Dr. Linda Neuerburg
Assistant Director, University of North Dakota American Indian Student Services, serving on CVIC’s board since 2011
“Children, especially young children, are a passion of mine and to see the light go out in their eyes because of domestic violence in their home is unacceptable! When I heard the statistic that there were 889 children living in abusive homes in Grand Forks during 2014, I knew I had made the right decision to become involved with this organization dedicated to ensuring the safety of victims of domestic abuse, especially vulnerable children. I am proud to serve on this board with so many others who care deeply about ending violence in our community.”
Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police, University of North Dakota, serving on CVIC’s board since 2014
“Partnering with CVIC is an excellent opportunity to assist and serve our community in the efforts to end violence so that every person can live in a community without fear. CVIC's work assists my organization in achieving our mission of providing a safe place to live, learn, work, and visit. I am proud to be a part of such a fine organization.”
Administrator, Nurse Anesthesia Program, UND College of Nursing, serving on CVIC’s board since 2011
“The CVIC plays a vital role in leading our community in the social change that is needed to end violence once and for all. I feel honored to be able to work closely with the CVIC as it continues its important work towards ensuring safety for all members of the Grand Forks community.”
Vice President and Owner, Custom Aire, serving on CVIC’s board since 2011
“I wanted to serve on the CVIC Board of Directors because I am all about improving the quality of life in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. CVIC works directly with people that live in our community and provides services that make a difference. The great work that the CVIC management and employees provide for our community is priceless!”
Dr. Joanne Gaul
Physician, Altru Clinic Family Medicine Center, serving on CVIC’s board since 2006
“I joined the CVIC Board of Directors because, as a family doctor, I saw the amazing difference that it made in the lives of many of my patients who were able to free themselves and their children from violent situations. As a donor, I know that my dollars are used wisely. During my short decade on the board, I have seen the effects of the violence prevention and education programs on our community, and it's truly exciting.”
Director, Talent Strategy, Altru Health System, serving on CVIC’s board since 2009
“I am proud to serve on the Board of CVIC and have been involved in some capacity, supporting this work, since I moved to Grand Forks in 1997. The knowledge, compassion, and collaborative spirit of those who work at CVIC are exemplary; our community deserves no less and we have set the bar high–healthy people, healthy relationships, and a safe community.”
Grain Buyer, Markit County Grain, serving on CVIC's board since 2016
"The CVIC’s services—both reactive and proactive—speak volumes about their inspired staff and leadership. Everyone in our community and region knows someone impacted by violence. The CVIC is taking steps to prevent and eliminate those issues. I am honored to serve on the board along with exceptional community leaders in an effort towards safety for all."
Assistant Superintendent, Grand Forks Public Schools, serving on CVIC's board since 2012
“I became involved with CVIC through our work together on the Safer Tomorrows Grant. The partnership with CVIC and the Grand Forks Schools has been a rewarding one. It allowed me to become more aware of CVIC's mission and purpose. It's been a pleasure to serve on the board with other outstanding community leaders.”
Attorney at Law, Schneider Law Firm, serving on CVIC’s board since 2012
"What impresses me about CVIC is not just the life-saving assistance the organization provides to victims, but also the emphasis on stopping violence from occurring in the future. With its energetic staff, CVIC holistically engages the community to break the cycle of violence and make Grand Forks a safer place for families and children. It's an honor to serve on the board of an organization with such an important mission."
Process Improvement Manager, Amazon, serving on CVIC’s board since 2015
“I'm honored to be able to join the CVIC Board and partner together with so many amazing individuals to further the goals of the organization. The impact of CVIC is self-evident and a powerful reminder of how important it is to provide a strong support group for the community.”
Kristi Hall-Jiran has served 25 years at CVIC, including 20 as executive director. A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Kristi’s passion for CVIC and ending violence is infectious. She has engaged the community in many collaborative efforts to serve victims and end violence, initiated key programs, expanded revenues, and serves on many local and statewide boards.
“While it may sound ‘pie-in-the-sky’ to say we have a plan to end violence in Grand Forks County in two generations, we have found that when we break it down into specific, measurable goals over time, it is a vision we can absolutely believe in. The research clearly shows violence is predictable, and therefore preventable. If we make the sweeping cultural changes needed, we can, indeed, prevent it and build a violence-free community.”