Dedicated to excellence.

We want you to meet our team. They are the dedication and vision behind our exceptional community. They are part of the Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead family, and to our residents they are caregivers, confidants and friends.

We want you to consider them your resource, and reach out to them at any time with questions and suggestions.

For more information, please call 218-233-1535 or click here to contact us online.

Nicole Pesta

Nicole Pesta
Executive Director

Nicole earned undergraduate degrees in Health Communication and Management Communication from North Dakota State University, and a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in healthcare and management from University of Mary. A Minnesota native, Nicole currently lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being at the lake, and golfing.

Lori O'Donnell

Lori O’Donnell
Assistant Executive Director

Lori earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Administration, with an emphasis in Long-Term Care, from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has always enjoyed working with and caring for the senior population; working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in high school and continuing through college. Lori grew up in North Dakota and is currently living in Moorhead, MN. She is married with two children, a son and a daughter, and enjoys spending time with her family.

Emily Brown

Emily Brown
Registered Nurse/Clinical Director

Emily grew up on a farm outside of Mayville, North Dakota. She currently resides in Argusville, North Dakota. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aid throughout high school and college. She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree at Rasmussen College. Emily enjoys traveling, relaxing at the lake, and spending time with her fiance and family.

Amanda-Dertinger

Amanda Dertinger
Sales & Marketing Manager

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from North Dakota State University. She came to Ecumen with ten plus years of sales experience. Originally from central Minnesota, Amanda now lives in Fargo with her husband, son and two dogs. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family, working with her family horses, reading a book or drinking coffee.

Marie Schultz

Marie Schultz
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie Johnson
Life Enrichment Specialist

Bonnie lives in Moorhead, Minnesota. She is married with two children and five grandchildren. Bonnie enjoys gardening and spending time at the lake with family. She has enjoyed working with the awesome residents and staff of the Evergreens for 19 years.

Lisa Schaffer

Lisa Schaffer
Dining Supervisor

Lisa Schaffer rejoined the Ecumen team in November of 2020. Lisa grew up in Valley City, ND, where she graduated high school. Growing up, her grandmother was her idol, teaching her compassion through her years of work at the care center in Valley City where she worked full time until she was 87 years young. “I don’t know if I’ll make it working to 87,” Lisa commented, “but I do know every day I will show up with the same love and compassion my grandmother had.” Lisa currently resides in Fargo with her husband (Glenn), where they enjoy spending time with their granddaughter, and their cat Romeo.

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