Director, Human Services; Associate Professor, Human Services; Co-Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
I have been fortunate in my career to work in all levels of social work practice, from individual and family interventions (drug and alcohol treatment, family violence, hospice care), to community groups (Center for Women, Children, and Families, creating a multidisciplinary team for the prevention of family violence, grant writing and social organizing), and state-level policy initiatives (policy analyst, bill drafter, speech writer). I have worked in New York and Kentucky, as well as overseas as a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia and Latvia. It continues to be greatly rewarding to share my experiences and passion for social work with my students in the classroom. In the policy arena I am particularly passionate about poverty issues and programs and family violence. In direct practice, I enjoy both ends of the lifespan, which includes early intervention programs for parents with young children, as well as working with older adults. At Jamestown Community College, I regularly teach a variety of human services courses. My outside interests include travel, Russian culture and history, and my family.