Our Team


J. Patrick Traynor

Executive Director

Pat plans, supervises, and directs Foundation operations under the general direction of the board of directors utilizing the Carver Model of Board Governance. Previously, Pat served as the Executive Director and CEO of the ND Workers Compensation Bureau and practiced law in Fargo, ND. Pat has led the foundation since its inception in 2005.

Scott Holdman

Impact Institute Director

Scott is an innovator in nonprofit fundraising who, through training and coaching, helps charities as they solve complex community challenges. He was the co-founder of FundingLogic, a framework for nonprofits of all sizes to catapult their fundraising. Through the Impact Institute, Scott has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to build and adapt this framework for long-term fundraising success.

Scott is certified in Fundraising Management by Indiana University and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

Veronica Michael

Director of Engagement

Veronica ensures nonprofits get the maximum benefits from their experience with the Impact Institute and works with clients to ensure our services are making a positive contribution to the success of their organization. As a former development director, she understands what it's like to walk in the shoes of those she serves.

Veronica is passionate about doing good, helping others do good, and making a difference. She holds a degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in English literature and women's studies. She joined the Foundation in 2017.

Jessica Offerman

Executive Manager

Jessica coordinates daily operations for the Foundation and manages the overall flow of projects and resource creation for Impact member nonprofits.

Jessica has a rich history of volunteering and working with nonprofit organizations, which greatly influences her role as the Executive Manager for the Impact Institute. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Development from the University of Northern Iowa. She joined the Foundation in 2015.

Tanner Olson

Special Project Coordinator

Tanner provides support on special projects and initiatives for Impact Foundation. He was previously a procurement specialist, working with small businesses to secure government contracts. He joined the Foundation in 2013.