The DQTQ Team
Maridee Shogren DNP, CNM, CLC
Dr. Maridee Shogren is a Clinical Professor at the University of North Dakota, a Certified Nurse-Midwife, and Certified Lactation Counselor. Dr. Shogren is the Principal Investigator for the Don’t Quit the Quit Program. Don’t Quit the Quit is funded through the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) and is implemented in rural North Dakota through collaboration with North Dakota WIC and the Heartview Foundation. Don’t Quit the Quit is focused on empowering women with opioid use disorder who are pregnant, postpartum (and) breastfeeding to maintain their recovery. She will be collaborating with North Dakota colleagues to increase access to treatment for opioid use disorders, increase education and awareness about opioid use disorders in the perinatal period, and increase community support for mothers and families impacted by opioid use disorder by introducing postpartum doulas into the most rural counties of North Dakota.
Dr. Shogren has been a faculty member at UND’s College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines for 12 years and currently serves as full time graduate faculty. She has practiced as a nurse-midwife in a variety of settings including private practice, rural health clinics, family planning and federally qualified health centers where she shares her passion for women’s health with her colleagues and her patients. Dr. Shogren has served as a regional nurse consultant with the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center and assisted with development, implementation, and evaluation of educational curricula regarding FASD prevention and identification which utilized SBIRT. Dr. Shogren has extensive knowledge regarding rural health systems, the use of SBIRT and interprofessional education and training. Dr. Shogren has also been involved in SAMHSA funded grant work at UND where she spent three years on an interprofessional SBIRT training grant and is currently working with the Region 8: Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center grant teams as a technical trainer sharing her expertise about women’s health and substance use disorders.
Gayle Roux, PhD, NP-C, FAAN
Dr. Roux served as UND's College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) Dean from 2014 to December 2018. She stepped down as dean and currently serves as Senior Associate to the Interim Dean. She is committed to extending the College's exceptional record of educating and developing outstanding professionals to serve the citizens of North Dakota and beyone. Dr. Roux's goals for the College include steering programs through successful accreditation, and she is currently a lead author for the upcoming CCNE accreditation report. Dr. Roux is focused on advancing the CNPD mission to prepare future leaders and improve health outcomes for the nation.
Dr. Roux's program of research is focused on inner strength in women living with chronic health conditions. Her work has been published multiple peer-reviewed journals over her career. She has edited and authored numerous chapters and books related to both her research and nursing practice.
In addition to successes in scholarship and teaching, Dr. Roux has an extensive history of service in upper administrative positions. She has served as Interim Dean and as Associate Dean for Research and Clinical Scholarship at Texas Women's University and as Associate Dean for Faculty at Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Roux enjoys the outdoors, with a passion for cycling and hiking. She greatly enjoys the Grand Forks Greenway.
Abby Roach-Moore, MSW
UND Recruitment/Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) Program
Quentin N. Burdick Indians into Nursing Program
For 30 years RAIN has provided Mentoring, Academic Advising, Financial Support and a “place to call home” to American Indians from pre-nursing to graduate nursing at the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. The impact of the RAIN program is felt across the state of ND and beyond. In fact, 79% of American Indian R.N.s in ND are RAIN graduates. Ms. Wilson and Ms. Anderson are integral members of the DQTQ Team and serve as Project Recruitment and Retention Liaisons. Please visit the RAIN site to learn more! https://cnpd.und.edu/rain/
Deb Wilson, MS
Deb Wilson is a member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara (MHA) Nation of North Dakota. She was born and raised in the community of Twin Buttes. She received her Bachelors (1980) and Master’s (1982) degrees from the University of North Dakota. She has spent all 38 years of her professional career in the recruitment and retention of American Indians students in health sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines. The Indians into Medicine and Recruitment/Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) Program are federally funded traineeship programs. As RAIN Director, she is responsible for grant writing, staffing, reporting, trainee scholarship awards and compliance with federal guidelines and policies. She travels extensively to reservation communities in ND, SD, MT, WY, NE, WI and MN. She works with tribal community colleges, health facilities and tribal nations.
Barb Anderson, L.B.S.W.
Barb Anderson is proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa; born and raised on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. She began her career at UND in 1984 in the Office of Admissions; in March of 1985 she transferred to the Indians Into Medicine Program (INMED) and was there for 22 years; in August of 2007 Barb joined the RAIN Team as Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator. Barb earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree in December 2010 and is a ND Licensed Social Worker.
The Heartview Foundation:
Kurt Snyder, MMGT, LSW, LAC
Kurt has been the Executive Director at Heartview Foundation since January 2005. In addition to holding a Master’s in Management, Kurt is also a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Kurt works under the Board of Directors in providing financial, clinical, personnel, and technical oversight for Heartview. He is active in many state and national organizations related to addiction treatment, bringing cutting edge knowledge to the Heartview staff and opportunities for input in many addiction treatment arenas.
Dr.Melissa Henke, MD
Dr. Melissa Henke, the Medical Director at the Heartview Foundation, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She is a champion MOUD provider and leader in the ND practice community. Dr. Henke will provide ongoing clinical support to providers participating in the DQTQ.
The Village Circle - Doula Trainer
I am certified as a Childbirth Educator through Great Starts and Lamaze. I am also a certified Postpartum Doula and an Approved Postpartum Doula Trainer through DONA International. I recently became a Certified Lactation Educator with Evergreen Perinatal Education.
Adequate nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding, that addresses nutritional deficiencies common to those with OUD, is imperative for healthy maternal and child health outcomes. WIC is a critical resource for women and children who visit these agencies for health screenings and secure access to healthy foods as well as nutrition counseling and support.