Our Counselors

Kate is a Career Counselor whose passion is empowering others to do better, think bigger, and "own their awesome," in order to more purposefully and intentionally apply themselves to their career exploration and job search. She brings a breadth of experience to her role as a Career Counselor; she has worked with a wide variety of individuals to help them both name and reach their career and educational goals. She excels at quickly developing rapport with her clients. Kate's counseling style is strengths-based, with the goal of empowering clients; guiding them to trust their own capabilities and resourcefulness. She feels honored when clients share their stories with her, and will never tire of guiding and watching the growth of her clients in transition.

Kate has a Master's of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development from Adler Graduate School. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, the Strong Interest Inventory, and is a member of the Minnesota Career Development Association.

Nancy has over 20 years of career coaching experience supporting individuals with their career direction and job search strategies, including 2 years experience with dislocated worker clients.  Her background includes coaching individuals in formal and informal assessment, résumé development, job search strategies, LinkedIn usage, networking, and interviewing & negotiation skills.  

 

Nancy has attained the status of Career Management Practitioner from the Institute of Career Certification International and is a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) assessment administrator.  She is a member, past president and board member of Minnesota Career Development Association; member and past board member of Association of Career Professionals - International. 

Shelley Jensen-Decker has over 20 years of leadership experience as a Career Strategist in the field of career development. Her personable and approachable style, along with creativity and strategic thinking, has allowed her to work effectively with diverse clients spanning all backgrounds, levels and professions. Additionally, she has worked across multiple sectors, including private industry, non-profits, higher education and government. Her areas of expertise include guiding clients through job loss, assessments and career direction, program development/leadership and learning and development. Prior to working in career development, Shelley worked in marketing and advertising roles for a CPG company and an international advertising agency. Her education includes graduate coursework in career counseling, a MBA in Marketing, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and advanced coaching courses through the Coaches Training Institute. She is also certified for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the BarOn EQ-I assessments. Shelley has been actively involved with MCDA for 13+ years. Her past roles on the MCDA board include President, Member at Large, and member of the Conference Committee. During 2017 – 2018 she coordinated and implemented the monthly MCDA Round Tables and is a Conference Co-Chair for the 2019 Conference.

Sheryl Moinat offers a broad range of experience in career counseling and transition. She is a licensed industrial/organizational psychologist with over 20 years of experience in human resources, including designing and delivering career development programs and counseling dislocated workers from corporations, non-profits, and governmental agencies. She has worked with multinational corporations in high-tech, finance, health care, and manufacturing, and small to medium companies in a variety of industries.

 

Sheryl received her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in California and went on to work for Control Data, Satisfaction Performance Research Center, Olson Consulting Group, and DBM. At DBM (now Lee Hecht Harrison), she served as a consultant for over 10 years, providing career development transition services that included delivering transition programs for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, facilitating transition workshops, and managing career centers.

Raul has been with Minnesota Job Partners for 10 years. With over 11 years of Dislocated Worker Program experience, he brings his ability to utilize research, planning and developmental skills to provide educational and employment opportunities for a diversity of unemployed and under-employed populations.

 

His background includes experience in the radio broadcasting industry, and logistics and distribution. He obtained his Global Career Development Facilitator certification in 2011. Raul also serves as a Family Service Advocate for Minnesota Job Partners, assisting individuals in financial need to access resources and services.

Robby has over twenty years of experience career counseling. She has a demonstrated track record in developing successful return-to-work programs and a personalized job search approach for each client. She has served clients within public and private sector employment settings and has a vast experience base on how to navigate these systems.

Robby has been recognized for her creativity and energy when dealing with her clients, with an expertise in creative job search strategies. She has a strong background in the field of private rehabilitation, having worked extensively with clients with special rehabilitative needs. Robby has also worked as a professional recruiter, having knowledge of hiring processes on a local and national platform.

Robby is a graduate of Augustana College with degrees in psychology and social work.

Bill has worked in the Social Services field for the past 9 years. He has worked for over 6 years with Minnesota Job Partners as a Career Counselor, Family Service Advocate, and Enrollment Specialist. Bill designed his own degree plan and finished his Bachelor's Degree in Multicultural Counseling from a Grassroots Perspective. He went on to complete his Social Work degree at Metropolitan State University.

 

Bill has successfully lead many projects while working for Minnesota Job Partners. He speaks on topics related to job search for older workers and has conducted workshops on Career Assessment. He is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a longstanding member of CPAD (Career Planning and Development). He is also a member of the Minneapolis Career Development Association (MCDA). Find Bill on LinkedIn and read more about what he is up to, and don't forget to connect with him!

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scott@mntsb.org

(612) 676-3733

Acting Executive Director

Scott Gelhar

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(612) 676-3724

Manager, Dislocated Worker Program

Jess Bachaus

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(612) 676-3727

Finance Manager

Doug Chasar

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Alec Lambert

Front Desk Administrative

Assistant

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(612) 676-3710

Leadership & Support Team

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chris@mntsb.org

(612) 676-3706

Employment Development Specialist

Christine Chelstrom

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cindy@mntsb.org

(612) 676-3730

Family Service Advocate

Cindy Whelan

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(612) 676-3728

Data Specialist

Seth Washington

Minnesota Job Partners is the career services division of the Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau.
We are an equal opportunity employer/program provider.