What's New

Our 2018 School Supply Drive is on!

Help us stock 200+ backpacks to disperse to kids in need throughout the Twin Cities – and help them feel confident and ready for their school year. 

You can donate via Amazon, or drop off wish list items at our Richfield or Golden Valley locations.

All donations are greatly appreciated and truly help kids start the school year off right! 

Testimonials

“I've worked with Headway for over ten years and the quality of the services they provide to youth and their family has been excellent. The staff genuinely care about their clients and want them to be successful…they hold their young clients accountable for their behavior.

- Willie Bridges, Senior Planning Analyst, Office of the Hennepin County Attorney

Operations Team

Heather Swenson

Heather Swenson 8.25

Supervisor, Finance

Phone: 612-798-8185
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: heather.swenson@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN  55423

Heather has been an accountant with Headway since 2010, using her strong work ethic, timeliness and attention to detail to further the mission of the organization. “I like the fact that I work for a place that makes a difference for adults and school-aged children in our community,” she says.

In her free time Heather enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

Lisa Magnuson, MA

Lisa Magnuson

Coordinator, Operations

Phone: 763-746-2421
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: lisa.magnuson@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Lisa has been with Headway since January, 2013 and has worked in the human services and academic fields since 2005. She is responsible for the continuing education opportunities, staff development trainings, events, and credentialing at Headway.  She is a strong advocate for lifelong learning and continuing education for personal and professional development, and passionate about creative development and learning of all types.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys traveling with her husband (most recently, trips to England, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, and China) and spending time at home with their dog. She also enjoys working on house and garden projects, yoga and meditation, and reading.

Macey Mueller

Macey Mueller

Project Manager

Phone: 612-798-8190
Fax: 763-746-2401
Email: macey.mueller@headway.org
701 Decatur Avenue North
Suite 109
Golden Valley, MN 55427 

Macey has been with Headway since October, 2009.  She has held many roles within the organization including working as an administrative assistant at both outpatient locations, coordinating the divorce education program and contributing to the organization's efforts with communications, marketing, community events and donor relations.  Her working knowledge of the many different programs and services that Headway provides along with her interest in keeping the growing staff engaged and informed of the developments of these programs has led to her current position of coordinating Headway's internal communications and providing project managment.

When Macey is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, being out in the sun, reading books, and watching movies. 

Eowyn Gatlin-Nygaard, MSW, LGSW

Eowyn Gatlin

Coordinator, Operations

Phone: 612-203-3474
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: eowyn.gatlin-nygaard@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Eowyn started at Headway in 2012 and has worked in the human services field since 2001.  She works directly with Headway's staff to find creative ways to improve processes and general operations for both staff and clients.  She has a background in both research and teaching, and this position allows her to utilize that experience in a number of ways including independently analyzing the best way to approach different organizational problems, look for creative solutions, connect with others both inside and outside of the agency on projects, and work collaboratively with others to improve things within the agency.  "Headway has grown a lot since I started in 2012," she says.  "In my position I am able to figure out ways to best support the staff to ensure they are able to transform lives, and also look for ways to help our agency continue to grow and meet the ever changing needs of our communities."

In her free time, Eowyn enjoys doing yoga, writing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Chip Groth

Chip Groth 4.17

Community Engagement and Relations

Phone: 612-798-8204
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: chip.groth@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Chip joined Headway in May, 2014 and has volunteered in human services for over 30 years. He is involved in engaging and connecting community and educational systems with Headway. He helps to create and increase partnership opportunities and helps to increase Headway's exposure in local schools and businesses.

Holly Chapin

Holly Chapin

Coordinator, Staffing

Phone: 763-377-5312
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: holly.chapin@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Holly has been with Headway since April, 2018 and has worked in human services since 2013.  She helps all of Headway's service areas through the hiring process by evaluating candidates, interacting with staff and identifying hiring needs, and working with individuals in the community to identify candidates for positions within the organization.  "I am looking for individuals who want to create a positive, fulfilling path in their lives," she says.

Holly likes to spend time with family and friends in her spare time, as well as cooking (especially Thai), and baking.

Eileen Wittig, BA

Eileen Wittig

Marketing Associate

Phone: 612-806-4329
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: eileen.wittig@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Suite 150
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Eileen has been with Headway since September, 2018. As a Marketing Associate, she works to build up Headway's external presence to ensure we can serve everyone who wants or needs our services within the Twin Cities area. "In growing Headway's clientele and general awareness of what we do, we can offer both a broader and deeper service to the people of Minnesota and strengthen communities by improving the individual mental and emotional health of their members," she says.

When she is not working, Eileen likes to travel, explore hidden, hole-in-the-wall gems of wherever she is living, and look for new shows to binge on Netflix.

Sandy Moua

Sandy Moua

Coordinator, Technology

Phone: 763-569-5200
Fax: 763-569-5201
Email: sandy.moua@headway.org
5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 

Sandy has been with Headway since March, 2013. She has experience working as the Administrative Assistant for all of our locations, as well as working in the intake department.  She has a broad understanding of all of the services that Headway offers and is a great resource for her team and for clients. “As the first person point of contact,” she says, “I try to make this an inviting, helpful, and positive experience for everyone.”

Sandy is currently attending college to earn her Associate’s Degree and in her free time, she likes to read, bike, travel and soak up the sun as much as possible.

Dave Kelly

David Kelly

Staff Accountant

Phone: 612-798-8178
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: david.kelly@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Dave has been with Headway since October, 2018. He works on our accounting team to ensure that our organization continues to operate at a high level, and enjoys working for a company that works to serve its community. "As part of the Accounting team, I help to make sure that the internal processes of Headway run smoothly so that we can better serve the community," he says.

Outside of work, Dave is an avid hiker, bike rider, and rec sport player (football and soccer). He is also an amateur astronomer, having recently purchased his first telescope.

Dawn Fatogun

Dawn Fatogun

Accountant

Phone: 612-798-8198
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: dawn.fatogun@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423 

Dawn joined Headway in June, 2015.  As a member of the finance team, she assists with financial reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable.  "I enjoy working with my team to ensure that the company's financial needs are met," she says.  "My team is very knowledgable and helpful."  

Outside of work, Dawn enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Julie Sunsdahl

Jill Sunsdahl

Staff Accountant

Phone: 612-798-8173
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: julie.sunsdahl@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Julie has been with Headway since May, 2018 and has worked in human services bookkeeping and accounting for more than 20 years. As Staff Accountant, she is part of our Accounting team and plays and instrumental role in helping Headway serve our clients successfully. She hopes to bring a positive influence in the community through her contributions, and to help Headway continue to be successful in its mission.

When not at work, Julie enjoys hunting, fishing, riding dirt bikes, camping, and sports with her four boys. She also enjoys gardening and interior decorating.

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