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Tiffany Marra, PhD (she/her)

Tiffany Marra, PhD (she/her)

Director

Dr. Marra, MS'98, PHD'06, received her PhD in Education from the U-M Ann Arbor with a specialty in maximizing the use of technology to bridge digital divides. She has worked for the University of Michigan for 20 years focused on creating systemic change to increase enrollment and participation of diverse students across campus. Tiffany is currently the Executive Director at the Center for the Education of Women+ ensuring the services of CEW+ address the needs of women and underserved individuals at U-M and in the community through career and education counseling, funding, workshops, events, and a diverse, welcoming community. Tiffany hosts the podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change, to highlight each guest's resiliency and determination. She can be reached at 734-764-7640 or tmarra@umich.edu.
Gabriella Boufford, MSW, LMSW (she/her)

Gabriella Boufford, MSW, LMSW (she/her)

Counseling Center Social Worker

Gabriella received her Master’s degree in Social Work from U-M and her BA in Psychology from U-M. Gabriella’s work experience includes working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and applying survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and advocacy-based interventions. She provides counseling services to individuals seeking assistance in reaching their career and educational goals. To schedule a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Nicole Castor (she/her)

Nicole Castor (she/her)

Administrative Assistant

Nicole received her bachelor's degree in Early and Middle Childhood Studies with a minor in Disabilities Studies from The Ohio State University. Nicole provides administrative support for the counseling team and the front office. She can be reached at 734-764-6360 or ncastor@umich.edu.
Grace Christiansen, Ed.M (she/her)

Grace Christiansen, Ed.M (she/her)

Student Program Manager

Grace manages the CEW+ student programs, empowering women+ and underserved students at the University of Michigan to reach their full potential. Before joining CEW+, Grace worked in education program management and equity research. She holds an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in English and Political Science from Lawrence University. Grace can be reached at 734-764-6343 and gracechr@umich.edu.
Liz DeBetta, PhD (she/her)

Liz DeBetta, PhD (she/her)

Advocacy Program Manager

Dr. Liz DeBetta is a scholar-artist-activist whose work is grounded in creativity and social justice with an emphasis on creating cultural change. Her focus is on deconstructing dominant narratives that oppress and dehumanize women and the global majority. Dr. DeBetta coordinates the Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist Program and the annual CEW+ Advocacy Symposium and grows the reach and impact of CEW+ advocacy initiatives. Prior to joining CEW+, Dr. DeBetta’s work experience includes two decades of nonprofit leadership and education expertise, including teaching writing at Utah Valley University and as Program Manager at the national non-profit Pajama Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities & Culture) from Union Institute & University with certificates in Women’s and Gender Studies and Creative Writing, an MA in English from the City University of NY, and a BA in Theatre/Speech from Wagner College. She has presented nationally and internationally on topics ranging from adoption and reproductive justice, using writing to heal trauma, gender-based violence, and resisting colonial paradigms in higher-ed. Her book Adult Adoptees and Writing to Heal: Migrating toward Wholeness is forthcoming from Brill Publishers. Dr. DeBetta can be reached at ldebetta@umich.edu.
Angela Ebreo, PhD (she/her)

Angela Ebreo, PhD (she/her)

Program Evaluation Specialist

Dr. Ebreo serves as CEW+'s Program Evaluation Specialist. In this position, she designs and implements needs assessments and evaluation activities for CEW+’s new and emerging initiatives. In addition, to her direct evaluation work, Dr. Ebreo also assists CEW+’s student interns with data collection and report writing related to program development and quality improvement. She brings to this role significant experience as an evaluator and research dedicated to diversity, equity, justice and inclusion in higher education. Dr. Ebreo received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She can be reached at aebreo@umich.edu.
Sandra Iaderosa, LMSW (she/her)

Sandra Iaderosa, LMSW (she/her)

Associate Director for Counseling and Programming

Sandra received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Before joining CEW+, she worked for Michigan Medicine as a social work administrator and manager. Her clinical work focused on health care outcomes and addressing social determinants of health to minimize and address barriers to care. During her time at Michigan Medicine, she helped create strong teams of clinicians and patient advocates. She was instrumental in creating family-centered policies to address the diverse needs of health care consumers and their loved ones. She has presented at national conferences on topics that speak to issues of social justice, equitable access, and addressing systemic issues. She is passionate about collaboration with stakeholders and building functional teams that promote a collective vision. Sandra can be reached at iaderosa@umich.edu.
Sarah Keovongsak, BA (she/her)

Sarah Keovongsak, BA (she/her)

Communications Specialist

Sarah manages the Center’s branding, external communications, website, and social media as well as the planning, development, creation, and implementation of the Center's marketing and communications materials and strategies. She can be reached at sarkeo@umich.edu.
Danielle Kropveld (they/them)

Danielle Kropveld (they/them)

Development and Communications Assistant

Danielle is the development and communications assistant at CEW+. They provide administrative support to the director of development and assist with social media content creation, and other projects and programs. They can be reached at dkropvel@umich.edu.
Erin Lane (she/her)

Erin Lane (she/her)

Scholarship Program Manager

Erin manages the CEW+ scholarship and fellowship funding programs, including work with applicants, review committees, campus partners, and the development team to oversee the process from start to finish. Erin also provides programmatic support for the CEW+ Scholar Community and consults on signature events hosted by the Center. In addition, she facilitates CEW+ Midweek Mindfulness, currently held virtually on Wednesdays from 12:15-12:45 pm. Erin has over 10 years of experience in student services at U-M and is currently earning her MSW at the U-M School of Social Work. She can be reached at 734-764-4355 or eeallen@umich.edu.
Sarah Prince, MA (she/her)

Sarah Prince, MA (she/her)

Continuous Improvement Specialist

Sarah's work focuses on continuous improvement of officewide software tools; and office management, including supervision of the Core Support Services team. She also serves as the Center's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion implementation lead, and manages projects for the director. Sarah holds a master's degree from the University of Michigan School of Education. She can be reached at 734-764-6594 or sarahpr@umich.edu.
Courtney Reid, MSW, LMSW (she/her)

Courtney Reid, MSW, LMSW (she/her)

Counseling Program Manager

Courtney Reid, MSW, LMSW is an alum of the U-M School of Social Work. Her career journey thus far has allowed her to provide behavioral health services in a variety of settings including hospital and community-based practices. By giving consideration to one’s biopsychosocial circumstances, she aims to help others define their concept of well-being, identify meaningful goals and accomplish them while honoring their inner resiliency. She provides counseling services to those seeking to further/refine their educational and professional pursuits. To schedule a counseling appointment with her, please call 734-764-6360.
Jamie Zawistowski, MBA (she/her)

Jamie Zawistowski, MBA (she/her)

Business Manager

Jamie manages all business aspects of CEW+ including finance, budgeting, facilities, financial aid, and human resources, and leads the Core Support Services team at the Center. With over 15 years of finance and human resource experience at U-M, Jamie enjoys the mix of responsibilities that come with working at a small unit within U-M including responsibilities such as strategic planning, recruiting/hiring, change management, and budgeting. She can be reached at 734-764-7218 or jzawisto@umich.edu.


Temporary Staff / Interns / Students

Carisma Ayala, MSW Counseling Intern
Dimitra Colovos, Video/Events Assistant
Marianna Hagler, Writer
Joshua Jin, MSW Management Intern
Devin Johannis, Data Research Assistant
Chia-Ling Kao, MSW Management Intern
Wendy Lu, Data Research Assistant
Takeshi Mishina, Data Research Intern
Kabelo Sandile Motsoeneng, Writer
Stuti Shankar, Data Research Intern
Jessica Pelton, Student Parent Program Assistant
Kayla Powe, Data Research Assistant
Kacey Richardson, MSW Counseling Intern
Carolina Teixeira, Development & Communications Social Media Assistant