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Amanda Burgess-ProctorAmanda Burgess-Proctor

Women and families consultant


Amanda Burgess-Proctor is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Oakland University. After having worked as a Personal Protection Order Coordinator in Ingham County, she earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Her primary research interests include intimate partner abuse, sexual victimization, and crime and drug policy. Her research has appeared in Criminal Justice & Behavior, Feminist Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Justice Quarterly, Translational Criminology, and Violence Against Women. She is past chair of the American Society of Criminology Division on Women & Crime, and in 2018 helped create the DWC's first Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill. In April 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed her to chair the Michigan Criminal Justice Policy Commission.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Grand Valley State University

headshot of Adria ClarkAdria Clark

Strategic planning consultant


Adria Clark provides a range of consulting services including: strategic planning, operational development, executive coaching, and leadership development. She has 15 years' experience facilitating the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of mental health, substance use, and jail diversion programs serving youth and adult populations throughout Michigan. Adria's strategic planning strengths are bringing diverse partners together to collaborate and define measurable needs, identify existing and required resources, and creating short- and long-term plans to continually maintain and develop collaborators and resources to sustain services and programs. Adria has become an expert in grant writing and working with federal, state, and local agencies as well as public and private foundations. Adria believes the success relates directly to the strategic plans created by diverse partners and the specific measurable goals and research parameters established to ensure program sustainability and the potential for model building and replication. An exemplary model of Adria's leadership includes, 2015 Monroe County jail diversion pilot initiative that evolved into developing, implementing and sustaining programs around; Stepping Up, Mental Health Courts, and Michigan Re-Entry Project (MI-REP). Adria relates the most rewarding part of this experience was working collaboratively with law enforcement and community partners. Working together, the leadership team designed a strategic plan to ensure services and systems would improve the lives of people within the community, enhance community public safety, and build foundational support for long-term. Adria remains highly committed to guiding members of communities in the area of strategic planning to ensure they are able to meet the needs of varying ages and populations for today and the future.

Degrees and certifications: 

  • Bachelors in Social Work, Univeristy of Iowa
  • Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University
  • Licensed Master of Social Work, Clinical (LCSW)

Sara Gleicher headshotSara Gleicher

Strategic planning consultant

Sara Gleicher is a licensed Master's Social Worker with thirty-seven years of professional experience. She served as Chief of Staff for the late Detroit City Council President Maryann Mahaffey for twenty-one years. In 2006, Sara was hired by a Detroit-based community mental health organization to lead the agency's policy and advocacy program, as well as multiple grant-funded initiatives. In 2015, Beaumont Health launched a community-based health prevention coalition; as its Project Manager for four and one-half years, Sara facilitated strategic planning efforts which led to successful city-wide environmental, systems and policy changes. Sara continues to supervise social work students, assist with grant writing assignments and engage with political advocacy projects.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University
  • State of Michigan Licensed Master's Social Worker, Advanced Generalist Macro Practice

Celeste Rabaut

Celeste RabautStrategic planning consultant


Celeste Rabaut, MSW has been providing consulting services of strategic planning, program development, grant writing, qualitative evaluation and project management to non-profit organizations in Detroit and Southeast Michigan for the past 26 years.  She has worked with a variety of groups and organizations ranging from universities, major public health departments and regional planning entities to direct service agencies, faith-based groups and neighborhood organizations. She has facilitated written grants to federal, state, and local agencies and foundations, ranging from $500 to $10 million. Her strategic planning work has ranged from short, one-day goal-oriented sessions to longer, multi-month processes. Prior to forming her consulting business, Celeste worked for several organizations including New Detroit, Inc., the Michigan League for Human Services and the Detroit City Council. 

Degrees and certifications:

  • Master of Social Work

Headshot of Todd RawlingTodd Rawling

Jail administration consultant 


Todd Rawling has extensive experience in law enforcement and corrections, most recently serving as Sergeant and Jail Administrator for the Antrim County Sheriff's Office until his retirement in June of 2022.  In addition to his jail administration experience, Todd held many other positions throughout his 31-year career at the Sheriff's Office, including Marine Deputy, Head of the Dive Recovery Team, Corrections Deputy, and Corporal. As Jail Administrator, Todd led his team in the implementation of several new initiatives, including revamping the jail's policies and procedures, expanding access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the jail, and collecting data for the Stepping Up initiative in partnership with the CBHJ. Todd has completed a variety of training and certificate courses to enhance his knowledge of jail administration policies and procedures. He has been involved in the Train the Trainer program through the National Institute of Corrections and earned a certificate in Small Jail Administration. Todd has also completed certificates in jail budgeting and jails in local government.


  • Certified Corrections Deputy
  • Train the Trainer, National Institute of Corrections
  • Certificate in Small Jail Administration, National Institute of Corrections

Headshot of Julie RoddyJulie Roddy, Ph.D. 

Cost benefit and cost effectiveness consultant


Julie Roddy is the James Wurgler Endowed Chair of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health at Northern Arizona University.  In addition, she is a Transformational Fellow in housing and unsheltered populations with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) Institute.  Julie received her Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University under the guidance of Dr. Allen Goodman.  After postdoctoral study and clinical training at WSU's Jefferson Avenue Research Clinic and at the Great Lakes Regional Node of NIDA's clinical trial network, Julie spent 15 years on the University of Michigan Dearborn campus within the Public Policy, Health Policy and Criminal Justice programs.  Julie's work has been published in a variety of discipline focused journals, including The International of Urban and Regional Research, The Journal of Economic Education, Space and Culture, Qualitative Health Research and The Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.  Her primary research interests are substance use, recovery, incarceration and re-entry.  She has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIDA, NIMH, NIA), the National Science Foundation, The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute and the Michigan Institute for Community Health Research. She has served on multiple Institutional Review Boards, securing protections for human research participants as both a prisoner representative and a Native representative. Julie is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Doctorate in Economics (fields in Health and Urban Economics), Wayne State University
  • Master in Business Administration, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Computer Science, Central Michigan University

Scott SmithScott James Smith, Ph.D. 

Law enforcement consultant


Scott James Smith is Associate Professor of Social Work at Oakland University. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine and is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak's Emergency Center where he provides psychiatric assessments and support. During his career as a social worker he has worked in a variety of crisis mental health roles and worked closely with law enforcement. Seeing the importance of his mental health experience in the law enforcement community, Scott became a reserve police officer with the city of Ferndale.  He provides a wide range of trainings and psychological services to police agencies, fire departments, and EMS companies to both prepare them to interact with individuals experiencing mental health and substance abuse challenges as well as to address their own mental health needs.   

Degrees and Certifications: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Arizona State University
  • Master of Social Work, Loyola University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Licensed Master of Social Work, MI (#6801092548)

Faculty Affiliates

Megan Hicks headshot

Megan Hicks, Ph.D.

Juvenile Justice


Megan Hicks, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University. Her primary research interests include risk and protective factors influencing health disparities among Black youth. In particular, her interests include examining sexual risk behaviors among Black youth and how individuals factors such as impulsivity, adverse childhood experiences, and emotion regulation impact those behaviors. Additionally, her interests include prevention/intervention programming and program evaluation. She has experience in program evaluation, intervention implementation, and community education. As a post-doctoral fellow, Hicks was mentored by Poco Kernsmith and worked with her research team on the prevention of violence perpetration among youth. Hicks teaches courses in research methods. She has interest in teaching courses in family violence, intervention and prevention in Black communities, social epidemiology, and adolescent development.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia
  • Master of Science, Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia
  • Bachelors of Arts, Sociology, The Ohio State University

Susan Lebold headshotSusan Lebold, MSW

Juvenile Justice


Susan Lebold's professional career took a number of twists and turns before she joined the faculty at Wayne State in 2014 and held the role of B.S.W. Coordinator from 2016 - 2017. After receiving her law degree at The Ohio State University in 1983, Susan worked in West Germany defending U.S. soldiers facing criminal charges in the United States military courts. As a lawyer in Charlotte, N.C., she represented troubled children and youth who were court-involved in the child welfare, juvenile justice, education and mental health systems. In West Chester, Penn., she had a family law practice and advocated for birth parents involved in the foster care system, protecting their parental rights and helping them access services so they could be reunited with their children.

After moving to Massachusetts, Lebold expanded into the field of social work and in 2000 obtained her M.S.W. with a certificate in Human Service Management from Boston University. As the assistant executive director of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest in Framingham, Mass., she developed and oversaw programs to serve vulnerable elders, families and children, and developed numerous organizational systems and policies to enhance operational efficiency and service quality. She also led the organization through two accreditation cycles, built the agencies first fundraising infrastructure, and worked to build community partnerships focusing on reducing ethnic disparities in health care.

In 2008, Lebold relocated to Ann Arbor, where she studied mediation, dialogue and deliberation, and alternative dispute resolution, and became a founding member of BDL Mediation, LLC. As a consultant to the Child Welfare Resource Center at Michigan State University, she provided technical assistance and support to the Michigan Department of Human Services during a period of court-mandated child welfare reform in 2008-09. In that role, she researched the literature on best child welfare practices and evidence-based programs, conducted focus groups of public and private child welfare professionals, co-wrote the final statewide needs assessment report, and designed a mandatory 40-hour training curriculum for permanency planning caseworkers, supervisors and specialists.

In 2010, Lebold began teaching part-time at Eastern Michigan Universities School of Social Work, focusing on practice courses involving communities and organizations, social policy, and developing writing skills. In 2013, she joined the Michigan Race Equity Coalition, a collaboration of juvenile justice and child welfare system leaders and policymakers in Michigan charged with examining racial disproportionality in those systems. As a member of the planning, research and evaluation team, Lebold produced a toolkit of best practices, lessons learned, and process strategies to guide communities tackling racial disparities in their local child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Lebold is always looking for interesting research and community-based projects that align with her goal of bringing diverse groups together to address thorny community problems.

Degrees and Certifications: 

  • Certificate, Human Services Management, Boston University
  • Master of Social Work, Boston University
  • Juris Doctor, The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, The Ohio State University