- About Us
|2019 MARRCH Spring Retreat | Speakers|
Dr. Hal Baumchen is the President and Clinical Director of NorthStar Regional. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Hal is the author of Journeys, a co-occurring disorders resource manual, Destinations, a practical guide for overcoming addictions and improving your mental health, the Destinations Companion Workbook. He is the founder of Journey to Recovery, a resource site with materials for the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders.
Shirley M. Cain, is a tribal member of the Red Lake Nation and a licensed attorney. Her Anishinabe name is Mushkosee Equay (Sweet Grass Woman). She works at the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a Human Services Representative in the Behavioral Health Division. She is working to help people with opioid addictions through medicated assisted treatment and wraparound services to heal. She has a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law (’88) and a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University (’85). She has worked as Chief Judge for Spirit Lake and Red Lake Tribal Courts, Special Judge for Turtle Mountain Tribal Court located in North Dakota with a special focus on juvenile child welfare, delinquency and special cases, Instructor for Turtle Mountain Tribal College, Tribal Administrator for the Bishop Paiute Tribe located in California, Project Director at Minneapolis American Indian Center, Tribal Attorney for Red Lake and White Earth Tribes, Housing Attorney for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Assistant Public Defender and Housing Specialist for a local urban Native Housing project that assisted Native elders with housing issues. On her own time, she sits on an Equity Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Council, a Community Advisory Board at Hennepin Healthcare, enjoys jingle dress dancing, walking and singing traditional indigenous songs.
Dr. Schlutter got her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is a licensed psychologist in this state, has a MAC (master addiction counselor) through NAADAC, and has a CCDPD (co-occurring chemical dependency professional diplomate). She owns several clinics, including Schlutter & Associates, Northern Integrated Health (the parent company to PCC,) and Professional Counseling Centers. She has served as president of DLPP for several years, as well as on the executive committee for MPA in the past. Dr. Schlutter serves as the HPSP representative from MPA and has been since 2008 and chairs the HCCCHP group which is the substance use disorder providers group for Hennepin County and has done so since 2013. She is an approved supervisor through BBHT for LPC/LPCC, supervises post master’s students and providers, pre and post -doctoral psychology students and is the lead on the addiction medicine elective rotation for family practice residents, assisted by others on the team including boarded addiction medicine MD, LADC, and LPCC.
Having been a psychiatric nurse for 30 years, and a specialist in prescribing psychotropic medications for the past 19 years, Beth’s philosophy of care is wholistic…. treating the body, mind and spirit with a positive, dynamic, recovery-focused approach to health and well-being. Dr. Good received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Minnesota, specializing in psychiatric mental health nursing; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mankato State in 1988, and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Georgia State University in 1994.
Dr. Good taught undergraduate and graduate nursing courses at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing for 5 years, was a nursing supervisor at Hazelden Foundation for 5 years, was charge nurse of an inpatient medical/psychiatric unit for 5 years, and has also worked in various Community Behavioral Health Hospitals throughout MN. In 2002 she initiated psychiatric mental health services at Kanabec County Family Services and served as the Clinical Lead in Psychiatry until 2015, where she provided psychiatric medication management services to residents in Region 7 East, servicing 5 counties in rural MN.
Over the past six years she has been instrumental in integrating behavioral health services at FirstLight Health System in Mora, MN. She also served as the Psychiatric Treatment Director at Recovering Hope Treatment Center, a women’s residential treatment program in Mora, MN for 2 ½ years.She is currently in private practice and integrates medication management services at MN Adult and Teen Challenge at three of their treatment facilities. She utilizes evidence based medications and non-pharmacologic approaches to treat the Co-Occurring disorders population and stays up to date on cutting edge therapies. In 2016 she received the March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year Award for Advanced Practice. In 2017 she received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Award of Excellence for Minnesota.
Monica Haglund, ADC III is a Rule 25 Assessor/SUD Counselor with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe District III Aazhoomog/Hinckley area for 11 years. Prior worked was at DHS Liberalis CARE program, with a total of 26 years working in the SUD field.
Shawnee Hunt-Human Services Representative 2, MN DHS. Shawnee has been working in prevention for several years and working at the DHS for the last 5 years. Working with other trainers has assisted in delivering various modules of the Native American Curriculum to professionals in the field. Shawnee enjoys working in SUD and Mental Health learning and assisting others in need.
Rick Moldenhauer, MS, LADC, ICADC, LPCC is a Human Services Program Consultant/State Opioid Treatment Authority representative, at the Behavioral Health Division, DHS. Rick has 35 years of experience in a wealth of settings involving substance use disorder treatment. He is on a variety of State and Federal initiatives involving best practices and committees for various purposes, has received both State and National awards for his work. He is an author, frequent speaker and technical assistant in quality delivery of chemical dependency services.
Moore has worked for in Substance Use Disorder field since 1979 from entry level to Managerial positions. Education includes over a 1000 hours of workshops, conferences, in-service trainings and graduated from Hazelden Counselor Training program in 1989.
Originally from Fresno California Kevin has been involved in prevention and treatment services in the state of Minnesota for decades. He has been a past clinical director at CLUES for over 10 years leading the growth of clinical services for the Spanish speaking community. He was also the Director of the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center. He currently teaches at Metropolitan State University in both the undergraduate and graduate program.
Tim Walsh is the Vice President of Long Term Recovery and Mental Health Services at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. He completed his doctorate in public administration at Hamline University in 2012. He received his Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from St. Thomas University in 1993. Tim earned a double Bachelors in Biblical Studies as well as Social Sciences/Psychology from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. He has been licensed as a psychologist since 1998. He has been an executive leader in the fields of chemical dependency, mental health, human services and corrections for over 28 years. Tim has been an independent strategic and organizational consultant for 20 years and is a frequent conference speaker and trainer in Minnesota and nationally. He has been a professor at Anoka Ramsey Community College and Hamline University. He currently teaches part-time for the University of Northwestern, St. Paul at the graduate and bachelor levels in Human Services and Psychology.