New Executive Director Named for the Southeast Regional Crisis Center

Plymouth, Minn. – After an extensive search, Margaret Vimont, Vice President of Strategy and Service Development for Nexus Family Healing has announced that Nicole Mucheck has been named Executive Director of the new Southeast Regional Crisis Center in Rochester, MN, opening Spring of 2021.

As Executive Director, Mucheck will lead strategy, programming and daily operations of the Southeast Regional Crisis Center, a first-of-its kind facility offering 24/7 support for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mucheck comes to Nexus Family Healing from The Resource Center in Jamestown, NY, where she led behavioral health services and care coordination.  In addition, Mucheck oversaw an assisted living facility for The Tanglewood Group.  In prior years, she worked for Barber National Institute as a mental health therapist and behavior specialist, eventually moving into the clinical supervisor and psychological associate role.

Much of Mucheck’s career has been spent working directly with clients in need of support and ensuring optimal care at all levels of service. She holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. Mucheck is a Licensed Behavior Specialist Consultant and is trained in trauma-focused therapy methods, family therapy, and other emotional and behavioral therapeutic interventions. 

“Nicole is absolutely the right leader for our Southeast Regional Crisis Center,” states Margaret Vimont. “She has terrific experience in leadership, client relations and integrated programming, and she brings a passion for helping her community get the resources they need.”

About Nexus Family Healing

Nexus Family Healing is a national nonprofit mental and behavioral health organization. For over 45 years, our agencies have used innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. We provide outpatient/community mental health services, foster care/adoption, and residential treatment to help thousands of children, teens, families and adults each year struggling with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues.


About the Southeast Regional Crisis Center

The Southeast Regional Crisis Center will provide care to individuals in southeast Minnesota who are experiencing a mental health care crisis. Services will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility is being built in Rochester, Minnesota and expected to open in 2021. The center will serve Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties. The Southeast Regional Crisis Center is being made possible thanks to a collaboration between Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, the southeast chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Collaborative Resource Education Services and Technology (CREST) initiative, and several other partners. The Minnesota Department of Human services awarded $5 million in funding to the center in 2019.