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Work experience

Jul 2011Present

Coordinator, Butler County Teen Intervention Program

Episcopal Social Services-Venture House

Perform duties for the Teen Intervention Program such as taking referrals, maintaining client database, communicating with referral sources, grant reporting and attending Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board of Butler County as agency representative.  Facilitate Thinking for a Change class to juvenile offenders.  Perform other duties related to practicum placement.

Notable practicum activities:

  • Attended Team Justice of Sedgwick County meetings as an observer to learn about legislation and funding in the juvenile justice system. 
  • Attended Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board of Butler County meetings as a representative of the agency to stay informed on legislation and funding for juvenile justice in Butler County. 
  • Chaired committee for women's health event at Episcopal Social Services for low income women served by the agency.  This event included massages, nursing student health screenings, Dress for Success, healthy food choices and free clothing and accessories.
  • Began planning for a possible new program for which the agency plans to write a grant.  This program would be a community garden that would provide a community service options to the juvenile offenders served by the program currently. 
  • Assisted with collaboration with Boys and Girls club to provide Thinking for a Change as a part of their Targeted Outreach Program.
  • Performed above listed duties as the coordinator for the Teen Intervention Program of Butler County under the supervision of the Program Director. 
  • Participated in singing group of staff and volunteers to perform at volunteer appreciation dinner, and that will perform at a parish church in the near future to raise funds for the agency. 
  • Prepared quarterly grant reports for the Butler County Teen Intervention Program.
  • Assisted Teen Intervention Program Director in attending meetings with juvenile probation officers to educate them on Thinking for a Change concepts.
  • Prepared training materials for Teen Intervention Program volunteers.  Facilitated volunteer training along with the Teen Intervention Program Director.
  • Attended volunteer training for Juvenile Field Services Accountability Panel.
  • Attended "Voices from the Field" child welfare training on 11/18/11. 
  • Attended community project meeting with volunteer coordinator on 12/1/11. 
  • Attended Fetal Alcohol Syndrome training on 12/2/11.
  • Attended Demand Change conference for human trafficking awareness on 4/13/12. 
Jul 2010Present

Assistant, Sedgwick County Teen Intervention Program

Episcopal Social Services-Venture House

Perform duties for the Teen Intervention Program such as preparation for sessions and other office duties.  Facilitate Thinking for a Change with juvenile offenders referred to the Teen Intervention Program.  Perform other duties as related to practicum placement.

Apr 2008Dec 2010

Case Manager

Dream Catchers Case Management, Inc.

Provide case management services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Assist in accessing and maintaining services.  Provide monitoring and quality assurance of services.

Feb 2007Jun 2010

Case Management Specialist

COMCARE of Sedgwick County, Offender Assessment Program

4/2008-6/2010-Part Time Case Management Specialist-Provide crisis case management services to individuals diverted from hospitalization to Crisis Stabilization Unit. 

2/2007-4/2008-Full-Time Case Management Specialist-Provide transitional case management services to persons with mental illness who are also involved with the legal system.  Maintain regular contact with clients on caseload for approximately three months.  Duties include ensuring clients attend mental health appointments and court appearances, assisting clients in acquiring needed documentation, and assisting clients in maintaining basic needs.

Jul 2003Feb 2007

Various (see below)


4/2006-2/2007-Service Coordinator

Provide program coordination and case management services to persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MR/DD) by developing, linking, coordinating and monitoring services, supports and resources within and outside of the organization.  Serve as program manager for individuals on caseload and facilitate development of the the individual's person centered support plan.

2/2005-4/2006-Community Living Program Coordinator

Oversee the functioning of several group homes housing individuals with MR/DD.  Provide supervision of group home staff.

7/2003-2/2005-Community Living Trainer

Provide direct care to individuals with MR/DD in a group home setting.  Duties included assisting individuals with daily living skills and team created goals, transportation to community activities and completing necessary paperwork.


Aug 2002Dec 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Wichita State University

Memberships: Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi

Awards: United States Achievement Academy All American Scholar, Dean's Honor Roll, National Dean's List, Magna Cum Laude


I am a master of social work student at Wichita State University.  I am interested in working with at-risk youth, specifically with victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and with juvenile offenders.  I passed my Association of Social Work Boards exam on 4/14/2012. 


Volunteer Experience:

12/2007-present-Kansas Guardianship Program, volunteer guardian

5/2007-5/2008-KETCH Behavior Management Committee Member

2/2003-2/2005-Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Butler County, Big Sister


I am looking for a position to utilize my skills social services and my education in social work.