OUR SERVICES
FOR PARENTS
REFERRAL AGENTS
FOR COMMUNITY
FOSTER CARE / ADOPTION

Nexus Names Hilke S. Riechardt-Martinez as Incoming CFO

Nexus has named Hilke S. Riechardt-Martinez as incoming Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer(CFO). Riechardt-Martinez will assume financial leadership of the organization, following the retirement of CFO Alan K. Nordby, Jan. 20, 2017.

Riechardt-Martinez comes to Nexus with expertise in nonprofit healthcare, including assisted living and residential treatment, and a proven track record of strong financial leadership; supporting growth, generating cost savings, and improving operational effectiveness. Her passion for mission and support for underserved populations is a good fit for Nexus’ mission of strengthening lives, families, and communities.

Riechardt-Martinez’s background includes serving as Senior Director, Finance and Administration/CFO for Touchstone Mental Health, Minneapolis, Minn.; Director Global Customer Master Data, and Financial Manager, Institutional and Healthcare Divisions, Shared Services for Ecolab, Inc., Egan and St. Paul, Minn,; Manager, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for Land O’Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, Minn.; and Internal Auditor, Operational Accountant, Financial Analyst, Pricing/Contract Analyst for 3M and Imation, Oakdale, Minn. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Management (CFM), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

As Nexus Vice President of Finance, CFO, Riechardt-Martinez will oversee the organization’s $80-million annual budget, and assume responsibility for developing, implementing, and auditing compliance with all financial policies and procedures; assuring Nexus' compliance with all contract, state, and federal standards and regulations; and developing, implementing, and managing final review of Nexus site and consolidated operating and capital budgets. Nordby and Riechardt-Martinez will work together in the next month to ensure a smooth transition of financial leadership on Jan. 20, 2017.

Nexus currently operates seven business units in three states, and serves nearly 1,000 youth and families a day through a continuum of mental health services that range from in-home, community-based care to residential treatment and inpatient care. Nexus sites and affiliates include Mille Lacs Academy, Onamia, Minn.; Nexus Glen Lake, Minnetonka, Minn.; Kindred Family Focus foster care, adoption, and home-based services, Minnesota; Gerard Academy and Gerard Mental Health Services, Austin, Minn.; Onarga Academy, Onarga, Ill.; Indian Oaks Academy, Manteno, Ill.; and Woodbourne Center and Woodbourne Treatment Foster Care, Baltimore, Md.

Nordby said, “We are fortunate to have Hilke join Nexus. I am confident that her background, combined with her passion for mission, will help Nexus continue to grow to serve more youth and families.”


IN THE NEWS @ NEXUS
Summer, Raymond and Shawn are looking for a permanent home

Summer, Raymond and Shawn are looking for a permanent home

Crisis Nursery 20th Annual Spring Fundraiser

Crisis Nursery 20th Annual Spring Fundraiser

Join us for the 24th Annual Onarga Academy Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament!

24th Annual Onarga Academy Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament!

Indian Oaks Academy Names New Clinical Director

Indian Oaks Academy Names New Clinical Director

Coats of Many Colors

Gerard Academy’s Coats of Many Colors

Onarga Academy names Leya Barrett as Clinical Director

Onarga Academy names Leya Barrett as Clinical Director

Gerard Academy Names Employee Ambassador of the Year

Gerard Academy Names Employee Ambassador of the Year

Program Changes

Onarga Program Changes

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray Chief Clinical Officer

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray Chief Clinical Officer

Nexus CARES

One of these boys is in foster care. You can’t tell who because.. Nexus CARES

NEXUS | GiveMN
The Library
The Library
A list of resources for parents
Parenting Partner
Parenting Partner
Helpful articles for parents
Family Matters
Family Matters
(Q&A with Dr. Michelle Murray, Ph.D.)