Prior to joining the Pride Institute, Ms. Hayden served as the executive director of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in St. Paul, MN for over 10 years. She also was director of chemical health services at Chrysalis, a Minneapolis nonprofit organization providing a wide array of care to women and their families. Ms. Hayden served as an adjunct professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Her undergraduate degree is in psychology from Augsburg College with a master’s degree in psychology from St. Mary’s University, both located in Minneapolis.
As a native Minnesotan, Terri lives with her husband Jeff, son Tomas (22) and daughter Sophia (17.) The other “family” members include Sugar Cookie, a 10 year old Yorkie and Dash a 5 month old Golden Doodle.
Terri’s essence is nourished by engaging in many diverse communities. Her mantra is to foster dignity and respect for all people, allowing them to realize their unique potential. She is excited to empower Pride with her vision of inclusivity for everyone.
Jennifer HackneyBSN, RN, PHN, BSW
Director of Nursing
Jennifer Hackney joined the team at Pride Institute in 2013. After receiving her BSW and BSN from University of Wisconsin and University of Minnesota, respectively, she became an RN and PHN in the state of Minnesota.
Born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Hackney has held a variety of positions in the mental health care field, including director of nursing and crisis and triage care manager. She has also worked in pediatric home care and had a career in social work primarily serving individuals with developmental and mental health issues.
She is passionate about the holistic focus of treating the mind, body and spirit and treating mental health and chemical dependencies. She loves that her job provides hope and opportunity for others to reset their lives and that she gets to be a part of a people’s transition into early sobriety.
Hackney resides in the Minneapolis metro area with her spouse, daughter and pets. When she’s not at work she enjoys a good vintage treasure hunt, traveling and keeping up with the Boston Red Sox and Green Bay Packers.
Community Relations Director
Starting at Pride in 2010, Angi Grassley is currently a community relations director. She was born in Urbandale, Iowa and received her bachelor of science degree in human services from Metropolitan State University.
Grassley discovered Pride Institute through a friend and instantly connected with the community. As a part of the recovery community since 2007, and also the LGBTQ+ community, it was a natural fit.
She is passionate about being a part the patients’ recovery journey and seeing them transition into the best version of themselves. She continually feels rejuvenated by her work and loves talking with professionals who have sent their clients to Pride. Seeing former patients in the community going to school or working in the mental health field is also very gratifying.
In her free time you can catch Grassley running, watching the Minnesota Lynx win championships, woodworking and spending time with her two kids and her pets.