing assistant, then as a licensed practical nurse. Throughout her registered nursing career, she has had the opportunity to gain experience, knowledge and leadership skills while working in skilled nursing facilities, clinic nursing administration, and hospital case management.
Cassie feels blessed to be able to lead the Ethos team to fulfill the mission of enriching the quality of living of each patient they serve. She enjoys learning something new every day, which is not hard to come by with the ever-changing health care industry. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.
Dr. Kinsey Nelson is the Medical Director for Ethos Home Care and Hospice program. He strives to provide high quality, comprehensive healthcare to all of his patients. Along with treating a wide variety of acute illnesses, Dr. Nelson also specializes in the management of complex chronic diseases. Areas of interest include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, orthopedics/sports medicine, depression/anxiety as well as well-child care, men’s and women’s health.
Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis, MN. He completed his residency at the United Family Medicine Residency Program in Saint Paul, MN. He also completed a post-graduate Fourth Year of Mastery at United Family Medicine.
Dr. Nelson is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. This means that he has fulfilled the necessary criteria established by the regulating board and has passed examinations that accredit him in the field of family medicine.
Ethos Board of Directors
Ethos Home Care & Hospice is a nonprofit, faith based organization. Our board of directors set and understand the strategic direction of the organization and focus on achieving the highest standards of excellence that allow us to better serve others.
Ethos Board Members
Mark Anderson, President/CEO of Knute Nelson is the President and CEO of Knute Nelson, a nonprofit senior housing and services organization based in Alexandria, MN. Mark has served in the long-term care industry for over 17 years. He serves as Treasurer on the Aging Services of Minnesota Board of Directors and Chairs the Aging Services Group Board of Directors. Mark holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia in Moorhead, and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Marnie Gugisberg, SVP & CFO at Knute Nelson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Knute Nelson. Her previous accounting experience includes St. Francis Health Services in Morris, MN. Marnie is currently pursuing her Nursing Home Administrator's license from the University of Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University in Moorhead and an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting from Fergus Falls Community College.
Thomas Anderson is a life-long resident of Alexandria, Minnesota, where he owned and operated the Anderson Funeral Home for over 35 years. In that community he has served in several volunteer capacities including being a Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, and Lutheran Social Services. Mr. Anderson served for several years on the board of the Alexandria Wells Fargo Bank. He also has served as a Board Member and Chair of the Knute Nelson organization in Alexandria. Mr. Anderson currently serves as a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents where he is Chair of the Finance and Operations Committee. He is married to his wife, Angie, and they have two adult children, Kreg and Jack.
Shawn Stuhaug, President/CEO of Bethany Retirement Living is the President/CEO at Bethany Retirement Living, a senior housing and services organization based in Fargo, ND. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead and completed the Long-Term Care Administration Program at Concordia College through the Tri-College University. Shawn also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Mary.
Jane Kelly, CFO at Bethany Retirement Living has been the Chief Financial Officer at Bethany Retirement Living for 21 years and has been with Bethany for 29 years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Jane is a member of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association Funding and Reimbursement Committee.
Jack Rydell, DNP, RN, is an Associate Professor in the nursing program at Concordia College. He has served as faculty at Concordia College for 13 years. In addition, he works as a staff RN at Sanford Health on a per diem basis in the Palliative Care Unit. Jack received his Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Jamestown College. He received his Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of North Dakota, and then earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota.
Jon Riewer, President/CEO of Eventide Senior Living Communities is the President and CEO of Eventide Senior Living Communities, a nonprofit, faith-based long term care and senior services provider based in Moorhead, MN. Jon has over 20 years of experience in healthcare administration serving the communities of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, MN, Cokato, MN and Cando, ND. He has a Bachelor Degree in Health Services Administration from Concordia College and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Mary.
Rob Bye, together with his wife Jana, owns and operates Fargo Linoleum. Rob has served on the Valley Water Rescue dive team as a public safety diver and Board member, coached youth football in Moorhead for 16 years, the Moorhead Schools High School Task Force and currently serves on the Board of Eventide Senior Living Community, & the Moorhead Athletic Association. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Concordia College. He lives in Moorhead with his wife, Jana, and has three grown children, John, Erik and Matt.
Melissa Heesch, COO of Eventide Senior Living Communities is the Chief Operating Officer at Eventide Senior Living Communities, a nonprofit, faith-based long term care and senior services provider based in Moorhead, MN. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in healthcare administration as an RN Nurse Leader, DON, Long Term Care Administrator, VP and COO. She has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Presentation College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, a Long Term Care Administrator’s Certificate from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the College of St. Francis.