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Department of Social Work

photo collage of UMD Social Work alumni and faculty

Learn about the impact our alumni are making in their communities

Michael K. Anderson, MSW (2006)
Clinical practice with Otterson Mental Health Services until recently. Plans to expand his therapeutic focus in trauma-informed care utilizing vocal expression, art therapy and theater.

Laura Brandt, MSW (2012)
Unique position at St. Louis County with youth aging out of foster care/minor parent program.

Laura Cross, BSW (2017)
Mental Health trainee at People Incorporated.

Michael D. Dickinson, MSW (2010)
Veteran Case Manager, St. Louis County

Christine Empanger, BSW (2018)
Graduate student at Augsburg University. Works at Lutheran Social Services in Duluth.
Conducting research in the Central Hillside.

Sadie Hansen, BSW (2017)
Previously Mental Health Trainee and Mental Health Practitioner in crisis and mental health care. Currently, Catholic Charities/care coordinator for Blue Plus Insurance team.

Brent Harju, MSW (2007)
St. Louis County since 2007/ currently supervisor in developmental disabilities

Ann Kutzler, MSW (2015)
Social Services Director, Benedictine Health Center. Has worked with UMD BSW and MSW students as a field supervisor and is impressed with their knowledge and skills!

Jodi Anderson Leonidas, MSW (1999)
Carlton County for 26 years/currently a therapist in Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Mary McClerrion, MSW (2010)
Clinical social work and administration at Essentia Health.

Timothy Mowbray, MSW (1976)
Worked for the state hospital system, provider services, acute health care administrator, national provider of affordable housing and CEO of a medical research company. Retired August 2019. Tim and his wife, Sue, have started a scholarship fund for UMD social work students!

Matthias Norenberg, MSW (2012)
Previously CPS worker, now CPS Supervisor for St. Louis County.

Kylee Pass, BSW (2018)
UMD MSW student and interning at First Witness Child Advocacy Center.

Rebecca Sash, MSW (2017)
Works for the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging managing programs in the 7- county region. Recently served on the Governor's Alzheimer's Disease Working Group.

Amy Roberts Sylvester, MSW (2005)
St. Louis County Social Worker in Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, previously with Becker County child protection services, HDC in Carlton county

John Sundell, MSW (2012)
Previously in the Initial Intervention Unit; currently CPS-Safety Planning/FGDM

Cynthia Seguin, MSW, (2013)
Previously child protection for Douglas County; currently St. Louis County in ICWA unit

Liz Siebenaler, MSW (2012)
Previously child protection at St. Louis County/ currently Adult Services in a grant funded position to support individual with disabilities to create natural supports in the community

Sandi (Davis) Vogel, MSW (2010)
Works for Carlton County in Children's Mental Health services for the past 11 years. Remarried in 2017 and has 6 grandchildren!

Megan Wagner BSW (2015), MSW (2017)
Works for St. Louis County in child protection and ongoing ICWA unit.

Mikayla Winkels, BSW (2018)
Graduate student at Augsburg University and interning with Urban Strategies @ Heritage Park in North Minneapolis. Works part-time at Family Service Rochester