System of Care- Community for Early Signs and Symptoms
Cynthia Mueller, Ph.DProject Director
As Project Director, I coordinate the communication between the sites providing SOC-CESS services and the many resources used to build extended behavioral health services for youth and families. I also work closely with youth and families to advocate so that systems hear their voice and that they have every opportunity to provide leadership in developing and enhancing services.
Aubrey DossProject Coordinator- Ozark Center
Mental Health Licensed professional counselor, who has worked with children, youth, & young adults. She began her career as a community support specialist, worked at Turnaround Ranch, & then became a therapist at Will’s Place. In my current role I focus on early episode psychosis, education about mental health issues, & increasing the voice of families and youth in the area.
Ashlee JenkinsProject Coordinator- Compass
I am tasked with providing direction & leadership to our SOC-CESS team at Compass Health. My team works hard to develop & maintain strong relationships between community providers, families, schools, & youth in need. Advocating for & empowering families & youth to share their stories & raise their voices is a big part of what we do, as well as educating schools, agencies, & community members on a variety of things related to mental wellness.
Sherrie WallaceProject Coordinator- Burrell
Sherrie provides leadership for a SOC-CESS team that promotes effective working relationships between community agencies and families. She assists in developing and supporting services which encourage youth, young adults and families to strengthen their voices within the community so they can advocate for their needs. She works with an amazing team to increase community outreach, raise awareness and reduce stigma related to mental health issues.
LuAnn ReeseStatewide Family Support Coordinator
I will provide feedback from the viewpoint of a parent of a young adult who was diagnosed with psychosis at 12 years old. This will be provided to the Youth Engagement Specialist to build youth voice & youth peer support. I will work with the Family Support Task Lead to develop a plan to begin SOFI. I will provide support to the agencies to build a culture that understands & values family & youth voice.
Dani WilsonYouth Engagement Specialist
I hold a Master’s in Public Health from Saint Louis University. As the Youth Engagement Specialist, I work to help the Youth Peer Support Professionals increase youth engagement and create a system of support for area youth to become involved in the System of Care. I also serve as the youth voice on the administrative team.
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