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SUSAN (LAURIE LIPSKY) LITMAN, MSW ’79, has married and moved to Nottingham, England. She began a private counseling practice through which she serves married and unmarried couples, as well as individuals with relationship, stress, personal growth, or bereavement concerns.


AMY ELLWOOD, MSW ’83, wrote an article about mentoring that was published in the fall issue of the American Association of Medical Colleges’ web-based publication, Faculty Vitae (www.aamc. org/members/facultydev/facultyvitae/fall06/perspec- tives.htm). In the article, Amy honored her mentor, the late Edith Gomberg, former U-M School of Social Work professor. Amy currently serves on the U-M School of Social Work Alumni Board of Governors. She is a pro- fessor of family medicine and psychiatry at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

JILL FARRELL, MSW ’86, is teaching a course in social policy at Madonna University.

ANNITA LIST, MSW ’88, was the recipient of the His- panic Health and Human Services Award for West Michigan. She is the founder of Diversity Counseling and erapy Center and also serves Spanish-speaking court-mandated clients in West Michigan. She has provided annual training on domestic violence in El Salvador and China.

MARCIA (REICH) BOMBYK, MSW ’76, PHD ’89, was selected as a recipient of the Women of Distinc- tion Award by the Girl Scouts of the Huron Val- ley Council. e Women of Distinction Award is given annually to women who exemplify excellence in their professional and/ or community service work by giving of their time and experience to enrich the lives of others.


ELLEN M. CRAINE, MSW, ’91, is pleased to announce the formation of Craine Mediation with her hus- band, Martin Rostker, MSA. Craine Mediation fo- cuses on divorce mediation at all stages of the divorce process (including post-judgment issues), family mediation (including adult guardianship and family caregiver issues), and civil mediation for all types of cases. See www.crainemediation.com.

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WARDE MANUEL, MSW ’93, became athletic director for the University of Buffalo in July. He was hired from the University of Michigan, where he was an associate athletics director overseeing football and men’s basketball.

ANIKA GOSS-FOSTER, MSW ’94, was hired by the city of Detroit to be its director of philanthropic affairs. Goss-Foster, formerly senior program director for the Detroit office of the Local Initiatives Support Corpo- ration, will work to get the city and foundations in partnership on neighborhood programs.

AMY AI, MSW ’93, PHD ’96, is the author of a study entitled “Psychosocial Mediation of Religious Coping Styles: A Study of Short-Term Adjustment Following Cardiac Surgery.” e study was one of twenty presentations selected for media promotion out of 3,500 presentations being made at the 114th annual American Psychological Association’s national convention. Amy’s study was featured in a press release distributed to international, national, and regional print and broadcast media.

BEVERLY J. PATCHETT, MSW ’97, is clinical direc- tor and CEO of Empow- erment Professionals, P.C., a psychotherapy and life coach practice in Royal Oak, Michigan. Additionally, she is liaison to the NASW-Michigan chapter and is public relations director of the board of Oakland County Council for Children and Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities. Her goal for 2007 is to release a second book related to the mental health field. Beverly was recently accepted into the Honors Edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry, and Strathmore’s Who’s Who. For updates on Beverly’s seminars, visit www.empowerment-pro.net.

MELISSA PEET, MSW ’99, has won the Bobby Wright Best Dissertation Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. e award was presented in early November.


ANGIE LODES-ELLIOTT, MSW ’00, works in a senior living community. She says that choosing to special- ize in working with the geriatric population has been a rewarding experience for her.

HEIDI SHRIVER, MSW ’00, has been an adoption social worker for Children’s Home Society & Family Ser- vices (CHSFS) in St. Paul, Minnesota, since 2002. In May/June 2005, she traveled to Seoul, South Korea, for CHSFS and visited social welfare agencies and cultural attractions. On her return trip, Heidi escorted a baby to her American (cont. on page 28)

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Annita List with Michigan Senator Bill Hardiman at the Hispanic Health and Human Services Award ceremony.

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