FARGO – The Village Family Service Center has promoted Kelly Olson to Chief Clinical Officer. In this role, Olson will oversee all client services on The Village’s community behavioral health continuum of care.
Olson has been with The Village for 19 years, and currently serves as Division Director of Behavioral Health and Family Services in Minnesota. Her previous positions include regional program director, clinical supervisor, outpatient therapist, and in-home family therapist.
During her tenure, Olson has helped develop The Village’s early childhood mental health services in Minnesota, school-based services in Minnesota and North Dakota, and mental health consultations in child care settings. She has worked to expand the use of several evidence-based therapy models in the agency.
Olson earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Child Development and Family Science from North Dakota State University, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from the Alliance for Children & Families Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan.
The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training.
The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.