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Tim Mathern

Tim Mathern, American State senator, social worker. Named Legislator of Year, Red River Valley Mental Health Association, 1989, 91, Legislator of Year, North Dakota Children's Caucus, 1993, 98; Bush leadership fellowship.

Background

Mathern, Tim was born on April 19, 1950 in Edgeley, North Dakota, United States. Son of John Jay and Christina Mathern.

Education

Bachelor in Sociology, North Dakota State University, 1971. Master of Social Work, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000.

Career

Social worker Catholic Family Service, Fargo, North Dakota, 1973—1978, supervisor child welfare, 1980—1985, family life director, 1985—1995, executive director, 1996—1999. Member District 11 North Dakota State Senate, Bismarck, since 1986, assistant majority leader, 1993, minority leader, 1995-1999. State senator, since 1986.

Dem National Physical Laboratory governor, 2008. Member Kennedy School Student Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999—2000. Administrator & development director Church of the Nativity, 2000—2006.

Member health care task force Council State Governments, since 2003. Vice president public policy director Prairie St. Johns, since 2006.

Membership

Member Fargo-Cass County Economic Development Corporation, 1993—1999. Board directors Prairieland Home Care, 1993—1999, Charism Community Center, 1997—2007. President, board directors Kaleidoscope, 2001—2002.

School council Martin Luther King Junior, Cambridge, 1999—2000. Board directors Villa Nazareth, 2005—2006. Treasurer Clara Barton Neighborhood Association, since 2004.

Director Bush Foundation, since 2006. Advisory council UND School Medicine & Health Sciences, since 2003, State Commission National Community Service, since 2007, Metro Youth Partnership, 2008—2011. Member executive committee North Dakota Democratic Nonpartisan League Party, 1995—1999.

Board directors American Diabetes Association, 2004—2007, Cass Clay Food Cooperative, since 2010. Member of National Association of Social Workers (Social Worker of the Year award 1987, Lifetime Achievement award 1998), Council Faith Based & Community Initiatives, Mental Health America.

Connections

Married Lorene Mathern, February 12, 1971. Children: Rebecca, Tonya, Joshua, Zachary.