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Clinical and Research

  1. Karen S. Harlow-Rosentraub »

    Associate Professor Karen Harlow-Rosentraub specializes in evaluation research and aging policy. She directs the national, multi-site evaluation efforts for the Legacy Corps for Health and Independent Living, a national demonstration for the Corporation for National and Community Service. Her work focuses...

  2. Barbara S. Hiltz Barbara S. Hiltz »

    Clinical Assistant Professor Barbara Hiltz, MSW, focuses on the sustainability of community-based organizations, including the role of innovations, social enterprise and social entrepreneurship in shaping social service delivery. For more than two decades, Hiltz has worked in interpersonal, community...

  3. Adrienne L. Lapidos Adrienne L. Lapidos »

    Adrienne Lapidos is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She directs the Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care. Her clinical practice background includes community-based primary care and recovery-oriented...

  4. Debra K. Mattison Debra K. Mattison »

    Debra K. Mattison, MSW '81, focuses on medical social work with extensive experience providing clinical social work services as well as program planning in a variety of settings including cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care. She has special interests in healthcare, chronic illness...

  5. Julie M. Ribaudo Julie M. Ribaudo »

    Clinical Associate Professor Julie Ribaudo focuses on prevention and intervention with parents and their infants and young children. She has practiced in a wide range of community-based programs, including community mental health, education, and child welfare. As an Endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist...

  6. Sue Ann Savas Sue Ann Savas »

    Sue Ann Savas is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She received her MSW and BA in economics from the University of Michigan. For the past 20 years, Sue Ann practiced as a program evaluator. She specializes in the areas of program design, logic modeling...

  7. Beth A. Sherman Beth A. Sherman »

    Beth Sherman received her MSW and BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and completed two years of undergraduate work at Oberlin College. Ms. Sherman specializes in the area of social work practice with children and youth. As an outpatient therapist, clinical supervisor, prevention program...

  8. Elizabeth H. Voshel Elizabeth H. Voshel »

    Betsy Voshel is an Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Instruction. She has been a licensed master social worker (LMSW) with membership in the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) since 1980 and received a post-master's teaching certificate from the University of Pennsylvania...

  9. Daniela A. Wittmann Daniela A. Wittmann »

    Daniela Wittmann, PhD, MSW is Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan’s Department of Urology. She is a psychotherapist, educator and researcher. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor. Dr.Wittmann has published on sexual issues in prostate and bladder cancer...

Field Educators

  1. Susan K. Crabb Susan K. Crabb »

    Susan Wiant Crabb joined the Office of Field Instruction as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison on September 1, 2008. Prior to joining the Field Office, Susan worked at a large nonprofit agency. As the president/CEO from 2004 to 2008, she was responsible for the budget and financial management, strategic...

  2. Mary A. Eldredge Mary A. Eldredge »

    Mary Eldredge, LMSW, joined the Office of Field Instruction July 20, 2015. Mary has professional experience at the interpersonal and macro levels in healthcare, child welfare, mental health and juvenile justice. Mary is an experienced clinician, policy writer, program developer, and grant author. She...

  3. Rachel T. Naasko Rachel T. Naasko »

    Rachel Naasko joined the Office of Field Instruction as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison in March 2016. Naasko previously worked in the University of Michigan Dean of Students Office as the Director of the Blavin Scholars Program and the University’s Critical Incident Coordinator, a position...

  4. Stacy L. Peterson Stacy L. Peterson »

    Stacy Peterson has been with the School of Social Work since 1999 as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison. She works primarily with students interested in children and youth, juvenile justice, child welfare, and the school social work practice concentrations. Prior to this, Stacy worked in social...

  5. Daicia R. Price Daicia R. Price »

    Daicia Smith joined the Office of Field Instruction with the School of Social Work as a field faculty on February 15, 2016. Prior to becoming a part of the OFI team, Daicia served as Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist in Wayne County with a focus on workforce development. During her time there...

  6. Leigh A. Robertson Leigh A. Robertson »

    Leigh Robertson joined the Office of Field Instruction as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison on June 26, 2006. Previously, she worked as a clinical social worker in the medical/surgical service at the Michigan Medicine, where she also served as a field instructor. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor...

  7. William L. Vanderwill William L. Vanderwill »

    Mr. Vanderwill joined the Office of Field Instruction at the School of Social Work in July 2005 as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison. His primary areas of interest are urban social work, mental health and community organization. Bill works with students across all methods and concentrations. Bill...

LEO

  1. M. Antonio G. Alvarez M. Antonio G. Alvarez »

    LEO Lecturer I Tony Alvarez serves as the School's point person for the use of experiential, adventure and wilderness approaches to social work practice. Professor Alvarez's research focuses on the design of effective experiential & adventure-based programs for social workers in multiple settings...

  2. Hillary M. Baldwin-Steller »

    Hillary Baldwin Steller, MSW ’10, has specific training with trauma survivors and clients with PTSD. Her approach is holistic, experiential and strength based in nature. Currently she is a clinician in southeastern Michigan and works with children, families and adults of marginalized populations...

  3. Joseph Cafferty »

    Joe Cafferty, MSW’13, is a clinical social worker with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Cafferty currently works in the Mental Health Clinic at the Toledo Community-Based Outpatient Clinics providing various evidence-based mental health treatment services, in addition...

  4. Jorge A. Casarez Jorge A. Casarez »

    Jorge A. Casarez, MSW, practices a philosophical framework that regards each person as intelligent and competent, regardless of any identifying factors. His approach to problem solving emphasizes collaboration and has a genuine spirit of curiosity balanced with the urgency for practical application...

  5. Adisa N. Chaney Adisa N. Chaney »

  6. Roxanne J. Chang Roxanne J. Chang »

    ROXANNE J. CHANG, JD, MS LLP, is an attorney specializing in elder and special needs law. She is also a Limited Licensed Psychologist, with a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Ms. Chang has experience in consultation and advocacy for persons with dementia, developmental disabilities, and other individuals...

  7. Ellen Y. Chute Ellen Y. Chute »

    Ellen Yashinsky Chute is the Chief Community Outreach Officer at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit. In her role, Ellen is the Director of JCADA, the Jewish Coalition against Domestic Abuse, the creator of Parent's Place, an online parenting forum, and director of the JFS Cancer Resource...

  8. G. Warren Clark G. Warren Clark »

    G. Warren Clark has been with the School of Social Work since 1997, when he joined the Office of Field Instruction as a field educator/lecturer/field liaison. He has worked with students in all methods and in the practice areas of health, aging, and community and social systems. He has been a member...

  9. Keta J Cowan »

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