The Practitioner Advisory Committee (PAC) serves as a guiding force in the continuing development of social work education at Bemidji State University. Its chief obligation is to ensure development of a social work program consistent with community needs and goals and high in professional quality.


With the above purpose in mind, the Practitioner Advisory Committee will advise the Social Work Program on the direction it should take. The PAC will meet formally three times a year. The PAC is the curricular and policy setting committee for the program. PAC members communicate with the chairperson of the program or designee between meetings when there is information to impart that should not wait for formal meetings.

Practitioner Advisory Council Members

The council is comprised of these members:

CoryBousheeProgram Officer Community ImpactNW Minnesota Foundation
AnnieButler RicksResource Development OfficerUnited Way of Bemidji Area
DonnaEnfield, QISWBehavioral Health ConsultantIndian Health Service, Bemidji Office
TrishHansenDistrict SupervisorMN Department of Corrections
JeffLindSocial Services Division DirectorBeltrami County
PaulaLind, LSWSchool Social WorkerBemidji Area Schools
AshleaMcMartinBehavioral Health SupervisorSanford Behavioral Health
AmyMerschman, LICSWSchool Social WorkerBemidji Elementary Schools
NataschaPoole, LICSWSocial WorkerCass Lake Indian Health Services
RebeccaSnyder, LISWSchool CounselorTrek North Jr. and Sr. High School
WendyThompsonExecutive DirectorBeltrami Area Service Collaborative
DanaWind, LSWChild Protection Team LeadBeltrami County

Practitioner Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

  • Friday October 30th, Noon – 1 PM (Zoom)
  • Friday February 26, Noon – 1 PM (Zoom)
  • Friday April 30, Noon – 1 PM (Zoom)