Todd McVay, CEO, Chair
Michelle Purtle, Psychologist
Carver County Behavioral Health
LP Psychologist, Retired
Cory Johnson, Business Development Director
Holly Keller, Owner
James Towns, Mental Health Professional
Ramsey County Human Services Project Assist
Victoria Abbene, Emergency Mental Health Social Worker
Kendra Allen Popov, HR Leader
Be The Match
Vicky Li, Sr. Director, Internal Communications
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.
During the pandemic it’s best to email or call her cell phone number: 612-423-2982
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.
Director of Volunteers
Pang joined Walk-In Counseling Center in 2006. She earned her BSW from the College of St. Catherine. Pang is often one of the first people a new volunteer meets. As Volunteer Director, s is responsible for orientation, scheduling and much of the support of volunteers. She is also involved with the day-to-day operations of Walk-In Counseling Center, and is the technical genius that oversees our client database.
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 joined 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.