Professional License:
05/2003 – Present, Licensed Master Social Worker
State of Michigan, Clinical and Macro Social Work Practice, #6801081660,


Employment History:


Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, Michigan

MHS: Mental Health/Social Work Program

9/2018 – Present

    Adjunct Instructor: Courses taught – Interpersonal Theory and Practice; Family Systems Theory and     Practice; and The Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse


Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan

Bachelor of Social Work Program

08/2006 – 12/2017

08/2006 – 5/2010, Adjunct and Half-time Assistant Professor, Social Work Department

08/2010, Full-time Assistant Professor

09/2013, Co-Program Director and Department Chair

01/2014, Program Director and Department Chair

04/2016, Associate Professor and Tenured

12/2017, Associate Professor Emerita


Social Work Department Program Director: Council on Social Work Education – Reaffirmation of Accreditation; led the CSWE reaffirmation of accreditation project; conducted a deep curriculum review; conducted a full programmatic review; aligned program with 2008 EPAS; lead author of self-study; and coordinated and facilitated CSWE site visit. The Marygrove College BSW program was reaffirmed and awarded eight years of accreditation (2017 – 2025) by the Council on Social Work Education.

Social Work Department Chair: Oversight and supervision of the social work department; author the department annual assessment report; author the department annual program report, complete department programmatic review, schedule social work courses; social work program development, social work curriculum development, monitor social work budget, develop teaching contracts for social work adjunct instructors and overload for full-time social work instructors; interview, recommend and evaluate social work personnel; develop agenda and facilitate weekly department meetings; supervise social work administrative assistant; develop annual department calendar; revise/update social work academic catalog; revise/update social work student handbook, revise/update transfer guides and articulation agreements with local community colleges; recommend changes for program website; schedule and chair advisory board meetings; update advisory board by-laws; schedule and chair BSW program admissions;  develop, implement, and monitor the BSW program online application process; coordinate department events and special projects; suggest nominations for social work student awards; recruitment presentations at local community colleges, and social work course instructor.

Course Instructor: Social work courses taught: Working with Substance Abuse: Working with Substance Abuse Online; Pre-professional Practicum; Introduction to Social Work; Introduction to Social Work Laboratory; Professional Communication with Individuals and Groups; Social Work Practice I (micro), Social Work Practice II (macro); Social Research I; and Field Practicum Seminar. Post course documents and monitor student progress utilizing the online Blackboard platform and post grades in the Webadvisor program.

Other Responsibilities: Academic advising, faculty advisor to student organizations, field liaison, and chair full-time faculty search.

Service to Marygrove College: Committee member service: Faculty Representative of Student Affairs Committee to the Board of Trustees; Student Affairs Judicial Board Committee; Student Affairs Appeals Committee; Academic Council; Honors Committee; Participatory Action Research Teaching and Learning Leadership Team; Academic Events Committee; Chairperson Social Work Advisory Board; and Chairperson Social Work Admissions Committee.

Special Projects: Develop the Working with Substance Abuse course into online format; develop and coordinate Recovery Coach Educational Series (in conjunction with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministry, Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and Detroit Recovery Project); develop and coordinate Peer Recovery Coaching course (approved educational provider by Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals for the Certified Peer Recovery Mentor credential); author of Peer Recovery Coach: The Art of Mentoring; coordinate continuing education workshops for behavioral healthcare providers (approved for continuing education hours by the State of Michigan and Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals).  


Oakland Family Services, Walled Lake, Michigan   

09/2001 – 08/2010, Behavioral Health Clinical Manager, Walled Lake, Michigan

Clinical Manager: Provide direct supervision of 14 clinicians; conduct clinicians’ yearly performance appraisals; assist with marketing; member of management team; manage and monitor high risk clients/situations; review clinical documents; provide in-service presentations; serve as a linkage between clinical staff and administration; interview clinical therapist applicants; orient and train new clinical therapists; develop programs; provide community education; serve on the 47th District Court, Sobriety Court Advisor Board; serve as treatment representative for the 47th District Sobriety Court, 52-1st District Sobriety Court, and 6th Circuit Drug Court.

Clinical Therapist: Provide intake interview, assessment, treatment planning, treatment intervention, aftercare planning for persons seeking mental health/substance abuse treatment. Facilitate individual, family and group treatment sessions for persons with mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders.

Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator: Provide intake interview, assessment, treatment

planning, individual treatment intervention, and aftercare planning for persons seeking substance abuse or co-occurring treatment services. Facilitate group (education) didactic and facilitate group therapy services using an intensive outpatient model.


Educational Degrees:
2001, Master of Social Work
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
     Concentration: Family, Children and Youth – Clinical
2000, Bachelor of Social Work
Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan       

Awards: Summa Cum Laude, Distinguished Student of the Year, 2000, Outstanding Social Work Student of the Year, 2000, Distinguished Scholar Award, 1997-2000, Iota Gamma Alpha Community Service Award, 1998-2000

1997, Associate in Applied Science – Mental Health/Social Work

Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, Michigan    

Award: Summa Cum Laude