Jennifer Hackney BSN, 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.