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Molly R. Hiles, PHR, came to The Children's Home after gradating with a degree in Court Reporting from Educational Services Center in 1990. Molly was in several departments before advancing the to Human Resources for the past 11 years. Molly is currently the HR Generalist and oversees the day-to-day HR duties along with supervising the front desk staff. In 2004 Molly became a Professional in Human Resources.

Molly has been with the Southwest Ohio Regional Training Consortium for the past 15 years and has been the Chairperson for the past six years.
Laura Gunn, PCC, is a Clinical Manager at Camelot Community Care. She has been there for seven years beginning her career at CCC as a therapist doing in-home counseling with families and children.  She has a Master's Degree in Community & Agency Counseling having graduated from Xavier University in 1996. Her undergraduate degree was earned at the University of Cincinnati majoring in psychology.  She has 15 years working in the field with mentally ill adults, children and families at several different local agencies.  Camelot Community Care has expanded their in-home counseling program and now include school counseling as well as counseling for dually diagnosed children (substance abuse). Camelot has been a part of the SORTC for several years, and Ms. Gunn is proud to represent Camelot as an active member of the Board to promote growth and professionalism in her field.
Norman L. Townsel Jr., LPCC-S is the Clinical Director for Lighthouse Youth Services.  Mr. Townsel has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents in Correctional and Mental Health settings in Ohio, Kentucky, Florida and Maryland.  Mr. Townsel has developed trainings on the topics of Social Learning, Social Development Theory, Adolescent Identity Development, Ethnic Identity Development, Cross-Cultural Communication, Personal Safety, and is a certified Handle with Care instructor.  Mr. Townsel is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Louisville.
Kate Shively, MA LPCC is proud to be a part of the SWORTC board.  She has been participating since the summer of 2009 and looks forward to the events and trainings in the future. Kate works as a licensing specialist for SAFY Foster Care and works with foster and adoptive parent applicants.  Kate is an adoption assessor in the state of Ohio and is independently licensed as a clinical counselor.  She has experience providing mental health therapy to children, families and adults in a variety of settings.  Kate grew up on the east side of Cincinnati and moved to Virginia where she obtained a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from Regent University.  Kate now lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and daughter.
Wayne Fox is the bookkeeper for the training consortium.  He has 25+ years of experience in non-profit accounting and bookkeeping.  He is also the Pastor of a local non-denominational church.  He and his wife Betty have both been involved in training people for 20 years in non-profit areas.
Betty Fox works in several areas at Hillcrest Training School Hamilton County Juvenile Court involving Human Resources, Personnel Development and Administration.  Her dual roles as Administrative Assistant and Training Manager place her on the front lines of training needs in the youth care field.  She is a certified CPR/First Aid Instructor for the American Red Cross.  She is also a trainer for Customer Service with Hamilton County Administration.  She has been a board member for 11 years.
Andrew Dodds is the Administrative Assistant at Focus on Youth, Inc.  He has held this position for over 12 years and has developed a very critical eye in that time for what looks good on the printed page.  Andrew also serves as one of Focus on Youth’s CPR/First Aid trainers.  For the past 5+ years Andrew has created the training brochures for the Training Consortium.
Linda Patterson, LSW, is currently the Licensing Specialist at Square One For Youth, in Cincinnati.  Linda has worked in the social work field nearly 25 years, for both public and private agencies, focusing on child welfare, recruitment, training, and crisis intervention. 
She has served on the Hamilton County Crisis Response Team and has been a member of the Southwest Ohio Regional Training Consortium for the past eight years. 

Mary Kandi Staples, MSW, LISW, is the Regional Manager of the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP), 11156 Canal Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. As a therapeutic foster care and mental health agency, we have 60 licensed foster homes and several therapists which serve both children and adults. Kandi has over 20 years working with children and families and spent the last 11 years managing foster care services.  Kandi has worked with many organizations on behalf of those in need. She is a strong advocate for our youth and continues to lead by example of NYAP’s #1 value in her non-negotiable commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families.  

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