Staff Spotlight, Dawn Boettcher
TEP: Tell us about yourself!
Dawn: Hi! My name is Dawn Boettcher. I am the Site Director for the Anna Westin House West residential program—which is a new Emily Program facility located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. I have worked in residential care for over 25 years and absolutely love working with people at this level of care. The Anna Westin House West will be the second residential facility within the Emily Program that I have been part of opening and directing.
TEP: What is your professional background?
Dawn: My background includes working in corrections, general mental health, and eating disorders. I have a master’s and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and I have worked with both adolescents and adults throughout my career.
TEP: What do you look forward to as an Emily Program Site Director?
Dawn: I really enjoy the role of site director and look forward to so many things in this role. I definitely enjoy the challenge of opening a new site. Building a confident and energetic team, providing high-quality services, and the opportunity to serve even more people struggling with eating disorders are just a few things I look forward to doing.
TEP: What do you hope your next year at The Emily Program will look like?
Dawn: I have many hopes for this coming year. I am excited to establish the new Anna Westin House West residential site. I am looking forward to collaborating with all of the amazing people I already know within The Emily Program, as well as getting to know new people. I know this year will go fast and it will be fun looking back on all the great things. I am confident that we will accomplish many great things over the course of the year.
TEP: What do you do outside of work?
Dawn: My interests outside of work are simple. I love to read, travel when I can, and hang out with my husband, friends, and family. I love summer and struggle through the winter, so this time of year is really energizing for me!