During her more than 10 years’ experience in direct practice, program development and healthcare leadership, Kuhn was responsible for Zero Suicide implementation in medical and behavioral health settings for a large healthcare system in Wisconsin and has experience executing transformational change in high reliability organizations. She is trained in numerous evidence-based models for the treatment of suicide including CAMS, CBT-SP and DBT. Her work in program development and systems-approaches to suicide safe care has been highlighted at numerous national conferences, including NAADAC (the Association for Addiction Professionals), AONL (American Organization of Nurse Leaders), ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives), and IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum).
Kuhn holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postgraduate fellowship in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, receiving specialized training in the clinical practice of social work with children and families. Shelby is a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor in the state of Wisconsin.