Katie Montes, MSW, BSW
Katie is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Wayne State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Prior to coming to Mary’s Mantle in June 2015, Katie worked at a local non-profit where she had 10 years of experience working in programs designed to support children and families in need in the Metro-Detroit area. Katie came to Mary’s Mantle with experience in program development, contract compliance and monitoring, staff development and training, and budget management. Katie has specialized training in the Strength Based Approach to working with families, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Child Welfare Staff Training and Retention.
Katie and her husband Scott have three children and strong faith lives. They are actively involved at their parish, Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth.
Joanna Willis, MA, BA
Joanna Willis has been with Mary’s Mantle since August 2015. Joanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Spring Harbor University. Prior to coming to Mary’s Mantle, Joanna had 12 years of experience as a case manager and program supervisor working with families in need throughout the Metro-Detroit area. Joanna has been committed to women’s ministry and the Pro-Life movement since 2004 when she began volunteering at a Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center. She and her husband are active members at their church, Word of Faith, and are raising three young children.
Catina A. Polk, MA, BA
After Care Coordinator
Catina Polk has been with Mary’s Mantle since Fall 2016. Catina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Wayne State University. She is currently working towards her PhD. Catina has a great passion to fight against inequality. She currently teaches at Monroe County Community College teaching others about how inequalities impact the lives of people within society. Catina attends St. Elizabeth parish in Detroit, where she is the chair of the Parish Council and a youth minister.
Kat Cotton, BA
Kat is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a specialization in corrections/treatment and juvenile justice, a minor in Sociology and a concentration in Addiction Studies. Prior to coming to Mary’s Mantle, as an undergraduate, Kat worked at Disability Support Services at Oakland University for 3 years and volunteered at Leader Dogs for the Blind. Kat worked as an intern in Mary’s Mantle’s After Care for eight months prior to becoming the Case Manager. Kat attends Mass at St. Rene Goupil in Sterling Heights.
Rakhi McCormick, MS, BA
Spiritual and Volunteer Coordinator
Rakhi has been with Mary’s Mantle since 2011. Rakhi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Catechist Certification, and Lay Ministry Training. Before coming to Mary’s Mantle, Rakhi had six years of experience in young adult ministry with specialized ministry in social justice/advocacy, retreat planning, and women’s ministry. Rakhi and her husband are raising three young children and are active members at their church, Guardian Angels in Clawson.