Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit organization providing emotional, behavioral, and mental health services to children and families, has named Shannon Amundson as Executive Director of Nexus-East Bethel, the agency’s new Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) targeted to open later this year in East Bethel, MN.
The new PRTF will eventually serve up to 40 children, who are dealing with higher levels of mental and behavioral needs. For the past three years, Amundson has served as the Executive Director of Nexus-Mille Lacs in Onamia, MN where her focus has been on implementing a trauma-informed environment and developing strong community relations. Amundson’s responsibilities will expand to include leadership and operational oversight of both Nexus-Mille Lacs and Nexus-East Bethel. “Minnesota needs more residential capacity for youth who are dealing with higher levels of mental and behavioral health needs. I am so proud to be leading the team that’s bringing this much-needed facility to life in East Bethel, helping to grow the coordinated and expanding resources of Nexus across this part of the state,” said Amundson.
With over 25 years of residential, Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Corrections (DOC), and Council on Accreditation (COA) experience, Amundson brings vast clinical and industry knowledge and strong leadership to this important position.
About Nexus Family Healing
Nexus Family Healing is a national nonprofit mental health organization that restores hope for thousands of children and families who come to us for outpatient/community mental health services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. For over 45 years, our network of agencies has used innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. We believe every child is worth it — and every family matters. Learn more at nexusfamilyhealing.org.