Movin’ on Up!




Jaelynn Blenkush is making the move from Program Director to Training and Development Specialist.  The Training and Development Specialist position was created at the request of the Case Management Captains to focus training efforts and streamline onboarding within the department.  Jaelynn shared, ” I am excited to learn a new role and expand my knowledge within Pinnacle and the social services field and combine it with my passion and excitement for training!”  Welcome Jaelynn to your new role!




Annalie Nelson has been promoted to Program Director.  “I am very excited to start in my new role as Program Director. I am looking forward to overseeing additional sites and taking part in starting up our new site in Hennepin County this year!”  Annalie will oversee the MDH residential programs (Briarwood and Jackson Square) as well as oversee new developments within the department.  Her experience as a Program Manager with the agency prior to this promotion makes Annalie well suited to step into the role.   We are very excited to see her take this next professional step.