Abigail Batha, LMSW

Clinical Case Manager, Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis

Abigail, also affectionately known as Abby, is a graduate of the Brown School at Washington University in Saint Louis. Abigail Batha has been in the field of social work for 12 years. Her specific focus has been with mental health.  As a native of Saint Louis, Abby is passionate about case management and advocacy for individuals who struggle with homelessness and substance use. In her spare time, Abby is an avid bike rider, enjoys taking walks with her dog, and a true fan of peanut butter with carrots and apples.

Kateri Chapman-Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Project Coordinator, Life Outside of Violence

Kateri Chapman-Kramer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years’ experience working with underrepresented children and families. She received a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Kateri is responsible for successful implementation of the LOV project, including training and supervision of case managers providing direct practice, coordination of multiple committees of key stakeholders, and delivery of data-driven research and funding outcomes to address the public health issue of violence in the St. Louis area.

Melik D.H. Coffey, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Case Manager, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Melik is a licensed mental health clinician with over a decade of experience in clinical services such as intakes/assessments, individual, family, and group therapy, crisis intervention, and case management. As a graduate of the Brown School at Washington University, Saint Louis, Melik has chosen to base his area of clinical focus on child and adolescent mental health, youth violence prevention, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and criminogenic risk and behavioral health needs.

Melik has furthered his education and learning at the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute where he was trained in psychodynamic practice to better treat individuals and families who have experienced compound and complex trauma.

Stephanie Harris, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Case Manager, Institute for Public Health

Stephanie earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, with an emphasis in Family Social Work, in 2017 and her Master’s Degree in Theology from Liberty University in 2013. Prior to her work with LOV, Stephanie served in the armed forces and worked for the Department of Human Services, assisting low-income families obtain nutrition and medical assistance. As a LOV Clinical Case Manager, she uses an eclectic approach to provide counseling, mentoring, and case management services to support the unique needs and goals of each client. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, reading, and exploring new ideas for home DIY projects.

Keyria Jeffries, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Case Manager, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Keyria has worked with youth in a variety of settings for the last ten years, including youth employment services, residential settings, and in schools. Working with victims of gun violence or those with bullet related injuries is a new and  challenging area for Keyria, but one that she has stepped into with passion and dedication. Helping young people reach their full potential and lead happy and healthy lives is Keyria’s motivation for continuing to show up and do this work.

Our Outreach Team

From left to right: Dominique Crittenden, Darren Seals, Robin Bell and Tamaron Coleman