New Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland

April Van Isgehem is a new Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland National Center. April has a degree in community psychology and chemical dependency from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol Dependency Counselor or LADC. April said she is applying to get a masters degree to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or […]

Vinland Employees Take on New Roles

Vinland National Center continues to work hard on behalf of its clients and helping new clients who walk through the doors each day. Every staff member at Vinland has a special and important role in helping Vinland fulfill its mission everyday. Here are a few employees who have taken on new roles in the Vinland […]

Measuring Brain Speed in Recovery

Brain speed. It’s one of the seven parameters used to assess Vinland clients’ health. But how can you measure brain speed exactly? It simply takes a pegboard, timer, and some numbers. Vinland Fitness and Wellness Manager Jeff Willert administers the Purdue Pegboard test for clients twice while they are at Vinland’s residential campus in Loretto. “We […]

Vinland Employees Take on New Roles

Vinland National Center continues to work hard on behalf of its clients and helping new clients who walk through the doors each day. Every staff member at Vinland has a special and important role in helping Vinland fulfill its mission everyday. Here are a few employees who have taken on new roles in the Vinland community. […]

New Nurse Hired at Vinland

Andrew Lake, LPN, comes to Vinland from a long career in education. Andrew has been working at Vinland National Center’s residential facility in Loretto, Minn. for over two months. Previously, he worked as a special education teacher for 20 years. He then decided to go into nursing as a private duty nurse, which he still does part-time. […]

Familiar Face Returns to Vinland in New Role

If Don Raasch looks familiar, it’s because he’s not new to Vinland National Center. Don first came to Vinland as a chemical health intern in early 2015. But he has since returned as a new Chemical Health Case Manager. From January to May 2015 Don was an intern at Vinland’s residential chemical health program. Don hopes to […]

Vinland Memorial Garden for Duane Reynolds

Gardening was a big part of Duane Reynolds life and so was his work at Vinland. When the long-time associate director suddenly passed away in the spring of 2015, Vinland’s community was hit hard. “Right away I knew we needed to have a garden for him,” said Vinland Gardener and Housekeeper Colleen Elvecrog. “Duane worked here 18 […]

Annette Pearson is New Outpatient Services Director at Vinland

Annette Pearson, MS, LADC, CBIS, has been named the new outpatient services director at Vinland Center. She will oversee the outpatient chemical health program. Previously, Annette was the outpatient services manager at Vinland for nine years. “The best part of my job is working with a team whose goal is to empower clients to have the courage to change their attitude, […]