Andrew Welch, BS, CBRS and Case Management
Andrew in Idaho Falls specializes teaching skills to individuals that are lost as a result of their Mental Health Condition. He also works to connect individuals to resources in their community.
Jennifer Hawkins, BA, CBRS and Case Management
Jennifer is a Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist (CBRS) and a Case Manager (CM) at Willow Sage Services, located in Pocatello, Idaho. Jennifer graduated with a BA degree in Psychology, focused in children and adolescent development, and a minor in criminal justice. She is currently enrolled to earn her master’s degree in mental health counseling. Jennifer focuses on peoples’ strengths, abilities, and potential which can promote positive change. She believes that everyone is a teacher and a learner, and addressing the broader issues that impact on communities, families and individuals can also lead to positive social justice. Jennifer helps others bring out their best; offering people community resources and assisting them in overcoming problems that keep them from leading a happy and more fulfilling life. She is a CASA volunteer; she advocates for a child’s best interest in court. She was appointed by a judge and through her work; she help judges develop a fuller picture of each child’s life. “Nature and nurture collectively form who we are, the self-schemas that make up our self-concepts help us organize and retrieve our experiences; human beings have the ability to make the needed changes for a better quality of life, if we choose.”
Michelle Svoboda, LSW, CBRS and Case Management
Michelle Svoboda is a Licensed Social Worker. Michelle currently works out of our Idaho Falls office. She has 8 years of experience in case management and CBRS. She has a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Idaho State University. Michelle is enthusiastic, passionate, loves her work and the people she works with. She has lots of experience working with all age groups (children, adolescents, adults and elderly). Michelle is knowledgeable in many community resources as well as skills building techniques. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She was born in California and grew up Idaho Falls. Recently married in May 2019, Michelle's husband is attending nursing school. She loves to dance, try new food, and watch movies and telenovelas on Netflix in her spare time. Michelle will go above and beyond to help those under her care. Michelle will have her Targeted Care Coordinator (TCC) certification starting January, 2020.