Saturday, December 20, 2014

Social Services Team

To schedule an appointment with any of our providers, please call 773-388-1600.

Chuck Sternberg, LCSW, MBA
Senior Director of Integrated Health Services

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Work
Major/Concentration: Health Care and Business Administration
School: Loyola University, Chicago

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Major/Concentration: Health Care Administration
School: Keller Graduate School of Management

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major/Concentration: Applied Psychology
School: Loyola University, Chicago

Professional History
Cook County Palliative Care Program – Clinical Social Worker/Volunteer Coordinator
Cook County Hospital HIV Primary Care Center - Director of Case Management
Chicago Youth Centers – Director of Youth Welfare Services
Peter Martin Associates – Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
Erie Family Health Center – Vice President of Health Center Operations
Norwegian Cruise Lines – Human Resources Manager
Social Work PRN – Clinical Social Worker/Administrator – Contractor at Northwestern Memorial, New Trier Township, Presence Health Care –St Joseph Hospital, University of Chicago, Weiss Hospital.

Certifications
Certificate in Health Care Administration – Keller Graduate School
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – LCSW

Specialty/Interests
Grief/Loss, trauma, HIV/AIDS, addictions, LGBTQ issues, self-care, relationship building, health and wellness.

 

Shannon Hunt
Ryan White Part C Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: MSW
Major/Concentration: Clinical: Families; Interpersonal Trauma Certificate
School: University of Denver

Degree: BA
Major/Concentration: Religious Studies; Minors: Family Science; Spanish
School: Anderson University

Professional History
Sheridan Health Services: University of Colorado Hospital Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO), Behavioral Health Intern
Indiana Department of Child Services (Anderson, IN), Case Manager
St. Pius X Catholic School (Aurora, CO), School Social Work Intern
Anderson University (Anderson, IN), Advocacy and Awareness Leader
Triple L. Youth Ranch Girls Home (Anderson, IN), Residential Staff Intern

Certifications
TF-CBT Training for Professionals, 2012
Biomedical Ethics, 2011
Chronic/Terminal Illness: Emphasis on Death, Dying, Grief., 2012

Specialty/Interests
HIV/AIDS; LGBTQ health/wellness; medical social work; trauma response and recovery; grief and loss; integrated care model; analysis of health disparities, access to care issues, etc.
 

 

Adrian Ellis
Linkage to Care Specialist

Education and Training
Degree: BS
Major/Concentration: Youth Development and Leadership: Afro-American & Youth Studies
School: University of Minnesota

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, Certified Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist
Gericare, Ltd (Park Ridge, IL), Medical Assistant
Alternative Behavior Treatment Center (Mundelein, IL), Residential Counselor
Rockport Company (Manhattan, NY), Sales Representative

Certifications
Certified Medical Assistant, Illinois School of Health Careers

Specialty/Interests
Inequality: economic and social disparities; disparities in the application of laws/enforcement; social institutionalism; social inequality in health

 

Eduardo B. González
Manager of Adult HIV Services

Professional History
Erie Family Health Center, Clinical Care Coordinator
Program Coordinator, Project VIDA, Inc.
Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Mpowerment Health Educator
JPMorgan Chase, Treasury Support Specialist

Certifications
Public Health Boot Camp, DePaul University & AIDS Foundation of Chicago
HIV Prevention Counseling and Partner Services, Chicago Department of Public Health

Hispanic HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education, Chicago Department of Public Health & American Red Cross
Adherence Counseling, MATEC
Mpowerment EBI, University of California – San Francisco

Comprehensive Risk Counseling & Services, Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
CBA Institute for Organizational Development, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

Specialty/Interests
HIV/AIDS; LGBTQ health/wellness; integrated care model; interdisciplinary health programs; analysis of health disparities in underserved communities, program monitoring and evaluation; programmatic development and implementation; public health

 

Jahara Rai Carey 
SPNS TWOC Adult Patient Navigator

Education and Training
Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist
Certified Phlebotomist
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Health Technician

School:  
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, SPSN TWOC Adult Patient Navigator         
Howard Brown Health Center, PSR Team Leader         
Brightview Nursing Home, CNA
Rehabilitator for The Special Deputy Receiver’s Office
Institutional Review Board, Howard Brown Health Center, Member

Certifications
CPR/BLS Certified
Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist
Certified Phlebotomist
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Health Technician

Specialty/Interests
Transgender Health
Adolescent Health
Smoking Cessation
Infectious Disease
Risk Reduction
HIV/AIDS Care

 

Jasmine Martinez
Ryan White Part D Trans, Women and Youth Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Bachelors of Art
Major/Concentration: Anthropology
School: DePauw University, Greencastle IN

Professional History
Mujeres Latinas En Accion, Domestic Violence Intake Specialist
Universidad Popular, Community and Health Outreach Specialist

Certificates
40 hour domestic violence certification

Specialty/Interests
Domestic Violence, Latino youth and families,  LGBTQ youth

 

Lark Mulligan
Ryan White Part D Youth Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: BA
Major/Concentration: Philosophy, Gender Studies
School: Middlebury College

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center – LGBTQ youth case manager
Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago – Clinical Research Associate and Group Facilitator on LifeSkills Project
Transformative Justice Law Project – Collective Member, Advocacy Support Team Leader
Broadway Youth Center – Drop-in Volunteer
Chicago Dyke March – Volunteer

Specialty/Interests
HIV/AIDS, transgender advocacy & liberation, legal system and prison-industrial complex

 

Shena Willbrandt
Ryan White Part D Women and Children’s Case Manager

Education and Training:
Degree: MA, Gender and Women’s Studies (in progress)
Major/Concentration: Social Work, Violence Prevention
School: Loyola Chicago University

Degree: BSW
Major/Concentration: Social Work, Gender and Women’s Studies
School: Western Michigan University

Professional History:
Howard Brown Health Center, Lesbian Community Care Project Outreach Specialist
YouthCARE, Group Facilitator
Girl Scouts, Resident Camp Director and Program Specialist
LBGT Student Services at Western Michigan University, Intern

Specialty/Interests:
HIV/AIDS, Women’s Health/Wellness, LGBTQ Advocacy

 

Lyndon VanderZanden
Ryan White Part D Youth Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Work
Major/Concentration: Mental Health
School: Loyola University Chicago

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major/Concentration: Psychology
School: Loyola University Chicago

Professional History
Broadway Youth Center, Resource Advocacy Intern

Mercy Housing Lakefront, Resident Services Case Management Intern
Howard Brown Health Center, Outreach Intern




Specialty/Interests
HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ Youth Homelessness, Harm Reduction, Youth Empowerment, Trauma Informed Care

 

Gilberto Soberanis
Ryan White Part D Lead Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: BA (in progress)
Major/Concentration: Psychology/Sociology
School: Truman College/UIC

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, Health Educator
Howard Brown Health Center, Research Assistant

Specialty/Interests
HIV/AIDS, Latino Health/Wellness

 

Mairead Burke
DRS/RW Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Service Administration (MSW equivalent)
Major/Concentration: Clinical Social Work
School: University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Communication, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
School: Santa Clara University

Professional History
Jewish Child and Family Services, Therapy Intern
ACCESS Community Health Network, Behavioral Health Intern
NOLA Investigates, Forensic Investigator and Mitigation Specialist

Specialty/Interests
Trauma response and recovery, HIV/AIDS, grief and loss, prisoner reentry and reintegration, body-centered therapy

 

Benjamin Walker
Ryan White Part C Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Work
Major/Concentration: Mental Health & Gerontology
School: Loyola University Chicago

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Comparative Languages & Linguistics
School: Earlham College

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, Case Manager
Loyola University Wellness Center, Intern Therapist
Heartland Alliance RICS, Intern Employment Case Manager
Concordia Language Villages, Curriculum Facilitator

Specialties
HIV/AIDS; Sexual Health; LGBTQ Health/Wellness; Well Aging with HIV/AIDS; LGBTQ Well Aging; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy & Stress Reduction; Grief, Loss, & Dying Well

 

Liz Aldrich
DRS/RW Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Work, Master of Arts (Women & Gender Studies)
Major/Concentration: Mental Health
School: Loyola University, Chicago

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: English
School: Kalamazoo College

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, Case Manager
The Cradle, Birth Parent Intake Counselor
Northwestern University, Clinical Field Interviewer
Center on Halsted, Mental Health Intern
Chicago House, Mental Health Intern
Planned Parenthood of Michigan, Crisis Counselor

Certifications
University of Michigan Certificate in Sex Therapy

 

Allison Burque
DRS/RW Program Manager

Education and Training
Degree: MA, Social Service Administration (MSW equivalent)
Major/Concentration: Violence Prevention
School: University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Degree: BA 
Major/Concentration: Sociology, Women’s Studies
School: University of Wisconsin- Madison

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, Patient Navigator
Howard Brown Health Center, HIV Case Manager
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Curriculum Specialist
Center on Halsted, Mental Health Intern
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Project Manager, Department of Government & Community Relations

Certifications
Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, Rape Victim Advocates
Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
Certified Ryan White/DRS Case Manager, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

 

Carlos Contreras
DRS/RW Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Psychology
School: Louisiana State University
 

Professional History
La Casa Norte/Solid Ground, Co-facilitator/co-creator of Rites of Passage Program
B.U.I.L.D. Inc., Youth Development Specialist
Heartland Alliance, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager
Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Alternative High School, Counselor
 

Certifications
AYD - Advanced Youth Development

Specialty/Interests
Rites of Passage/Male Initiation Rituals
Peace Circles
 

 

Ryan Dykes
DRS/RW Case Manager 

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Service Administration (MSW equivalent)
Major/Concentration: Clinical Social Work; Alcohol and Other Drug Training Program
School: University of Chicago- School of Social Service Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Psychology
School: Oglethorpe University

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, Behavioral Health/RWP Intern
Circle Family Healthcare, Social Work Intern

Certifications
IAODAPCA Alcohol and Other Drug Training Certificate
Motivational Interviewing Certificate from University of Chicago
LGBTQ Training Consortium Certificate from HBHC/Center on Halsted/Lakeshore Hospital

Specialty/Interests
Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance abuse issues, Motivation enhancement, LGBTQ trauma and social inequalities

 

Marcos Erazo
DRS/RW Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: MSW candidate
Major/Concentration: Social Work
School: DePaul University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Sociology & Justice Studies
School: Northeastern Illinois University

Professional History
Heartland Human Care Services, Bilingual Youth Case Manager
Center on Halsted, Intern- Facilitator Amigos Apoyando Amigos Support Group/Youth Center Dance Instructor

Certifications
Certified RW/DRS Case Manager
40-Hour Domestic Violence Certification from Apna Ghar, Inc
Peer Asthma Educator

Specialty/Interests
HIV/AIDS, Behavioral Therapy, Substance Abuse issues, LGBTQ issues, LGBTQ Identity Development, Latino Health/Wellness, Immigrant population issues, African-American Health/Wellness, LGBTQ Youth Homelessness, Women’s studies

 

Sarah Landolfi, LSW
RW/DRS Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: MSW
Major/Concentration: Interpersonal Practice, Community & Social Systems
School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Degree: BA
Major/Concentration: English
School: University of Missouri-Columbia

Degree: BA
Major/Concentration: International Studies
School: University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional History
Youth Services Therapist, Counseling Center of Lake View
Volunteer Coordinator, the Foundation for Light Verse
Counseling & Advocacy Services Intern, Safe House Center (MI)

Certifications:
Licensed Social Worker

Specialty/Interests
Trauma response and recovery, grief & loss

 

Christopher D. Raley, LCSW, CADC
Patient Retention Specialist

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Science in Social Work
Major/Concentration: Research
School: University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Psychology
School: University of Louisville

Professional History
Part-time Private Clincian
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital and Valeo (LGBTQ Substance Abuse Recovery Unit), Part-time Social Worker
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Assistant Director of Housing Programs
Family & Children’s Place, Homelessness Prevention Services; Care Advocate

Certifications
Chicago Department of Public Health certified HIV Prevention Counselor/Instructor
IL LCSW

 

Ryan Thomure
DRS/RW Case Manager

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Work
Major/Concentration: Mental Health
School: Loyola University Chicago

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: History/Education
School: University of Iowa

Professional History
Center on Halsted, Health Educator Clinician
Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House, Case Management Intern
Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Medical Social Work Intern
Johnson County (IA) Council of Governments, Human Services Intern

Specialty/Interests
Mindfulness, self-care, harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and exercise in the context of mental health, public health, LGBTQ sexual health, solutions focused therapy

 

Scott Chyna
Primary Care Social Worker

Education and Training
Degree: Master of Social Work
Major/Concentration: Mental Health
School: Loyola University Chicago

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major/Concentration: Communication/Journalism and English
School: Loyola University Chicago

Professional History
Access Community Health Network, Director of Behavioral Health Services
Employee Resource Systems, EAP Counselor

Certifications
40 Hour Domestic Violence Certification Training

Interests
HIV/AIDS; Sexual Health; LGBTQ Health/Wellness; Substance Abuse; Integrated behavioral health in primary care

 

Baylie Roth 
SPNS TWOC Transgender Youth Patient Navigator

Education and Training
Degree: Bachelor
School: Middlebury College
 

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center, SPNS TWOC Transgender Youth Patient Navigator
Broadway Youth Center, Patient Services Representative
Broadway Youth Center, ‘Transgender Youth Resource Advocacy’ Facilitator
Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, Intern
Grupo de Apoio à Prevenção à AIDS (Brazil), Intern
Green Youth Farms, Site Manager

Specialty/Interests
Youth Empowerment
Transgender Health
Reproductive Justice
Restorative and Transformative Justice
Sexual Health and Wellness
Harm Reduction
Drop-in Model/Holistic care

 

Trisha Holloway 
Part D Trans Women Case Manager

Education and Training 
Matec training - HIV testing and counseling
Matec training – HIV 101
ISTDI – Certified Disease Intervention Specialist     

Professional History
Howard Brown Health Center – Adult transgender case manager
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago – HIV tester and Councilor/ Outreach Worker
Chicago House Organization – Board of Trustees Member/ Advisory board for the Trans Life Center
Woody Winston Health Center – Volunteer / Asst. Health Educator

Specialty/interest  
HIV/AIDS, Transgender advocacy & liberation