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.
Brittney Engelhard, LBSW
Brittney graduated from Minot State University with her Bachelors in Social Work. She has been working with at-risk youth and their families in the Bismarck community for the last four years. Brittney is constantly seeking to expand her knowledge of trauma informed care, disproportionate minorities, and social welfare policy. She has a passion for working with youth and believes every person is an attribute and has the strength and ability to overcome anything. She has two children who are both strong willed and bold (like their mom). Family time is really important to Brittney and they love to do arts and crafts, go to the lake, have picnics, and hold impromptu dance parties. Brittney is excited to support your family any way she can.
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.
Kim Waswick, LBSW
Kim Waswick was born and raised in Minot ND. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minot State University. She moved to Grand Forks in 1998 with her husband, Ron and son, Aaron and worked as a social worker in Long-Term Care Facilities. When Kim and her husband moved back to Minot in 2018, Kim gained addition experience in the hospital setting as well as supporting and aiding families involved in Hospice. She has 22 years of social work experience helping others and providing beneficial direction. Kim has a big heart and has a soft spot for animals. She has been known to be called the crazy cat lady a time or two. She is beyond excited to be the Post Adopt Coordinator for Northwest ND and be a support to adoptive and guardianship families.