Executive Director

Brian Russ

Brian Russ
Brian Russ

Meet Brian

Executive Director
Hi, everybody! Brian here (he/him). I’ve been the Executive Director of the Annex Teen Clinic for over 25 years. There are so many things I love about working here, but it’s mostly about the incredible people I get to work with. The passion, creativity, and dedication Annex staff bring to our mission every day inspires me. On top of that, they are a lot of fun! In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, camping whenever possible, and playing music.

United Way Funding Loss

You’ve probably heard the news about the United Way’s funding shortfall this year and that many Twin Cities nonprofits will be impacted. Sadly, the Annex Teen Clinic is one of the nonprofits that will lose all United Way funding (currently $60,000) effective July 1. The Annex has been proud to be a United Way funded agency… Read more

45 years

It’s hard to believe that the Annex Teen Clinic will be 45 years old in a few weeks. It’s even harder to believe I’ve been lucky enough to lead this incredible organization for 23 years. One of the benefits of being engaged with an organization that long is the ability to witness the progress we’ve… Read more


After twelve incredible years with the Annex Teen Clinic, Brooke Stelzer is leaving her position as Director of Sexuality Education. While it’s hard to see her leave the Annex, I’m excited that her expertise and talents will now benefit young people across Minnesota. Brooke has accepted the position of Adolescent Health Consultant with the Minnesota… Read more

Young people are taking charge of their sexual health

At a recent meeting I attended participants were asked to share something that made us hopeful about our work in adolescent sexual health. My response was that the integration of youth development principles with sexual health programming is providing powerful opportunities for caring adults to step up and make sure young people have what they… Read more

AM 950 Radio Interview

I want to thank Laurie Beth Fitz, host of the Connections radio program on AM 950, for hosting a great conversation about adolescent sexual health Saturday morning.  Joining the conversation was Brooke Stelzer, Annex Director of Sexuality Education and Jill Ferris, Director of Adolescent Sexual Health Training at the University of MN Prevention Research Center… Read more


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Annex Teen Clinic

The Annex Teen Clinic helps young people take charge of their sexual health by providing confidential health services and education.

Your privacy is the law

Your right to access these services without anyone’s permission is protected by law. Confidentiality is important to us because we know it’s important to you.

Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Night

    February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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