Student/Alumni Mentorship Program

Sharing practical, day-to-day - experience and knowledge is imperative for the provision of successful social work. The Student/Alumni Mentorship Program pairs current MSW students and recent alumni with social workers in the field and works with them to identify, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize contemporary needs and difficult challenges they face in today’s world. This important support allows current MSW students or recent alumni to make better and more confident decisions to successfully address these needs and challenges in their careers.

Explore and access mentorship opportunities to enhance your professional development with individual consultation with alumni in the field.

Opportunities exist to become a mentor as well! By sharing your training and experience, you can become the catalyst for launching the new social worker on a career path to success!

Mental Health/Clinical

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Amber Riaz

CPS/DFPS/Adoption
Prep caseworker

Children, Family

713-858-5060
ajaved2@yahoo.com

Jeanne Higgs The Montrose Center/Psychotherapist Consultation

713-884-5664 jmhiggs@gmail.com

Rebecca Cole Memorial Hermannn Psychiatric Response Team/LMSW CWEP, Health Care Disparities    281-799-9416 beckysafasu@hotmail.com        
Christen Dobbs LPHA-I/MHMRA of Harris County Adult Forensics Unit at Harris County Jail      713-828-4615 christen.dobbs@gmail.com
Tristesse Casimier PRN for MAT Services/Facilitator for Department of
Juvenile Justice      
404-663-3835 tcasimier@yahoo.com

Steve Cochran President/CEO SW Health Technology Foundation/Neurotherapy
Center of Houston
Neurofeedback/Biofeedbackpractice, Psychotherapy,
Non-Profit management
ADHD, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety,
Depression, TBI, Stroke, Memory
Consultation via face to
face meetings, phone
713-658-0427 scochran@nchouston.org

 

Healthcare

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Deborah Elizondo-Brady

Long-term acute care hospital/Business Development Coordinator

Evaluate patients for admission criteria, market to social workers, case managers in hospitals & pysicians for patient referrals

281-813-4313 debelizondo@yahoo.com

 

Gerontology

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Angela Goins     

DFPS-APS/Adult Protective Services Supervisor II                                                

Consultation

713-254-7570
angela.goins@dfps.state.tx.us

Tziona Regev Geriatric Social Worker Consultation

713-498-0794 tziona.regev@harrishealth.org

Barbara McGinity Better Business Bureau Educate older adults about health care fraud and general schemes and scams. Manage statewide program called Texas Senior Medicare Patrol Consultation 713-341-6184 mbmcginity@comcast.net

 

Children & Families

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Arnitia Walker    

University of Houston-GCSW/CWEP Director                                       

  Education/Administration                            Consultation                           

713-743-1394 amitchell3@uh.edu                             

Elisabet Martinez Parkland VIP-Rape Crisis/Social Worker Consultation

940-367-9352 martinez.elisabet@gmail.com

Kelli O. Barnes LCSW/Consultant and Contract Counselor Consultation 713-628-3249 kellianno2@yahoo.com
Veronica Medrano Texas Children's Hospital/Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology Social Worker Provide a pyscho-sociol assessment and therapeutic support to the patient families Pediatric neurology, work with families whose child has been diagnosed with epilepsy, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, austism, cerebral palsy, headaches; work with Spanish-speaking families Consultation via face to face and phone vxmedran@texaschildrenshospital.org

 

Macro (Political, Legal, or Administrative)

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Vicky Argueta

Foster Care/Social Worker

                                                                           

713-410-2897
vicky.argueta@gmail.com

Priscilla Gilbert Independent Contractor/Community Outreach Coordinator               Consultation

281-773-3703 prgilbert7@gmail.com

Jennifer Braunstein Heights and Hills/Social Work Supervisor Supervisor of geriatric case management program Consultation 832-643-8613 jennifer.braunstein@yahoo.com
Candice Twyman BBB Education Foundation/Executive Director Consultation 281-589-7343 ctwyman52@aol.com
Tony R. Fernandez      Bridge Solutions Home Health/Marketing Director Counsultation 713-882-9373 tonyf@bridgesolutionshealth.com
Pamela Jae Boveland MIS Director Consultation 713-503-0812 drpjae@gmail.com
Melissa Simon Bridges To Life Nonprofit administration and direct practice Consultation 713-859-7325 msimonmsw@yahoo.com
LaTonya Jones Academic Advisor 832-215-6729 bg_tb@yahoo.com
Sandra Ham Child Advocates, Inc./Grants Manager Consultation 713-540-3630 sandra.villalobos.ham@gmail.com
Alicia Baron 713-306-3118 leeshy9@hotmail.com
Melanie Pang Catholic Charities/Case Manager  Consultation 832-860-9416 mepang@uh.edu
Rosalind Rolls Goodwill Industries of Houston/Outreach Coordinator Consultation 713-213-0882 rrrolls1@gmail.com

 

Education

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Heather Constantine        

Communities In Schools Of Houston/Social Worker                        

                                                           School social work; children and families           Consultation                    

713-654-1515 Ext. 159                          heather@cis-houston.org

Roderick Martin School Social Worker 20 years

Consultation via face to face meetings, phone

roderick.martin@fortbend.k12.tx.us

 

Social Work Practice with Latinos

NameAgency/TitleDescription
of Position
Areas of
Expertise
Level of
Communication
Contact
Information
Van Hua

Fort Bend ISD/School Social Worker

Children/Education  Consultation

281-634-9930 
vnhua84@yahoo.com