THE COMMUNITY OF SANCTUARY
I am Joy Wakenshaw. I am Head of Service and Business Development (South of Scotland) for Care Visions. I am also the organisation’s Sanctuary Lead. I have been heavily involved with the implementation and accreditation of the Sanctuary Model since it was introduced to Care Visions Children’s Services in Scotland, and have been delighted to witness the growth and change within our organisation.
As a professional social worker and senior manager, the safeguarding of children and young people remains a priority for me in my current role. Sanctuary has become critical to us in recognising the need for safety at all levels, and the impact of an ‘everybody’ model teaches us all the importance of playing our part in creating a safe and healthy organisational culture. I was therefore delighted to be given the opportunity to work within the international community of Sanctuary as a peer certifier, and to play a part in ensuring that Sanctuary standards are not only met, but hopefully exceeded.
Marcia Ford is the Chief Operating Officer at Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, the only inpatient and residential facility in Missouri owned and operated by the Department of Mental Health. Ms. Ford has served at Hawthorn since 1996, holding various positions including Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Program Coordinator, and since 2006, Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Ford also worked closely with Missouri’s Community Mental Health Centers during 2005 when she held an interim role as Chief of Children’s Community Operations for DMH.Ms. Ford obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Murray State University (Murray, KY) and her Master of Social Work from Washington University (St. Louis, MO). She continued doctoral studies at Saint Louis University in Marriage & Family Therapy. Ms. Ford is currently an adjunct instructor for the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. In her spare time, Ms. Ford enjoys reading, going to sporting events with her two sons, and spending time with her beloved Goldendoodle.
Joanne Wolf, MSW, LCSW, is the Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at the Village and is responsible for the growth and expansion of existing services, and the development of new initiatives and program opportunities. Joanne joined the Village in 2010 as the Vice President for Programs and in that role, Joanne supervised all client services on both campuses. Her 15+ years of experience in clinical social work, trauma informed care, quality improvement, program administration, and program development prepared her for her current position.
Prior to joining the Village, Joanne was the Director of Quality Improvement for Addiction Services at NHS where she led accreditation and other quality initiatives. Joanne has extensive clinical experience in outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol settings. Prior to her career in social work, Joanne produced television commercials and corporate videos for over 15 years. Joanne holds a BA in International Relations /Latin American Studies and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kathy Davis MSW, LCSW with Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in St. Louis Missouri.
Kathy has been in the mental health field for twenty five years. She has worked with adolescents, children and their families for the last twenty years in an inpatient and residential setting at Hawthorn. She began her experience with the Sanctuary Institute in 2007 when she accompanied a leadership team to Andrus for the five day training. Things have taken off from there. Kathy has been part of a steering committee and has been involved in the implementation process as well as the maintenance of the Sanctuary model at Hawthorn. Kathy has been in the Sanctuary Coordinator position at Hawthorn since 2010 and was thrilled when Hawthorn became a Sanctuary Certified agency in May of 2013.
Becoming a Peer Certifier with the institute in June of 2014 has increased my feeling of Social Responsibility and fostered Social Learning with the agencies I visit along with my agency. I look forward to more opportunities to promote and practice Growth and Change with the Sanctuary Institute and our fellow agencies.
Annaley has a Masters of Social Work and over 20 years practice experience. Annaley has worked across government and nongovernment services in the area of child protection, counseling and out of home care in direct care, management and more recently senior practice roles. Annaley is the Senior Manager – Research, Evaluation and Practice Development with Mercy Community Services in Queensland. Annaley has worked with the Sanctuary Model for over 6 years in two different organisations. Annaley has published several articles about the Sanctuary model including:
2014 The Sanctuary Model® and Community Meeting”, Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 35 Iss 4 pp. 143 – 149 (Co-Authored)
2013 The Sanctuary Model in Action. Children Australia, 38-3 (95-99).
2012 Why the Sanctuary Model. Developing Practice, 31- Autumn (53-61)
2011 Three Therapeutic Residential Care Models, the Sanctuary Model, Positive Peer Culture and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and their application to the Theory of Congruence. Children Australia June 2011 36 : pp 81-87
Sharon McGloin is President and Owner of Experiential Alternatives, a training/speaking and coaching company that focuses on personal growth and development as it relates to leadership development as well as a variety of seminars from teambuilding and conflict resolution to compassion fatigue. Sharon has worked in residential treatment and psychiatric care for emotionally disturbed children for over 30 years. She had the opportunity to participate in a Train the Trainer program with Jack Canfield, best known for Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and teaches success strategies based on the best selling book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Sharon is also an Adjunct Professor at Avila University in Kansas City and teaches the undergraduate and graduate course on Leadership She is collaborating on a companion workbook with Kevin Cashman, author of Leadership from the Inside Out.
Sharon holds a Masters in Organization Development Psychology from Avila University in Kansas City. Sharon also holds a Master degree from the University of Missouri in Recreation and Park Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and is Nationally Certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Sharon is a lifetime learner and enjoys being a catalyst for others growth and learning.
Matt Haight is the Manager of Training and Employee Development at Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center in Erie, Pennsylvania and has been developing and conducting training at the agency since 1995 as well as conducting trainings and presentations at public and parochial schools, universities, conferences and YMCAs in the region. Matt has presented three times at the annual Sanctuary Network Days conference. He has been employed at Sarah Reed since May, 1993, working as a residential clinical care staff, supervisor, and trainer. Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center is a multi-service agency focusing on prevention, early identification, care and treatment of children and families struggling with life traumas. The Children’s Center serves a geographic area to include all counties in Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. The agency serves over 900 children and adolescents per day at its five program facilities, area school districts and community-based services.
Sarah A. Reed
Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center began implementation of Sanctuary in January, 2008. Matt attended the five-day leadership training at Andrus in October, 2007 and is a member of the agency’s Steering Committee and active member of the agency Core Team. The Children’s Center achieved Sanctuary certification in November 2010 and was re-certified in August 2013. Matt became certified as a Sanctuary Peer Reviewer in June 2014 at the initial certification training.
Jane Austin is the Program Director at Drueding Center, a transitional housing program with holistic, supportive services for homeless women and children in North Philadelphia. Under Jane’s leadership, Drueding Center families receive intensive, high quality, trauma-informed care. As part of the Holy Redeemer Health System, Jane is also an Experience Guide, leading experience learning and events while bringing alive Holy Redeemer’s mission and values through story-telling. Similarly, as a peer reviewer, Jane is both witness and supporter to fellow agencies’ evolution on the Sanctuary journey towards growth and change. It is a humbling and wonderful experience!
Brice Moss LCSW-R was a Team Leader at the Jewish Board when Sandy was first adapting Sanctuary to a longer term, coed, adolescent setting. He went on to be the Residential Director at Andrus, home of the Sanctuary Institute. He then became Sanctuary Director at Good Shepherd Services, a premier agency for quality implementation of the model. During this time, Mr. Moss took the training to be a peer reviewer, which allowed him to do multiple internal “mock” certification site visits to help GSS sites prepare for recertification, at such setting as non-secure placements and aging out programs.
Mr. Moss is currently the Master Trainer at the Westchester Campus of the Jewish Board, where he trains the staff of two large Residential Treatment Facilities and one large Residential Treatment Center. He has co-conducted a two-day review of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, and has also done internal “mock” certification site visits for the two RTFs on the campus where he serves.”
Michael Selep, works at Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh, PA., having the great fortune to serve in a variety of roles over the past 26 years, most recently as the Director of the Leadership Circle. Mike has been involved with the Sanctuary Institute for the past 10 years as Holy Family has embraced a trauma informed approach helping children and families heal and grow.
Mike is married to Julie and together they have launched three children, Laurel, Ben and John, into the world as responsible young adults. Mike also serves as a priest in the Polish National Catholic Church. He has been the pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in McKees Rocks since 1993.
Kellie Goes – Perth, Western Australia, is the Assistant Director of the Kath French Secure Care Centre, supporting children who demonstrate extreme and challenging behaviours that place themselves or others at immediate and substantial risk of harm. Kellie holds a bachelor degree in Psychology, is a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer and holds an Associate Diploma – Health Science (Dual Qualifications in Nursing and Mental Health Nursing). Kellie is also a Faculty Member of the Sanctuary Institute – Australia.
Previously, Kellie has spent time working with children with disabilities in rural and remote locations in Western Australia as an Inclusion Support Coordinator for ‘Child Australia’;
worked as a Project Officer for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS; worked in the remote North of Western Australia, supporting Aboriginal staff and children in Residential Care; and worked as a Senior Learning and Development Facilitator for the ‘Department for Child Protection and family Support (CPFS)’ – Specialising in Therapeutic Residential Care and Secure Care staff Training.
Kellie is a passionate advocate for children who have experienced trauma and has a special area of interest – Challenging behaviours, with an Aim to spread knowledge about how to build healing communities for children in all areas of the community. She is a Mother to two very handsome young men and a Wife to one very patient and tolerant man!
Kyle Rose works in Cleveland, Ohio with the Positive Education Program (PEP); He has worked with PEP for over 25 years and is currently the Program Coordinator for Greenview Day Treatment Center. With his background is in Special Education, he enjoys the opportunity to visit various sites seeking certification or re-certification to experience the manifestation of the Sanctuary Model for various individuals and in a variety of settings. Meeting children who have been recipients of improved care and treatment is his most valued part of the review process.
Greg Stephens works as Manager Sanctuary Development with MacKillop Family Services in Melbourne, Australia, as well as running his own business consulting in organizational and learning development. He has supported the implementation of the Sanctuary Model at MacKillop from inception to certification, leading and participating in initiatives to embed the model, including co-facilitation of Sanctuary training across the organization over the past four years.His experience and passion have earned him the privilege of becoming a founding member of Faculty for the newly-formed Sanctuary Institute Australia. Additionally, Greg’s current role co-ordinates the establishment of the Sanctuary Institute Australia to provide Sanctuary services across Australia.
Passionate about developing people, Greg has spent more than twenty years in organizations building capability and supporting change to create positive, enabling cultures that foster both individual and organizational growth. From a background as a secondary school teacher, Greg has held a diverse range of management, organizational development and learning and developmentroles before establishing his own consulting business in 2010. He has worked extensively within the public sector, as well as undertaking work within the not-for-profit and private sectors. While new to the Peer Reviewer role, Greg works with fellow reviewers to bring an organizational development and learning lens, focusing on how Sanctuary is being effectively and systematically ‘lived’ so that the organization truly fosters growth and change.
Greg Stephens B.A. (Hons), Grad. Dip. Ed., Grad. Cert.Training (Action Learning), Dip. Frontline Management
Sanctuary Institute Australia Faculty Member