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 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.