Tiffany Marra, PhD
DirectorDr. Marra received her PhD in Education from the U-M Ann Arbor. She previously served as program director in the Office of the Provost at UM-Dearborn, where she was the founding director of Dearborn’s Hub for Teaching and Learning and was a former program manager at both the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the student-focused project MPortfolio. Dr. Marra brings to her role as CEW+ Director an impressive record of collaboration in project and team-building, demonstrated commitment to campus and student needs, and innovation in the use of technology to support community-building. She can be reached at 734-764-7640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharon Alvandi, MSW, LLMSW
Temporary CounselorSharon received her MSW and a certificate in communal leadership from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2017. Since 2010, she has taught/facilitated classes and groups while working on projects and task forces in the realms of education, refugee resettlement, developing gender equity in communities, and faith-based coalition building. Sharon works with individuals on counseling through transitions in education and careers. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Annual Fund and Funding Disbursement CoordinatorAdrian oversees annual giving, donor stewardship practices, and develops written materials for CEW+ initiatives. She can be reached at 734-764-7271 or email@example.com.
Kirsten A. Elling, PhD
Associate Director for Operations and Counseling ProgramKirsten oversees CEW+'s career and educational counseling, program evaluation, and operations. She leads the Council for Nontraditional Students (COUNTS) and serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lead. Additionally, Kirsten serves on a number of U-M committees and consults and collaborates with a range of U-M units/departments. A U-M alumna (Bachelor’s degree in Psychology), she received her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Currently, her availability for counseling appointments is limited.
Women of Color in the Academy Project CoordinatorGloryvee coordinates the Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP), a network focused on addressing the challenges and issues uniquely faced by faculty women of color. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education at U-M. Gloryvee’s dissertation study focuses on the social psychological experiences of underrepresented and marginalized students at predominantly White institutions. Her professional background includes human development, student support programs, and social science research related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, including her prior work experiences at U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity, Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context, and Rackham Graduate School. Gloryvee can be reached at 734-764-6292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MSW Counseling InternLeah is currently a student in the MSW program at the University of Michigan, focusing on Interpersonal Practice with a Mental Health concentration. She received her BSW from Eastern Michigan University in 2014. Prior to beginning the MSW program, Leah worked at Michigan Medicine in the Department of Social Work for three years, focusing primarily on pediatric patients and families in identifying and removing possible barriers to receiving health care. While pursuing her BSW, she interned at Works Skills Corporation focusing on vocational training and possible challenges for participants returning to society after serving jail time.
Connie Hansen, MA
Office ManagerConnie provides administrative support for the Director, supervises the front office staff and student assistants, and coordinates CEW+'s administrative support needs. She can be reached at 734-764-7640 or email@example.com
Temporary Counselor and Special ProjectsMorgan received her Master’s degree in Social Work and certificate in Management of Human Services from U-M in 2018. Prior to her graduate studies, Morgan received her BSW degree from the University of North Texas in 2014. Morgan’s work experiences include disaster response and relief, nonprofit leadership, and development of community partnerships. Morgan works with individuals in counseling through career and educational transitions. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Marketing & Communications SpecialistSarah manages the website, social media, and the planning, development, and implementation of the Center's marketing and communications materials and initiatives. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events and Funding Application CoordinatorErin supports CEW+ programs and events and assists with administrative support in the front office. She can be reached at 734-764-4355 or email@example.com.
Administrative Assistant Associate
Temporary CounselorMargaret received her MSW in Interpersonal Practice with a concentration of Mental Health from the University of Michigan in 2018. Prior to starting her MSW program, Margaret worked as a Vocational Coordinator to help find employment opportunities for adults with disabilities, while building relationships with employers. Margaret supports individuals during career and educational transitions through counseling. To make a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Doreen Murasky, LMSW, ACSW
Student Program Manager, SeniorDoreen oversees CEW+ student programming, including the social work internship program, the Student Advisory and the Scholar Community Advisory Boards. In addition, she enjoys developing and presenting dynamic programs with a focus on holistic life planning and developing coping and resiliency skills, especially for underserved students. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from U-M. She can be reached at 734-764-6360 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of DevelopmentCharlotte is responsible for CEW+ development and fundraising efforts. She works with passionate individuals who want to support CEW+'s mission through financial contributions. Charlotte can be reached at 734-764-7258 or email@example.com.
Administrative Assistant SeniorSarah provides administrative support for the director, the front office, and the development team. She can be reached at 734-764-6005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janice S. Reuben
Staff Program ManagerJanice leads the Women of Color Task Force project and coordinates CEW+'s staff development programming. She is responsible for administering the Center's endowed lecture series and CEW+'s corporate donor stewardship program. Janice also represents CEW+ on the U-M's MLK Symposium Planning Committee and serves as an advisor to the VOICES of the Staff Fostering Learning Coaching & Mentoring Team (formerly Career Development). The Women of Color Task Force is a staff development network that provides professional and leadership development support for U-M employees. She can be reached at 734-764-6331 or email@example.com.
Danisha Sornum, MPP
Data CoordinatorDanisha conducts data analysis on underserved students and works on policies/initiatives that help drive the programming and services offered by CEW+.
Jamie Zawistowski, MBA
Business AdministratorJamie manages all business aspects of CEW+ including finance, budgeting, facilities, financial aid, and human resources. She can be reached at 734-764-7218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interns / Students
Sally Al-Banna, Undergrad Research Assistant
Anna Billiard, Undergrad Research Assistant
Poppy Cox, DSIP Intern
Nina He, Undergrad Research Assistant
Seaira Wainaina, Front Office Administrative Assistant
Jalyn Walker, Front Office Administrative Assistant