Four people join Service Dogs boardService Dogs for America elected four new members to its board of directors June 18.
Service Dogs for America elected four new members to its board of directors June 18.
The new members are Don Redmann, warden of James River Correctional Center, Jamestown; Dana Fiedler, owner of Wag-N-Train, Grand Forks; Adam Johnson, Transportation Security Administration manager, Jamestown; and Pamela Standing, consultant for organizational, administrative and business development in Detroit Lakes Minn.
Officers elected were Lee Finstad, president; Dennis Anderson, vice president; Dana Fiedler, secretary; and James Bumann, treasurer.
“I am very excited about the addition of our new board members. The combined skills and experience of our new board members will help ensure that Service Dogs for America will make our organization a nationally known household name. We will continue to produce top quality assistance service dogs for individuals with disabilities,” Finstad said.
Service Dogs for America is located 32 miles south of Jamestown in Jud, N.D. It began training service dogs 23 years ago. Ed Duden donated the land where the campus is located. The Lions and other groups have made it possible for the organization to thrive. Emergency medical response dogs are trained to warn of symptoms to conditions like seizures and diabetes. They also train dogs for injured veterans.
It takes two years to train a working service dog for a specialized client and cost to the nonprofit is more than $20,000. SDA’s mission is to assist people with the use of a trained service dog without excessive financial burden. For more information about service dogs, go to www.greatplainsdogs. com.