Lynn Ericson Starr Named Associate Director for Nexus Glen Lake Girls’ Mental Health Program

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexus, a leading provider of solutions for youth and family struggling
with emotional and behavioral issues, has named Lynn Ericson Starr as
Associate Director for the new Nexus Glen Lake program, located in
Minnetonka, Minn.

In her new role, Starr will direct all aspects of development,
implementation, and maintenance of the Glen Lake treatment program,
including staffing, budget, milieu, client therapeutic plans, and
family-centered treatment. Starr was selected after a nationwide search
for a director who could provide strong leadership and direction for the
new adolescent girls’ program. Her experience includes program
management, clinical social work, therapy, and residential treatment for
adolescent girls.

The Nexus Glen Lake program will provide specialized residential
treatment for girls, ages 14-19, who have severe emotional and
behavioral difficulties, and have experienced multiple prior residential
placements with unsuccessful outcomes.

“We are very fortunate to have Lynn leading our Nexus Glen Lake
program,” said Dr. Michelle K. Murray, Nexus Vice President of Clinical
Services. “Her experience with adolescent girls’ programming and her
knowledge of residential program development and implementation will
give us an immediate strong start and a powerful long-term vision for
this new program, which will launch in September 2015.”

The Nexus Glen Lake program is designed to be the last residential
treatment program these girls will need. It establishes strong family
and community connections to help ensure lasting success. Individual,
group, and family therapy, experiential therapy, positive recreation,
and trauma treatment are incorporated into the treatment model. On-site
education is provided through the Hopkins School District 270. The
program also prepares girls for independent living and future employment.

Plans for the Minnetonka-based facility began more than a year ago, when
local counties reported a desire to treat adolescent females in the
Minneapolis area, rather than sending them out of state for treatment,
according to Dr. Murray.

“Nexus has decades of established experience in treating adolescent
female emotional and behavioral issues,” Dr. Murray said. “The Nexus
Glen Lake program is built on female treatment best practices and active
family involvement to help youth maintain success following treatment.”

About Nexus

Nexus is a nonprofit, 501(C)(3) organization, headquartered in Plymouth,
Minnesota. It provides youth and family solutions for emotional and
behavioral issues. A continuum of care is delivered through residential
treatment and community-based sites and services located in Minnesota,
Illinois, and Maryland. To learn more about Nexus, visit


Dr. Michelle K. Murray, 763-551-8653
VP, Clinical