As a licensed clinical social worker, I have spent my professional career helping others in need. Driven by professional and personal ethics, values and passion, I have worked with the homeless, veterans, children, families, the uninsured, and those suffering from a myriad of behavioral health concerns.
I have been a counselor, research primary investigator, program creator at AtlantiCare Health System and Christiana Care Health System, Clinical Manager, Program Director of residential treatment facility, and am currently Program Coordinator of V.O.I.C.E. (Violence Outreach, Intervention & Community Engagement) with Christiana Care Trauma Department. Because of my history creating the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) program for Christiana Care Trauma in 2008, I was asked to coordinate their violence intervention and prevention efforts.
In order to connect the dots in our community to address the epidemic of violence, I have partnered with truly multidisciplinary partners from the Chief Justice of Delaware Family Court, churches, State Program Managers, University of Delaware Professors, Wilmington Police, social workers, doctors and nurses, the United Way, Boys and Girls Club of DE and Violence Interrupters who canvass the “hot spots” of Wilmington. I also sit on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Coalition against Gun Violence.
- Peacemaker Among Us, Pacem in Terris, 2016
- John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Injury Prevention Research Scholarship (Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2016)
Violence Outreach, Intervention & Community Engagement