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  1. Miriam A. Connolly Miriam A. Connolly

    Miriam Connolly is a two time alumna of the University of Michigan. A native of Flint, she earned a BSW from U-M-Flint, and an MSW from the School of Social Work, with a concentration in Child Welfare and Interpersonal Practice. For 18 years, Connolly served children and their families in a ...

  2. Rachel T. Naasko Rachel T. Naasko

    Rachel Naasko joined the Office of Field Education 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 ...

  3. Rosalva Osorio Cooksy Rosalva Osorio Cooksy

    Rosalva Osorio joined the Office of Field Education as a field faculty and lecturer on December 9, 2019. They received a BA in sociology in 2004 and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Community Organization and a minor in Interpersonal Practice in 2006, from the University of ...

  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 ...

  5. Leigh A. Robertson Leigh A. Robertson

    Leigh Robertson joined the Office of Field Education 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 ...

  6. Yatesha D. Robinson Yatesha D. Robinson

    Yatesha Robinson joined the Office of Field Education as a Field Faculty and Lecturer in 2018. She has been working with non-profit organizations since 1997, with 21 years of direct service experience with women, children, youth and families. She has served the community in various capacities, ...

  7. Aimée M. Vantine Aimée M. Vantine

    Aimee Vantine joined the Office of Field Education as field faculty and a LEO lecturer in spring 2021. Prior to this, she spent 23 years at Michigan Medicine working in a variety of clinical and macro positions with a primary focus on pediatrics and obstetrics. She was the Children’s and ...

LEO

  1. Cara J. Alexander Cara J. Alexander

    Dr. Cara Alexander, MSW '96, has over 20 years of experience in the field of behavioral health, HIV/AIDS, co-occurring disorders and executive management. Her practice is founded upon comprehensive micro and macro practice in all types of integrated settings. She was an adjunct lecturer in the ...

  2. Daniel Alvarez Daniel Alvarez

    Danny Alvarez (they/them), MSW ‘12, is a passionate facilitator, educator and organizer who has applied social work practices to their work for the last decade. With practices strongly rooted in popular education and intergroup dialogue pedagogy, they have taught, developed and managed programs ...

  3. Gina M. Ambrogio Gina M. Ambrogio

    Gina Ambrogio, MSW '15, is a licensed clinical social worker who completed her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Michigan. She focuses on interpersonal practice with children and adults, including individual, family and group therapy. In her professional career, she is ...

  4. Richard Barinbaum Richard Barinbaum

    Rick Barinbaum, MSW is a social worker and teacher with over 15 years of experience working to strengthen vulnerable families and keep them intact. Rick was the Social Work Co-Director at the Center for Family Representation, a legal, social work, and policy organization that advocates for ...

  5. Alethia J. Battles Alethia J. Battles

  6. Trevor Bechtel Trevor Bechtel

    Trevor Bechtel, PhD ’08, focuses on questions of ethics and the human in his teaching and scholarship. He works at Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan coordinating all student-facing work. He has taught ethics and religion in small liberal arts colleges throughout the Great Lakes ...

  7. Shannon M. Blajeski Shannon M. Blajeski

    Shannon Blajeski’s area of research is concerned with improving access to income for marginalized populations, particularly those at risk for long-term poverty due to early involvement with the public mental health system. Utilizing social determinants of health, person-in-environment and ...

  8. Mercedes Monaee Brown Mercedes Monaee Brown

    Mercedes Brown (she/her/hers), MSW '08 and JD '13, is an experienced leader with deep expertise in public policy and equitable systems transformation. Throughout her career as a social worker and attorney, Brown has led with her passion for advancing social justice. It is with that commitment ...

  9. Daphne M. Brydon Daphne M. Brydon

    Daphne Brydon, MSW '09, worked for more than 15 years in direct practice with adults and children within hospital, community organizations and academic settings. Most recently, Daphne worked as a clinical social worker in the Emergency Department at the University of Michigan Health System. She ...

  10. Jennifer N. Burke

  11. Brooke B. Buys Brooke B. Buys

    Brooke Buys, MSW'13, focuses on innovative mental health care development and gender-responsive addiction treatment. Buys is the founder and CEO of BLND Health, a mental health care company located in Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee and offering services nationwide. The BLND team is comprised of ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Jessica K. Camp Jessica K. Camp

    With experience as a clinical and community social worker, Dr. Jessica Camp, MSW ‘05, PhD ‘13, works to address barriers to economic equality, opportunity and well-being in southeastern Michigan. Her research and community practice has addressed topics such as: trauma exposure and disconnection ...

  14. Jeff  Capobianco Jeff Capobianco

    Jeff Capobianco has over 20 years of clinical, administrative, and healthcare research experience, with extensive background in primary and behavioral healthcare integration, evidence-based practice implementation, Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and learning community approaches to organizational ...

  15. Theadia Carey Theadia Carey

    Theadia L. Carey, MD, MS is program director for the Authority Health Psychiatry Residency Program. She is certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry by ABPN, also Addiction Medicine certified by ABAM. Dr. Theadia LaRue Carey, is a native Detroiter. She completed all of her ...

  16. Adisa N. Chaney Adisa N. Chaney

  17. 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 ...

  18. Kaleigh Cornelison Kaleigh Cornelison

    Kaleigh Cornelison is currently the lead program specialist with the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) where she oversees the development and delivery of the evidence-based Adolescent Champion Model and the Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process. She obtained her master’s degree in ...

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