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Dr. Margaret Gavian PhD
PAR360 Founder/Director
Dr. Gavian is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota and holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is founder and director of Blue Peak Consulting whose mission is to keep first responders resilient. She serves in several leadership roles serving the first responder community and is the Creator and Director of Resilience Programming for Fire Departments, Law Enforcement and 911 Dispatch across Minnesota. She trains agencies in resilience, stress management, coping and peer support and has responded to both departments and individual first responders in crisis. She is also passionate about educating behavioral health providers on how to provide the best, effective and culturally competent care to first responders.

Gavian’s style is practical, solution focused, compassionate and direct. For over 20 years, she has worked with a variety of populations who have experienced extreme stress including in Israel, Gaza, Kosovo, with the FDNY after 9/11, Capitol Police after the events of January 2021, refugees, gang members, firefighters & police, school shooting communities, as well as with executives, professionals, teachers and those with a variety of chronic medical conditions. She previously trained as a firefighter & EMT in her hometown of Arlington, Virginia. She has held leadership positions in healthcare, designing and delivering care for health systems and has served as a consultant and trainer to community and healthcare organizations nationwide. She enjoys serving as Faculty for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (www.cmbm.org), an organization focused on providing resilience skills to communities affected by stress and trauma. Margaret is also a Psychedelic Medicine Task Force Member for Minnesota Secretary of State, and Reiki Master. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her two boys, dancing, baking and exploring restaurants and cultural events around Minneapolis.
Frankie Jo McNallan
Program Manager
Frankie Jo is the backbone to all Blue Peak programming. She helps run the PAR360 & HarborBlue programs specifically and is the primary contact to ensure the programs run smoothly in departments we work in.

Frankie Jo comes with both a rich history professionally and personally in the first responder community. She previously served as the Administrative Assistant for the Ramsey Fire Department and as the Lead Admin and Fire Chaplain for the Brooklyn Park Fire Department. She has been the Intake Coordinator for the MnFIRE Initiative since the program’s inception.

Frankie Jo’s husband Kevin is a 15-year firefighter/Captain with the Andover Fire Department and her daughter Dani is also a firefighter on that same department. Kevin and Frankie Jo are MnFIRE Trainers and Peer Supporters and have both served on the ACPSPS (Anoka County Public Safety Peer Support) Team. She also currently serves as Board Secretary for ACPSPS. Additionally, Frankie Jo leads the F.A.S.T. Team (Fire Administrative Support Team), which is a networking resource for metro fire department admins.

Frankie Jo’s passion and dedication to the first responder community is next to none.  She gives her all to helping first responders get the support they need. In her free time you will find her with family and friends either enjoying time at home, in her camper or paddling the BWCA.
Christian Grams
Director of Operations
Christian is passionate about working with public servants and driving the mission of Blue Peak forward. He has over 15 years experience in operations in both the military and civilian business world. Previous experiences include global supply chain operations, demand planning, production operations, forecasting, and people management. He has a combined 12 years of service in the US Army in both the active and US Army Reserve components. He has commanded two units during this time and deployed in a combat mission overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has extensive experience in working with soldiers and their families, and as a soldier himself, knows first hand the obstacles that public servants and their families face.

Christian’s strong passion for public service and volunteering is a trait that the first responder community knows first hand. He is an active father of three who volunteers coaching youth hockey in his spare time. Christian is also obtaining his doctorate in business administration which will help Blue Peak support and reach more first responders even better in the future.
Marie Segar
Account Liaison
Marie currently works for the Edina Fire Department as administrative support for the Prevention Bureau. Marie’s fire career started as a POC firefighter for Eagan Fire Department in 2009. She served 10 years in Eagan spanning roles of Firefighter, EMT, Lieutenant, and Prevention Specialist.

Marie is a trained public safety Peer, and served for several years assisting the MnFIRE initiative peer program with fielding crisis calls and helping connect firefighters with peers and mental health providers.

Marie has had family and friends suffer from Cancer, heart disease, addiction and mental health diseases. She considers it a privilege to stand by family and friends as they navigate these challenges. She has learned that the path to health can be much more like a maze or obstacle course than a clear road. With family as the heart of who she is, Marie looks forward to any way she can ease the path for those in her Fire Family.
William Ewald
Account Liaison
As a member of the St. Bonifacius Fire department, my career and interest in mental and physical preparedness developed as I gained experience from a probationary firefighter to a lieutenant, captain and now Chief 2 of the 28-member department. As a chief officer I naturally take interest in the mental health and physical fitness of our members and began working on implementing new SOG’s for physical fitness, gear washing, truck cleaning and other preventive measures that would help assure that we were operating in the safest possible environment. Concurrently, I would weave into our bimonthly training sessions mental health awareness presentations to ensure we all had access to the resources.

The success of the fire industry is solely dependent on the preparedness of all of our members, and I take great pride and passion in ensuring that the resources out there to help in time of need are readily available to our members.
Tim Smith
Account Liaison
I am a mid-fifties aged firefighter who started in the fire service with St Louis Park FD as a POC in August of 2000. I spent 12 years as a POC for St Louis Park, then went full-time in 2013. My grandfather was a volunteer firefighter for Waseca FD, although that is not why I joined the FD, but I was very proud of him and his service. I received my degree in Law Enforcement in ’89, but only worked in corrections for a year or so while looking for police jobs. I spent about 20 odd years of my life working with my hands as a machinist and metal fabricator.

In my years as a firefighter, I have been an EMS instructor for Hennepin Tech., a MnFire instructor and Peer Supporter, and a member of the Metro CISM team.

I live on Lake Tetonka in Waterville with my wife Sarah on the property I grew up on. I enjoy hobbies like motorcycling, boating, working on my home, and am working on getting my pilot’s license. I find a lot of satisfaction (and stress relief) working on things in my workshop. I can find a lot of solace in fixing and creating things, as it brings order to my thoughts and allows me to process things without focusing or dwelling on them.

Like most, I joined the Fire Service to help people in their time of need, but I have also found a passion for helping out fellow responders by listening and being there for them. I have seen the “Dark Places”, and have sat there myself shortly after my father passed away after a monthslong battle with cancer. After having experienced this level of depression and seeing a couple of friends (both first responder and personal) end their lives in desperation, I have promised myself that I would be that person to watch for this and help those in need.

I met the PAR 360 Team while being trained by them as a Peer Supporter for MnFire and have a deep respect for the level of commitment they have for helping the First Responder community. As a member of the team, I am hoping to be able to help even more responders before their situation becomes desperate.
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Jess Vogt Doughty, MA, LPC
(612) 240-6597 – www.resilientlifetherapy.net
EMDR certified; Works with PTSD; Offers workshops, groups and individual.
Location: Plymouth, Eden Prairie & Minnetonka-online (telehealth) appointments also available.
Takes Insurance: No

Katie Erickson, MA, LPCC
(218)-393-5407 – www.duluthcounselingcenter.com
Extensive experience with first responders but does not do trauma-specific therapy.
Location: 1420 London Road. Suite 204 Duluth, MN 5580
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Scott Kronebusch, MA, LPCC
(651)-313-8080 – elliefamilyservices.com
Extensive experience with both first responders and families and children of first responders.
Location: 17645 Juniper Path Lakeville, MN 55044
Takes insurance: Yes, ask for details

Mark Olson, MSW, LICSW
(952)-544-0964 – www.familyconnectionsmn.com
Extensive experience working with first responders exposed to stress resulting from duties.
Location: 5891 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Katy Strub, MSW, LICSW
(612)-405-2261 – irismentalhealthmn.com
Works with evidence-based trauma therapy with service members.
Location: 101 West Burnsville Parkway, Suite #207, Burnsville, MN, 55337
In office, via teletherapy, and Walk & Talk Therapy.
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Nicole Thorston, MSW, LGSW
(612) 389-2332 – www.mindfulwaycounseling.org
Specializes in working with individuals impacted by trauma.
Location: 1250 East Moore Lake Dr. Suite 152, Fridley, MN 55432
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Brittany Reinke, LMFT
(320) 314-3668 – www.thevillagefamily.org
Specializes in treating anxiety, depression and trauma.
Location: 110 6th Avenue South. Suite 100, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Krista Vosberg, MA, LMFT
(320) 289-5401 – www.gratitudecounseling.com 
Experience working with both first responders and families and children
of first responders.
Location: St.Cloud
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Mariah Rooney, MSW, LCISW

EMDR certified; does trauma-specific therapy; Offers trauma informed Yoga and Meditation.
Locations: Tuesdays: 4748 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 333 N. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Joe Molinari, MSW, LICSW
(612)-315-9929 – www.joemolinari.com
Experience with couple and individuals; Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Location: 309 Clifton Ave Minneapolis, MN, 55403
Takes Insurance: No  

Kristin Turner, MA, LPCC
(612)-520-1262 – www.turnerpsychotherapy.com
Extensive experience working with first responders; does trauma-specific therapy.
Locations: 8617 W Point Douglas Rd S, Suite 150, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy & Wellness 3033 Excelsior Blvd, Ste 150 Minneapolis, MN 55416 Online (telehealth) appointments also available.
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for detail

Lisa Jensen, MSW, LICSW
(320)-255-0343 – www.cfpsmn.com/our-providers
Experience working with first responders; Certified in Brainspotting. 
Location: 600 25th Ave S, Suite 109, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Erin Kelly Pash, MA, MFT, LMFT
(651)-313-8080 – www.elliefamilyservices.com
Experience working with both first responders and families and children of first responders.
Location: 1150 Montreal Ave. #107, Saint Paul, MN 55116
In person and online appointments available.
Takes Insurance: Yes, ask for details

Rachel Miller Jacobson, LMFT
(612) 759-5533 –www.ampersandcounselingmn.com
Specializes in marriage and family therapy.
Location: 6524 Walker St. #209, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416
Takes Insurance: No

How to make sense of all the letters after people’s names:

LICSW = Licensed Independent Social Worker, Masters Level, 2 years of specialized graduate education. Can do individual, family, couples, group work.

LPCC = Licensed professional clinical counselors, 2-3 years of specialized graduate education. Can do individual, family, couples, group work.

LPC = Licensed professional counselor; 2 years of specialized graduate education. Can do individual, family, couples, group work.

LMFT = Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; 3 years of specialized graduate education. Can do individual, family, couples, group work.

MSW = Master of Social Work; 2 years of specialized graduate education. Can do individual, family, couples, group work.

MA = Master of Art; 2-3 years of specialized graduate education. Can do individual, family, couples, group work.

PhD/PsyD = Doctoral Level Psychologist; 4+ years of specialized graduate education Can do diagnostic assessments, individual, family, couples, group work.