Leadership Team


Message from the CEO

Tim Burchill

Welcome to our Ave Maria Village website! It has been my privilege to serve as the Chief Executive Officer here since 2007. I have been a health care administrator since 1982, and have worked in several other facilities in North Dakota. With this in mind, I can say with confidence that I have never enjoyed serving anywhere as much as at Ave Maria Village. Our sponsors, the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation, have a wonderful philosophy and set of core values they espouse. This sets the tone and is a marvelous example for all of us fortunate enough to be involved in their health care ministries. As one of those ministries, our challenge is to be the hands, feet, eyes, and heart of Jesus to dozens of God’s children every single day. What a privilege and opportunity we have to make a difference in so many lives! Please consider becoming a part of our ministry in whatever capacity and to whatever extent you are able.

Tim Burchill

Ave Maria Village

Sue Johnson
Nursing Services Administrator
Linda Fuchs, RN
Assistant Director Nursing, MDS Coordinator, Nurse Manager
Billi Zupan, RN
Admissions Director/QA
Rachel Dockter, RN
Nurse Manager
Deb Steckler
Finance Director
Jeannie Schmidt
Human Resources Director
Jan Barnes
Development and Volunteer Director
Jane Christensen
Housekeeping & Laundry Services Director
Jodi Bunde, LRD
Clinical Dietician, Director of Dietary Services
Angie Widmer
Dietary Manager
Deacon Ken Votava
Mark Curtis
Maintenance Director
Michele Lunder, MSW
Licensed Social Worker
Bambie Johnson
Social Services Designee
Peggy Widmer
Activities Director
Katrina Hetletvedt
Nurse Manager
Andrea Grimson
Infection Preventionist/Education Director
Jason Anderson
Physical Therapist

Heritage Center

Sue Purdy
Heritage Centre Director
Sharlyn Geerdes, RN
Personal Services Director