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Staff

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Mary Weeks, Executive Director

Mary joined Walk-In in 2010 with a broad base of experience gained during a 40-year career in social services, college teaching and nonprofit leadership. Mary received her MSW degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Prior to joining Walk-In Counseling Center, she had served as executive director of Crisis Connection and YouthLink, both located in the Twin Cities.

Gary Schoener, Director of Consultation & Training

Gary is one of the founders of Walk-In, and served as executive director from 1973 to 2010. A licensed psychologist, Gary is well known for his expertise on professional misconduct, and is an internationally known expert on ethics and professional boundaries. He is regularly called on as an advisor, speaker and trainer.  Gary directs Walk-In's Consultation & Training Institute, and maintains a private practice in forensic psychology.

Pang Chang, Database & Administrative Manager

Pang joined Walk-In Counseling Center in 2006. She earned her BSW from the College of St. Catherine. Pang is often the first person clients meet when they come to our clinic. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Walk-In Counseling Center, client reception, client database management and training, and assists with community outreach and volunteer coordination.

Rita Sandidge

Rita Sandidge, Volunteer Coordinator

Rita joined Walk-In Counseling Center in 2006 as a volunteer receptionist, eventually became a counselor, and in 2008 she joined the staff team.  She is responsible for scheduling, training, and coordinating our many volunteers, as well as providing assistance with donor services and administrative functions. Rita has an MA in Counseling Psychology and is a PhD student at the University of Minnesota.

Heather Martens

Heather Martens, Director of Development

Heather joined Walk-In Counseling Center in 2016. She is in charge of donor relations. Heather has served in executive, fundraising, communications and board roles at non-profits for two decades. She has an M.Ed. from Rutgers and a B.A. from Cornell University. 

Jane Ginsberg

Jane Ginsberg, Clinic Director

Jane joins Walk-In after eight years as Vice President of Behavioral Health at Family Partnership and a long career as Executive Director of a program for people with seriously and persistently mentally illness in California.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, maintains a small private practice, and teaches an MSW class in the Augsburg School of Social Work.