Perspectives’ Executive Team is led by President/CEO Jeannie Seeley-Smith, who has been at the helm for 36 years. She and her executive team, along with Perspectives’ seasoned professionals, have built Perspectives into the largest supportive housing program for women and children in the Midwest.
Board of Directors
An agency as comprehensive as Perspectives could not achieve the results we do without a distinguished and committed Board of Directors. Together, they donate thousands of hours of service and an impressive amount of financial support to our programs.
James D. Kremer, Board Chair
DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C.
Susan Grafton, Vice Chair
SVP, Finance &
Chief Accounting Officer
Dawn Courrier-Cable, Treasurer
Sue Zelickson, Secretary
WCCO Radio/MN Monthly Magazine
Founder, Perspectives Kids Cafe
CFO (non-voting member)
Nathan & Associates
Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D., L.P.
Lindahl Leadership Professor,
Dept. of Family Social Science &
Institute of Child Development;
Director, Institute of Translational Research in Children's Mental Health
University of Minnesota
International Journal of Psychology
Peter Hayden, Ph.D.
Principal & President
Turning Point, Inc.
Former Business Owner
VP Organizational Effectiveness
SVP, Regional Managing Director
Vice President, Business Development
xyz Beverage Company
SVP, Integrated Supply Chain Management
Beckman Coulter (Retired)
SVP; President, Meals & Baking Division
SVP, Home Merchandising
Owner/Chief Executive Officer
Morrie’s Automotive Group
CIO, Cargill Animal Nutrition
David McNally (Emeritus)
Financial Planner (Retired)
Perspectives’ multidisciplinary team coordinates housing, on-site chemical/mental health services, medical attention, as well as strategies to meet the needs of the children. Our team of licensed teachers and a Children's Mental Health Therapist interface with the housing staff to ensure all members of the family are being served in a coordinated system of care. Our Director of Evaluation monitors progress toward goals and outcomes, analyzes data, conducts evaluation, and creates reports. Our Director of Community Engagement and additional staff ensure that all programs are adequately supported by a team of volunteers and interns.
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