A team committed to caring for you
Leading faith-based healthcare
The goal of the Ethos Home Health Care and Hospice 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. Meet our team!
Ethos Leadership Team
Dr. Kinsey Nelson, Medical Director
Dr. Kinsey Nelson is the Medical Director for Ethos Home Health 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 Health Care and 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 is the President and CEO of Knute Nelson, a nonprofit senior housing and services organization based in Alexandria, MN. Mark is responsible for the strategic vision, operations, and fiscal stewardship of the Knute Nelson Corporation. He held various local and state-level governance leadership positions, including LeadingAge MN. He holds an MBA 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 is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Knute Nelson, a nonprofit senior housing and services organization based in Alexandria, MN. 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. She is currently participating in the Leading Age Larry Minnix Leadership Academy.
Katie is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Knute Nelson, a nonprofit senior housing and services organization based in Alexandria, MN. Katie oversees all operations of Knute Nelson as well as the Business Development, Strategy, Foundation, Marketing and Sales functions of the Knute Nelson Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from the College of Saint Benedict and is a Certificated Fundraising Executive. She is also a graduate of LeadingAge Larry Minnix Leadership Academy and the Blandin Community Leadership Program.
Shawn Stuhaug 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.
Dawn Hummel, RN, is the Senior Executive of Resident Care – Skilled Operations at Bethany Retirement Living. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Concordia College and is a Certified Director of Nursing. Dawn serves on the Regulations Committee of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association and the Workforce Committee for the American Health Care Association. She also sits on advisory committees for various area nursing education programs such as M-State, Mayville State University, Rasmussen University and the NDSU Consortium.
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 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 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.