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Jozie Allen

Jozie Allen graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Illinois State University in May of 2015. While achieving her BSW, she had experience on a child and adolescent behavioral health unit where she discovered her passion for helping those suffering from mental illnesses. Jozie is in the Advanced ...read full profile >>

Sarah Basler

Sarah Basler is from Carbondale and lives in Marion. She has been working in the social services field since 1998. She is a proud SIU-C alumnus where achieved her BSW. She was accepted in to the accelerated MSW program. Sarah has worked with a variety of populations over the years. Sarah’s work ...read full profile >>

Martha Blankenship

Martha Blankenship is a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society who graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Minor in Psychology. Martha has since continued on and is currently working to obtain her Master’s ...read full profile >>

Daylon Burrell

Daylon Burrell is from Maywood IL, the Midwest Suburb of Chicago, Illinois.  He received his Bachelors in Social Work from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in December 2014. He has done community service projects that has focused on the empowerment of children and youth within his community ...read full profile >>

Tara Castillo

Tara Castillo received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2014. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on health/ mental health. Tara has a special interest in working with adolescents with ...read full profile >>

Vanessa Chairez

Vanessa Chairez is a second year social work graduate student with a concentration in school social work certificate program.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from Roosevelt University in May 2014. Chairez is currently interning at Tri-County Special ...read full profile >>

Jamie Cornelison

Jamie Cornelison is a Southern Illinois native who graduated with her Bachelors of Social Work degree (BSW) from SIUC in 2010. Following graduation with her BSW, Mrs. Cornelison began working as a Mental Health Specialist at United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She ...read full profile >>

Brittney Dillon

Brittney Dillon received her Bachelors of Social Work, with honors from SIU in the Spring of 2015. Brittney is in the Advanced Standing Masters of Social Work program with a health/mental health emphasis. Her placement for her BSW was at Choate Mental Health, in Anna, Illinois. Brittney was awarded this ...read full profile >>

Talitha Fisher

Talitha Fisher graduated from Southern Illinois University with her Bachelors in Social Work, minoring in Psychology in May 2015. She is currently finishing her Master's degree in Social Work with emphasis in the health/mental health track.  She is currently interning at two sites, Pregnancy ...read full profile >>

Christina Gordon

Christina Gordon graduated from Southern Illinois University with her Bachelors in Social Work, May 2015. For the duration of her undergraduate senior year she interned at the Women’s Center as a Domestic Violence counselor. Currently she is continuing her education at Southern Illinois University, ...read full profile >>

Annie Gray

Christina Gordon graduated from Southern Illinois University with her Bachelors in Social Work, May 2015. For the duration of her undergraduate senior year she interned at the Women’s Center as a Domestic Violence counselor. Currently she is continuing her education at Southern Illinois University, in ...read full profile >>

Kamille Guthery

Kamille Guthery is a second year Masters of Social Work student at Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in the health/mental health track. Kamille completed her undergraduate study at Southern Illinois University and received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in History in 2010.  Prior to ...read full profile >>

Jenna Harbert

Jenna Harbert is from Pana, IL. She earned her BSW from Illinois State University in May 2015 and is now in the Health/ Mental Health track at SIUC. During her undergraduate career she interned with Baby TALK in Decatur, IL. She was a Family Support Specialist helping pregnant and parenting teens who were ...read full profile >>

Kelsie Heitman

Kelsie Heitman graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in May of 2015.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree with an emphasis in health and mental health.  As an undergraduate student, Kelsie volunteered for various ...read full profile >>

Samuel Higgerson

Samuel Higgerson is a second year social work graduate student with a concentration in Health/Mental Health. In the Spring 2014, Samuel graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. His interests include school social work and clinical social work with ...read full profile >>

Joon Kang

Joon Kang is a graduate student in the School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to enrolling in the MSW program, he was a filmmaker and student of cinema. Upon graduating, he plans on combining his interests in social work and documentary film making. 

Kerie Moore

Kerie Moore is a Southern Illinois local and graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.  Kerie obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2010 and is now embarking on her second year as a graduate student in the SIUC School of Social Work. Kerie’s ...read full profile >>

Mallory Owens

Mallory Owens received her Bachelor's degree as a 2015 graduate of Southern Illinois University. She decided to continue her education at SIU as part of the Advanced Standing Master's program with a focus on School Social Work. Mallory is from a small town and is currently completing her internship ...read full profile >>

KaSandra Sapp

KaSandra (K.C.) Sapp is an advanced standing, Social Work graduate student at SIU Carbondale. Her concentration is Health and Mental Health Social Work. K.C. obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from SIU Carbondale as well, in 2015. She is currently completing her graduate practicum working with ...read full profile >>

Katie Unverfehrt

Katie Unverfehrt is from the small town of Hoyleton, IL, near Centralia.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University in December of 2014.  She is currently in the advanced standing Master of Social Work program with a concentration in ...read full profile >>

Jodi Witthaus

Jodi Witthaus is a Southern Illinois native and graduated with her BA in English at SIUC in December ’13.  She is currently in her second year of the MSW program for Health/Mental Health. Witthaus plans to obtain her LCSW after graduation and continue to work with the adolescent ...read full profile >>

Lauren Worthey

Lauren Worthey is a second year social work graduate student. Her concentration is health and mental health. In 2014, Lauren graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology. Lauren has previous experience interning at the Boys ...read full profile >>

Benjamin Wrase

Benjamin Wrase is originally from San Antonio, Texas. He attended SIU-C and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006. He has been providing substance abuse treatment services for Gateway Foundation in Carbondale since 2005. Ben holds his CADC and is also a certified trainer of Nonviolent ...read full profile >>

Brittany Young

Brittany Young Graduated from The University of Illinois at Springfield in 2014 with her Bachelor’s Degree. Her extensive volunteer experience during her undergraduate years has led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Social work with a concentration on Health/Mental ...read full profile >>