Welcome, new board members

September 25, 2017

Welcome, Gretchen Stenehjem and Jason Vollmer! We are proud to have you join the Sanford Health Foundation West Region Board of Directors.


Gretchen Stenehjem

Gretchen Stenehjem, married to Steve Stenehjem, CEO of First International Bank and Trust, grew up in Minnesota but has spent her adult career in Watford City. She has a great passion for health care, stemming in part from her and Steve’s family history in the region.

Steve’s grandfather was one of the first doctors in the area, and his father was influential in the construction of Watford City’s first hospital. Gretchen also sits on the board of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ Benefit Fund.

Gretchen and Steve have four grown children. Their youngest daughter is currently attending the University of North Dakota Medical School, hoping to continue her family’s legacy in medicine. The Stenehjems also own several restaurants in the region.


Jason Vollmer

Jason Vollmer is vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer for MDU Resources Group. He joined the company in 2005 as a financial analyst.

Jason grew up in Willow City, N.D., and graduated from Minot State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant. He is married with one daughter who is currently attending North Dakota State University.


Thank you for your commitment to health care in western North Dakota!