Administration & Finance

The SMHS Administration & Finance team assures the best possible business practices, in accordance with North Dakota University System policies.


The department also provides advisement and final processing for all School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) financial, payroll, human resource, and facilities paperwork. The department acts as a liaison between the SMHS and University of North Dakota administrative departments.


Laura Block, C.P.A., CFP, M.B.A.
Associate Dean, Chief Operating Officer 
Phone: 701.777.3078

Terry Nelson 
Associate Director, Budget and Facilities Management 
Phone: 701.777.2846

Melanie Hansen, C.P.A.
Associate Director, Finance
Phone: 701.777.0635

Jean Altepeter 
Associate Director, Human Resources
Phone: 701.777.0870

Susan Carlson, CRM, M.S.
Associate Director, Records and Information Management
Phone: 701.777.6122

Angela Olson
Account Technician
Phone: 701.777.4168

Ericka Olsen
Account Technician
Phone: 701.777.4169

Steve Reller
Account Technician 
Phone: 701.777.3079

Tass Wood
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 701.777.3078