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Human Services - Nett Lake

13071 Nett Lake Road, Suite B
Nett Lake, MN 55771

Office: 218-757-0233
Fax: 218-757-0109

Human Services - Vermilion

1195 County Road 77
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-2347

Health Services - Nett Lake

5219 St. Johns Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3650
Fax: 218-757-0222

Health Services - Vermilion

1613 Farm Rd. South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-2182
Fax: 218-753-2183

  • Director of Health and Human Services

    Dan Milbridge
    Director of Health & Human Services
    Bois Forte Health and Human Services
    5219 St. Johns Drive
    Nett Lake, MN 55772
    Office: 218-757-3295
    Cell: 218+994-1537
    Fax: 218-757-0222
    Email: dan.milbridge@boisforte-nsn.gov



    Career Overview

    Health and Human Services mission is to enhance and expand services that we provide to the community. In March 2019, I humbly became the Director of Health and Human Services. This was an excellent opportunity to utilize my 25 plus years of leadership and experience in Health Care to serve the Band. Prior, I worked four years as the Director of Health and Human Services for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and 24 years at Essentia Health.

    Together we continue to recruit and retain dedicated providers and staff who want to help improve the lives of others and are working towards making Bois Forte the best place to receive their health and human services through dedicated staff and Reservation Tribal Council support.


    Personal Overview

    I hold a Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Health Services Management, Master’s in Science Degree in Public Health Administration. I attended the College of St. Scholastica and the University of St. Francis. I am married and have three children. I enjoy fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling. I do want to mention that my mother, brother, and sister are Band members as are many of my relatives, unfortunately I was born too late and missed the cut off date.


  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health)

    HHS_Melissa WrightMelissa Wright LSW
    Behavioral Health Supervisor/Practitioner
    Office: 218-757-3295 Extension 297
    Cell: 218-410-9641

    Oversees and manages the Behavioral Health Department







    HHS_Emily BartoEmily Barto MA, LPCC- Behavioral Health Professional/Clinical Supervisor
    Office: 218-753-2182
    Cell: 218-404-5976

    Provides outpatient therapy at Vermilion on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and in Nett Lake on Tuesdays, and is the clinical supervisor for staff.








    Stacy Englund MSW, LICSWStacy Englund MSW, LICSW- Outpatient Therapist
    Office: 218-757-3295

    Provides outpatient therapy at Nett Lake every Thursday










    HHS Chris ScottChad Scott Ph.D., LPCC- Outpatient Therapist
    Office: 218-757-3295

    Provides outpatient therapy at Nett Lake every Thursday and Fridays in Vermilion









    Kristen "Kris" ErieKristin “Kris” Erie MSW, LICSW- Outpatient Therapist
    Office: 218-757-3295
    Cell: 218-994-1916

    Provides outpatient therapy at Nett Lake every Tuesday, and Vermilion Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays









    HHS Kathy HolmanKathie Holman– Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Worker 2
    Office: 218-757-3295 Extension 264
    Cell: 218-940-2475

    Provides ARMHS services in Nett Lake and Vermilion








    HHS_Erin DanielsonErin Danielson- Behavioral Health Services Coordinator
    Office: 218-757-3295 Extension 263
    Cell: 218-404-9167

    Responsible for all service coordination and schedules all therapy appointments









  • Substance Abuse/New Moon Supportive Housing

    Pamela Hughes – Substance Use Disorder/New Moon Program Director
    Office: 218-753-2347

    Adam Vake – Substance Use Disorder Coordinator
    Office: 218-757-0233

    Katherine “Katy” Laitinen – Substance Use Disorder Counselor
    Office: 218-757-0233

    Terry Strong, Substance Use Prevention Specialist
    Office: 218-757-0233

    Corinna Lyons Case Manager – New Moon Supportive Housing
    Office: 218-753-3131

    Tracie Chosa – Tenant Service Coordinator New Moon Supportive Housing
    Office: 218-753-3131

    Cheyanne Farmer – Chemical Health Specialist, International Falls Office
    Office: 218-373-0300

    Sheryl Gonier –  Homeless Youth Program Administrator
    Office: 218-757-3295

  • Elderly Services Food Distribution

    Mavis Drift – Food Distribution/Elder Program Administrator
    Office: 218-757-3790

    Wendy Zika – Food Distribution – Certification Clerk
    Office: 218-757-3504

    Shirley Benner – Elder Activities Coordinator
    Office: 218-757-3790 Cooks, Nett Lake

    Cecilia Gonier – Cooks Aide, Nett Lake
    Office: 218-757-3790

    Pat Running Bear – Cook, Vermilion

    Merrilee Connor – Family Caregiver Aide, ENP Worker, Nett Lake
    Office: 218 757 3790

Bois Forte
Bois Forte Tribal Government - Nett Lake

5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3261
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
Email: Receptionist

Bois Forte Tribal Government - Vermilion

1610 Farm Road South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-4542
Fax: 218-753-4055
Email: Receptionist

Urban Office - Minneapolis

1308 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Office: 612-871-6618

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Urban Office - Duluth

206 West 4th Street #204
Duluth, MN 55806

Office: 218-336-1048

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