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Meet J and J Holmes' executive team

J and J Holmes is a premier corporate foster care provider in Minnesota led by a talented executive team with over 150 years of combined experience. The executive team has worked with many individuals with cognitive and mental health disabilities. We have built a reputation of being one of the most trusted foster care facilities in the area.


Our experience comes from multiple sectors, including both public and private. We have been involved in extensive program management, fiscal oversight, medical care, and consulting.

Janell Schoonover, Owner

Janell has over 20 years of experience in the human service field specializing in residential corporate foster care. As the owner of J and J Holmes, she is responsible for guiding the management team to initiate and carry out the goals and mission statement for J and J Holmes.


While respecting the individuality of each consumer, she strives for consumer independence in a safe and comfortable home atmosphere. Janell’s therapy dogs regularly join her in making personal connections with the consumers at the homes as well as in the community through volunteer opportunities.

Bruce Fahlen, Owner and CEO

Bruce has a degree in Psychology from St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in behavior analysis. He has over 32 years of experience working with a wide range of disabilities in children and adults.  


Bruce spent the first 19 years of his career working for the State of Minnesota in a variety of positions which included being a behavior analyst, behavioral consultant, and community residential supervisor.  


Bruce was a member of the team that oversaw, coordinated, and ultimately implemented a plan transferring consumers who, for years, had lived in state institutions to that of community settings.


Once with J and J Holmes, Bruce was a program manager and program director during the years of growth and expansion. Bruce was later named CEO in 2009.


For any questions pertaining to J and J Holmes or for potential referrals, please contact Bruce at: bruce.fahlen@jandjholmes.com or


Serving both St. Cloud and Baxter Areas


Located at


8365 Brandon Rd, Baxter, MN 

Ph: 218-828-0083




2137 Troop Drive

Sartell, MN

Ph: 320-230-2708

Jon Freer, Owner and Director of Consulting, Behavior Wizards

Jon received his education from St. Cloud State University in the field of Psychology and Gerontology. Jon has over 27 years of experience providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. He has worked as a behavior analyst over the past 18 years providing behavior consultation within hospital, school, foster home, and family home settings.


Jon is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and helps provide trauma informed care. Jon is also a person-centered / essential lifestyle planner.


For any questions or referrals for Jon or the Behavior Wizards Consulting service, you can email Jon at: jon.freer@behaviorwizards.com or call 218-839-9135.

Rob Jones, Owner and CFO

Rob received a degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and is a Certified Public Accountant. Rob has over 20 years of progressive financial experience in the realms of budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and strategic planning.  


Prior to working at J and J Holmes he was the lead accountant for the Minnesota Department of Human Services in both the MSOCS and MNS programs.


For any financial questions, Rob can be reached at: rob.jones@jandjholmes.com or 218-828-0083.

Mischa Idzerda, Program Director / QDDP

Mischa graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Physiological Psychology, as well as a double minor in Mass Communications and French. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.


Mischa began her career at the Central Minnesota Mental Health Center where she worked as a case manager in a residential site for adults with mental health diagnoses.  


At J and J Holmes, Mischa was hired as an Assistant House Supervisor in November of 2002 and was quickly promoted to House Supervisor in January of 2003 when she assisted in opening a new residential foster home.  


Mischa received her QDDP certificate in March of 2004. After supervising numerous homes within J and J Holmes, Mischa was promoted to Program Manager in 2009 for which she supervises multiple residential foster homes.

Nicole Zwilling, Program Director / QDDP

Nicole graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2008 with a degree in Communication Arts and Literature. She began working at J and J Holmes as a Direct Care Professional in 2007 and was promoted to Assistant House Supervisor in 2009. In 2012, Nicole was promoted to House Supervisor and has supervised many residential homes.  


Nicole is the Therapeutic Intervention Coordinator and assists in numerous trainings for staff within the company. In 2015, Nicole was promoted to Program Manager for which she oversees and supervises numerous corporate residential homes.

Rebecca Hilley, Trainer Liasion and Human Resources Director

Rebecca has an Associate’s Degree with an emphasis in the Area of Community Supports for People with Disabilities. Rebecca has 21 years of experience working in the human service field and 18 years of experience supervising community residential foster sites.  


Rebecca is a certified teacher for Psychotropic Medication Monitoring. She trains American Heart CPR, First Aid and AED training. Rebecca was promoted to the position of Human Resource Manager in 2016.  

"Through my years of working at J and J Holmes, I have been amazed by the devotion and dedication that this team provides for all the clients. All levels of the company work hard and together to assure the best quality of life for the individuals we serve. I am proud to be part of this organization."


- Negin E.

Behavior Consultant

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