Variety (in work) is the spice of life
Director of Mental Health Services – First Step House
As part of an amazing and highly-capable leadership team, I am responsible for, and generally oversee, mental health services in the First Step House programs. I’m proud to be a part of a highly-capable team of interdisciplinary professionals.
Board Member – DOPL Social Worker Licensing Board
Serving a Governor’s appointment from July of 2021 to July of 2025, I have taken an oath to protect the public from professional misconduct or malfeasance on behalf of Social Workers licensed in Utah.
Committee Member – ASWB Regulation Education and Leadership Committee
Serving an appointment to the Association of Social Worker Boards REAL committee, overseeing the planning of the ASWB’s annual education meeting.
I offer Clinical Supervision and Consultation Services. I also work with local substance use disorder treatment centers, helping to improve their services through the use of evidence-based practices and technological tools.
I have worked with the School of Medicine at the University of Utah on a program that helps substance abusing individuals obtain much-needed dental services from dental students in-training. I teach the Practice II class in the University of Utah’s Master’s of Social Work Program.
I present publicly on various topics including Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment and Motivational Interviewing.