Shantel became Cherish Center’s Executive Director in 2020. Prior to being the Executive Director at the Cherish Center, she provided outpatient mental health counseling within a private group practice. Shantel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Her varied professional background also includes social services in child welfare and advocacy. Shantel is passionate about enhancing the mission of the Cherish Center through compassionate support and life-changing services; “Although your journey may be difficult, you do not have to endure it alone.”
Shantel and her husband, Jon, have three children who keep them busy with athletics, dance, and academic pursuits. She loves to play an active role in giving back to her community and school district through participating in various volunteer opportunities.