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Waldemar (Wally) Kowitz Hired as Chief Finance Officer for Mountrail County Health Center 

Stanley, ND-Wally Kowitz was recently hired by the Mountrail Bethel Home Board of Directors as the Chief Financial Officer for the Mountrail County Health Center. He started full time on December 2nd.

Wally has been a “numbers” student since grade school. His first college degree, in math, was earned at the Air Force Academy, followed by a Masters in Management while serving 20 years in the US Air Force. After the Air Force, he earned his Accounting degree from Minot State University, while also teaching computer programming and math for MSU. As a Certified Public Accountant, Wally worked eight years in ND State Court administration for NW North Dakota. Most recently Wally assisted low income families needing home, as the CFO for the Fort Berthold Housing Authority.

Wally was born in Niebuell, Germany and grew up in Danville, Virginia. Through the Air Force, North Dakota became his home and is the birthplace of his wife, Bobbie, who grew up in Williston. Outdoors, Wally enjoys swimming, bicycling, flying and exploring small ND communities. Indoors, he enjoys watching quiet movies with Bobbie and reading. As often as possible, they enjoy visits with their five children and twelve grandchildren. Wally and Bobbie currently reside at Rice Lake, south of Minot.

Having served his country in the Air Force and his adopted state in the court system, Wally enjoys helping others who have not been as fortunate or as blessed as his immigrant family has been. Applying his skills helping the non-profit Mountrail County Health Center to make the most efficient use of scarce public and charitable funds continues his desire to serve his fellow Americans.

“We are so grateful for the addition of Wally,” says Heath Hetzel, MBH/MCMC Board President. “A perfect storm consisting of a new software migration where the vendor changed ownership midstream to the turnover of key employees has placed the Mountrail County Health Center in an unstable financial situation. Beginning with the hiring of Wally to bringing on the interim CEO/Administrator Rocky Zastoupil full time, along with the collaboration of all contributing boards to MCHC, the primary steps have begun to calm this perfect storm.”

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