Board of Directors

The Valley Health Board of Directors consists of an energized group of community members who volunteer their time working to provide family planning services to those in need throughout Grand Forks and surrounding area.

Valley Health’s Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of every month at Valley Health at 11:45 a.m.


Robert Sorlien, Chair

Robert is a Grand Forks, North Dakota, native and currently serves as Chair on the Valley Health Board of Directors. He has a passion for community involvement and regularly participates in other committees around the Grand Forks community. He currently works forĀ First International Bank and TrustĀ as a Business Banking Officer.


Robin Carriere, Vice-Chair & Treasurer

Robin is a native of Mandan, North Dakota, and currently lives in Grand Forks with her husband and two children. She works in mortgage and banking services at Alerus Financial.


Stephanie Johnson, Secretary

Stephanie works as a Contracts Officer/Intellectual Property Specialist at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota.


Brad Gibbens

Brad currently serves as Deputy Director & Assistant Professor for the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota. He has served on the Valley Health Board of Directors for over 30 years.


Michele Thiel

Michele is a native of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and currently works as the director of Human Resources for Grand Forks County. She has a strong commitment to public service and community involvement and has volunteered on the board of directors of several local and state organizations.