About

Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team

Learn more about our Mission and Teaching Model.

 

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Our Team

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.

Cheryl Ameluxen

Cheryl Ameluxen

Scheduling

Cheryl is in charge of scheduling, she has the important responsibility to make sure each class has actors, presenters, speakers, and coaches assigned.

Gennae Falconer

Gennae Falconer

Learning and Development Coordinator

Gennae is in charge of Staff Learning and Development at MN CIT.

Ryan Van Gundy

Ryan Van Gundy

Education Coordinator

Ryan is the Education Coordinator for MN CIT, he helps the organization by keeping the educational material that CIT presents up to date with the most current peer reviewed research on mental health.

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Our Board

Greg Hestness

Director

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

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...

Samantha Brown Hoyt BOD

Board Member

Board Position: Director Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Samantha is currently a police officer with the Brooklyn Park Police Department,...