Our Staff

Paul Griffin

Interim Executive Director

Paul has over 40 years of experience in service delivery, program development, management and strategic planning in both the public and private sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jamestown College, a master’s degree in education/counseling and guidance from North Dakota State University, and is a licensed social worker, and a QMRP.

 

Paul has worked as a counselor for Vocational Rehabilitation at the ND State Hospital (Jamestown, ND), a mental health counselor at Memorial Mental Health Center (Mandan, ND), a regional Developmental Disabilities Coordinator at the Center for Human Development (Grand Forks, ND), the Program and Social Services Director at the Svee Rehabilitation Home (Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota – Fargo, ND), the Operations Manager at Freedom Resource Center (a center for independent living – Fargo, ND) and with Catholic Family Services (Catholic Charities North Dakota – Fargo, ND), where he was initially the supervisor of guardianship services and later the executive director.  Paul joined the Consensus Council in 2003 and prior to his retirement in 2016 served as the Senior Program Director, Deputy Director and is currently the Interim Director.

 

He has served on a number of boards, task forces and working groups that have addressed a wide variety of issues relating to human services and public policy. He is a founding member and past president of the Guardianship Association of North Dakota.

 

 

Contact: 701-202-7557

Rose Stoller

Former Executive Director

Rose served as the Executive Director from June 2003 until her unexpected passing on November 23, 2019. Her kind and caring nature touched many people over the years. She will be greatly missed.

 

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Karla Buzick

Office and Technology Manager

Karla joined The Consensus Council Inc. in January 2013 as the Office and Technology Manager. She has a degree in Information Processing from Bismarck State College and is MOS certified in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

 

Karla is a 2011 graduate of the Bismarck-Mandan Leadership Program. She has been involved with a number of non-profits over the years, including Dakota OutRight from 2011-2017, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition from 2011-2017, and the Bismarck Human Relations Committee from 2011-2012. She was a grant reviewer with the PFund Social Change grant committee and also has been a member of the statewide LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee through the ND Department of Health & the ND Women’s Network.

 

Contact: 701-224-0588 x 100

Scott Fry

Senior Program Director

Scott has experience in grassroots organizing, strategic planning, organizing assessments, legislative and public policy initiatives, campaign planning and evaluation, meeting facilitation and design, media outreach, and training and coaching. He received a degree in English from the University of Idaho.

 

Scott has past experience as a community organizer with Idaho Rural Council and Dakota Resource Council. He was responsible for multiple task forces and chapters of those organizations during his tenure. He has also managed a physical therapy clinic in Idaho and the Home Improvement Department at the Bismarck Sears.

 

Contact: 701-224-0588 x 106

Greg Gallagher

Director of Programs & Research

Greg is the Director of Programs & Research at the Consensus Council, providing program support for various Council activities. Greg has extensive experience in public policy analysis, program design and administration, group facilitation, legislative initiatives, data analysis, accountability reporting, program evaluation and improvement, grants management, and technical writing. Greg earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in human development from St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN. He earned his Master of Arts degree in religion and religious education from Fordham University, New York, NY.

 

Prior to joining the Council, Greg served 28 years with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, completing his service as Director of Assessment. During his tenure, Greg supervised the development and implementation of the state’s academic content and achievement standards, the state’s academic assessment program, and the state’s academic accountability reporting system, compliant with federal and state statute. Greg supervised the administration of several multi-million-dollar state grant programs, including professional development, innovation, and accountability initiatives. He served as director of the state’s interagency early childhood tracking system for children at-risk for developmental delays. Prior to his service to the state, Greg directed non-public education programs for the Diocese of Bismarck for 10 years. Greg has served on various regional and national education advisory committees and councils.

 

Contact: 701-224-0588 x 102