Staff Leadership

Laetitia Mizero Hellerud

Fargo Executive Director

Laetitia Mizero Hellerud is the Executive Director of Jeremiah Program’s Fargo-Moorhead campus. She is a seasoned leader with over 27 years of professional experience working with minoritized and underrepresented populations.

A 24-year resident of the Fargo-Moorhead community, Mizero Hellerud has spent her career and much of her life supporting women and children through forward-thinking leadership, program management, community engagement, advocacy, and equity-driven principles. After a decade of advocating for Head Start families and coordinating the statewide settlement of new refugees, she has most recently led policy and systems change and advanced gender, racial, and socio-economic inclusion as a published author, Bush Foundation Fellow, board member, and leader in North Dakota, South Dakota, and northwestern Minnesota. This work has also been critical to Mizero Hellerud’s intercultural consulting practice in the areas of diversity, equity, access, belonging, immigrant issues, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. A well-traveled leader, she brings her holistic worldview to any space and project she is engaged in.

Mizero Hellerud holds an M.S. in management from the University of Mary, Fargo, and an executive certificate from Harvard University’s program Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading for Change.

She and her husband, Mark, live in North Dakota and Minnesota. Their blended family includes two adult children (Yann and Nicole) and a springer spaniel named Laurel.