About

Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team

Learn more about our Mission and Teaching Model.

 

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Our Team

Michael Peterson, MA LMFT

Michael Peterson, MA LMFT

Executive Director

Michael Peterson is the Executive Director for MN CIT and is also one of the founders of the organization.

Steve Wickelgren, MA LMFT

Steve Wickelgren, MA LMFT

Clinical Director

Steve is the Clinical Director for MNCIT and has been with the organization since 2005 as one of the organization's co-founders. He is a retired Minneapolis Police Department Sergeant and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Hannah Ringold

Hannah Ringold

Facilitator

Hannah is the organization's administrative person and also a facilitator for the training classes.

Jerry Hutchinson

Jerry Hutchinson

Training Director

Jerry is the Training Director for MN CIT. His role in the organization is to schedule all the classes as well as participate in them as a coach.

Peggy Hutchinson

Peggy Hutchinson

Facilitator

Peggy Hutchinson is a class facilitator for MN CIT. She helps the organization by having all the administrative materials ready for class, she also works with the site coordinators for training to make sure the facility is set up properly for class. Once class begins, she helps keep everything running smoothly.

Nancy Masson

Nancy Masson

Facilitator

Nancy is a class facilitator, she helps make sure everyone is prepared for class including presenters, actors, coaches, and students.

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Our Board

Steven Blackwell

Board Chair

Board Position:  Board Chair Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  National Outreach Director, Homes for Heroes/Homes for Heroes foundation Why you agreed to...

Greg Hestness

Director

Board Position: Director Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Retired, 40 years of police work.  28 years Minneapolis Police, last 9...

Dr. Pat Nelson

Secretary

Board Position: Secretary Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Associate Professor, Law Enforcement Program Director at Minnesota State University, Mankato Why...

Richard Peterson

Board Member

Board Position:  Board member Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Retired 35-year LEO from Washington County and the State of Minnesota...

Rhett Romsaas

Board Member

Board Position:  Board Member Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Voice Actor/Dancer/Administration/Customer Service Why you agreed to serve on the Board for...

Janina Cich

Board Member

Board Position:  Board Member Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Concordia University, St. Paul Criminal Justice Program Director; Professor of Criminal Justice...