Margie Rowles

Margie Rowles serves as our Clinical and Utilization Analyst. Margie loves analyzing data to find trends that WMPC and its partners can use to improve outcomes in child welfare. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.  “From day one, Margie has delved into her role and has taken great initiative in understanding the core values of WMPC,” her supervisor said. “She is passionate, knowledgeable, and personable. We’re glad to have her on the team!”  Years in nonprofit – 9.5…

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Da’Chelle Burnett

Da’Chelle Burnett serves as our Performance and Quality Improvement Coordinator working with Supportive Services. Da’Chelle started her non-profit career in direct care roles for youth and families experiencing homelessness. She previously worked as a shelter care facilitator, case coordinator, and data analyst at Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo. Da’Chelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW), and a Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) with a focus in Program Evaluation.   Years in nonprofit – 5 Why you wanted to be in this field: I was raised in predominantly African American communities…

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Jazmine Kirkland

Jazmine Kirkland serves as our Data Quality Analyst. Jazmine has a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Research and previously worked with her local health department and the Centers for Disease Control on data analysis related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there, she also contributed to scholarship about the surge of drug overdoses during the pandemic and child orphanage increases during the pandemic. Her previous areas of research include the impact of perceived racism, chronic stress, and allostatic load in the African American community; innovative methods to improve the quality of life for older adults; and strained child-caregiver relationships. Years in…

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Ebonie Byndon-Fields

Ebonie Byndon-Fields serves as our Director of Care Coordination and Innovation. Ebonie has worked in the social service field for over 15 years. She started her career as a case manager in adult mental health, before working as an assessment worker in children’s services, a visitation facilitator, and a child welfare manager. Ebonie also worked as a professor of social work and criminal justice at Wayne State University. Her degrees include a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s in Social Work, a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Law.  We are excited by the depth and breadth of her experience, and…

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Elisabeth Mulholland

Elisabeth Mulholland serves as our Care Coordinator. She brings with her nine years of experience and a passion for reunification, recruiting new foster care families, and creating an antiracist foster care system.  “We’re truly thankful for Elisabeth’s creativity, and her drive to create system-wide change to improve outcomes for youth in Kent County Foster Care,” her supervisor shared.  Years in nonprofit – 9 Why you wanted to be in this field: I have a passion for advocating for children and families through promoting reunification. What is your role at WMPC? What are your responsibilities in this role? I am a…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Ashleigh Jeffries

Ashleigh Jeffries serves as our Intake and Placement Care Coordinator. Ashleigh comes to WMPC with nearly eight years of experience  working with Michigan children and families. In 2013, she graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. She has worked in various counties throughout the state, has an innovative mindset, and brings so much energy to our team. Her experience includes Foster Care, Friend of the Court, Families First, and worked as a Services Specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services.  Years in nonprofit – 9 Why you wanted…

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Staff Spotlight: Meet London Tyler

West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) welcomes London Tyler as a Parent Engagement Specialist as a part of our Parent Engagement Program. She will be providing peer-to-peer mentor and support to help build the bridge between parents, the caregiver, and the foster care case manager. Her experience in residential settings and over 10 years in the educational field makes her a perfect fit. Read more about what London brings to WMPC. Years in Non-profit: 4 years Why you wanted to be in this field?  I chose this field because I wanted to do more for my community. “I AM My…

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