Stephen Setterberg, MD
In addition my role at Stillpoint Engage, I am president and founder of PrairieCare psychiatric hospitals and clinics in Minneapolis, and a practicing psychiatrist with a research background and more than 25 years of administrative experience in both academic and private healthcare settings. Although my core orientation as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist means I instinctively focus on intuiting underlying dynamics and forces, I am nonetheless devoted to using empirical, scientific methods wherever possible to check, verify, and refine these intuitions. I bring this attitude to Stillpoint Engage where I hope we can embolden humanitarian compassion in the world by demonstrating its real and enduring effects.
I hold my psychoanalytic practice in Zürich, Switzerland, grounded in the midst of an organically growing community of like-minded colleagues from a variety of cultural backgrounds, working under the roof of Stillpoint Spaces. My academic background is in history and international relations with a specific focus on international security and conflict resolution. Prior to becoming an analyst I worked as a project manager, consultant and director in projects of bilateral institutional assistance in the humanitarian field and in international organizations and research institutes, respectively. I am passionate about bridging psychoanalytic theory and practice with other fields and disciplines in order to respond effectively to the quest to improve the overall well-being of marginalized populations.
Jane Reilly, LICSW
Executive Director and Co-Founder
I am co-founder and Executive Director of Stillpoint Engage, a psychotherapist, researcher, faculty member for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in D.C., and a PhD candidate in Psychology & Humanistic Studies at Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA. Recently, I concluded my tenure as Chief Psychotherapy Officer with PrairieCare Medical Group. In my role as a leader at PrairieCare, and as the Executive Director of Stillpoint Engage, I strive to inspire and strengthen communities and individuals around the globe through commitment to stewardship, in service to humanity. I received my M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University, New York, NY. I have extensive training in the culinary arts, having received The Grand Diplome de Cuisine from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris, France. I often integrate nutritional approaches into my psychotherapy practice. For more than two decades, I have specialized in working as a psychotherapist in the area of trauma healing and resiliency, working with individuals and communities impacted by trauma, often post conflict and post disaster.
Anne Marie Spidahl
I am a fiction writer, PhD candidate in English & Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and Creative Director of Stillpoint Engage and Stillpoint Spaces. I am committed to the idea that literature must be redefined today—from spoken texts, to groundbreaking, digital narrative platforms, to multimodal and collaborative storytelling and discursive exploration—that intellectual inquiry must be carried outside of the ivory tower, and that there is great healing potential in words, ideas, and stories. My first novel, Nothing, was released in 2014. My scholarship draws on critical theories since the Enlightenment in traditions including critique of political economy, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and feminist psychoanalytic theory. My current research focuses on apocalyptic fictions of the 1960s & 1970s in the US and the UK. In these novels of social critique, I seek new ways of expressing and imagining what it means to be an individual in community with others of many backgrounds. Such models of self, other, and community have rich potentials for intentional community-building today, as we confront global climate change, mass migration, and more.
Assistant Grants Manager
I am dedicated to building supportive, sustainable communities and am constantly seeking ways to transform that passion into purposeful and effective action. Formerly a coalition coordinator, foreclosure counselor, membership administrator and graduate student, my background is diverse, but my overarching goal is always the same: to develop our shared community through increased knowledge, place-making and healing. As a graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Public Policy, I have found ways to incorporate my strengths and passion for community into my personal work, in addition to my professional work. I am a longtime volunteer with the Center for Victims of Torture, where I help torture survivors build new lives in Minnesota. I also have a long history with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, where I guide groups of volunteers as they build homes and immerse themselves in the culture of a new country.
In each of our projects, our core team is guided and joined by additional experts and community leaders who help to inform our process.