ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

We meet kids and families where they are and help them find the meaningful connections necessary to reduce youth alcohol and drug use.

WHO WE ARE

LevelUp Fargo is a community coalition formed in 2015 and is a part of the National Drug-Free Communities effort to prevent substance use among youth.

Our members consist of representatives from 12 sectors including youth, parents, schools, businesses, faith communities, law enforcement officers, local and state government officials, healthcare and substance abuse providers, civic groups, media representatives and youth-serving organizations. 

Ongoing community and youth assessments are used to prioritize coalition efforts and implement community-wide strategies to delay and decrease youth alcohol and drug use in Fargo. 

The coalition meets monthly at Dakota Medical Foundation, and smaller work groups meet on an ongoing basis to help move the mission and goals of the program forward.

OUR TEAM

BRITT INGERSOLL

DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT

Britt Ingersoll

Britt directs Dakota Medical Foundation's engagement strategy to end addiction through the LevelUp Fargo initiative. She joined the Foundation in 2019.
BIngersoll@dakmed.org

Andrea Feigum

PREVENTION COORDINATOR

ANDREA FEIGUM

Andrea leads Dakota Medical Foundation's prevention efforts to end addiction through the LevelUp Fargo program. She joined the Foundation in 2016.
AFeigum@dakmed.org

OUR COALITION

Dan Helm

BUSINESS

Dan Helm

Dan Helm is a sales consultant at Sir Speedy in Fargo. His vast business experience helps LevelUp strengthen its community connections. Dan joined the coalition in 2019.

Yoke Sim Gunaratne

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Yoke Sim Gunaratne

As the executive director of Cultural Diversity Resources Center, Yoke Sim Gunaratne works with refugees, immigrants, and minority individuals from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Yoke Sim joined the coalition in 2015.

Mark Winkelman

EVALUATOR

Mark Winkelman

Mark Winkelman owns Winkelman Consulting and is the coalition's evaluator. He conducts the coalition’s Student Life Success Survey, which includes all three Fargo public and private school districts. Mark joined LevelUp in 2015.

Randi Streff

HEALTHCARE

Randi Streff

Randi Streff is the vice president of outpatient services and clinic director at Dakota Family Services in Fargo. She brings a wealth of mental health expertise and knowledge to LevelUp. Randi has served on the coalition since 2019.

Robyn Litke Sall

HEALTHCARE

Robyn Litke Sall

As the substance abuse prevention coordinator for Fargo Cass Public Health, Robyn Litke Sall lends her coalition experience and prevention expertise to LevelUp. She joined the coalition in 2015.

Lt. George Vinson

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Lt. George Vinson

Lt. George Vinson oversees the Fargo Police Department's K9, school resource, and community trust officer programs. Lt. Vinson joined LevelUp in 2019.

Sgt. Cristie Jacobsen

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Sgt. Cristie Jacobsen

As a sergeant with the Fargo Police Department, Sgt. Cristie Jacobsen serves as the cultural liaison officer and supervises the school resource and community trust officers. Sgt. Jacobsen joined the coalition in 2019.

Brody Clarke

FAITH-BASED

Brody Clarke

As the area director of Young Life Fargo Moorhead, Brody Clarke mentors youth and helps them find their purpose through Christ. Brody joined the coalition in 2015.

Sarah Seibold

FAITH-BASED

SARAH SEIBOLD

Sarah Seibold is the associate pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. She oversees youth and family ministry, where she connects with many kids and families in the community. Sarah joined the coalition in 2015.

Sarah Bernstrom

SCHOOL

Sarah Bernstrom

As a social worker with Fargo Public Schools, Sarah Bernstrom works to meet the basic mental, social, and emotional needs of students and their families. Sarah joined the coalition in 2015.

Dr. Rupak Gandhi

SCHOOL

Dr. Rupak Gandhi

Dr. Rupak Gandhi is the superintendent of Fargo Public Schools and is committed to providing every child with the tools and resources needed to thrive. Dr. Gandhi joined the coalition in 2018.

Sen. Kathy Hogan

STATE GOVERNMENT

Sen. Kathy Hogan

Sen. Kathy Hogan is a member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 21st District. As a leading mental health and addiction advocate, she is instrumental in driving change to better serve all North Dakotans. Sen. Hogan joined the coalition in 2018.

Dawn Peters

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Dawn Peters

Dawn Peters serves as court officer II for the East Central Judicial District - Juvenile Court and has extensive experience working with at-risk youth. Dawn joined the coalition in 2019.

Randi Berglund

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Randi Berglund

Randi Berglund is a licensed addiction and substance abuse counselor at Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo. Randi joined the coalition in 2015.

Grace Solberg

YOUTH

Grace Solberg

As a senior at Davies High School in Fargo, Grace Solberg is passionate about community awareness and youth prevention. Grace joined the coalition in 2019.

Maggie Krueger

YOUTH

Maggie Krueger

Maggie Krueger is a senior at Fargo Davies High School. She is a prevention advocate with a desire to make a difference for generations to come. Maggie joined the coalition in 2019.

Anna Frissell

YOUTH-SERVING

Anna Frissell

As the executive director of Red River Children's Advocacy Center in Fargo, Anna Frissell sees firsthand how trauma affects youth and knows the importance of community action around prevention. Anna joined the coalition in 2015.

Jessica Fleck

YOUTH-SERVING

Jessica Fleck

In her role as assistant executive director at Youthworks, Jessica Fleck helps at-risk youth solve and cope with everyday problems. Jessica joined the coalition in 2015.

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