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We are honored to benefit from the leadership and commitment of the following individuals who serve on our board.

Sue Butler

Board Co-Chair

Retired Director of Special Education Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Sue joined the board in 2008 after serving 31 years as a Director of Special Education, where she worked closely with agency founder, Lee Carlson.

“I had great respect for Lee and the milestones of the center. In addition, I know that mental illness is treatable and that individuals who suffer with mental health challenges can often recover and lead productive lives when they receive appropriate treatment.”



Vickie Pitney

Board Co-Chair

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."

Maurice Holloman


Executive Vice President - IMRIS

Maurice joined the board in 2011, bringing a strong business/management background along with skills in strategic planning.

“Mental health issues are so prevalent in our communities.  I believe it is critical that we improve access for all individuals and families who are in need of mental health services.”


Scott Nadeau

Board Member

Chief of Police, Columbia Heights Police Department

Scott joined the board in 2015, bringing to his role strong leadership and community engagement skills.

“After going through Crisis Intervention (CIT) training about 10 years ago, I realized that many Anoka County agencies were not providing officers the training to deal with mental health issues or crises. I felt it was critical that officers receive training in how to recognize or de-escalate those types of situations. 

Sending people suffering from mental health issues to jail or giving them a ticket isn't always the best way to handle the situation.  I was proud to launch the first program in Anoka County where 50 officers received CIT training.  With my ongoing interest in mental health and police-community partnerships, I am thrilled to be a member of the Lee Carlson Center board."



Steve Helseth

Board Member

Estate Planning and Probate Attorney - Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm

Steve joined the Board in 2014.

"I have always been interested in, and passionate about, mental health.  With a degree in psychology, I can't help but notice how much mental health and mental illness affect my life. 

Awareness of mental health issues is critically important to my law practice; whether I'm working with a family after the loss of a loved one, helping clients develop an estate plan, or working with parents of a child with special needs. 

My goal is to be understanding and compassionate when it comes to mental illness.  I want to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and open-up the conversation regarding mental illnes in our community."

Elaine Johnson

Board Member

Director of Kids Ministry - Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids
and Owner of Sounds of Praise.

Elaine joined the Board in 2015.

She has always worked with kids and families including 15 years as a Pediatric Intensive Care and Transport Nurse at Mayo Clinic.

"My desire is to have Mental Health be recognized as an integral part of the whole person, relationships and community and that tools to improve, treat and maintain are available to all.  My interest involves linking the faith community to the mental health community to create holistic well-being for kids, adults and families."


Rosey Glynn

Board Member

Human Resources at United Health Group

Rosey joined the Board in 2016.

"Mental Health is an area in which I've been involved for a number of years.  I love what Lee Carlson Center is doing for this community and the new holistic initiatives they employ to enhance wellbeing.  This organization understands the need for not only meeting mental health needs in our community, but developing society's understanding in this area."