Retired Administrator for Special Education, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Vickie joined the board in 2014, after retiring from working in the field of special education for over 34 years. She brings an understanding of organizational change, strategic planning, program development and use of data to make informed decisions.
"I have a great deal of respect for children, adolescents and families dealing with mental health challenges. We need to understand the unique needs of each individual and family we serve and work in a collaborative manner with other agencies in order to provide quality mental health services in our community. It is critical staff continue to receive support, information and training on best practices in the field of mental health to be able to expand programs and services to meet the changing needs of the community.
I am honored to be on the board for Lee Carlson Center because they provide affordable mental health services to individuals and community based programs to help adults, youth and families to advocate for themselves, build healthy relationships, and develop skills to lead a meaningful and productive life."