Our Founders

Vonnie Johnson

Vonnie Johnson


Anita Pedersen

Dr. Anita Pedersen


ANOVA's Humble Beginnings

Both Vonnie and Anita were born and raised in Watford City, North Dakota. They shared a passion for the community and helping its people, and that is how the concept of ANOVA Family Health Center came to be. From the beginning, ANOVA was founded on the idea that the people of Watford City deserved a clinic that provides holistic and comprehensive health care to each individual that comes through the door.

A Dream Realized

"I have always dreamed of opening a clinic that would provide an affordable and accessible healthcare option. Anita and I felt that the community of Watford City, my hometown and hers, deserved to be given this option.

After months of brainstorming, researching, and planning, we launched ANOVA Family Health Center on September 11th, 2012. It was the culmination of many years of skill, dreams, and hard work.

When you walk through the doors of ANOVA, we want you to think of us as family. The great people of Watford City made our clinic possible, and we never take this fact for granted.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 19 years, I have personally walked with people through their struggles and illness. Our clinic was created so that each patient we treat would be listened to and understood through every stage and phase of life. Our staff will work directly with you on your needs and develop a comprehensive, holistic plan to better your health.

ANOVA was founded with a vision of having healthy individuals, families, and communites. We strive to live up to this vision every day."

- Vonnie Johnson, FNP-BC

Vonnie Johnson

Vonnie retired from her position as Nurse Practitioner at our clinic in December of 2019, though her dreams for ANOVA keep marching onward.