Director, The Barbara Schneider Foundation
Anderson has an MA in Liberal Studies from Hamline University. Mark is the Founding Director of the
Barbara Schneider Foundation (2003). Before that he was the Senior Policy Advisor on health care, mental health, human
rights and other related issues in the office of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, including his work on universal health coverage
and mental health and substance abuse treatment parity. He also
served as Director of Board and Commission Appointments in the Office of Governor Rudy Perpich. Appointed
the Health Care Access Commission which initiated the process that lead to the creation of Minnesota Care.
Development Director, The Barbara Schneider Foundation
Renée Jenson has an MA in Public
Affairs from the University of Minnesota. Renée works with individuals and organizations to develop
partnerships and collaborate on ways to respond to crisis situations in communities. She is a former member
of the Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health, is a current member of the Ombudsman Committee for Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities and serves on many law enforcement and community health advisory councils.
She is a frequent speaker for the Barbara Schneider Foundation on mental illness, recovery,
crisis prevention, community collaboration, and how to minimize or prevent trauma in a crisis situation.
Renée is a Founding Member of Crisis
Intervention Team International. You can contact Renée directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lieutenant Randy CarrollSr. Trainer, The Barbara Schneider Foundation
Lieutenant Carroll retired in
2016 from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Adult Detention Division. He specialized in inmate management and behavior
modification. Randy spent 32 years in law enforcement, corrections and detention.
Lt. Carroll received
an award from the National Association of Counties in 2011 for introducing CIT training into the detention environment in
2007, the first of its kind in Minnesota. Randy has been a CIT trainer with the Barbara Schneider Foundation
You can contact Randy directly at email@example.com
and Recovery Specialist, The Barbara Schneider Foundation
Charles has an MA in Higher Education from Bowling Green
State University in Ohio. Charles has spoken at numerous
conferences, seminars, webinars. and trainings across the country on the criminalization of mental illness. After
89 arrests, Charles finally received an accurate diagnosis of his mental health disorder and he began to receive
medications and care to promote his recovery. He is a very articulate speaker on his experiences with the health care
and criminal justice systems. His most recent project was with the National Institute of Corrections on Crisis Intervention Team: An Effective Response to Mental Illness in Corrections.
You can contact
Charles directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Mental Health Crisis Project Leader, Staff Training and Development, The Barbara
Sarah has attended college at Earlham, College in Richmond, IN and
at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She is currently the Sales Lead at White House Black Market in Southdale
Mall, Minneapolis. Sarah is a training coordinator and has spoken at many
conferences, seminars, and CIT trainings around Minnesota on adolescent and young adult mental health
disorders, trauma and recovery. She is a very articulate speaker with many insights into mental health disorders
and how they affect people as well as their friends, family and co-workers. She has worked for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office
and received an award from
the Sheriff's office, along with the rest of her unit for their outstanding work.
You can contact Sarah directly at email@example.com
Our trainers offer the benefits of years of experience
gained from previous or current positions as:
Law enforcement officers
Mental health providers
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
We are an equal opportunity employer and are members in good standing of CIT International.