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Outstanding in the Field

"Outstanding in the Field" is a series of articles spotlighting the experiences of MSW students and their field instructors at the UNC School of Social Work.

Student Stephanie Miller and field instructor Jessica Katz, UNC Movement Disorders Clinic

Student Dean Fox and field instructor Lisa P. Gwyther, Duke Family Support Program

Student Sierra Nicole Spellmon
and field instructor Chris McDougal, Duke Regional Hospital

Student Madeline Serpa, task supervisor Kevin Turner, and field instructor Angela Pittman, Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Student Karen Oelschlaeger
and field instructor Martin Jarrard, Pisgah Legal Services

Student Birnettiah Killens and field instructor Diana Wydo, Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.

Students Ginny Lewis and Hong Zhou, field instructors Mary Fraser and Mary-Ann Weston, and task supervisors Shuang Wang and Zhenzhen Yu, The Orange County Department on Aging

Student SheNita Mangum
and field instructor Katie Cooper, UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic

Students Daniel Ham and Julia George, and field instructors Amy Prentice, UNC Family Medicine Center

Students Kerry Brodziak, Elisa Ford, Blair Sklut, and Julia Wessel, and field instructors Pam Offner, Jennifer Stevens, and Mary Beth Tobin, UNC Child Psychiatry Outpatient Unit

Students Suzanne Brown and Reiss Powell, and field instructor Britta Starke, UNC Health Care’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

Students Alison Rhyne Allen and Elizabeth Jernigan Harrison, and field instructors Erica Wise and Mimi Chapman, Evergreen Clinic at the UNC Department of Psychology Community Clinic

Student Jacob Hafkin
and field instructor Rachel Kudler, The Chatham Youth Development Center

Student Allison Oxford and field instructor Bea Laney, Durham Public Schools, School Based Support Program at C.C. Spaulding Elementary School

Student Katie Dight and field instructor Jo Sanders, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services

Students Kat Thompson and Allison Norman, and field instructor Emi Wyble, Wake County Human Services

Student Peter Cianci and field instructors Tamara Griffin and Alvonia Baldwin, Florence Gray Soltys Adult Day Health Center

Student Shannon Spillane and field instructor Susan Sweney, Wake County Public Schools

Students Susannah Walker and Jessica Lambert Ward and field instructor Kerry Bird, of North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs

Student Veronica Lett and field instructor Patrice Schmitz, Durham VA Medical Center

Student Hawa Owusu and field instructor Connie Renz, Substance Abuse Treatment at UNC Horizons

Student Isela Gutierrez and field instuctor Adam Sotak, Democracy North Carolina

Student Suzanna Byrd and field instructors Anne Kosem and Laurie Howlett, Duke Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Student Lindsey O'Hare and field instructor Lisa Sellers, Child Welfare at Western Wake Human Services

Student Andrew Clendenin and field instructor Kathy Roundtree, UNC Hospitals

Student Robbie Biddix and field instructor Jocelyn Cahall, Raleigh Vet Center

Student Hannah Popish and field instructor Erika Bell, Latino Community Credit Union

Student Deni White and field instructor Gloria Sanchez-Lane, Chapel Hill High School

Student Chervonne Leader and field instructor Sara Smith, Dorothea Dix Hospital

Student Mary Oliver and field instructor Sharon Hollandsworth, Healthcare for the Homeless at Urban Ministries of Durham

Student Nicole Moore and field instructor Laura Chintapalli, Chatham County Department of Social Services

Student Liza Gellerstedt and field instructor Lynn Kohn of Meredith College Counseling

Students Katie Naftel and and Melissa Mayes, and field instructors Conseulo Kwee and Rick Miller-Haraway of El Centro

Student Lunday Watkins and field instructor Christopher Flanagan of Recovery Innovations.

Student Emily White and field instructor Janet Cherry of Lakeview School.

Student Angela MacDonald and field instructor Kristen LaVergne of the Inter-Faith Council.

Student Allison Barbour and field instructors William Meyer, Kathryn Keicher and Patricia Durrett of the High-Risk Obstetrics clinic at Duke University Hospital.

Student Katie Bonanno and field instructor John Hudson of Buncombe County DSS.

Student Alejandro Bidot and field instructors Chris Estes and John Niffenegger of the N.C. Housing Coalition.

Student Jennie Renner-Yeomans and field instructor Ritu Kaur, of InterAct of Wake County.

Student Sharon Davis and field instructor Elizabeth Thurbee, of Catholic Social Services of Charlotte.

Student Meredith Wooten and field instructor Debbie Zoller, of Jewish Family Services of Durham-Chapel Hill.



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