Community Outreach Representatives (COR) Team
Our COR team is made up of individuals with lived experiences as victims or relatives of someone affected by violence. They offer immediate support to individuals affected by violence and act as a bridge to our case management and therapeutic services.
Our Community Outreach Research Representatives Team consists of (from left to right) Dominique Crittenden, Darren Seals, Robin Bell and Tamaron Coleman.
Following initial engagement from our COR team, our case managers provide ongoing clinical case management and therapeutic services based upon individualized needs and goals to those who have elected to enroll in the LOV program. This type of support will include counseling and may include employment, housing, basic needs, education, and referrals to help the individual build a better a future.
Clinical Case Manager, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Melik Coffey 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.
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.
Clinical Case Manager, SSM Health – SLU Emergency and Trauma Center
As a LOV Clinical Case Manager, Marsha Williams uses a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach to provide counseling, mentoring, and case management services to support the unique needs and goals of each of her clients. Serving victims and being of service to those in the justice system have been an unexpected passion of hers. Helping and inspiring others to reach their goals and come out of valleys in order to reach their full potential and find purpose is something Marsha does with ease and intent.
Marsha has established a 20-year career in the fields of criminal justice, education, workforce development, and social services within various business sectors and organizations. Marsha earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling, including a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Teacher Education, from the University of Missouri.
Project Coordinator, Life Outside of Violence
Kateri Chapman-Kramer 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.
Kateri 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.