Meet the Staff

Administrative Staff

Shannon Hartnett, MA

Executive Director

Shannon Hartnett works in partnership with police chiefs, community leaders, and county and state officials to provide residents of DuPage County with high quality mental health services.

Vivica Odell, MSW, LCSW

Associate Director

Specialties: Trauma-informed Treatments, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Intimate Partner Violence, Female Adolescent Domestic Battery

Vivica Odell is a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years experience. 

Jaclyn LaPorte, MS, LCPC

Clinical Services Manager

Specialties: Juvenile Justice Adolescents, Crisis Intervention, Group Therapy

Jaclyn LaPorte is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She works with adolescents in the fields of domestic violence, crisis intervention, trauma history, station adjustment diversion program, substance abuse, alternative education students, mental health, counseling services, and group therapy. 

Rachel Menge, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Services Manager / Therapist

Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Treatment for Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Trauma and Stress Related Disorders

Rachel M. Menge is a licensed clinical social worker with five years of clinical experience in diverse settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment. 

Katie Thomas, JD

Development and Finance Director

Will be updated soon.

Michelle Avila

Bilingual Office Coordinator

Will be updated soon.


Clinical Staff


Laina Bucci, MA, NCC, CDVP


Bilingual Therapist

Mayra Loera, MSW


Bilingual Therapist

Yamileth Obando, MSW


Bilingual Therapist

Donna Quiroz, MSW


Bilingual Therapist

Vanesa Rangel, MA, LPC

Specialties: Individual and Family Counseling


Libby Sanders, AMFT


Program Staff

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Program Coordinator

Ashley Liem, MPH

Ashley Liem is a Program Coordinator, and she facilitates positive youth development and social emotional learning programs. Ashley contributes to strategic communication projects and maintains the website. 

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Program Associate

Brianna Garza, BSW

Brianna Garza is a Program Associate, who facilitates positive youth development and social emotional learning programs.  

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Program Associate

Erin Novak

Will be updated soon.


Therapy Dog


Canine-Assistance Animal

Winston Poodle

Winston Poodle is a miniature poodle who has been trained as a therapy assistance animal. 


Administrative Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM-4:00PM

Appointments are available in the

evenings and on the weekends.



3 Friendship Plaza

Addison, IL 60101

Phone: (630) 693-7934

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