National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

NARPA 2014


 

Carolyn Pettit-Lange

549 Almond Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 - 563.564.3506 - wannabejizo@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

 

PhD Candidate University of Arizona

M.S.E. Community Counseling Emphasis University of Wisconsin-Platteville

B.S. Psychology University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Honors Liberal Arts Program Rockford College

Associate of Arts Highland Community College

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery, Iowa, 2013Present

Director, Project CREATE

  Initiated project start-up, hired staff and achieved construction of foundational infrastructure

  Developed recovery-based curriculum and training in coordination with advisory committee

  Oriented and trained group facilitators

  Leading coordination of adult education recovery workshops statewide

  Reporting to federal funders

  Leading effort to secure technical assistance for board development and strategic planning

 

Hillcrest Family Services, Dubuque IA, 20062012

Crisis Counselor

  Triaged individuals and families for walk-in, same day counseling and peer support

  Offered problem solving, system navigation and counseling support to persons and families experiencing serious emotional and mental distress

  Coordinated crisis services and support with community partners in a multi-county area

  Provided after hours crisis line counseling

  Met hospital and law enforcement requests for after-hours on-site counseling support

  Supported the ongoing development of policies and procedures for pilot service project

  Provided outreach and training to collaborating community partners

 

Regional Coordinator Northeast Iowa Crisis Stabilization Project

  Coordinated communications, conference calls and meetings between stakeholders and funders engaged in mental health system change initiative in multi-county area

  Supported negotiations between service providers and funders for contract development

  Presented to stakeholders throughout Iowa on crisis stabilization services system initiative

  Developed relationships and wrote Memoranda of Understanding between community partners

 

Wellness Center Coordinator

  Developed policies and procedures for pilot Wellness Center project

  Hired and supervised 4 to 8 staff members and interns

  Led wellness and peer support services outreach to two rural counties

  Presented to community partners and statewide stakeholders on Wellness Center supports

  Led successful funding coordination and grant writing efforts

  Facilitated support groups and provided crisis stabilization support

  Developed an additional pilot project initiative designed to increase exercise and improve nutrition education among persons with complex recovery challenges

 

Wellness Recovery Action Program (WRAP) Coordinator & School Based Youth Services Counselor

  Initiated WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Program services in three counties

  Facilitated support groups, developed publicity and promotions

  Supported the training of 10 peer support WRAP facilitators within service area

  Counseled youth in need in Dubuque Community Schools

  Provided group support to junior high students

  Supported problem solving in the educational setting among faculty, staff and family

 

GRANT WRITING AND PROJECT DESIGN EXPERIENCE

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Co-designer, Project CREATE

Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Awarded $210,000: Approximately 1.00 FTE positions created - July 2013

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Co-designer, The Recovery League

Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Awarded $20,000: .50 FTE positions created - August 2013

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Co-designer, Office of Consumer Affairs Project

Funder: Iowa Department of Human Services

Awarded $250,000 to date/1.5 year renewable: 1.75 FTE positions created - January 2011

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Designer, NE Iowa Crisis Stabilization Services System Project

Funders: Magellan Health Services of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Human Services

Awarded $950,000: 17 FTE positions created - September 2010

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Co-designer, Consumer Family Experience Team Project

Funder: Magellan Health Services of Iowa

Awarded $45,000: 1.05 FTE positions created - September 2010

 

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Designer, WRAP Around Iowa Training Project

Funder: Magellan Health Services of Iowa

Awarded $32,000: 0.25 FTE position created - February 2009

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Designer, Network Now! Statewide Consumer Network Project

Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Awarded $210,000: 1.5 FTE positions created - September 2009

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Project Designer, Hillcrest Wellness Center Proposal

Funders: Magellan Health Services of Iowa

Awarded $150,000: 1.5 FTE positions created - Summer 2007

 

Narrative Grant Writer/Reporter, Annual Federal Mental Health Block Grant

Funder: Iowa Department of Human Services

Awarded $45,000: 0.75 FTE positions created - Summer/Fall 2007 to 2011

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Professor, Off-Campus M.S.E. Adult Education Program, Theories of Counseling

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Bromley Ph.D.

  Taught two sections of Counseling Theory using interactive video distance technology

  Organized, prepared and revised course materials in accordance with program standards

  Designed, administered and graded examinations and papers

  Assessed student learning and provided opportunities for course evaluation

  Facilitated dynamic, discussion-based learning environment in varied teaching methodologies

 

Graduate Assistant, Counselor Education and Philosophy Programs

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Supervisors: Dominic Barraclough Ph.D., Shane Drefcinski Ph.D.

  Researched and organized sources for Professional Presentation

  Guided thesis preparation process in support of ESL/International Graduate Student

  Served as graduate student representative to Search and Screen Committee

  Graded homework assignments for two sections of Intro to Philosophy

  Proctored examinations

  Coordinated design and implementation of philosophy program brochure and website

  Coordinated founding of Humanities Club

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  Women of Achievement Award for Organizational Impact 2011, Recipient

  UW-Platteville Outstanding Graduate Student 2003/2004, Recipient

  UW-Platteville First Runner-up for Valedictorian Speaker, December 2002