Profile Category: <span>Board of Directors</span>

April 7, 2021April 7, 2021Profiles

Samantha Brown Hoyt BOD

Board Position: Director Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Samantha is currently a police officer with the Brooklyn Park Police Department, having been there since 2007. Her current role is a Mental Health Unit Detective. Law Enforcement Experience: Currently a Police Officer / Detective with Brooklyn Park, has been there since 2007. What’s your favorite quote,...

December 28, 2018April 15, 2020Profiles

Janina Cich

Board Position:  Board Member Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Concordia University, St. Paul Criminal Justice Program Director; Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Behavioral Health.  MNCIT Presenter/Coach. Hennepin Technical College – POST Skills Mental Health Instructor. The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (aiafs.com) Chief Operating Officer.  Retired Peace Officer. Why you agreed to...

December 28, 2018April 15, 2020Profiles

Rhett Romsaas

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 MN CIT:  I’ve been working with Steve Wickelgren for over 11 years now. It started as just another job for a local actor and came to be something so much more in the last 3 years....

December 28, 2018January 5, 2019Profiles

Dr. Pat Nelson

Board Position: Secretary Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Associate Professor, Law Enforcement Program Director at Minnesota State University, Mankato Why you agreed to serve on the Board for MN CIT:  I saw the value of CIT when I was an officer for the Minneapolis Police Department and I now encourage my students to pursue this training...

December 28, 2018April 15, 2020Profiles

Richard Peterson

Board Position:  Board member Career/Position outside of MN CIT: Retired 35-year LEO from Washington County and the State of Minnesota Department of Commerce, (Fraud Bureau) as a special agent. I currently work for Northwestern University, Evanston in their undergraduate course work titled: School of Police Staff and Command. Why you agreed to serve on the...

December 28, 2018April 7, 2021Profiles

Greg Hestness

Board Position: Board Chair Career/Position outside of MN CIT:  Retired, 40 years of police work.  28 years Minneapolis Police, last 9 as Deputy Chief, 12 years University of Minnesota Public Safety Assistant Vice President/Chief of Police. Why you agreed to serve on the Board for MN CIT:  I had involvement with police responding to mental health...