Coping in a time of Stress


Shauna Reitmeier


Meet the Presenter

Shauna Reitmeier serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Northwestern Mental Health Center. Shauna has led the organization through dynamic growth and development, including the successful implementation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic model of service delivery. Under Shauna’s leadership, NWMHC doubled its revenue, increased its staff by 35 percent, and doubled the number of clients served.

In addition to her leadership and management responsibilities at NWMHC, she is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker and sees clients at the Crookston clinic location. Shauna holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Before joining NWMHC, Shauna worked with the National Council for Behavioral Health, providing contract management and technical oversight to integrate primary and behavioral healthcare across the country. While serving in multiple roles at Washtenaw Community Health Organization, she gained extensive experience in quality and process improvement, strategic planning, and integration of systems.

Shauna currently serves on several boards, including the National Association of Rural Mental Health, The MN Association of Community Mental Health Programs, North Region Health Alliance, H.O.P.E. Coalition, and the Crookston Lions. Most recently, Shauna was appointed by MN Governor Tim Walz to serve on the newly created Blue Ribbon Commission on Health and Human Services.

She lives in Crookston with her husband and stepson.