Meet your Staff
Sherie Madewell-Buesgens, LBSW
Sherie Madewell-Buesgens is a graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead with her Bachelors in Social Work. She has worked in a school setting as a drug, alcohol and violence prevention specialist, in a classroom setting in a youth emergency shelter, and as a case manager for the children’s mental health waiver. Sherie also has personal experience as a foster-adoptive parent and has adopted 3 children of her own. Sherie is passionate about adoption and believes every child deserves a family and a place to call home. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with families as they begin their adoption journey after the adoption finalization.
Jaclyn Stroehl, LBSW
Hello! My name is Jaclyn Stroehl. I am relatively new to the Post Adopt Coordinator position, but have much experience working with children, youth, and families within the foster care system. I am very excited to be working as a post-adopt coordinator to be a listening ear and additional support person for adoption and/or guardianship families. I graduated from Minot State University and NDSU with a degree in Social Work and Human Development and Family Science. I live in Fargo, ND with my husband and 1 year old daughter. In my free time I love going to the lake and spending time with family and friends.
Darcy Solem, LBSW
Darcy graduated form Saint Cloud State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in special education, centering primarily on learning disabilities. After graduation, Darcy spent 2 1/2 years in South Korea teaching English to elementary students. Upon her return to the U.S., Darcy worked as an advocate for adults with disabilities in the workplace and spent years working as a secretary in a major local hospital - helping her gain a different perspective on the needs of vulnerable people in this area. Each of these work experiences had an impact on Darcy but it was the people she met along the way that ultimately fueled her passion to return to school for a second degree: a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of North Dakota. She is passionate about bringing a voice to people that all too often go unheard and feels strongly about bringing families together in a healthy way for everyone. Darcy is an avid coffee drinker who enjoys reading, playing cribbage, and spending time with her husband, and the outdoors, particularly snowshoeing.
NaTasha Sawicki, LBSW
NaTasha Sawicki is a graduate from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Minor in Psychology. She live in Wilton, ND on a farm with her husband, son, and daughter. She has been a stay at home mom and loved every minute of it, but is happy to start this journey as a Post Adopt Coordinator and fulfill a dream of working with adoptive families. NaTasha has professional experience in advocacy, system change and capacity building for people with disabilities; as well as doing family support to help families with children with disability accomplish life goals and skills. NaTasha has also worked for an area hospital in many specialty areas, providing support to patients and their families, and working on discharge planning. NaTasha was also a Restorative Justice Facilitator where she facilitated meetings between juvenile offenders and their victims; which helped encourage accountability and repair harm done. Through all her life experiences she’s learned and believes every person is an attribute and has the strength and ability to overcome anything with the right supports. She is incredibly passionate about adoption and children, which is why she became a social worker. NaTasha enjoys spending time with friends, photography, being outdoors, and especially time with her family. NaTasha is excited to support your family any way she can.
Katie Davis, LBSW
Katie Davis, a Williston native, spent her childhood years in Bottineau, ND and returned to Williston, ND where she spent her adolescent years. She graduated from Williston State College with two Associate Degrees and transferred to Minot State University to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2013. Katie has experience in addiction services as well as hospital case management. Throughout her social work career, Katie has focused primarily on child welfare. She provided case management services for treatment foster care youth and families within North Dakota for over six years. Katie has experienced working with adoptive and guardianship families who have struggled due to a lack of services and supports following finalization; therefore, she has a strong passion for post adopt services. Katie is dedicated to building trusting relationships with families and children to aid in ensuring they have supports and services in place to be a healthy and happy family. Katie is a doting “cat-mom” to her cat, Bea. She is also a proud “auntie” and cherishes all moments spent with her niece, Madison, and nephew, Bentley. Her passions outside of work are: spending time with her dad working on cars, riding motorcycle and drag racing her 1983 El Camino.