Staff Bios

Executive Staff

Jared Bostrom, DMFT, LMFT, LADC, CPRP                                   

Executive Director
Member of the PV Team since January 2018
Dr. Jared Bostrom is the Executive Director at Progress Valley.  He has held a wide range of clinical, leadership, and administrative positions in the mental and chemical health systems, primarily in service to adults with co-occurring disorders.  Dr. Bostrom is the co-chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee, and is a faculty member at Adler Graduate School, teaching courses in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.   
 
Chris Taute                
Finance & IT Director
Member of the PV Team since September 2021                                               

Jennifer White, MBA, LADC                  

Director of Operations - Residential Services
Member of the PV Team since October 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.

Amber Michalski, MA, LPCC, LADC

Director of Operations - Outpatient & Community Services
Member of the PV Team since July 2018

Amber completed her Master's Degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and is currently a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She is certified to provide DBT and is a board approved LPCC supervisor.  Her ability to provide compassionate and individualized care has made her highly valued by her clients and colleagues.

Lisa Buck

Development & Communications Director
Member of the PV Team since April 2013

BA Degree in Human Services Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management. 20+ years experience in non-profits, development, fundraising and special events.

Tanya Tice, LADC                  

Human Resources Manager
Member of the PV Team since January 2012
Tanya started with Progress Valley in 2006 as a CD Tech while she was obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and LADC.  Once she graduated, she was hired as a counselor at the Men's Program in Minneapolis.  She left PV briefly to work at Hennepin County Medical Center and returned to PV in 2012 as the Senior Counselor at Men's Program in Minneapolis.  In 2016 she became the Program Manager of the Recovery Center for Men in Richfield.  In 2021 she decided to pursue her Master's degree in Human Resources Management and transitioned to the HR Manager position at Progress Valley.  She will graduate at the end of 2022 and is excited to be continuing her new career path with Progress Valley.  In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter and family dog.
                                                                                                       
Clinical Staff 

Abdulaziz Adam, LPN

Nurse - PV2 Women's Program

Aziz started nursing school at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, MN before transferring to Northland Technical College in East Grand Forks to obtain his LPN degree.  He has always found working in the mental health side of nursing fascinating and enjoyed many of his psych classes, learning about different diagnoses and the different aspects and circumstances that contribute to an individual's mental illness.  As his first nursing job, Aziz joined Progress Valley in September 2020 working at both the men's and women's residential programs.  He is currently working on getting his RN degree through Normandale Community College and then hopefully will work on obtaining his BSN degree.

Donna Bartow, RN

Health Services Manager

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

Outpatient Counselor

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. 

Michelle Bomberg, BA, LADC

Counselor - PV3 Recovery Center for Men

Michelle completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and completed her drug and alcohol counseling licensure requirements at Century College in White Bear Lake.  She started at Progress Valley as an intern in the Fall of 2019 and happily accepted the position of counselor upon graduation in the spring of 2020.  Michelle is transitioning her role of Special Education Teacher to Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Renee Bowman, BA, LADC

Program Manager - PV2 Women's Program 
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.

Ariel Brinson, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Outpatient Counselor 
 

Alex Bruning, LADC, LPCC Candidate

Clinical Support Specialist - PV3 Recovery Center for Men
 
Christin Cram, ADC-T

Outpatient Counselor 

Shannon Dolan, MA, LPCC, LADC

Counselor - PV3 Recovery Center for Men
 

Maggie Erickson, MS, LPCC, LADC 

Program Manager - PV3 Recovery Center for Men

Maggie has been working in the field for 10 years and is dual licensed with an LADC and LPCC.  Maggie is a board approved supervisor and enjoys the opportunity to train interns and licensing candidates.  Maggie uses a holistic and person centered approach in her clinical sessions.  She is excited to be in her new role as Program Manager at our Richfield facility.

Ann Finnerty, BS, LADC

Counselor - PV3 Recovery Center for Men 
Ann received a Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University and her LADC.  She served as the Vice President of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association for two years while completing her degree.  Ann has worked on many levels of care including detox, residential and outpatient; giving her a wide range of counseling skills to provide empathetic client centered care.  When not at work, Ann likes spending time with her family and two children.
 

Juli Grage, AS, LADC

Counselor - PV2 Women's Program
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.

Jodie Haaland, BA, RN

Nurse - PV3 Recovery Center for Men

Jodie is a recent RN graduate who also possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  She is continuing to work towards her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Bethel University.  Jodie has experience working in addiction medicine and has found it to be very rewarding. 

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.

Sue Kidd, MA, LPCC, LADC

Counselor - PV2 Women's Program

Sue completed her Master's degree in Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of Minnesota.  She also has a BS degree in Drug & Alcohol Counseling from Metropolitan State University.  Sue has over nine years of experience in the field including MAT, residential and outpatient with both men and women.  She feels strongly that mental health and chemical health go hand in hand and should be worked on together to have the most successful life of recovery.

Kim Miller-Marx, BA, LADC

Intake Specialist - PV2 Women's Program

Kim has worked at the PV Women’s Program since 2010. She obtained her BA Degree in Psychology with a minor in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She later returned to school to become an Addiction Counselor. Kim has worked with adolescents and thoroughly enjoys her work with women. Her counseling interests are in self-esteem and developing self-efficacy.

Renee O'Donnell, ADC-T

Counselor - PV2 Women's Program
Renee recently graduated from MCTC with an Associates Degree in Addiction Counseling.  She completed her internships at Park Avenue Men's Program and at PV2 Women's Program.  Renee is an alumnus from the Progress Valley's Women's Program and has 9 years of continuous sobriety.  She also worked as a CD Tech and Lead CD Tech at PV2.  Renee has always wanted to give back what she received and aid women in obtaining the skills they need to succeed in sobriety and find the happiness they deserve.
  

Gillian Pearson, BA, LADC

Outpatient Counselor

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 program 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.    

Faith Suckerman, LADC, LPCC Candidate

Clinical Support Specialist - PV3 Recovery Center for Men

Faith completed her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at the University of Kansas and is currently completing a co-occurring disorders program at Adler Graduate School.  She started at PV2 - Women's Program as an intern in the Fall of 2021 and happily accepted the position of a Clinical Support Specialist at PV3 - Recovery Center for Men in the beginning of 2022.  Faith comes with over 2 years of experience working in client care and admissions roles in adolescent residential settings.

Amanda Tysoski, RN

Nurse - PV2 Women's Program & Outpatient

Amanda completed her nursing education abroad in 2012, and has been working in mental health and addiction treatment for 10 years.  She has hospital experience in acute psychiatric care, forensic nursing assessment, detox monitoring, withdrawal treatment, and mental health dual diagnosis' community rehabilitation.  Recently, Amanda's focus is addiction medicine and holistic well-being.  She acquired an understanding of medication-assisted recovery and safe management/administration of specialty medications.  As an outpatient nurse at Progress Valley, Amanda can "bridge the gap" for individuals in recovery striving to achieve personal health-related goals or effectively manage chronic medical needs.  Providing an individualized, goal-oriented care plan to identify current health barriers, explore alternative and/or supplementary treatment options, establish healthy habits, and can offer strategies to stay accountable to holistic well-being.  Amanda continues to pursue a nursing education and is currently enrolled at Rasmussen University, Master of Science in Nursing. 

Lisa Vait, BA, LADC

Utilization Review Specialist - PV3 Recovery Center for Men

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

Utilization Review Specialist - PV2 Women's Program

Angel has been a LADC since 2008 and 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.