The Sanford Health Foundation's board of directors represents volunteers, patients and donors. We rely on their ideas, expertise and leadership to drive our mission.

Foundation West welcomes new staff and board members

February 25, 2020

With four new board members and a new major gifts officer on the team, the Sanford Health Foundation West is looking ahead to an impactful year.

We extend a warm welcome to:


Jake Kubik
Sanford Health Foundation – Major Gifts Officer

Kubik joined the Foundation team in late January as a major gifts officer.

Most recently, he served as the executive director for the Good Samaritan Society in Rapid City, S.D. Kubik, who grew up just north of Dickinson, N.D., is happy to be back in the state with his wife, Erin, and daughter, Everly.

“Jake brings with him a passion for the work of the Foundation, exceptional relationship-building skills, and a ‘make-it-happen’ style that I am excited to see in action,” said Sara Haugen, director of the Sanford Health Foundation West.

Meet the rest of the Foundation team



Lee Weisbeck 

Lee Weisbeck
Starion Bank – Market President

Weisbeck joined Starion Bank as a business banker in 2007, with experience in the banking industry since 2005. In 2015, he began overseeing the Mandan branch in his role as market president. In 2018, Weisbeck began to oversee all branches in Bismarck and Mandan. Weisbeck’s expertise in business and Ag banking allow him to help business owners, farmers and ranchers with all of their lending and deposit needs.

Weisbeck holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Mary and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. He serves as a member of the University of Mary Alumni committee, Mandan Growth Fund committee, North Dakota Bankers Association board and the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber EDC board.



Megan Miller-Pankratz, MD

Megan Miller-Pankratz, MD
Sanford Health – OB/GYN

Dr. Miller-Pankratz was born and raised in Dickinson, N.D., where she graduated from high school. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado, studied medicine at the University of North Dakota and then completed her OB/GYN residency in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Dr. Miller-Pankratz and her husband, Lee — who is also a Dickinson native — have been married for almost 10 years and have two incredible children, Grayson (age 6) and Elliot (age 4).  They have made Bismarck their home over the last five years and love the community. Outside of “catching babies,” Dr. Miller-Pankratz enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, party planning and relaxing.  The best part of her day, every day, is coming home to big hugs and lots of love from her amazing kids (and husband, too!).

For Dr. Miller-Pankratz, support for the Foundation is personal. Read: Physician shares motivation for giving


Marshall Jones, MD

Marshall Jones, MD
Sanford Health – Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jones was born in Idaho and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from The University of Utah with a BA in biology, and attended medical school there as well. He completed a medical internship in Denver, Colo., followed by his residency training in anesthesiology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

Dr. Jones then completed fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. He practiced one year in Alaska before joining Sanford Health in 2011.  From 2012 to 2019, he served as department and clinical chair of anesthesiology, and as chief of staff for almost four years, ending in 2019. He is currently serving as the medical director of the operating room.

Most importantly, Dr. Jones is a husband and a father of five wonderful daughters. He enjoys the mountains, backpacking and riding any kind of bike.



Cory McLindsay

Cory McLindsay
Goldstone Realty – Realtor

McLindsay began his career in real estate six years ago, working on one of the nation’s largest teams as a top producing agent within Keller Williams.  He is currently part of the Goldmark Realty team.

McLindsay is originally from northern Illinois where he was raised in a small town and in a small family.  He and his wife, Jessica, moved to Gilbert, Ariz, where he attended graduate school for audiology and later became a realtor.

McLindsay and his wife, Jessica, live in Bismarck with their son, Caden, 2 ½.

His hobbies include hiking, running and weightlifting. He also loves to read good books by wise people.


The board’s role

The board of directors provides critical strategic guidance to help advance the Foundation’s mission. These individuals serve as volunteers, contributing significant amounts of personal time, talent and energy to build connections in the community, identify fundraising opportunities, oversee investments and ensure we’re doing all the right things to make lives better across the Bismarck region and beyond.

Meet the full board