Find the contact information for our management, admissions, programs, and sober housing staff.
Jared Bostrom, DMFT, LMFT, LADC, CPRP
Jennifer White, MBA, LADC
Director of Operations
Member of PV Team since 2005
BA Degree in Psychology (University of Minnesota), Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling & Education, and MBA through Carlson School of Management. 15 years experience in recovery field.
Finance Director/IT Director
Member of PV Team since 2006
BS Degree in Finance. Over 25 years experience in Accounting/Finance (non-profit, for profit, and fundraising)
BA Degree in Human Services Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management. 20+ years experience in non-profits, development, fundraising and special events.
Aaryn Anderson, LPN
Aaryn received her AS Degree from St. Paul College in 2014 and started working in the CD field. She is currently attending Metropolitan State University for her BA degree in Psychology. Aaryn joined Progress Valley on August of 2016 and enjoys seeing the change in clients over time from the first start their journey of sobriety through their continuation of the treatment process.
Donna Bartow, RN
Donna received her RN degree from Inver Hills Community College in 2006. Since then she has worked in many fields and different positions including staff nurse, care manager and assistant director of nursing. She is currently certified as a BLS and HIV instructor. Donna enjoys working with all clients and helping them obtain a healthier lifestyle.
Gabe Bellows, LADC
Gabe completed his drug and alcohol counseling licensure requirements at Minnesota State University of Mankato. Gabe worked two years at the state treatment center located in St. Peter, Minnesota. He is passionate about helping others and being part of the recovery community.
Merilen Bikers, BS, LADC
Merilen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Metropolitan State University. She continues her education at St. Mary's University working on her Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services.
Renee Bowman, BA, LADC
Renee has worked for Progress Valley since 2006 in various positions throughout the organization. She obtained her BA Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and later returned to school to complete her alcohol and drug counseling licensure requirements. She enjoys working with all client populations and her counseling interests are in trauma and its relation to addiction.
Mona Carpenter, AS, LADC
Mona obtained her Associate Degree in Addiction Counseling in 2007. She worked with both men and women at an Outpatient facility from 2007 to 2013. Mona joined Progress Valley in January of 2014. Mona enjoys working with women in recovery and to see them regain their self-esteem. Mona enjoys seeing women transition back to healthy independent women.
Angie DeLisi, BS, LADC
Angie completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University majoring in Drug & Alcohol Counseling. Angie completed her internships at Hazelden in Saint Paul, and Specialized Treatment Services in Minneapolis. Angie prefers to work with women who have experienced trauma and addiction. Angie practices many healing modalities including health realization and positive psychology.
Matt Elfmann, BS, LADC
Matt completed his BS Degree in Drug & Alcohol Counseling at Metropolitan State University. Matt also completed his clinical internship at Progress Valley's Men's Program and now works there as a counselor. Matt has eight years of sobriety and feels honored to have the opportunity to be working in the field helping other individuals with many of the same struggles he faced in early recovery.
Bre Erickson, MA, LADC, LPCC Licensing Candidate
Bre received her BA in Psychology from Winona State University. She went on to complete her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Bre completed her MI/CD practicum at Cedar Ridge in Stillwater, where she then worked as a counselor. Bre also worked as a Youth and Family Therapist in Nashville, TN prior to moving back to Minnesota and joining the team at Progress Valley. Bre's primary interest is with CBT skills and co-occuring disorders.
Maggie Erickson, MS, LADC, LPCC
Maggie completed her Masters in Clinical Counseling degree at University of Wisconsin STOUT with an emphasis in drug and alcohol counseling and eating disorders. She completed practicum and internship hours at Pride Institute working with the LGBT population. Maggie has experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and has been trained in DBT.
Juli completed her Associate Degree in Addiction Counseling in 2002 and has been helping women recover ever since. Juli began her work at Progress Valley Women’s Program in 2007. She loves working with the women and watching them grow and transform on their lifelong recovery journeys. Juli believes strongly that women can do anything they set their mind to.
Tim Gregory, MA, LADC, LPCC Licensing Candidate
Tim received his BA degree in Cognitive Psychology and in International Relations from the University of Minnesota at Morris. He went on to complete his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. Tim completed his CD internships in Cedar Ridge in Stillwater and worked there for two years before joining the Progress Valley team in November 2016. He brings a healthy knowledge and background of mindfulness and various behavior therapies as he works towards his LPCC.
Jim Hall, AS, LADC
Men's Sober Housing Manager
Jim has worked for Progress Valley since 2009. He has been active as a chemical health specialist since 1995. His previous experience includes: 10 years with Ramsey/Regions Hospital (adolescent CD unit), 5 years with Human Services Incorporated developing and implementing a cognitive therapy based program in Washington County, and 12 years facilitating a process of change support group at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center.
Andrew Howell, BA, LADC
Andrew completed his education for his Drug & Alcohol Counseling License from Minneapolis Community & Technical College in 2017. Andrew was an intern at Progress Valley in the fall of 2016 and is excited to now be working at PV as a counselor. Andrew believes that recovery is a dynamic and evolving process that incorporates structure, humor, open mindedness and adventure. Andrew is active in the recovery community and enjoys helping others achieve their goals and make positive changes.
Callie Istas, MS, LADC, LPCC Licensing Candidate
Callie completed her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Wisconsin - Stout with an emphasis in drug and alcohol counseling. She completed her practicum and internship hours at Progress Valley Women's Program before officially joining the team in 2018. Callie has experience working with women and adolescents with severe and persistent mental illness. She is passionate about empowering women to overcome traumatic experiences.
Vanessa Kissinger, BS, LADC
Vanessa has been involved with Progress Valley since 2013 starting as an intern and working as a house manager at the women's program. Vanessa completed her internships at PV at both the women's and men's programs. Vanessa completed her BS degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling through Metropolitan State University and joined the clinical team at the PV Men's program in June 2014. She finds nothing more rewarding than watching a client realize their full potential with sobriety on their side.
Matthew Mason, ADC-T
Matthew is an alumnus of Progress Valley, graduating from the program in 2006. He also worked at the Men's Program as a House Manager for over 4 years and began his studies at Century College. He graduated with with an Associates degree and is planning on obtaining his Bachelors degree in Chemical Dependency. Matthew recently re-joined the PV Team in January 2018.
Kim Miller-Marx, BA, LADC
Jessie O'Banion, RN
Jessie has worked as an LPN since 1996. Her last job, prior to coming to PV was working full-time as the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Hastings. Jessie also attended school full-time while working and graduated with her RN degree from Rasmussen College in March of 2017. Jessie recently starting working at Progress Valley and feels she has come full circle as she is also an alumnus of PV and is very excited to be working at PV.
Gillian Pearson, LADC
Gillian graduated in 1995 with a BA in Sociology in her home city of Cork, Ireland. She then completed her AS degree in Addiction Counseling at Century College in 2017 and then completed her clinical internship at Cedar Ridge Men's MICD progam in Stillwater. Gillian has 6 years of sobriety and has previously worked at a women's residential facility as a CD Tech. She feels extremely fortunate and grateful to be able to work with clients in early recovery and to watch as they learn how to live life sober and achieve their goals and dreams.
Glen Robinson, LADC
Glen went to school in 2003 for Addictions Counseling and worked as a LADC at Create, Inc. for 10-1/2 years and then joined the Progress Valley team in October 2016. Being in the recovery community himself, he believes in doing work that gives back to others who are struggling with substance use disorders. Glen wants to show by example that there is hope for living a healthy sober lifestyle.
Christin Seirup, MA, LPCC
Christin began her association with Progress Valley in the spring of 2013. She received her BA degree in Child/Developmental Psychology in 1990 from the U of MN. Christin completed her MA degree in Counseling and Psychological Services in 2006 through St. Mary's U of MN and became a licensed LPCC in 2010. She is passionate about working in mental health and is trained in CBT, DBT and EMDR.
Tanya Tice, BA, LADC
Tanya received her BA Degree in Psychology from Argosy University. she began her career as a LADC at Progress Valley in 2007 and prior to completing college Tanya worked as a House Manager at the PV Women's Program. She worked 3 years at the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) as a Senior Chemical Health Counselor and currently enjoys her work at PV's Recovery Center for Men. Tanya most appreciates watching the men and women we serve be successful in their life of recovery.
Lisa Vait, BA, LADC
Lisa received her BA degree in psychology from Crown College and completed her Alcohol and Drug Counseling Licensure requirements at Masabi Range Community & Technical College. She has a passion for helping others.
Angel Wagner, LADC
Angel has been a LADC since 2008 and just joined the PV Team in December 2015. She is experienced in providing gender-specific trauma informed services through the whole continuum of care for clients. Her passion is empowering women and helping them heal and recover. She is trained in DBT and loves working with positive psychology.