Director of Adaptive Services & Academic Advisor
B.A., M.S.W. University of Illinois, Chicago;
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Office: Thomas Student Union Bldg. 1073
Phone: (239) 280-1654
Fax: (239) 280-2495
I was born in Chicago Heights and grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. I admit I am a Chicago Cub's baseball fan and despite the odds enjoyed many a game at Wrigley field! I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed post-graduate certification in family therapy at the Family Institute of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I am a licensed clinical social worker and came to the Counseling Department of Ave Maria University in 2005 after much work in community mental health agencies with children, students and families in Chicago. Working within the Catholic community here at Ave Maria is an enormous support and a great blessing. I am currently finishing my second year of a three-year spiritual director training program.