Foundation Board of Directors
Ronald Yockey (President)
Marilyn Hagberg (Vice-President)
Cindy Hagen (Secretary)
Jennifer Jackson (Treasurer)
Marilyn Christiansen (Honorary Life Director)
Ginny Peterson (Honorary Life Director)
Kermit Dahlen (President & CEO, Jackson Recovery Centers)
Ben Nesselhuf, (Executive Director, Jackson Recovery Centers Foundation)
Kermit Dahlen has been CEO of Jackson Recovery for more than 35 years, and has worked in the addiction field for 40 years. Dahlen’s extensive history in the addiction field includes member and current Chairperson for the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, founder and former chairman of the Chemical Dependency Treatment Providers of Iowa, founder and former chair of the National Adolescent Treatment Consortium, long-term member and former chair of the Iowa Substance Abuse Directors Association, and current executive committee member of the Iowa Behavioral Health Association. Dahlen has testified on behalf of the addiction field both nationally and in Iowa to committees of both houses and special study committees. He has presented workshops on both a state and local level on addiction program leadership, addiction treatment processes, and many addiction related topics. Dahlen has also served as a mentor for a number of young leaders in the field of addiction as part of the Addiction Transfer Technology Center.
Julie Enockson is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Jackson Recovery Centers. Julie has 17 years of experience in financial management. She received her MBA with a specialization in Finance from Bellevue University, and attained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA. She is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Ben Nesselhuf is the Vice President of Resource Development and the Executive Director of the Jackson Recovery Centers' Foundation. Ben has spent the past 18 years working in politics. He has worked on campaigns at every level from Presidential to local office. Ben also served in the South Dakota Legislature for 10 years and served as the Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. He is a Vermillion, South Dakota native and a graduate from the University of South Dakota.
David Paulsrud, M.D., is the Medical Director at Jackson Recovery Centers. He has over 50 years of medical experience, and has been with
Jackson Recovery Centers for almost 20 years. Prior to his work at Jackson Recovery, Dr. Paulsrud served as an orthopedic surgeon in Sioux City, and served as a doctor in the Army for 11 years, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Dr. Paulsrud has been honored with several local honors including, Sertoma Service of Mankind Award, AID Center Distinguished Community Leadership Award, and Morningside College Honorary Doctorate in Community Service. He also served on the Sioux City City Council from 1987-1992. Dr. Paulsrud received his
medical degree from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Richard Brown is the Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Services. He has over 32 years of experience in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate program at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. He went on to Medical School at Loma Linda University in California and received his M.D. He completed his Psychiatry training and residency in Psychiatry at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Brown is affiliated with the National Medical Association, the Woodbury County Medical Society, the AMA, and the APA.
Rachel Wurth, ARNP FNP-BC, is the Assistant Medical Director at Jackson Recovery Centers. She has provided medical services for Jackson through the Siouxland Community Health Center since 2011. Rachel received her Nursing degree from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Sioux City in 1993. She got her BSN in Nursing at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City in 2008. She received the title of MSN, Nurse Practitioner. Rachel is also a certified family nurse practitioner by ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center).
Collette McCullough, ARNP, MSN, is the midlevel practitioner at Jackson Recovery Centers. Collette conducts initial and ongoing psychiatric assessments, medication monitoring, and treatment planning to advance the integrated model of care. Collette has been with Jackson for more than 30 years, and has 40 years of experience in the medical field. She received her nursing degree from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD, and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the UNMC. She is board certified as a clinical specialist, child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Jodi Best, ARNP, serves primarily Jackson Recovery Centers’ child and adolescent patients at the Child and Adolescent Recovery Hospital and River Hills Recovery Center. She also works closely with the parents of young patients. While many of her patients are children and adolescents, she also serves Jackson's adult patients. Jodi got her nursing degree from St. Luke's College of Nursing in Sioux City. She received her Masters in Nursing & Certificate as a Family Nurse Practicioner (FNP) from Briar Cliff University. She got her Certificate of Child/Family Psychiatric Nurse Practicioner from Arizona State University. She holds national certificatio through ANCC and is board certified as a FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner.