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Board of Directors

Strong Leadership. Inspired Care.

Our Purpose

Tri-County Health Care is a not-for-profit organization comprised of one hospital and six clinics located in Bertha, Henning, Ottertail, Sebeka, Verndale and Wadena. The organization's not-for-profit status ensures that all financial resources remaining after expenses are paid and are committed to improving technology, patient services and facilities.

There is an 11-member board of directors comprised of community leaders throughout the regions we serve. The board of directors provides oversight to the executive leadership of Tri-County Health Care, and is responsible for the institution, the protection of its assets, and the quality of its services. The Board of Directors is a volunteer board and Directors do not get paid for their time and commitment to Tri-County Health Care.

The Board of Directors determines the organization's policy and provides direction and counsel on management, administration, planning and development. Directors are responsible for the organization's compliance on applicable legal requirements, the maintenance of professional and ethical standards of health services and sound financial management and operation of Tri-County Health Care Hospital and Clinics.

Board meetings are held monthly, but the volunteer Directors also serve a minimum of one or more of the standing committees on the Board. In addition, Board education meetings are also held. The facility is guided by a continuous quality improvement philosophy that stresses leadership commitment, organization-wide approach, customer and process mindedness and employee involvement.

You may contact any of the Board members through Tri-County Health Care's Administration at 218-631-7487.

See a complete list of past and present board members (PDF)



Dave Fjeldheim

Dave Fjeldheim

Home: Sebeka
Year Joined: 2010
Profession: Superintendent, Sebeka school

David has been married to Kathy for 39 years. They have two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, woodworking, riding motorcycle, reading and serving on various Wadena County community committees.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired Care is leading by example with patient safety and care always the primary goal of our employees. It is my desire, as a board member, to see our employees inspire care by building positive relationships, developing a caring patient environment and always meeting patient needs by focusing on quality indicators practiced by great hospitals.


Matthew Van Bruggen, Chair

Matthew Van Bruggen, Chair

Home: Wadena
Year Joined: 2010
Profession: Attorney, Pemberton Law

Matthew is married to Shanna, and they have four children. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth hockey and doing anything outside.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care means delivering care that is specialized and individualized for each patient. The patient should feel that their wants and needs are the focal point of the care and that we strive to provide high quality care across the spectrum of our patient population.


Terry Davis, Vice Chair

Terry Davis, Vice Chair

Home: Ottertail
Year Joined: 2015
Profession: Real Estate Appraiser

Terry is married to his wife, Kathie, and they have three children Kevin, Tracy and Kyle, along with four grandchildren. He loves watching most sports and has been involved with Wadena Hockey for over 20 years. He also enjoys spending time with family.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

To me inspired care means care providers who want to do more than the ordinary, people who want to make a difference.


Ryan Anderson, Secretary

Ryan Anderson, Secretary

Home: Wadena
Year Joined: 2015
Profession: Dentist

Ryan has been married to Brandi for 22 years. They enjoy traveling, being involved with community organizations and spending time with friends. Ryan also loves hunting, fishing, camping and hiking.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care means putting the wants and needs of each patient first. It involves listening to each patient individually to determine what is most important and appropriate to them. Each individual must be cared for as a person, not just another patient. When every patient is treated like family – that is inspired care.


Paul Drange

Paul Drange

Hometown: Wadena
Year Joined: 2018
Profession: Director of Regional Programs - Sourcewell

Paul is married to Stephanie, and they have two energetic boys, Noah and Jack. He loves sports of almost any kind, especially high school sports, and enjoys helping to coach Noah’s elementary basketball team. Paul also loves spending time outside and near the lake.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care means being committed to every patient, every time. It means supporting providers, patients and our general community to ensure resources are available and that needs are met. It’s what we must do to serve our communities and improve outcomes.


Jolene Johannes

Jolene Johannes

Home: Wadena
Year Joined: 1997
Profession: Insurance Agent

Jolene has four children – Tracy, Erik, Cally and Ben – and has four grandchildren. She is a proud dog mama to two rambunctious goldendoodle pups named Rylie and Otis. Jolene enjoys travel, 5K races, spending time at the beach and cheering for Minnesota sports teams.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care is compassionate, considerate and confidential. The caring team communicates what is happening to me and to each other. With kindness, they attend to the small details. All the while, they are most likely seeing me at my worst, but I am thankful to see them at their best.


Dave Quincer

Dave Quincer

Home: Wadena
Year Joined: 2009
Profession: Owner, Cozy Theatre

Dave is married to Lynn and they have four children; Melissa, Elizabeth, Matthew and Thomas. He loves spending time with family at the lake, hunting, fishing, golfing and Twins baseball.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care means inspiring a change in patient behavior to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Constantly looking for better ways to support and improve the health of our patients.


Doug Bjorklund

Doug Bjorklund

Home: Henning
Year Joined: 2019
Profession: Banker, First National Bank of Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake / Farmer

Doug and his wife, Pam, live on a small beef farm just north of Henning with their four children, Kendal, Jack, Lee and Luke. Their family has a passion for showing Red Angus cattle. They spend time running around the country to different cattle shows. They also spend many hours in the gymnasiums watching the Henning boys’ basketball team.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care to me means going the extra mile for our patients, being committed to them and keeping their needs confidential. Every person is different, and we need to listen to them and show that we care for their well-being.


John Pate, M.D.

John Pate, M.D.

Home: Wadena
Year Joined: 2017
Profession: Family Practice Physician

Dr. Pate has worked at Tri-County Health Care for 26 years.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired Care is care delivered by a truly energized team.


Shaneen Schmidt, M.D.

Shaneen Schmidt, M.D.

Home: Wadena
Year Joined: 2017
Profession: Family Practice Physician

Shaneen has been married to Kent for 27 years, and they have four children: Zoe, Kate, Michael and Ryann. They enjoy reading, family trips, watching the Minnesota Twins, volunteering locally especially with her children’s activities and taking trips in their new camper. She has been a physician at Tri-County Health Care since July 1999.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

Inspired care at Tri-County Health Care means to provide health care above and beyond what is routine or expected. Our care team recognizes and creatively addresses the whole picture as it affects our patients. It allows our patients to feel part of the decision making with their health being the focus.


Gerald McCullough, M.D.

Gerald McCullough, M.D.

Hometown: Ottertail
Year Joined: 2015
Profession: Radiologist

Dr. McCullough is a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate and has been a physician at Tri-County Health Care since 2002. He also co-owns Hometown Crafts in Wadena and Detroit Lakes. He and his wife currently live in rural Ottertail, having previously lived in rural Henning and Bluffton, and they have three children who graduated from Wadena-Deer Creek High School, one with a doctorate degree, one with a master’s degree and one who is currently a sophomore in the engineering program at the University of Minnesota.

What does Inspired Care mean to you?

I continue to be amazed at the wonderful and talented people throughout TCHC whom I get to work with on a daily basis. My goal is to continue to work alongside them and with the board to help our providers give the best patient care, at home, that any rural community can provide!