Board Opportunities

Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic


Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic is a private, nonprofit, Rule 29 community mental health center located near downtown Saint Paul. The clinic serves a diverse adult population with psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. The clinic offers psychiatric care and assessment services in addition to psychotherapy.

Hamm’s founder, Margaret Hamm Kelley, was ahead of her time. A social worker and granddaughter of renowned St. Paul leader Theodore Hamm, she recognized that mental illness was a serious problem … especially for those unable to afford care. In 1954, Margaret established Hamm Clinic. She gathered a team of clinical social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists to provide integrated mental health care to individuals who could not pay for treatment. She also fought against the stigma of mental illness. Her motto was: comprehensive mental health care is a basic human right that should be accessible to everyone. Margaret’s approach to treatment was collaborative and empathic. Her innovations are the foundation of our current Healing Together™ Model of Care (available here:

Strategic Priorities: 

Our Three Pillars for 2020-2023 include:

A. Expand and Disseminate Hamm’s Healing Together Model of Care.
B. Determine target scope of client services and funding consistent with Hamm Clinic’s mission and values.
C. Establish through collective reflection and action anti-oppressive and culturally responsive practices at all levels of the organization.

Annual Budget: $4.3 million – Earned Income, Foundations, Individual Contributions


Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising
  • Legal
  • Strategic and Business Planning


  • Number of members currently: 9
  • Meeting time and frequency:  4 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: St. Paul
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
  • Service on Committee Required: No
    • Committees: Executive, Finance, Governance, Fundraising
  • Length of Term: 3 year terms
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Financial Contribution: Yes

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10 River Park Plaza St. Paul, MN 55107


Hamm Clinic’s mission is to promote mental health with culturally responsive, relational care in our community, especially for those facing financial barriers.