Trainers | Department Name | SIU

Southern Illinois University



TBBH Fellowship

College of Education and Human Services


Lindsey Adams

Lindsey attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. She began her career as a family counselor and adoption caseworker. She then went on to work within the school system. She has also been a family therapist for children and families in the foster care community. full profile >>

Jennifer Brobst

Ms. Brobst recently transitioned from a position as Legal Director of the Center for Child and Family Health, a medical-legal faculty consortium from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which focuses on evidence-based trauma treatment and abuse full profile >>

Matt Buckman

Dr. Buckman is the Clinical Director of the Child & Adolescent Division at Egyptian Public & Mental Health Department.  He supervises and provides direct services to children, teens, families, and young adults to help improve a variety of emotional and behavioral health issues. Dr. Buckman received his full profile >>

Joyce A. Griffin

Shalom Counseling Services

Joyce A. Griffin, Ph.D., LCPC, LPC (MO) is a Southern Illinois native who has worked for CenterPointe/Spirit of St. Louis Hospital for almost nineteen years.  She has a Master’s in Psychological Counseling and a PhD. in Clinical Psychology.  She serves as the Community Liaison and Community full profile >>

Mike Handwerk

Dr. Handwerk is currently the Coordinator of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Eldorado Primary Care, a Division of Harrisburg Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has been a licensed psychologist for more than fifteen years. Prior to moving back to southern Illinois 6 years full profile >>

Karla Horton

Dr. Karla B. Horton received her BA in Psychology and her MSW (Type 73 Certified) from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr.Horton worked for 10 years as a School Social Worker in Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida and Cedar Hill Independent School District in Texas. During this time she worked in full profile >>

Lynda Killoran, MA, LCPC

Lynda Killoran is the clinical manager of several treatments sites in the Centerstone service network.  She has spent 30 years providing, supervising and managing mental health and substance abuse services to adults, youth and their families.  She has provided clinical supervision to numerous interns full profile >>

Marci Mainar

Marci Malnar, MSW, LCSW has a Master of Social Work from SIU. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 28 years of experience working with children and families in Southernmost Illinois. She currently works with abused and neglected children and their families. She is a trained forensic interviewer of children, full profile >>

Ginger Meyer

Program Coordinator/Lead Trainer

Ginger Meyer, MSW, LCSW is the Clinical Director for Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network.  She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Master of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ginger has worked with children and child welfare issues for over full profile >>

Verletta Saxon

Verletta Saxon

Dr. Verletta A. Saxon is the Assistant Crisis Director at Centerstone of Illinois where she specializes in crisis services management, zero suicide initiatives, suicide assessments, crisis stabilization, and psychiatric boarding. Dr. Saxon built her career on creating models for Community Based Emergency care for clients full profile >>

Kathy Swafford

In January of 2009, Dr. Kathy D. Swafford joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of SIU’s Children’s Medical Resource Network based in Anna. Dr. Swafford has been in private practice in Anna for the past 14 years.  She served full profile >>