Nikki Massmann is the Director of Communications & Information Services at the EERC, where she serves on the leadership team, developing and implementing the EERC's strategic communications plan. She is responsible for EERC public relations and internal communications. Ms. Massmann oversees the graphics, editing, workflow, communications, outreach, and library teams at the EERC. Prior to her position at the EERC, she served as Communication Coordinator at the Center for Rural Health at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She also has experience working in quality assurance in the pharmaceutical research industry. Ms. Massmann holds a B.S. degree in Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Ms. Massmann's principal areas of interest and expertise include strategic communication planning, media and public relations, information dissemination, social media, community engagement, process improvement, and leadership.
EERC Women in STEM: Persistence Pays Off, December 2017
EERC Women in STEM: Overcoming Barriers, August 2017
Massmann, N.M., 2017, Activity FAQs – geologic study in Mercer and Oliver Counties in central North Dakota: North Dakota CarbonSAFE fact sheet no. 3, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Energy & Environmental Research Center, September.
Massmann, N.M., 2017, Activity FAQs – geophysical survey near Center, North Dakota: North Dakota CarbonSAFE fact sheet no. 1, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Energy & Environmental Research Center, September.
Massmann, N.M., 2017, North Dakota CarbonSAFE – a feasibility study: North Dakota CarbonSAFE fact sheet no. 2, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Energy & Environmental Research Center, September.
Massmann, N.M., 2017, North Dakota’s energy future: Fact sheet, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Energy & Environmental Research Center, July.
Mind Matters, North Dakota Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 2, July 2016
American Indian Health Research Conference, North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 4, December 2015
Scrubs Academy Prescribes Health Career Experiences to Students, North Dakota Medicine, Volume 40, Issue 3, September 2015
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 2, July 2015
Brushing Upon Dental Care in North Dakota, North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 40, Issue 1, March 2015
NRCNAA Celebrates 20 Years Helping Native Elders, North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 4, December 2014
Collaborating to Improve Cardiac Care, North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 39, Issue 3, September 2014
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network, North Dakota Medicine, Volume 39, Issue 1, March 2014
Chronic Disease Assessment Report for North Dakota, Massmann, N., Gibbens, B., Peterson, M., and Quinn, R., February 2014
Campus Emergencies, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Training, 2018
Public Relations Society of America Corporate Communication Conference, 2018
North Dakota Rural Health Association Strategic Planning, 2016
National Rural Health Association annual conference, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Social Media Marketing training, 2014
University of Minnesota Community Engagement training, 2012
Shaping Policy for Health: Assessing and Framing the Policy Problem Training Course, 2012
Toastmasters International District Speech Contest Third Place Awardee, 2012
Toastmasters International Division-Speech Contest First Place Awardee, 2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) Training and Conference Attendee, 2011
Using Focus Groups as a Tool to Increase Evaluation Capacity Seminar Attendee, 2011
Auditing Clinical Trials for Good Clinical Practice, 2007
Lean Six Sigma training, 2007
PRACS Institute, Ltd. Corporate Team Award recipient, 2006
B.S., Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, Crookston, 2003
2010–2017: Quality Improvement Project Coordinator and Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
2004–2010: Quality Assurance Associate, PRACS Institute, Ltd., East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
2002–2003: Intern, Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce, Crookston, Minnesota.
1997–2001: Radio Announcer/Operator, KROX Radio, Crookston, Minnesota.
Wyoming CarbonSAFE Outreach Advisory Board Member, 2018-present
EERC Financial Transparency Team Member, 2018
EERC Employee Development Program Committee Member, 2018
Public Relations Society of America Member, 2015–present
University of North Dakota Marketing Council Member, 2017–present
North Dakota CarbonSAFE Outreach Advisory Board member, 2017–present
Energizing North Dakota Partnership Summit planning committee member, 2017–present
EERC Employee Engagement Committee Member, 2017–2019
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Planning Committee member, 2013–2017
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health Communication Committee member, 2013–2017
North Dakota Rural Health Association member, 2013–2017
Mind Matters Conference on Brain Injury planning committee, 2013–2017
UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Transition Champion Team member, 2015–2016
Toastmasters International Member, 2010–2013
North Dakota Participating Hospitals Advisory Council member, 2010–2012
Healthy North Dakota Coordinating Committee member, 2011–2013
Statewide Stroke System of Care Annual Conference Planner and Facilitator, 2011
North Dakota Cancer Coalition member, 2011–2013
Society for Quality Assurance member, 2007–2010
Program Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) for Communications program, University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC), 2005
MyAlly Health Board of Directors, January 2020 to present
Valley MarComm Co-Chair, 2017 to present
Women's Fund Advisory Board Member and Marketing Committee Chairperson, January 2019 to 2021
Summer Arts Stages Board of Directors, 2017 to 2020
Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals Member, 2016 to 2021
East Grand Forks Soccer Club Board of Directors, 2015 to 2020
University of Minnesota Crookston Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2003–2007