Board of Directors

North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance's (WSI) Director and Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor of North Dakota. The Board of Directors is an advisory board with members serving 4-year terms.

The 11 member board consists of:

  • 6 members representing employers with active accounts with WSI
  • 3 members representing employees
  • 1 member is a member of the North Dakota Medical Association
  • 1 member is appointed as a member-at-large

Vicki Kunz, Chief Governing Officer (CGO), Employee Representative
January 2019 – December 2023

Dean Anagnost, Vice-CGO. Employer Representative (under $25,000)
January 2017 – December 2021

William Jerome, Employer Representative (over $25,000)
January 2019 – December 2023

Charles Steffan, Employer Representative (at-large)
January 2017 – December 2021

Chris Whalen,  (member-at-large)
January 2019 – December 2023

Brad Maier, Employer Representative (under $10,000)
January 2017 – December 2021

Amber Schoenborn, Employer Representative (at-large)
January 2019 – December 2023

Ricky Richard, Employee Representative (WSI benefit recipient)
December 2018 – December 2021

Pamela Link, Employee Representative (organized labor)
January 2017 – December 2021

Dr. Laura Matzke Bitterman, ND Medical Association
January 2019 – December 2023

Eric Bischke, Employer Representative (over $25,000)
January 2017- December 2021

Contacting a Board Member:
You can write to a board member at any time at PO Box 5585, Bismarck, ND 58506-5585.