Meet Our Team
Chief Executive Officer
Jody Nelson is the CEO for St. Luke's Medical Center. A native of Crosby, ND, Jody joined St. Luke’s Medical Center in 2016. Jody graduated from Dickinson State University with a bachelors in Business Administration. She is passionate about her hometown and ensuring that quality healthcare is available to the communities and people she loves.
Jody is busy with her three children, Logan, Carter and Hadley. Her husband, Nate, teaches and coaches at Divide County High School so supporting local sports is a large part of their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, golf, and reading.
Chief Financial Officer
Megan Peterson is the CFO for St. Luke's Medical Center. She graduated from Dickinson State University with a bachelors in Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration. She is currently pursuing a Master Certificate in Healthcare Administration at the University of North Dakota as well as her CPA licensure. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, live music, and going to the lake.
Director of Human Resources
Marissa Loucks is the HR Director at St. Luke's Medical Center. Marissa was born and raised in Crosby, ND. She attended NDSU in Fargo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care. Throughout her 12 years at Sanford Health in Fargo, she worked in several different areas of healthcare including ICU, ER, sleep lab, and patient education. Marissa came to St. Luke's in 2022 and is happy to be back in her hometown and closer to family.
Marissa is married and has two children. She enjoys camping, time with family, concerts, and snowmobiling.
Director of Nursing
Sarah Thomte is our Director of Nursing at St. Luke’s Medical Center. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Mary. She worked on the Medical/Oncology Unit at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA for 2 years before returning to her home town of Crosby. Sarah worked as an RN at St. Luke’s Medical Center for 8 years before taking on the Assistant Director of Nursing role in 2017, and then Director of Nursing in 2019. She enjoys the variety of patient acuity in our region, but has a particular interest in ER/Trauma services. She is married with 2 children. She enjoys camping, concerts, and watching football, but most of all, being a mom and spending time with family.
Our Department Heads
Director of Laboratory and Radiology
Director of Therapy
Nicki Loucks graduated from University of North Dakota in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and has worked in rural healthcare all of her career. She has been employed with St Luke’s Medical Center since 1988, starting out as the only therapist in a 70 mile radius. Nicki has been involved in patient care for all ages and by default, is now assuming more department management duties. She has been a long-time advocate for active lifestyles at any age.
Nicki’s passions away from work involve trail running, Harley rides, pheasant hunting and gardening, especially when they are done with family, friends or her 4-legged companion(s).
Director of Social Services
Nicole Johnson is the Director of Social Services and Living Center and Swing Bed Coordinator for St. Luke’s Medical Center. She was born and raised in Crosby, ND and received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Mary. Nicole has been a licensed baccalaureate social worker since 2005 and is passionate about services for senior citizens and veterans.
Nicole is married to Rodney and has three children, Elydie, Pax and Aylin. She enjoys attending all her kids’ activities, spending time at the lake, reading, and cooking.
Director of Health Information
Lacey has been with St. Luke’s since August of 2013. She lives on a small ranch with her husband and two children. She enjoys watching her kids sporting events and kayaking and fishing in the summer.
Director of Information Technology
Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Director of Maintenance
Director of Activites
Senior Life Solutions RN Program Director
Kennedy Tracey is the Program Director for Senior Life Solutions. Kennedy grew up in Williston, ND but eventually moved to Wildrose, ND and graduated from Ray High School. She attended NDSU in Fargo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree with minor degrees in Psychology and Human Development & Family Science. After graduating, she worked as an ICU nurse and a travel nurse for 4 years which landed her back close to home and living in Crosby. Kennedy joined St. Luke's Senior Life Solutions in July 2023. She is also proud to be part of the St. Luke's RN staff in the hospital.
For fun, Kennedy enjoys golfing, reading, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her 2 dogs.