• Beth Cogswell

    Beth Cogswell

    Executive Director

    (406) 541-1646 // bcogswell@youthhomesmt.org

    Beth reports to the Board of Directors. She is responsible for overseeing all facets of the organization including program development, fundraising, marketing, strategy, policy, collaboration and personnel. Beth is a non-profit professional with two decades of experience working as a director.  She spent 13 years working for a statewide health care provider and most recently was Associate Director for Five Valleys Land Trust, a well-respected conservation organization.  Beth holds degrees in English Literature and Journalism.  She and her husband Rick have two teenage sons, Finn and Sam.  In her spare time, she likes to read, cook, listen to music and go on long walks with her standard poodle, Harry.

  • Erin Williams, LCPC

    Erin Williams, LCPC

    Director of Family Services

    (406) 541-1667 // ewilliams@youthhomesmt.org

    Erin received a Master’s Degree in Counseling through the Counselor Education Program at the University of Montana in 2003. Erin has worked for the Youth Homes since 1995 and is the Clinical and Program Director. In addition, she has a significant interest and experience in providing therapy for youth and their care givers. She sees preschool aged children through adolescents and their families. With a primary focus on strengthening relationships, connection and bonding; Erin’s uses Attachment Theory to inform her work. She has been trained in the evidenced based practice model of The Circle of Security, both as a facilitator and as a therapist. Erin works with clients who have Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, trauma, parenting challenges, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and ADHD. Erin uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients makes desired changes. Erin uses mindfulness and relaxation skills to help clients regulate their emotions. She also uses Motivational Interviewing skills to help all clients become active early in their therapeutic process. Erin is trained in therapy with children, adolescents, birth parents, foster and adoptive families. Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Montana.

  • Faron McWilliams, LCSW

    Faron McWilliams, LCSW

    Clinical Supervisor & Outpatient Therapist – Dan Fox Family Care Program

    (406) 541-1665 // fmcwilliams@youthhomesmt.org
    Faron has worked for Youth Homes for over 20 years. He is a licensed clinical social worker and is the clinical supervisor for the Dan Fox Family Care Program. He also sees clients in outpatient therapy. Faron works with children of all ages and their families. He has been trained in the evidenced based practice models of Circle of Security and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing. Faron helps children who struggle with depression, anxiety, and overcoming trauma related issues.  He also has experience working with oppositional defiant children. In addition, Faron is trained in therapy with birth parents, and foster and adoptive families.
  • Sara Fisher, B.A. Psychology

    Sara Fisher, B.A. Psychology

    Treatment Manager – Dan Fox Family Care Program

    (406) 541-1671 // sfisher@youthhomesmt.org

    Sara Fisher has worked for youth homes for 25 years after completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology and then studying for a Masters in School Psychology.  She worked in therapeutic group care for 17 years before moving to the Dan Fox Family Care Program where she specializes as a Treatment Manager and Family Support Services Specialist.  Sara is married, has a teenage son and a Dorgi dog named Shorty.  Sara enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling, gardening, baking and baseball.

  • Kelsey Ashmore, LCSW

    Kelsey Ashmore, LCSW

    Services Coordinator – Dan Fox Family Care Program

    (406) 541-1663 // kashmore@youthhomesmt.org

    Kelsey is a therapist and the Services Coordinator for the Dan Fox Family Care Program. In addition to gathering and processing referrals, she does in home and outpatient therapy with children and families. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Montana in 2011 and has been licensed since 2014. She has worked with individuals, children, adolescents, and families facing various challenges, including trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, physical illness, end of life, abuse, neglect, poverty, and behavior difficulties. She is trained in Circle of Security, motivational interviewing, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and parent management training. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her dogs, skiing, hiking, riding four wheelers, and playing in the outdoors.

  • Zachary Shindorf, M.A.

    Zachary Shindorf, M.A.

    FAMILY CARE THERAPIST - DAN FOX FAMILY CARE PROGRAM - Student Clinician, Assistantship with the University of Montana

    (406) 541-1677 // zshindorf@youthhomesmt.org

    Zach received his doctorate from the University of Montana’s school psychology program. Prior to coming to UM, he worked at the suicide hotline in Oxford, Ohio. His work there primarily focused on assessing risk and coordinating community resources. During his time at UM, he has worked as a school psychologist in the Missoula area, teaches undergraduate psychology courses, and provided child and family therapy at the Clinical Psychology Center on the UM campus. Currently, Zach’s research interests include: effectively treating Autism Spectrum Disorder using Evidence-Based Practices in Psychology, examining the School-to-Prison Pipeline in the state of Montana, and developing culturally responsive practices in school psychology.

  • Susan Ocean, M.A.

    Susan Ocean, M.A.

    FAMILY CARE THERAPIST - Dan Fox Family Care Program

    (406) 721-2754 // socean@youthhomesmt.org

    Susan is a doctoral candidate in the University of Montana’s clinical psychology program. Prior to coming to UM, she worked with the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters’ Child Abuse Program, a regional Child Advocacy Center partnering with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her work there focused on research surrounding cognitive behavioral therapy for traumatized youth, caregiver and parenting capacity evaluations, and mental health needs screening of children referred for medical and forensic evaluations. During her time at UM, she has worked with the University’s Clinical Psychology Center and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Behavioral Health Department. She teaches undergraduate psychology at the university and parent psychoeducation courses with Families First. Susan is currently conducting research for her dissertation that will evaluate the impact of the Missoula County Youth Crisis Diversion Project on Missoula’s youth and their families.

  • Mary Zimmerman, MSW, SWLC

    Mary Zimmerman, MSW, SWLC

    Family Care Therapist – DAN FOX FAMILY CARE PROGRAM

    (406) 541-1669 // mzimmerman@youthhomesmt.org

    Mary is a Missoula native and a proud mom of two great kids.  She received her BSW from the The University of Montana in 2008 and her MSW from Walla Walla University in 2012.  Mary has been fortunate in having the opportunity to work in the social work field in a variety of different arenas including grass roots organizing, adult case management, child protection and group facilitation.  She is passionate about being an advocate and helper in our community and while working at Dan Fox has enjoyed supporting children and their families in working towards their goals.  In her free time, Mary loves being with her family, traveling, gardening, attending concerts and floating the river.

  • Chelsea Choat, MSW

    Chelsea Choat, MSW

    Family Care Therapist – Dan Fox Family Care Program

    (406) 541-1662 // cchoat@youthhomesmt.org

    Chelsea joined Youth Homes in 2009 at the Shirley Miller Attention Home, where she worked as a Senior Staff member until 2013. From there she went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Throughout Graduate school Chelsea fulfilled her practicum with The Shirley Miller Attention Home and the Missoula County Youth Crisis Diversion Project studying public policy development and implementation.  She is currently a Family Care Therapist with the Dan Fox Family Care Program. Chelsea has a passion for working with Children and Families and hopes to one day work to improve public policies that dictate the social services families in need receive. In her free time, Chelsea can be found in her tiny garden, crafting and sipping tea with her cat Margot.

  • Melissa Sundberg, MSW

    Melissa Sundberg, MSW

    Family Care Therapist – DAN FOX FAMILY CARE PROGRAM

    (406) 396-1104 // msundberg@youthhomesmt.org

    Melissa works as a family care therapist in Ravalli county.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University in 1993, majoring in Psychology, and has lived in the Bitterroot valley for 20 years, where she and her husband have raised their family in the beauty of western Montana.  She received her MSW from Walla Walla University in Missoula.  She has previously held positions within Youth Homes that include providing transitional living services to young people aging out of foster care and as a treatment manager for children in therapeutic foster care. She is passionate about supporting families, helping young people find their own worth, respecting the diversity of others, and providing a voice for those who aren’t able to advocate for themselves.

  • Andrea Graham, B.S.

    Andrea Graham, B.S.

    TRANSITIONAL LIVING SERVICES MANAGER - DAN FOX FAMILY CARE PROGRAM

    (406) 541-1661 // agraham@youthhomesmt.org

    Bio coming soon!

  • Lori Madden

    Lori Madden

    Transitional Living Services Manager – Dan Fox Family Care Program, Kalispell

    (406) 755-4622 // lmadden@youthhomesmt.org

    Lori was hired as a Therapeutic Youth Care Worker at the Flathead Youth Home in August 2003, and remained there until November 2011.  In this capacity, Lori provided guidance, structure and security to at risk youth struggling with issues such as chemical dependency, familial relations and academics.  She also provided case management for youth coming out of Correctional facilities and placed with foster families called Guide Homes.  In November 2011, Lori was hired full-time at the Dan Fox Family Care Program.  She wears several different hats, continuing to provide case management for the Guide Home Program, Family Support Services for struggling families in the community and Transitional Living Services for youth aging out of foster care.  Lori’s office is located in Kalispell, MT and when she’s not at work, you will find her spending time with family, friends and her dog in the great outdoors.

  • Linda Noble

    Linda Noble

    Treatment & Transitional Living Services Manager – Dan Fox Family Care Program, Polson

    (406) 883-4370 // lnoble@youthhomesmt.org

    Linda was born in Great Falls and graduated from Montana State University.  She worked as a State Child Protection Services worker in several counties and as a nursing home social worker for a number of years before starting her Youth Homes/Dan Fox Family Care career 14 years ago.  Linda and her family enjoy outdoor activities and traveling.  She is a supporter of community activities within the Polson area, including the Mission Valley Aquatics program.

  • Leigh Fahlquist, MA, LCPC

    Leigh Fahlquist, MA, LCPC

    Clinical Supervision and Therapist – Dan Fox Family Care Program, Helena

    (406) 443-4730 // lfahlquist@youthhomesmt.org

    Leigh received his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  He has extensive experience providing therapy to youth pre-school age through adolescence and their families.  His focus has been to help youth and families overcome significant life challenges that include, trauma, anxiety, mood dysregulation, social problems, family conflict, grief and loss.  He has maintained a clinical interest in Play Therapy, The Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model, and Family Systems Therapy.  He has extended his clinical interest to trauma informed therapies and attachment theory.  Leigh has been licensed as Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana since 2003.  Leigh has over 20-years’ experience working with youth and families within the human services field.  In his spare time Leigh enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and hanging out with his three Pug’s, Oscar, Zoey, and Barley.

  • Synda Savage

    Synda Savage

    Transitional Living Services Manager - Dan Fox Family Care Program, Helena

    (406) 443-4730 // ssavage@youthhomesmt.org

    Synda has worked for Dan Fox Family Care Program since January of 2016. Synda graduated from the University of Great Falls in 2002 and has worked in Mental Health/Social services since. She has been trained in many areas including the Circle of Security. She has worked with people of all ages and different cultures and enjoys giving back to the community. When she isn’t at work she is having family time which includes many outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, etc.

  • Kelsey Antcliff

    Kelsey Antcliff

    Treatment Manager - Dan Fox Family Care, Helena

    (406) 443-4730 // kantcliff@youthhomesmt.org
    Kelsey has worked for Dan Fox Family Care Program since October 2017. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Human and Family Development. She has worked in the Mental Health/ Social services field since then in both Montana and Washington. She has worked with adults and children in crisis and is looking forward to working more with families! When she isn’t at work she enjoys traveling and spending time outside with her daughter, fiancé, and pup!

     

  • Madison Stumberg

    Madison Stumberg

    SUPERVISED VISITATION SPECIALIST - Dan Fox Family Care Program, Helena

    (406) 443-4730 // mstumberg@youthhomesmt.org
    Madison is from the Portland, OR area and received her undergraduate degree majoring in both Psychology and Biblical Studies & Theology at Multnomah University.  Prior to working for Youth Homes, Madison has worked as an Instructional Assistant in a few special education and early childhood development environments. Madison has worked for Youth Homes since the fall of 2016 upon moving to Helena, MT. Madison enjoys spending time with her husband and golden doodle, thrift shopping, making soy candles, and exploring the beauty of Montana.