Work History

Work History
May 2005 - Present

Regional Care Coordinator

Magellan Health Services
  • Appointed Team Leader to: Provide clinical oversight to colleagues regarding cases and Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) issues and concerns, monitor and track timely submission of reports completed by colleagues, review all cases designated as “Red Zone” cases (high SIPP utilization)
  • Attend and participate in all Medicaid recipient multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, as well as other planning meetings
  • Coordinate client care with other staff members and community agencies as appropriate
  • Interagency/Provider Collaboration
  • Liaison to Magellan Medicaid Administration Clinical Reviewers and Physicians
  • Resource to Case Managers
  • System Coordination and Collaboration
  • Resource to the Agency for Health Care Administration
Jan 2005 - Mar 2009

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessor

Childrens Advocacy Center
  • Completed an in depth and detailed Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment for children who entered into a licensed emergency shelter or the custody of the Children's Network of Southwest Florida
  • Evaluated and assessed the child’s emotional, social, behavioral and developmental functioning and coordinated service delivery
  • My recommendations in each Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment provided assistance in placement and in the development of the child's dependency case plan
Aug 2001 - May 2004

Director of Programs

Family Preservation Services of Florida, Inc.,
  • Program establishment and monitoring of all Ft. Myers programs, including ITOSS, Adult and Children Case Management, Therapeutic Foster Care, Foster Care Recruitment, Resource Center and Parent Education Program
  • Ensured compliance with program, state and national standards and codes
  • Staff recruiting, hiring, training and supervision
  • Participated in establishing and maintaining budgets
  • Coordinated management meetings and staff educational trainings
  • Participated in staff development procedures to improve overall staff effectiveness
  • Responsible for implementation ofpolicy and procedures to ensure program effectiveness
  • Maintained positive collaborative relationships with community agencies
  • Provided clinical supervision and consultation to program staff
  • Developed and coordinated Quality Improvement Process

Education

Education
Jun 1999 - May 2001

Masters

University of South Florida
Jun 1995 - May 1999

Bachelor

Florida Gulf Coast University
Jun 1995 - May 1997

Associate of Arts

Edison Community College

Summary

Knowing that nobody gets to be where they are by sheer coincidence or circumstance, Kristi Newhouse has always had a liberal open-mindedness candor towards all that she has set forth to do. Placing a high value on the trust that people invest in her, Kristi strives to remain fair and honest in all her dealings. In the course of her job as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Kristi has indeed seen much sadness, regret and unfortunate circumstance, among many children and families, and this is something that Kristi seriously takes as her responsibility to help ease. Ms. Newhouse helps those that she works with feel empowered and more confident in themselves. Because of her full life as a wife, mother, pet owner, community member and career professional, Kristi Newhouse has always had a remarkable ability to organize her activities by having a checklist in hand each and every day. With her family keeping her firmly grounded and well-balanced, Kristi Newhouse is able to perform at her peak in every endeavor she undertakes. Striving to remain passionate and committed to all of her responsibilities, Kristi continually seeks out opportunities to learn as well as to grow personally. Kristi strongly believes that in order to help those around you, one must maintain a well balanced, healthy lifestyle.

In the performance of her duties, Kristi Newhouse has sat on the floors of many homes and played games with children and families to engage them and establish a good rapport. These experiences are what have allowed Kristi Newhouse to be more appreciative of whatever good things she enjoys because life can indeed be so brief and people often tend to ignore and take for granted blessings that others fail to have. With her keen eye for detail, Kristi is able to communicate effectively and adequately whatever needs to be done in order to help others succeed in overcoming their various obstacles.Through her timely and effective intervention, Kristi has been able to capably support and contribute to efforts on improving the quality of life of individuals, groups and communities she has worked with.Successful in advocating for children and families with varied needs, Kristi has been commended for her competent communication skills and ability to build and strengthen relationships among many community stakeholders as they specifically relate to her position. In addition, Kristi has also been recognized by her colleagues for her creative problem-solving skills and astute contributions to treatment team meetings.With her sterling sense of character, Kristi is one of the few people who look out for the welfare of another while remaining steadfast in her principles and grounded in her innate values.

Because of her unselfish character, Kristi Newhouse has effortlessly established long-lasting and wonderful personal relationships that have withstood the tests of time. Thanks to her spontaneous approach to life, Ms. Newhouse has also been able to encourage more people to share her intense joie de vivre and bask in the glory of living free. Kristi considers this as her legacy to the world: to be able to share in the joy and sadness of another so she can create whatever change is needed in the upliftment of another’s existence. When she’s not dealing with the needs of those around her, Kristi Newhouse enjoys spending time at her son’s T-ball games or at her daughter’s music class. Some of Kristi’s precious family-bonding moments are also spent taking her kids to the zoo, local parks, and traveling to visit family and friends, as her way of making indelible memories with her children. Ms. Newhouse also enjoys good food and wine with those who know her best: her friends. With her love for entertaining at and decorating her home, Kristi is always on Pinterest looking for creative redecorating and changing ideas for the home.

Interest

Traveling, Entertaining, Scrapbooking, Music, Attending every Bon Jovi concert