targeting mental health at its source

Blue Peak Consulting was founded in 2012 by Dr. Margaret Gavian’s deep desire to better serve those that have experienced significant stressful life experiences. From executives and civilians to public safety personnel like firefighters, law enforcement, EMS and dispatch, Blue Peak’s mission is to target mental health at its source. Gavian brings a strengths-based approach to all of Blue Peak’s services.

Everyone deals with stress; No one is broken. We just need the right tools and strategies to deal with what life throws our way.

Through professional training, consultation, agency resilience and therapy, Blue Peak provides organizations and individuals with the skills to stay calm, confident and in control. Through offering professional training to providers and public safety agencies, and individual and group approaches to leaders and first responders, Blue Peak addresses stress, trauma and other life challenges at their source with compassion and practical solutions.


Dr. Margaret Gavian

Dr. Gavian is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota and holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is founder and director of Blue Peak Consulting whose mission is to keep first responders resilient. She serves in several leadership roles serving the first responder community and is the Creator and Director of Resilience Programming for Fire Departments, Law Enforcement and 911 Dispatch across Minnesota. She trains agencies in resilience, stress management, coping and peer support and has responded to both departments and individual first responders in crisis. She is also passionate about educating behavioral health providers on how to provide the best, effective and culturally competent care to first responders.

Gavian’s style is practical, solution focused, compassionate and direct. For over 20 years, she has worked with a variety of populations who have experienced extreme stress including in Israel, Gaza, Kosovo, with the FDNY after 9/11, Capitol Police after the events of January 2021, refugees, gang members, firefighters & police, school shooting communities, as well as with executives, professionals, teachers and those with a variety of chronic medical conditions. She previously trained as a firefighter & EMT in her hometown of Arlington, Virginia. She has held leadership positions in healthcare, designing and delivering care for health systems and has served as a consultant and trainer to community and healthcare organizations nationwide. She enjoys serving as Faculty for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (, an organization focused on providing resilience skills to communities affected by stress and trauma. Margaret is also a Psychedelic Medicine Task Force Member for Minnesota Secretary of State, and Reiki Master. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her two boys, dancing, baking and exploring restaurants and cultural events around Minneapolis.

Frankie Jo McNallan

Frankie Jo is the backbone to all Blue Peak programming. She helps run the PAR360 & HarborBlue programs specifically and is the primary contact to ensure the programs run smoothly in departments we work in.

Frankie Jo comes with both a rich history professionally and personally in the first responder community. She previously served as the Administrative Assistant for the Ramsey Fire Department and as the Lead Admin and Fire Chaplain for the Brooklyn Park Fire Department. She has been the Intake Coordinator for the MnFIRE Initiative since the program’s inception. Frankie’s husband Kevin is a 15-year firefighter/Captain with the Andover Fire Department and her daughter Dani is also a firefighter on that same department. Kevin and Frankie Jo are MnFIRE Trainers and Peer Supporters and have both served on the ACPSPS (Anoka County Public Safety Peer Support) Team. She also currently serves as Board Secretary for ACPSPS. Additionally, Frankie Jo leads the F.A.S.T. Team (Fire Administrative Support Team), which is a networking resource for metro fire department admins.

Frankie Jo’s passion and dedication to the first responder community is next to none.  She gives her all to helping first responders get the support they need. In her free time you will find her with family and friends either enjoying time at home, in her camper or paddling the BWCA.

Christian Grams

Christian is passionate about working with public servants and driving the mission of Blue Peak forward. He has over 15 years experience in operations in both the military and civilian business world. Previous experiences include global supply chain operations, demand planning, production operations, forecasting, and people management. He has a combined 12 years of service in the US Army in both the active and US Army Reserve components. He has commanded two units during this time and deployed in a combat mission overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has extensive experience in working with soldiers and their families, and as a soldier himself, knows first hand the obstacles that public servants and their families face.
Christian’s strong passion for public service and volunteering is a trait that the first responder community knows first hand. He is an active father of three who volunteers coaching youth hockey in his spare time. Christian is also obtaining his doctorate in business administration which will help Blue Peak support and reach more first responders even better in the future.

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