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Christine Pearson, MS, LPCC, LADC

Christine (Chris) earned her Master’s in Community Counseling and Chemical Dependency from St. Cloud State University. She began her career after accepting a Float Counselor role in 2011 following her internship at Park Avenue Center. Chris then transitioned to a Co-occurring Counselor in the Women’s Program, and then to a Clinical Supervisor role in the Men’s Program before assuming her current position. Chris is inspired to work in this field to help clients believe in themselves so they can reach their goals.

Michelle Ruesink, BS, PHR

Michelle has over 15 years of experience working in Human Resources.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Corrections from Minnesota State University, Mankato and obtained her Professional in Human Resources certification in 2011.  Michelle joined Park Avenue Center in 2017 after working in the home health care field for several years. Michelle is passionate about working for an organization whose mission is to help others improve their lives.  When she isn’t working, Michelle enjoys watching sporting events and spending time on one of Minnesota’s many lakes.

Jen Stella, BS

Jen received her Associates Degree in Supervisory Management from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Capella University. Prior to joining Park Avenue Center in 2016, Jen spent over 17 years focusing on process and people management at Polaris Industries. She is experienced in implementing the principles of lean and change management, and helping to achieve strategic business objectives.  Jen’s passion for efficient processes and continuous improvement allow for an effective focus on client care.

Joshua Weiler, PsyD, LP

Dr. Josh is a Licensed Psychologist and serves as the Director of Mental Health Services responsible for our training programs as well as the mental health clinic. Prior to his current role, Dr. Josh was the Clinical Director of our Men’s Programs.  Dr. Josh obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and his Psychology Doctorate from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. His professional training includes College Counseling Centers, Psychological Assessment, and Co-Occurring Disorders. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Weiler enjoys working to find solutions in complex systems, conducting training seminars, and supervising staff.