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.  

Raychel Minasian, LSW​

​  - Substance Use Program Facilitator

  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

​Debra Kirchner
 Human Resource Director/Operations Manager
Jennifer Archer, BA

​  - Substance Use Program Case Manager

Kathryn (Kat) Kirchner, MRT Certified​

​  - MRT Group Co-Facilitator

  - Substance Use Program Case Manager/Admin. Assistant

Paige Avery, MSW

  - Mental Health Therapist​   

  - BIP Co-Facilitator

Christian Lankford​

​  - Receptionist/Scheduler

Steven D. Bright, LCSW

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

  - EMDR Practitioner

Melisa Lightner​, BA

​  - Clinical Case Manager

  - Insurance Billing Specialist

  - Administrative Assistant

Dr. V. Thomas Mawhinney, PhD, HSPP

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Supervisor

Michelle Olson, LCSW, LCAC, CADACII

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

Alex Burton, MSW

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

  - BIP Co-Facilitator

Neil Pittman, BIP Certified

​  - BIP Group Facilitator

Donna Skorupski, LCSW, RPT-S​

​  - Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor

Susan Dunn, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC

​  - Clinical Supervisor

  - EDMR Practitioner

  - Mental Health Therapist

Scott Stein, LPC

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

  - Child Trauma Therapist

  - Substance Use Group Facilitator

Libby Elmore, MSW

​  - Mental Health and Addictions Therapist

  - Substance Use Group Facilitator

Janet Stone, LSW

​  - Mental Health Therapist

Shelby Geyer, LSW

​  - Domestic Violence Program Case Manager

Kathy Wenger, LMHC, LCAC

​  - Substance Use Program Supervisor

  - Addictions Therapist

Tiffany Gibson

​    - Substance Use Group Co-Facilitator