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Testimonials

“Our son…cares about himself and others around him…He has regained hope and faith in life…And as a family, we have a huge increase in the positive interaction and time we share. Thank you for giving us so much.”

- Headway Client

Management Team

Patrick Dale

Pat Dale

CEO

Phone: 612-798-8166
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: pat.dale@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Pat has been with Headway since 1985, and has been CEO since 2001. He works with the board, staff, and community to develop effective services that meet the emotional health needs of children, adults, and families. "We partner with a wide variety of people to identify and meet community needs," he says. "From an organizational perspective, I ensure our staff have the resources, skills, and training they need to do their jobs as effectively as possible."

Pat is involved in several community and civic groups including working as Chair of the Hennepin County Children's Mental Health Collaborative, serving on the Richfield Rotary, the Richfield Optimists, and is a member of the Hennepin Community Health Improvement Partnership Executive Committee.

In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife and three adult children, and volunteering. He is currently President of the Golden Valley Little League.

Hal Pickett, Psy.D, LP, ABPP

Hal Pickett

Director, Client Services

Phone: 612-798-8189
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: hal.pickett@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Hal has been with Headway since 2007 and has been practicing in the field of Clinical Psychology for 20 years. As the Director, Client Services, his role is to align the internal strategic plan with the needs of the community using the future fiscal viability of the organization as the compass.  In addition to this role, he also practices in the forensic assessment of juveniles, is an instructor for the Forensic Mental Health Program at Concordia University, and regularly presents around the state at professional conferences, mainly on topics related to Child and Adolescent Psychology.

In his spare time, Hal likes to be physically active and manage his menagerie of dogs.

Brad Kopecky

Brad Kopecky

Director, Operations

Phone: 612-798-8165
Cell: 612-237-1521
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: brad.kopecky@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Brad has been with Headway since 2008. A former for-profit business process expert, he and his team ensure that support, resources and information are available to the client-serving part of the organization so that Headway can be a best-in-class human services organization. “I am out to change the world by combing best practices from the for-profit world with operational needs at non-profits,” he says. “I believe in our communities and the people who live in them, and I also believe that our traditional ways of serving community need, particularly at non-profits, will no longer work in the coming years. I want to help create a blue print for a new model.”

In his spare time, Brad enjoys being with with his wife and their dog, as well as cooking, reading, playing basketball and running.

Brian Brommel

Brian Brommel 4.17

Manager, Finance

Phone: 612-798-8193
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: brian.brommel@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Brian has been with Headway since 2008, supervising the accounting, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting and reporting functions. Brian's focus is ensuring the organization's financial information is accurate and providing support for management decision-making. Brian brings more than thirty years of experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit accounting to Headway. "While I lack the skills to perform a front line role in serving our clients, I like to think I serve our mission by providing that staff with the financial support they need to succeed," he says.

In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and children, delving into history, reading, gardening and travel.

Cecilia Hughes, MSW, LICSW

Cici Hughes 8.25

Manager, Clinical Services

Phone: 763-569-5226
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: cecilia.hughes@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Cici joined Headway in March, 2014 with more than 34 years of human services and nonprofit executive experience. In addition to working in several different capacities for Volunteers of America over the past years, she also has several notable professional and community involvement enterprises such as being a member of the Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies, the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative Provider Group, being Chair of the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative Governance Group and being a Board Member of MCCCA. At Headway, she supports supervisors and staff members of the clinical services programs so that they can provide strong clinical services to the clients they serve.

In her free time, Cici enjoys reading, sewing, fishing, all kinds of sports; especially hockey and lacrosse, and spending time with her family and playing with her dogs.

Doug Thole

Doug Thole 3.19

Manager, Program Support

Phone: 952-582-6685
Fax: 952-938-4708
Email: doug.thole@headway.org
1001 Highway 7
Suite 309
Hopkins, MN 55305

Doug has been with Headway since 2009, and in financial management of health care organizations since 1997. He works with the intake, scheduling, billing, collections and other administrative functions of the organization. “I strive to provide a positive and understanding presence in my role as Administrative Supervisor,” he says. “My goal is to provide customers with the tools and information they need to navigate through the process of obtaining the assistance Headway can provide them.”

During off hours, Doug enjoys going to concerts, plays, museums, reading, watching movies, and spending time at bookstores and coffeehouses. He is a big fan of professional tennis and has season tickets to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Mark McNamer

Mark McNamer

Manager, Client Services

Phone: 612-798-8174
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: mark.mcnamer@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Mark has been with Headway since 2009 where he provides leadership and management to support and empower staff to serve the emotional health of our clients. "I am amazed by the dedication and passion of the staff who, day in and day out, put forth the effort to improve the lives of the people we serve," he says.

Mark loves to spend time with his wife and three children, camp, hike, go boating, be outdoors and coach youth sports in his spare time. Mark is also highly active in his community: he is currently the chair of the "Citizens Long Range Improvement Commission" in the city of Brooklyn Park.

Michael Landgren, MSEd, LP

Michael Langren 2

Manager, Co-Located Services

Phone: 
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: michael.landgren@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Michael joined Headway in July, 2016 and has over 30 years of experience working in the human services field.  As the Manager of co-located services, he will be responsible for collaborating with and managing the partner relationships for all the co-loated services that Headway provides.  "I hope to use my diverse skill set to make Headway stronger, better, and to have an even greater impact on the communities we serve," he says.  "By improving the relationships Headway has with our contracted partners, our clinicians will be more operationally effcient and able to have a more significant clinical influence on the lives they work to imporve and the communities they work in."

In his free time, Michael enjoys going on "adventures" with his two children, participate in multisport events such as dualthlons and triathlons, and he also loves to travel. 

Robin Fisher

Robin Fisher 4.17

Manager, Staff Development

Phone: 763-746-2458
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: robin.fisher@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Robin has been in human service management in non-profits since 1990 and at Headway since 2007, where she works on hiring, onboarding, and ongoing development of team members with the goal of providing excellent service to Headway clients.  

Robin enjoys spending time with her family, cross-country skiing, swimming and hiking in her free time.

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