Student/Alumni Mentorship Program

The Student/Alumni Mentorship Program was established to give current MSW students and recent graduates a resource that provides access to Social Workers willing to offer guidance with career choices and/or challenges in the field of social work. The program is designed to enhance career development, provide networking opportunities, and function as a community resource.

Participants can connect with professional resources and get the "Real Deal" from Volunteer Alumni Mentors via phone calls, networking, face-to-face meetings, and/or job shadowing. For additional information, please feel free to contact any social worker listed below.

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