The qualified administration of Solutions has seen the company grow from a tiny in-home office to a expansive agency operating in multiple counties throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. This evolution has been overseen by a team committed to reaching out and providing mental health services to individuals with unmet needs, as well as ensuring that Solutions is a value-driven leader in the community, a trusted and reliable neighbor to other non-profit healthcare agencies, and a home for its 100+ staff.

Many members of our administration team additionally practice currently or have practiced as Mental Health Professionals. For more information, please see our Mental Health Professionals page. For information about our Board of Directors, please see our Board of Directors page.

Joel Bakken is the Executive Director and founder of Solutions. As a licensed psychologist,

-Why he started Solutions

-His vision for the future of Solutions and the driving forces behind it






Dr. Jan Witte-Bakken is Clinical Director and the co-founder of Solutions. Dr. Witte-Bakken is a licensed psychologist.







Steve Summers is the Assistant Director. He is also the Clinic Manager of North Dakota Services.

Carolyn Meske, Outpatient Director

Nicole England, Quality Assurance Manager

Jeff James, Business Manager

Tabitha Meyers, Business Coordinator

Laura Eidem, Human Resources Coordinator


Tessie Blake, Detroit Lakes Clinic Manager

Lance Moberly, St. Cloud Clinic Manager

Luke Voorhees, Fergus Falls Clinic Manager

Jeff James, Alexandria Clinic Manager

Steve Summers, ND Services Clinic Manager --

Nicole Ness, Director of Residential Services