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Shannon Freedle has more than thirty years of experience in the health and human service field, including twenty years in executive management of organizations with behavioral health services. He brings hands-on executive experience to OPEN MINDS clients in mission-critical areas of strategic planning, business development, service line development, and management of mergers and acquisitions.

Most recently, Mr. Freedle served as Chief Executive Officer of TeamBuilders Counseling Services, a non-profit behavioral health agency that he founded. TeamBuilders served twenty-four counties across New Mexico. In that role, Mr. Freedle had a wide range of executive responsibilities including fiscal and administrative management; program and policy development and administration; proposal and grant writing; and collaboration on local, state and national levels.  At TeamBuilders, Mr. Freedle also lead his executive team in successfully acquiring numerous other organizations – and integrating those organizations into the TeamBuilders operations.

Throughout his career, Mr. Freedle has had a proven successful track record in turning around behavioral health and social service agencies in financial difficulty. He has also lead initiatives to improve the sustainability and financial viability of innovative programs.

Mr. Freedle was also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Zia Behavioral Health, a multidisciplinary professional group practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was responsible for administrative oversight and fiscal operations of a professional group practice comprised of clinical professionals, including psychiatrists, specializing in child and adolescent behavioral health and telepsychiatry.

Before these executive leadership positions, Mr. Freedle had program director positions at Youth Panorama and New Day, Inc. Mr. Freedle studied Philosophy and Religion at Colorado State University. He received his Nursing Certificate from the University of Hawaii, Kapiolani College, and attended Southwest Texas State University where he participated in the Baccalaureate Liberal Arts Program.

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