Our Staff

 ​​Patricia Hancock, LCSW - Owner/Executive Director 

Contact: cpc@centerforpositivechange.org

Patricia has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University and a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is also a certified Supervisor/Facilitator for the Batterer's Intervention Program through the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Patricia serves as chairperson for the St. Joseph County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and sits on a variety of community boards and committees involved in addressing violence in our community.   She has dedicated the greater part of her 25 year career to tackling the issues of domestic violence as a direct line worker, administrator and as an educator.  Pat investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect  for the Department of Child Services for ten years, taught Social Work at St. Mary's College for six years and for the past six years served as a Clinical Director for a local outpatient mental health provider, helping to meet the needs of victims and their families. Pat is currently involved in research projects looking at how best to address domestic violence in collaboration with the School of Social Work at IUSB where she is currently adjunct faculty. With the assistance of dedicated colleagues and in an attempt to address community need, Pat has created the Center for Positive Change and will continue to combat violence in our neighborhoods and seeks to provide quality services to those most in need.  

Jennifer Archer, BA

​  - Substance Use Program Manager

Steven D. Bright, LCSW

​  - Mental Health, Trauma, and Addictions Therapist

  - EMDR Practitioner

Beth Brown, MSW

​  - Mental Health Therapist

Alex Burton, MSW, LSW

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

  - Domestic Violence Group Facilitator

Susan Dunn, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC

​  - Clinical Supervisor

Libby Elmore, MSW

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

  - Substance Use Group Facilitator

Kat Geddes, MRT Certified​

​  - MRT Group Co-Facilitator

  - Substance Use Program Manager/Admin. Assistant

Shelby Geyer, LSW

​  - Domestic Violence Program Manager

  - Domestic Violence Group Facilitator

Tiffany Gibson

​    - Substance Use Group Co-Facilitator

Tina Jones-White, MSW

​   - Mental Health Therapist

​Debra Kirchner
 Human Resource Director/Operations Manager
Ashley Kramer, MSW

​  - Mental Health Therapist

Christian Lankford​

​  - Receptionist/Scheduler

  - BIP Co-Facilitator

Melisa Lightner​, BA

​  - Clinical Program Manager

  - Insurance Billing Specialist

  - Administrative Assistant

Lisa Little

   - Administrative Assistant
   - Grant Writer

Dr. V. Thomas Mawhinney, PhD, HSPP

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Supervisor

Raychel Minasian, LCSW​

​  - Substance Use Program Facilitator

  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

Neil Pittman, BIP Certified

​  - BIP Group Facilitator

Michelle Olson, LCSW, LCAC, CADACII

​  - Substance Use Program Supervisor

  - Addictions Therapist

Janet Stone, LCSW

​  - Mental Health Therapist

Elysia Tidey, MSW, LSW

  - Mental Health Therapist​

  - Child Trauma Therapist    

Kathy Wenger, LMHC, LCAC

​  - Substance Use Program Supervisor

  - Addictions Therapist

Richard White, Jr., MSW

​   - Mental Health Therapist