Riverstone Staff

The individuals who are part of Riverstone’s mission have demonstrated a commitment to the youth and families in our community. Our employees offer a wealth of life experience and education to assist them in helping the youth we serve.

 

Marvel Coleman, BS

Owner, CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

As a life-long resident of Milwaukee I have made a commitment to improve the lives of those in my community. Quality of care is very important when providing services for children and young adults. The future lies with them so having a solid team of professionals to help as they plan their future is essential. I divide my time between working with the kids and working with our team to ensure they are the best they can be.

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Tami Coleman, BS

Director, CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

My desire is to make a positive impact in people’s lives and be passionate about the wellbeing of people I come in contact with. All people matter, all lives matter; everyone’s future matters.

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Marquitta McGowan, BA

CCS Provider & Lead Crisis Stabilizer

I am no stranger to trauma personally and professionally. I am the definition of the power of potential. By sharing my story with youth, they are able to see their inner potential and bring out the best in them. They will also show the world who they truly are no matter where their scars are.

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Adervis Betancourt, BS

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

As a young child I always knew that I wanted to help people. Becoming a Crisis Stabilizer has been so rewarding. Every day is completely different. You can guarantee that there will be several unexpected challenges for you to deal with. You get to make a real difference in the life of the young children, providing them with some of the tools for success. The children are our future. By helping the kids in tough situations get onto the path of success, you can really make a difference.

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Diane Carson, MSW

CCS Provider

I have always had a passion working with youth specifically those that has experienced trauma or mental health.  I will continue being a support and building positive relationships with youth that are sometimes misunderstood. Being able to make a difference in youth lives is what makes me love the work I do.

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Sandrae Clinton

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

I’ve always wanted to be able to help youth in my community by being a good role model and a good support system for them. I’ve worked with autistic children for four years it has always been a pleasure to see the growth in the children that I’ve worked with. I’m now happy that I’m able to experience and work with different youth in my community that all have different needs and goals that need to be met. I will continue to make a good impact on my community.

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Emily Dammen, MSW

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

I am entering the mental health field because I see the large need in our communities for services. I am especially motivated for this particular program in that I feel I can make more of a positive difference in an individual’s life while working one-on-one, as well as while taking individuals out into the community, which feels perhaps more comfortable for them than a formal therapist’s office.

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Dezarae Duncan, BA

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

I am the type of individual who is an overachiever and a cheerful giver. I have a passion for those who feel as if they do not have a voice or just need a helping hand in this world to achieve. I believe that everyone deserves to be the best version of themselves. Spreading love and prosperity to one soul at a time is a value of mine. You are your greatest weapon. The universe is the limit.

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Stanley Harris, BA

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety. I have worked as a crisis stabilizer for 6 years and I have received certification from Wraparound Milwaukee in Crisis Prevention, Crisis Verbal and Physical De-escalation, Non-Suicidal Self Injury and The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander just to name a few. I have experience working with youth from the age of six to twenty-one years of age from different social, economic, and mental health backgrounds. I enjoy giving the youth an opportunity to try different and new activities to do in the community and the importance of education and how it can have a positive impact on their lives. Working as a stabilizer has given me the opportunity to give back to kids in the community as was done for me.

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Michael Hawthorne

Crisis Stabilizer

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Mykael Ignaszak, BS

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

Serving as an Independent Skills Development Provider (ISDP) and Crisis Stabilizer has allowed me to work with at-risk-youth on their path to adulthood. With my Bachelor’s degree in Human Social Services and minor in psychology, I plan on giving back to my community!

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Melissa Meyler-Warlow, BS

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

My background in education and psychology shapes my holistic approach of helping the clients in our care. I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), YoungStar, and past coursework into teaching our community the importance of developing emotional regulation skills, self-confidence, and a positive mindset. I know that our work makes a difference and it’s work worth doing.

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Terri Morris-Allen, MEd

CCS Provider

I have a Bachelor and Masters in the Education arena. I have been blessed to work with our youth for 29 years. One of my favorite poetry writer is Maya Angelou. There are three premises of writing of hers, I live by when it come to our youth.  1. Is every child belongs to all of us and they bring us tomorrow in direct relation to the responsibility we have shown to them. (It takes a village) 2. Try to be the rainbow in someone’s cloud. (Always try to motivate and uplift). Finally, 3. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. (Always treat others the way you want to be treated). The youth are our legacy and future generation, we have to preserve.

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Shamika Pope, BS

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

I’ve had the pleasure of working with youth for over 4 years. I have always had a passion to work in the social services field. Everyday is an opportunity to assist our youth with recognizing their worth and to push them to their full potential. I strive to model and teach youth different skills that with help them throughout their lives. Its my biggest priority to build meaning and lasting relationships!

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Sharita Pope

Crisis Stabilizer

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Andre Sherard

CCS Provider

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Ajani Sprewer

CCS Provider

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Samuel Stewart

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

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Myyoka Tabor, BCJ

Admin. Assistant & Crisis Stabilizer

I believe the way in which I was raised, along with my surrounding areas in which I grew up, has built me into becoming the understanding and helpful caring person I am today. Growing up I seen so many families in need of financial and emotional support, that I found myself being that helping hand or listening ear. So for me to become a crisis worker isn’t surprising to me. I’m still able to be that helping hand and listening ear. My goal is to leave an impacting positive change with each family I come into contact with.

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Rose Taylor

Crisis Stabilizer

I enjoy being a Crisis Stabilizer because I care for youth and I feel that I am a very positive and patient role model. I feel like I can help the youth that I work with. I am a great communicator and a listener.

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Abigail Turner, BA

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

Growing up having teachers as parents I have always helped in their classes, so I have always been helping kids younger than me. I saw how kids can excel and how kids can get lost in the system and as a crisis stabilizer and a mentor I want to help everyone find success in their life. I graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. I am the oldest of 5 from a blended family with three brothers and one sister. Where you can find me either cheering on my sister from the sidelines or in the coaching chair. By being my positive self, I can share my light with them and help them create a positive outlook on life. My inspirational quote is “just keep swimming”-Dory, Finding Nemo. Because when times get tough all you can do is keep going.

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Dennis Whitlow, BS

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

The objective of my career is to provide service to the community that ensures the safety and well-being of our vulnerable and at-risk youth. I strive to accomplish this through treatment and interventions which provide a culturally sensitive and minimally intrusive mediation for my clients and their families.

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Areanna Wilson, BA

CCS Provider & Crisis Stabilizer

I’ve always wanted to be able to help youth in my community by being a good role model and a good support system for them. I’ve worked with autistic children for four years it has always been a pleasure to see the growth in the children that I’ve worked with. I am very happy that I’m able to experience and work with different youth in my community that all have different needs and goals that need to be met. I will continue to make a good impact in my community.

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