Vail Place Names SPIRE Executive Justin Burleson to Board of Directors.

Vail Place Names SPIRE Executive Justin Burleson to Board of Directors.

News Release:

Vail Place, a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services, supports, and resources for adults with mental illnesses, announced it has appointed Justin Burleson to its Board of Directors. Burleson, an experienced financial services professional, is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating, Financial and Technology Officer at SPIRE Credit Union.

“We’re excited to welcome Justin Burleson to our Board of Directors at Vail Place,” said Vicky Couillard, Executive Director for Vail Place. “Not only does he bring an extensive financial systems perspective to our team, but he also has a passion for giving back.  His sense of purpose toward the greater good  exemplifies the real fuel that has continued to drive Vail Place forward for more than 40 years.”

SPIRE Credit Union has been a community business partner of Vail Place since 2018 and has been directly involved in several events and initiatives over the past three years.  Named to SPIRE’s executive leadership team in January of 2020, Justin Burleson has worked in the financial services industry since 2005 for both public and private entities.

“SPIRE Credit Union is dedicated to improving lives, and empowering people so that they can really thrive, which is in perfect alignment with the mission of Vail Place,” said Burleson. “I’m eager to volunteer my skills and contribute to serving people in need, and I’m excited to see how this work will impact lives  on a daily basis.”

About Vail Place: Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, Vail Place is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that provides community-based recovery services for adults with serious mental illnesses.  Vail Place provides services to more than 3,000 individuals annually via a whole-person approach to mental health that goes beyond preventing disease and promotes what the World Health Organization calls complete physical, mental and social well-being.  For more information visit