Meet Our Team

Fraser staff are dedicated, innovative, knowledgeable, and caring. Our multidisciplinary approach brings together a team of professionals to provide the best services for each individual and family.

Behavioral and Mental Health:

  • Rochelle Brandl, Ph.D., L.P. Director of Behavioral and Mental Health

    Dr. Shelly Brandl has more than 30 years of experience working with children with mental health disorders, autism and other disabilities. Dr. Brandl oversees services for more than 3,000 individuals and their families in Fraser Autism Services, Neuropsychology and Mental Health, and works to ensure all families have access to quality care.

  • Pat Pulice, M.A., L.P Director of Fraser Autism Center of Excellence

    Pat Pulice has more than 25 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. Under her direction, Fraser received the Autism Program of the Year Award (2000) from the Autism Society of America. Today, she serves as Director of Autism Services, and is highly regarded as one of the nation’s leading autism experts.

  • Kim Klein, Ph.D. Program Manager of Neuropsychology

    Dr. Kim Klein has 21 years of experience working with children and young adults as a pediatric neuropsychologist, including the past 12 at Fraser. She is a licensed psychologist with expertise in the areas of pediatric neurodevelopment, autism and Asperger’s disorder, ADHD, neurologic disorders and learning disabilities.

  • Barb Klatt, LICSW Program Manager of Mental Health

    Barb Klatt has over 30 years experience in mental health and health care settings. She specializes in services for children who have had significant early life trauma or other stressors, and in supporting parents. She joined Fraser in 2008 as site supervisor at Anoka, and moved to Mental Health in 2010.

  • Rachel Gardner, M.A., L.P. Day Treatment Supervisor of Autism Services

    Rachel Gardner has 14 years of experience in Fraser Autism Services. In 2004, Rachel was recognized with the Carol Gray Award, a national honor for making an outstanding contribution to the lives of children with autism. Rachel has expertise in the areas of parent guidance, diagnostic evaluation and outpatient therapy.

  • Fraser School:

    Deedee Stevens-Neal, M.Ed. Director of Fraser School

    Deedee Stevens-Neal has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, a Master’s of Education in early childhood education/early childhood special education, and more than 20 years of experience in teaching and program administration. She joined Fraser in 2008 as Director of Fraser School.

  • Katie Hoffman Assistant Director of Fraser School

    Katie Hoffman has a degree in early childhood education and more than 18 years of experience in the field. She joined Fraser School as education coordinator in 2006, and became assistant director in 2010. She uses her expertise in infant and toddler development to benefit families and teaching staff under her supervision.

  • Pediatric Therapy:

    Letty Faller, MS, CCC-SLP Director of Pediatric Therapy

    Letty Faller has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and 17 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist. She has been with Fraser since 2003, is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and specializes in pediatric feeding disorders. She oversees occupational, physical, speech-language, feeding and music therapy programs at Fraser.

  • Residential Living:

    Lisa Zaspel Director of Residential Living

    Lisa Zaspel joined Fraser in 2007. She has more than 15 years of experience working with individuals with special needs and a bachelor’s degree in social work. As Director of Fraser Residential Services, she oversees residential care for individuals living in 26 Fraser homes and five apartment buildings.

  • Ginnie Curtis Assistant Director of Residential Living

    Ginnie Curtis has been with Fraser for over 30 years. As assistant director, she is currently responsible for training and quality assurance for 26 four-person homes. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology and a true passion for providing the best possible services to individuals with special needs.

  • Lynn Haight Assistant Director of Residential Living

    Lynn Haight joined Fraser Residential Services in 2008 as an assistant director. She has a bachelor’s degree in family social science and more than 12 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Home & Community Supports:

    Sheila Grisim, M.A. Director of Home and Community Supports

    Sheila Grisim has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in counseling and educational psychology, and a graduate certificate in marriage and family therapy. She oversees home-based services, including: in-home respite care, case management, person-centered planning, and more. Other areas of expertise include: access to disability services, waiver services, consumer-directed services and behavior support planning.

  • Jessica Enneking, LAMFT Program Manager of Home and Community Supports

    Jessica Enneking has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human development and family studies with a specialization in child development. She is currently working toward licensure in marriage and family therapy, specializing in play therapy. Jessica has 11 years of experience, including seven at Fraser. As program manager, Jessica supervises staff providing services in family homes.

  • Sarah Shafer, LGSW Program Manager of Home and Community Supports

    Sarah Shafer has worked at Fraser since 2002 and has a Licensed Graduate Social Work degree. Sarah is a certified Support Planner and a certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention instructor. She has extensive experience in supervision of waiver supports for individuals of all ages, skills and abilities.

Success story

Building His Skills Over Time

"It took time, it's not like in one session the world changes, but he learned skills over a few years that laid the foundation for him to build on. To see him being ready to go a big public high school that he's really fantastic."

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