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Director of Digital Care Development

MEET SHAWN BLANKENSHIP

Shawn has over 25 years of experience in the field of behavioral health and addiction treatment. After his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, he completed his bachelor's degree at Evangel College and his master's degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern State University. He later earned his MBA from Southern Nazarene University. Shawn worked in many roles during his 10 years at the largest private community mental health center in Oklahoma. His last role was in the position of Director of Admissions and Assessment. He serves as the Director of Digital Care Development at Global Teen Challenge.

In 2004, Shawn and Shanon began working with Teen Challenge of Oklahoma and served as directors of the boys' ranch and girls' home for nearly 12 years. During this time, they developed a heart for missions and took teams of adolescent students on more than 25 mission trips to many different nations. In the process, they helped to establish a new Teen Challenge program in Rwanda and established the first residential program for men in Aruba. 

Shawn and Shanon have 6 children and 5 grandchildren.