Staff

Lynda V. Bennett, LISW, Executive Director

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Inez Baker-Westbrock, RN, CNP, Clinic Director

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Ann Bryan, Director of Finance & Administration

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Scott Cole-Hill, Manager of Homeless Youth Programs

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Dana Hays, Director of Development

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Denise Smieja, Director of Programs

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Willie Suttle, Facilities Manager

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Therapists

 

Frankie Galka first joined Face to Face as an intern. Since her first day, she has learned more about the grace and resilience of youth. She happily joined the team shortly after graduating with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy form St Mary’s University. Frankie works primarily with pregnant and parenting client’s as she values families of all shapes and sizes. Frankie previously worked as an Early Childhood Educator and as an ESL teacher. Through her experience, she understands that parents need the support of one another and the community. Through ESL, she understands that culture provides the lens through which we see the world. She appreciates that differing views have enriched her life experience and understanding of how the world operates. She respects her clients and supports finding the solutions to their life challenges. It is a job she is well suited to and feels blessed to have.

 

Jenna Hillman, MA, LMFT has been a part of Face to Face's Intensive Systemic Therapy program since August 2008.  She previously worked with various metro agencies doing In-home Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports.  She also worked at The Bridge for Runaway Youth.

 

Megan Holm, LMFT joined Face to Face’s Intensive Systemic Therapy program in November 2010. She works in collaboration with clients, families, schools, and other community supports to emphasize hope and strengths. Megan strives to provide culturally competent services that honor and value families’ different experiences, and she especially appreciates the power of play and humor in healing. Megan seeks creative ways to connect with and support clients, and uses frameworks that include trauma informed care, harm reduction, non-violent communication, and sensorimotor techniques.

 

Sue Rau MSW, LICSW has over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings.  She began her graduate internship at Face to Face in 2003 and volunteered as a co-facilitator with the GLBT support group from 2003-2007.  She is committed to empowering youth struggling with life issues by using a strength based approach to assist in creating change.  Her areas of interest include anxiety and depression, pregnancy and parenting concerns and GLBTQ related issues. You can make an appointment by calling 651.772.5661.

 

Caitlin Tharaldson MSW, LGSW has worked with adolescents for the past 10 years and was looking forward for the opportunity to connect with young people at Face to Face. She first joined Face to Face’s (IST) Intensive Systemic Therapy team as an intern while completing her graduate internship at the University of Minnesota. Caitlin previously worked at a wilderness therapy program and has also completed a graduate internship at a local domestic violence shelter. Caitlin also utilizes a strengths-based approach through trauma-informed lens while working collaboratively to build trusting therapeutic relationships. She likes to find creative ways to make connections in support of healthy communication. Caitlin truly values the experiences of all her clients and focuses on supporting them to be who they hope and want to be.

 

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