Meet Our Team

Our Stories Are Here to Be Told

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Tina Graham
Executive Director

I have always believed in the potential and resiliency of people,  feeling that those who have walked similar paths bring a unique and empowering perspective. As a mother of an amazing youth with an autism diagnosis, I was drawn to the work done by our peers at ASK and believe I have found my calling as the director of ASK Family Services. I have immense hope that our experiences can help those we serve achieve their fullest potential and dreams.

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Latrieva Boston
Director of Operations

I am so many things but most of all I am a person who wants to help others. I still believe in the “goodness” of mankind and I enjoy working for an agency that is dedicated to helping families of children with developmental and mental health challenges in letting them know they are not “alone”.  

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Tabi Swain
Family Services Manager


As the bonus parent to a child with depression, anxiety, and ADHD the challenges that caregivers face every day deserve acknowledgment and awareness. By reaching out to my community we were able to find resources that helped him be successful as a student, friend, and son. Nothing is ever simple or easy but by having someone validate, encourage, and provide assistance navigating the school systems we became better equipped to support him towards success. He became less angry and was able to graduate on time with the rest of his class. In becoming a resource to others who serve our community, I’m able to help our Family Support Partners empower and support others with their own challenges they may be navigating.

 “Love mattered, in the end. A house without love would always fall, maybe not today or tomorrow, but in the end without love nothing could endure” – Laurell K Hamilton.

My name is Clay Terry, and I have been with ASK for over three years.  I am a native of Arkansas, and have been in Michigan since 2015.  I am the parent of a wonderful son named Gabe, who is 22 years old.  Gabe has had many mental health and emotional challenges in his life.  I have grown as a parent as I have seen him grow in ways I never could have imagined.  It’s a great privilege to be his dad.  My experiences as a parent of a special needs child enables me to empathize and relate to the families I serve.  I can build trust with them, because they know I understand what they deal with on a day to day basis.

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Michelle Matheney
Family Support Partner

 

My name is Michelle Matheney.  I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 1.  The last of my 4 children was born with some physical and some mental challenges.  Through her 16 years, I have become an advocate for her in every aspect of her life.  I have gained a lot of experience in being a caregiver but I also have faced some challenges as well.  I had to figure a lot of things out on my own so I know how important it is to have a person to talk to and help you gain confidence in one’s self when advocating for your child.   With that being said,  me  joining this wonderful, gracious and supportive staff, here at ASK Family Services, they have been a saving grace for me and I want to be that to our families.  I am glad to be a part of the hidden gem I call them.   

 

“WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHER’S”    

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Janita Lane
Family Support Partner

My name is Janita Lane and I am excited to be a part of this amazing team of individuals who make up ASK Family Services. I am here to help families like mine navigate their daily lives by encouraging and supporting their family decisions. I know firsthand what families can encounter with wanting and helping your child to become successful as they fight challenges with being diagnosed with a mental illness. My son as a youth and now an adult struggles with depression/anxiety and Attention Deficit Disorder. He has learned over the years to make healthier decisions for himself and I take pleasure with being in his life to support his journey. I bring my life experiences, educational background and life coaching skills with me as I empower and support the needs of the families I serve.  My hope is to bring a glimpse of light to their situation and be a sounding board to them when they need someone to lean on.  

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Liliane Nogueira
Family Support Partner

I am from Brazil. I came to the United States to be an exchange student. I decided to stay in Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University where I attained my bachelors in Psychology. 

 

I have 3 beautiful kids. My middle child suffers from depression and social anxiety. It is really challenging for our family to learn and understand about his struggles. 

It is a passion of mine to be able to support families with their difficulties.

Miranda Thornton
Youth Peer Support Specialist
Transition Team

My name is Miranda/Randi, she/they pronouns, 27 years old, and I've always been the person people come to as a sounding board. As a femme-leaning nonbinary person, I am part of the LGBTQ+  community, as is my partner and majority of my friends, so that topic is something I hold very dear to my heart. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember as well as other mental disorders that have yet to be formally identified. I have taken an interest in social work and will be applying to go back to school to pursue that very soon! In my personal time I enjoy playing video games, drawing and painting, and playing with my many animals alongside my partner.

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Nadiah Dyer-Coronado
Youth Peer Support Specialist

 

Boneeka Davis

Youth Peer Support Specialist

Transition Team

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My name is Boneeka Davis and I am 24 years old. I have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was a young teen. I am currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire getting my Bachelors in Psychology and specializing in Children Development and Mental Health. I am so excited to see what kind of adventures I will go on working with ASK.

 
As my favorite Tiktoker Anna Wannquist says: “one more time…Let’s try it one more time…”

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Youth Peer Support Specialist

 

 

Shanequa Roebuck

Youth Peer Support Specialist

As a youth I did not feel seen, heard or valued. I knew from a young age that I struggled with some mental health but because of the stigma in my community I was not diagnosed until later in life. My battle with Major Depression and Anxiety has been an emotional roller coaster but I pride myself on resiliency. I believe it is important for the youth to know that their voices matter and that they can bounce back, regardless of how a situation looks in the moment. There is something beautiful waiting on the other side. I bring to ASK self-expression through creativity. I love making beautiful things that tell stories and last a lifetime.  

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Vacant
Youth Peer Mentor

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Kim Beachy

Office Coordinator

My name is Kim, and I have been working in human resources since 2001, doing payroll since 1991, and working with human service organizations since 1991. I like working at an organization that is serving the community. I was born and raised in Michigan's upper peninsula, and love traveling there when I get a chance. In my free time, I enjoy dog sitting, carpentry, and spending time with my family. Most of all, I love supporting my grandchildren at their plays and sporting events. 

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Christina Smith

Youth Involvement Coordinator

“The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination.”
-Maya Angelou

I come to ASK with experience in community organizing, program planning, various advocacy efforts, and child welfare. In my work, I seek to lift the voices of youth so that they may be empowered to inform the programs and policies that affect their lives. I believe that collaboration and collective efforts lead to the greatest impact, and I am energized by the Kalamazoo community’s dedication to youth development. 

I am passionate about equity and inclusion, community health and wellness, and increasing accessibility to services and resources. I love animals, camping on Lake Michigan, and spending time with family and friends.

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Clay Terry
Family Case Coordinator

My name is Nadiah Dyer-Coronado, I am 22 and I am a crazy dog mom. I have 3 adorable dogs, I am newly engaged, and I love coffee!! Growing up mental health wasn’t something that was talked about in my household. As I got older I was able to navigate my feelings and needs to empower myself to be the woman I am today. I love being a part of ASK Family Services and working with all of my amazing co-workers. In this role I am able to help and support the youth and give them the services I wish I had when I was younger. I am still growing mentally, physically and emotionally and I believe that I can overcome anything.

 

“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of the future ruin the happiness of your present.” –unknown

I am a mother of a son with Attention Deficit Disorder and Anxiety diagnosis. 

 

I have experience in navigating through the school system, knowledge in special education rules and guidelines, and I can provide suggestions and tools for parents with “Strong Willed” teens.

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Robin Hicks

Family Support Partner

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Lisa Coleman
Child Welfare
Family Support Partner

I am Lisa Coleman and I am the mother of 12 children – 4 natural and 7 adopted.  Our family’s journey with mental health began with the adoption of three beautiful children – a set of twins and their baby brother.  All three suffer from FASD, PTSD, cognitive impairments, and many other challenges.  The youngest is also on the autism spectrum.  In 2017, I started working at ASK Family Services as a Family Support Partner and I am actively learning my role – to give back, empower, and offer the same support that was offered to me.

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Eileen Pawlicki
Family Support Partner
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Community Service Coordinator

As a parent of two daughters, ages 16 and 24, and recent participant of ASK, I have first-hand experience in seeing the value in the role of Family Support Partner.  I bring 15 years of experience in education in the areas of early childhood, autism and behavior management. I believe we can achieve our goals by building upon and celebrating our successes along the way.

“Where there’s life, there’s hope. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” Anne Frank

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Peer Outreach Worker