Judy Swisher, Owner/Pharmacy Director
Judy Swisher was raised in Denver and attended Colorado State University where she earned degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry. There she met her husband of 54 years, Wayne. The Swishers lived in several states before they settled in Albuquerque NM where Judy completed a BS degree in Pharmacy at the University of NM. In 1986 Wayne began his 30 year career at UND and Judy went to work at Skip’s Budget Drug, where she learned the importance of patient care and counseling. In 1991 Judy started the Family Practice Pharmacy, now called FMR. She remained the pharmacist in charge until her retirement in 2008. She promptly left retirement to become the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officer and spends her summers and falls inspecting pharmacies across the state. Judy began volunteering at the original Third Street Clinic in 1994. She has served on the Board of Directors most of the years since then. At a strategic planning meeting in 2013, Judy initiated a discussion on how to better meet the need for affordable medication in our community. She suggested a social enterprise that would offer a full service pharmacy to the community while partnering with Third Street Clinic to offer low co-pays to eligible clients, with profits going back to support TSC programs and services. Judy is the owner of Inspire Pharmacy, with Third Street Clinic as her partner. The pharmacy opened on April 1 and is welcoming new customers daily. Judy says the pharmacy was the right thing to do and the right time to do it. Now that the doors are open, she is even more certain about that.
Hope Schnieder, Pharmacist
Hope attended high school in Kulm, ND prior to getting her BS in Pharmacology at NDSU in Fargo. In 1992, she became a Registered Pharmacist and got her first pharmacist job in Ashley, ND at Ashley Drug where she resided for 5 years. Working in many pharmacies in North Dakota, Hope got experience through seven years at Thrifty White in Jamestown, and worked for approximately five years in various Kmart pharmacies. Husband, Neal, is a truck driver and ranch owner. Hope and Neal’s ranch hosts cattle, horses, dogs and barn cats. Hope states that she is “working to make a difference in these people’s lives. In her free time, Hope enjoys riding horses, and Harleys, camping, fishing, and going out to the gun range.
Jana Hanson, Pharmacist
A 1986 NDSU Bachelor’s of Pharmacy graduate, Jana spend her childhood in Elbow Lake, MN, just over an hour from Fargo. After completing school, Jana got a pharmacist position at Benson Drug in Morris, MN. After marrying her husband, a government attorney, the couple moved to Illinois where she worked at a pharmacy for three years. Their next destination was in Omaha where they resided for seven years after having their daughter. In 1998, Jana and her family moved to Grand Forks where she has been occupied by Altru in the inpatient pharmacy and FMR with their growing family. Jana worked at FMR since 2000 before moving to Inspire Pharmacy. Jana says even though she was with FMR for years, she believed Inspire Pharmacy is a good cause and had trust in pharmacy owner, Judy. For fun, Jana spends time with her three children while attending their activities in sports and music.
Jean Drewlo, Pharmacy Tech
Born and raised in Arvilla, MN, Jean joined the Inspire pharmacy team after learning about the opening from a TSC board member. Prior to accepting a pharmacy technician position, Jean worked at Thrift White Pharmacy in Grand Forks for over 20 years. She went to school for pharmacy technician at Northwest Technical College, which is now Northland Technical College in East Grand Forks, MN. Jean has three children, two boys and one girl. One son works in western North Dakota in the oil wells, the other son works at Strata, and her daughter is a pastry chef in the Twin Cities. In her free time, Jean enjoys exercising and spending time with her five grandchildren.
Inspire Pharmacy shares the same Board of Directors as Third Street Clinic
Carenlee Barkdull, PhD, Chair
Chair UND Social Work Department
Carenlee Barkdull volunteered her time and talents for Third Street Clinic beginning in 2010. Carenlee is active in the Grand Forks community, where she and her husband, Dr. Bret Weber, have lived since 1997. Carenlee currently serves as Chairperson of the Board and is a member of the Executive Committee, Appreciation Team, Employment Committee, and Operations Committee.
Lyn Boese, Vice Chair
Polk County Public Health
Lynette (Lyn) Boese is a public health nurse for Polk County Social Services in Crookston, Minnesota. Lyn joined Third Street Clinic in early 2012 and has an interest in expanding Third Street Clinic’s partnerships throughout our community.
Lyn enjoys spending time visiting national parks and spending time at their cabin with friends. Along with her service to Third Street Clinic, Lyn is also a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, Riverside Christian School, and Faith Evangelical Free Church.
Ian Bjerke, Treasurer
Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.
Ian Bjerke joined the board in 2014 as the treasurer for Third Street Clinic. He is a Certified Public Accountant Brady and Martz, and is happy to bring financial expertise to the table in order to assist with the mission of Third Street Clinic. Ian enjoys being active in the community and volunteers with several non-profits including TSC and Bible Baptist Church.
Colleen Brown, Secretary
Retired Pharmacy Tech
Colleen Brown is a retired pharmacy technician. Brown worked for 16 years in the pharmacy connected with the Grand Forks Family Medicine Residency Center (now affiliated with Altru Health Systems). She has seen firsthand the positive impact TSC has had on this community and is very excited to expand this impact through increasing effective use of medical services and the new social enterprise, Inspire Pharmacy.
Yvonne L. Gomez, MD, Medical Director
Altru Family Medicine Center
Dr. Yvonne Gomez is a hard working woman that serves Third Street Clinic in a unique capacity. As the Medical Director for our program, Dr. Gomez shapes the policies of Third Street Clinic while volunteering with Altru Health System as a primary care provider. Dr. Gomez has served as the Medical Director since 2005.
John Clayburgh, DDS, Dental Director
Great Northern Dental Care
Dr. John Clayburgh comes from a family renowned in producing exceptional health care providers. Dr. Clayburgh owns and operates a private dental practice in downtown Grand Forks, serves as a volunteer dental provider for Third Street Clinic, and has been the Dental Director of Third Street Clinic since 2004. Dr. Clayburgh serves on Third Street Clinic’s Appreciation Team and lives in rural Grand Forks where he enjoys outdoor activities year-round.
Tim Carlson, RPh
Thrifty White Pharmacy
Kayla Hochstetler, MSW, Current Vision Head
Valley Community Health Center
Kayla is the Social Services Care Coordinator at Valley Community Health Centers. She is currently in charge of the Vision Program at Third Street Clinic.
Care and Share of Crookston
Sue is originally from Warren, MN. She and her husband have lived in the Grand Forks area all of their adults lives. She is retired from the Grand Forks Police Department and is currently the director of Care and Share of Crookston, a homeless shelter in Crooktson, MN. Sue is a past board vice chair and chair.
David Thompson, Attorney at Law, PC
David Thompson is a passionate and dedicated attorney with his private practice located in downtown Grand Forks. David joined Third Street Clinic’s Board of Directors in 2010 and has served as volunteer legal counsel for the organization during the same period of time. A New Jersey native, David has lived and practiced law in Grand Forks since 1981. David currently lives and supports the downtown community of Grand Forks with his wife, Lynne.
Cathie Mesheski, Office Manager
Young Manufacturing Inc.
Cathie Mesheski was born in Kenmare, ND and received a BS Ed in Social Science from UND in 1979. She married her husband Larry and moved to Manvel, where she raised her three children. Cathie has worked as the Office Manager for Young Manufacturing since 2006. She is an active community member, frequently involved in fundraisers or other service projects. She is the gaming chair for the Turtle River Roughriders Snowmobile Club, and serves on the River Fork Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee. She is a founding member of the Manvel YaYa Sisters, who celebrate life and serve the community. She enjoys country music concerts, and she makes some mean BBQ ribs. Her greatest joy is spending time with her grandchildren.