The Stellher Team
Stellher Human Services was founded by Steve and Ellen Jackelen in the Spring of 1994. I was lucky to be invited onboard in August of 1996. I didn’t know much about Stellher, as I was just feeling happy to have found employment coming out of grad school. But as the months and years moved along, I came to appreciate the basic principles on which Stellher was built. The Jackelens believed in treating people fairly and as well as they could. Those people included their staff members, the agencies with whom they did business, and most of all – the people to whom Stellher provided services.
Mark Miller and I, along with two other coworkers, were offered the chance to become partners in 2006. Those two staff members have since retired and now Mark and I continue to move forward while striving to meet people where they are and to provide the best possible services.
We are fortunate to have over 80 staff members devoted to the same ideals, who provide these services daily. We are thankful for each of them and for their dedication, hard work, and for the opportunity to be able to make a living doing things we love.
I joined the Stellher team in 2001 as the Program Coordinator for Home-Based Services Program, which became the Home and Community-Based CTSS (Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports) Program in 2007, consistent with the changes in service delivery structure made by MN DHS.
In 2006 I and 3 other persons accepted an opportunity of Co-ownership of Stellher as part of the transition/sustainability plan for the corporation, as the original owners looked toward retirement. Since then 2 of these colleagues have also retired. In addition to sharing the overall Administrative responsibilities with Co-owner Dave Erickson and an exceptionally talented Management Team, I added the Outpatient Coordinator to my clinical responsibilities in 2017 to the present time.
Dave and I have worked hard to continue Steve’s original vision of “hiring only the best” and creating and maintaining a positive work environment.
MS – Co-CEO, Coordinator Becker County
Dr. Mark Miller
MA, DMFT, LMFT – Co-CEO, Clinical Coordinator, Chairman of the Board of Directors
MSW, LICSW – Clinical Coordinator
MA, LMFT – Early Childhood Coordinator
MS, LPCC – School Based Supervisor, Detroit Lakes
Crisis Text-line Coordinator
BS – Coordinator School Based Services and Youth Crisis Services
Human Resources Manager