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RADIAS Health is a behavioral health provider with services in the 7 county metro area

Who We Are

RADIAS Health is a non-profit Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders services organization customizing community-based services through the integration of knowledge, compassion, and collaboration. We are committed to being an anti-racist organization, welcoming all people’s lived experiences and building on strengths to facilitate recovery. 

RADIAS Health employs 400+ health care and support staff from psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, vocational rehabilitation, alcohol/drug counselors, and peer recovery specialists, who share a common goal of meeting the needs of individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. RADIAS Health collaborates with translation and interpreter services in order to provide care in a manner accessible to all.

Terry M. Schneider
Tom Paul

RADIAS Health was founded as South Metro Human Services in 1986 by Terry M. Schneider and Tom Paul.​ The agency merged with ReEntry House, ReEntry Crisis, ReEntry ACT, ReEntry Housing Support and Carlson Drake House in October 2022. These  programs had previously been separately owned and operated by RADIAS’ founding CEO, Terry M. Schneider​.

Terry M. Schneider was our CEO, President and Clinical Director. He passed away in December 2023. He was a pioneer in the world of community health in Minnesota. Programs he developed were among the first to support those in need with a combination of services to support treatment and rehabilitation from serious mental health disorders. He was known to seek out opportunities to enrich the lives of those with the most significant barriers that occurred from a combination of mental illness, substance use disorders, and extreme poverty. Terry was admired for the ferocity he brought to developing sustainable services for those most in need.

Tom Paul was our Chief Operations Officer. He passed away in January 2020. Tom played an integral role in operation and expansion of services we provide to clients at RADIAS Health. Tom believed in our mission to provide person-centered care.  He is remembered for his advocacy and commitment to creating innovative, creative service options.

They leave a tremendous legacy of improving the lives of people with serious mental illness. We would not be here today without their passion and dedication to our mission. RADIAS Health carries on with the same dedication to providing innovative and creative services to individuals in need.

A Focus on Social Justice

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Desmond Tutu

RADIAS Health continues to stand firm against racism and injustice.

The RADIAS Health Race Equity Advisory Committee formed in 2021 and consists of community stakeholders representing an array of racial and ethnic backgrounds. The Race Equity Advisory Committee will share insights and community perspectives to influence current and developing programs. The committee also looks at program outcomes by race and provides feedback on identified areas for practice change.

Our Values

We are committed to being an anti-racist organization. We seek to hire professionals who strive to make a difference and who feel at home in a culture that is welcoming, understanding, and employee-driven.

All Are Welcome Here

  • We welcome people from all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and abilities. We embrace each person for their unique characteristics, lived experiences, strengths and beliefs.
  • All people have a right to equitable health care. We are committed to reducing barriers to care. This includes providing services to people with limited incomes, as well as providing active outreach to build awareness and opportunities to access care.
  • RADIAS Health is committed to providing culturally congruent services. Attention will be given to each person’s goals related to embracing aspects of their individual identity.
  • RADIAS Health is committed to equitable practices as an employer and service provider. We are continually working to improve, holding ourselves accountable through the process of seeking and responding to feedback, and engaging in on-going examination of our policies and practices.
  • RADIAS Health is committed to the pursuit of social justice. This includes working to end racism and all forms of discrimination, as well as working to develop environments that facilitate diversity and inclusion.

Recovery is Possible

  • Services are provided with an overarching belief of hope and recovery.
  • A “Full Circle of Care” includes the integration of mental health, substance use disorder and physical health care – creating the opportunity for optimizing health.
  • Service plans are developed based on the hopes and goals of each individual person. As a partner in care, we encourage people to develop, share, and grow towards their recovery goals. People receiving care can become their “own best expert on their illness,” and can identify the early warning signs to allow for early intervention when symptoms increase.
  • Recovery starts with a safe and stable place to live. RADIAS Health is committed to use of a Housing First Model, actively partnering with people and the community of housing providers to help people find, get and keep housing.
  • We advocate for development of resources to support individuals in moving out of poverty by addressing the impacts of socio-economic status on the ability to maintain health and recovery.
  • In recognition of recovery being a process, Harm Reduction practices provide a foundation for our work. Service interventions will be based on an individual’s stage of change.
  • Responding to the impact of trauma on mental health and healing, RADIAS Health integrates Trauma Informed Care practices into our services and operations.

Care is Customized

  • Services provided will be culturally congruent. Programs will have meaningful conversation with people about their individual identity and how they would like their services to be delivered. Accommodations will be made to ensure cultural, traditional health practices, spiritual beliefs are honored and services will be linguistically accessible.
  • Each person is an individual with specific strengths, vulnerabilities, and symptoms. Employees working with individuals should know each person as such, and respond in a flexible and according manner.
  • Connections with community are critical for recovery. We help people define what types of activity and community involvement they would like to have, using personal preferences to define and build a meaningful life in the community. This may include:
    • Family structure, roles and relationships
    • Health, wellness and medicinal beliefs
    • Religious beliefs and inter-relationship with health beliefs
    • Sexual preferences and practices
    • Styles of communication
    • Integration of creative and identity grounding practices.
  • Serious and persistent mental illness is a brain disease. It is neither a choice, nor is it a character weakness.
  • Agency practices will be grounded in knowledge of interventions that are emerging as best practice or have been shown to be effective. A combination of medications, therapy and community support services will be used based on the recommended interventions for specific diagnoses.
  • If a service intervention is not successful in helping people move towards recovery, it is the expectation that the program will take responsibility to change their approach.
  • Our ability to customize care is dependent on the ability to successfully apply treatment models that have been shown to be effective. Consultation, supervision, and active engagement in learning is critical. RADIAS Health is committed to ensuring employees have access to consultation, supervision, and on-going learning opportunities.

Collaboration is Key

  • Positive working relationships are key to quality service delivery. All people will be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • Family, friends and supportive others are encouraged to be involved in treatment.
  • Through partnership with other organizations, advocacy groups, community leaders and funders, we seek to find creative solutions for unmet community needs.


We are committed to hiring professionals who strive to make a difference, and those who feel at home in a culture that is welcoming, understanding, and employee-driven.

Michael Tkach, Psy.D., LP

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Ricard

Chief Financial Officer

Roger Knott

Chief Technology Officer

Jenny Wiese, MA

Director of Operations

Katie Shea

Director of Human Resources

Sean Antolik, MEHS, GSP

Director of Facilities and Safety

Brooke Schultz, MSW, LICSW

Associate Director of Clinical Services

Julie Duncan, MA, LP

Associate Director of Clinical Services

Alyssa Conducy, MSW, LICSW

Associate Director of Clinical Services

Careers at RADIAS

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Seeking individuals who are knowledgeable, compassionate, and driven to collaborate on providing exceptional mental health care.