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Gladys Calderon

Youth Program Coordinator

Gladys Calderón ha vivido en Fort Wayne, IN, la mayor parte de su vida. Nacida en Nicaragua, ella y su familia se mudaron de El Salvador a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía siete años. Desde entonces supo que uno de sus propósitos en esta vida es servir a los demás, especialmente a través de las áreas de educación y bienestar. Se graduó de Purdue University con una licenciatura en psicología y una maestría en consejería escolar.

 

Trabajó en el programa TRIO Upward Bound de la Universidad de Purdue durante más de 5 años, ayudando a los estudiantes a lograr el objetivo de ser los primeros en sus familias en asistir a la universidad. Actualmente trabaja para el Instituto de Investigación de Waterford, ayudando a los niños pequeños con sus habilidades de alfabetización básica y capacitando a sus padres como sus primeros maestros. En Bienestar Sin Fronteras, está a cargo de los grupos de ayuda para adolescentes y padres.

 

A Gladys le apasiona el aprendizaje, el bienestar, los viajes, el yoga y el Ayurveda.

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Rolando Sosa

Therapist

Rolando Sosa se ha desempeñado como terapeuta familiar y consejero en adicciones por más de 18 años. Sosa se especializa en el tratamiento de la ansiedad y la depresión, el PTSD y el trastorno de adaptación, el ODD y el trastorno de conducta. En su práctica familiar aborda y trabaja en temas concernientes a los problemas de relaciones entre padres e hijos, la crianza compartida y la violencia doméstica.

Sosa también se especializa en el tratamiento del abuso de sustancias y dependencia.

Sosa es terapeuta/consejero bilingüe; se graduó de Andrews University, donde obtuvo una Maestría en Trabajo Social (MSW). Asimismo, Sosa cuenta con una maestría en Divinidad de Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Sosa tiene licencias como trabajador social clínico y consejero clínico en adicciones. Sosa obtuvo una certificación nacional como consejero en adicciones y tiene una Maestría en Consejería en Adicción (MAC) de NAADAC.

Rolando Sosa está casado con Agustina Sosa. Los Sosa son los orgullosos padres de cinco hijos adultos y ocho nietos.

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Yessica Gonzalez

Therapist

Yessica Lawson González se graduó de Indiana University en South Bend, IN. Obtuvo su Licenciatura en Trabajo Social en 2018 y recientemente completó su Maestría en Trabajo Social con un enfoque en salud mental y adicciones. Yessica tiene ocho años de experiencia en servicios sociales y es una apasionada defensora de la concientización sobre la salud mental.

 

En 2013, Yessica aceptó un puesto como Coordinadora de Servicios Familiares en La Casa de Amistad, donde trabajó durante más de cuatro años sirviendo a la comunidad latina en el lado oeste de South Bend. En este puesto se enteró de todas las barreras que existen para los miembros de la comunidad que no habla inglés y que buscan servicios de salud mental. Ella notó la necesidad y se dispuso a crear un cambio. Obtuvo su título en Trabajo Social con la esperanza de brindar servicios bilingües a la comunidad.

 

Mientras cursaba sus estudios, Yessica ganó experiencia trabajando con jóvenes y familias de crianza como Desarrolladora de Recursos para Familias en White’s Residential and Family Services, donde capacitaba a los padres de crianza en una variedad de temas de salud mental como TCC, Magic 123, ACE y prevención y riesgo de suicidio. Yessica también ganó experiencia como terapeuta a través de su pasantía en Reflections, donde brindó servicios de terapia a clientes en su mayoría jóvenes. Ahora es una trabajadora social con licencia estatal (LSW) con un enfoque en salud mental y adicciones.

 

A través de su diversa experiencia con diferentes poblaciones, Yessica espera brindar una perspectiva única al trabajar con niños de diversos orígenes, culturas y niveles socioeconómicos.

 

Yessica se enorgullece de ser miembro de la junta de Mental Health Awareness of Michiana, cuyo objetivo es crear una clínica gratuita para brindar servicios a quienes enfrentan barreras para recibir atención. Está entusiasmada de unirse a Bienestar Sin Fronteras en su iniciativa de brindar a las familias de habla hispana servicios adicionales de apoyo en salud mental.

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Alice Jordan-Miles, MS Ed

Director

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Emily Bayer

Clinical Navigator / Therapist

Emily Rose Bayer es nativa de Fort Wayne, madre de un hijo pequeño y trabajadora social clínica con licencia. Se graduó con una maestría en trabajo social de Tulane University en 2012 y ha estado trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y familias en Fort Wayne, Indiana, desde 2013.

Ha trabajado en entornos clínicos privados y comunitarios para facilitar la evaluación de la salud mental y asesoramiento para tratar una variedad de problemas, incluidas las transiciones de la vida, las relaciones íntimas, el estrés causado por el proceso de aculturación, la depresión, la ansiedad y el trastorno de estrés postraumático.

Para tratar el trauma de manera más efectiva, ha recibido capacitación avanzada en EMDR, modalidades de Sistemas Familiares Internos. Le apasiona aumentar el acceso a servicios de salud mental asequibles y culturalmente competentes en el noreste de Indiana. Emily cree que cada cliente es el experto con respecto a su experiencia interna y esas modalidades de sanación son más efectivas cuando incluyen componentes físicos y espirituales, así como la sabiduría de sanación interna de los clientes. Le apasiona desafiar los sistemas de opresión y cree que el trabajo de curación va de la mano con la justicia social y el trabajo de atención comunitaria. Le encanta la jardinería, viajar, bailar y conversar mientras toma un café.

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Cristina Jimenez

Therapist

Cristina Jiménez se graduó de Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) en 2016. Obtuvo su licenciatura en Antropología con especialización en Estudios Religiosos. Actualmente está cursando su Maestría en Educación de Consejería en Purdue Fort Wayne, enfocándose en Consejería de Salud Mental.

Actualmente es la presidenta de filantropía del capítulo del Programa de Honores de Educación de Consejería de PFW de Chi Eta Sigma. Cristina tiene 7 años de experiencia trabajando con poblaciones diversas tanto en el mundo con fines de lucro como sin fines de lucro. Es una apasionada defensora de la concientización sobre la salud mental y la justicia racial/étnica.

Cristina comenzó su viaje de servicio social en 2019, aceptando un puesto como Educadora Comunitaria en la YWCA, en donde después de dos años continúa haciéndolo. Ella espera aumentar su capacidad para servir a la comunidad latina a través de Bienestar Sin Fronteras al ofrecer servicios de consejería en español.

Además de hablar español, Cristina también habla francés con fluidez. Le apasiona educar y apoyar a jóvenes y adultos. Con sus años de experiencia trabajando con poblaciones diversas, Cristina espera continuar ampliando su base de conocimientos y ser una base de apoyo para personas de todas las clases socio económicas, razas, etnias, géneros y orientaciones sexuales.

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Jessica Hermosillo Gaytan

Therapist

Spanish coming soon!

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Joseline Matias

Therapist

Joseline Matias creció en Fort Wayne, Indiana, y fue criada por una madre soltera que le enseñó a una edad temprana a ayudar a los necesitados. Joseline habla inglés y español con fluidez. Sus padres son de Jolalpan, México y México D.F. Joseline se graduó de la Universidad de Indiana en Bloomington (IUB) en 2021. Obtuvo su licenciatura en Trabajo Social con un enfoque en Salud Mental y Adicciones y una especialización en español. Actualmente está completando su Maestría en Trabajo Social en la Universidad de Indiana- Universidad de Purdue en Indianápolis, enfocándose en Salud Mental y Adicciones. Está en camino de graduarse en mayo de 2022 y está emocionada de unirse a Bienestar Sin Fronteras (BSF). Mientras estaba en la escuela, Joseline ganó experiencia a través de su pasantía en el Centro de Salud Mental Sandra Eskenazi en Indianápolis trabajando con niños y familias. Ella cree que hay una gran necesidad de ayudar a las familias subrepresentadas y quiere trabajar para mejorar la calidad de la atención para las personas de todos los orígenes, independientemente de su raza, género, nivel socioeconómico, etnia, orientación sexual, etc. Espera retribuirle comunidad al ser parte de BSF en la prestación de servicios gratuitos de salud mental a familias hispanohablantes.

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Yanet Cordia

Therapist

Yanet Coria es mexicoamericana y habla inglés y español con fluidez. Sus padres son de Michoacán, México; sin embargo, Yanet reside con su familia en Indiana.

Yanet obtuvo su licenciatura y maestría en Trabajo Social de Indiana University South Bend. La especialidad de Yanet es Salud mental y adicción, y tiene varios años de experiencia trabajando con familias y niños.

Yanet trabajó en White’s Residential and Family Service, donde adquirió experiencia trabajando con niños en el sistema de crianza temporal como administradora de casos. Luego, después de graduarse en su maestría, Yanet hizo la transición a la Academia DePaul como Gerente Terapéutica trabajando con hombres entre las edades de 14 a 18 años involucrados en el sistema de justicia penal, brindando tratamiento a través de la terapia individual, grupal y familiar.

A Yanet le apasiona trabajar con niños y familias. Yanet está segura de que, con sus habilidades y los conocimientos aprendidos, podrá tener un impacto en las vidas de los niños y las familias a las que les brinda servicios.

Meet the Team

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Gladys Calderon

Youth Program Coordinator

Gladys Calderon has lived in Fort Wayne, IN for most of her life. Born in Nicaragua, she and her family moved from El Salvador to the U.S. when she was 7 years old. Since then, she knew one of her missions in this lifetime is to serve others, especially through the areas of education and well-being. She graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's in psychology and a master's in School Counseling. 

 

She worked at Purdue University's TRIO Upward Bound program for over 5 years, helping students achieve their goal of being the first in their families to go to college.  She is currently working for Waterford Research Institute, helping young children with their early literacy skills, and empowering their parents as their first teachers. At Bienestar Sin Fronteras, she helps in running groupwork with teens and parents. 

 

Gladys is passionate about learning, well-being, travel, yoga, Ayurveda. 

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Rolando Sosa

Therapist

Rolando Sosa has been working as a family therapist and an addiction counselor for more than 18 years. Sosa specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression, PTSD and Adjustment Disorder, ODD, and Conduct Disorder. In addition, family practice includes working on issues related to parent/child relational problems, co-parenting, and domestic violence.  

 

Sosa also specializes in the treatment of substance abuse and substance dependence.

 

Sosa is a bilingual therapist/counselor; he is a graduate of Andrews University, where he earned an MSW degree. In addition, Sosa holds an M-Div from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Sosa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. Sosa holds a national certification as an addiction counselor and holds a Master of Addiction Counselor (MAC) from NAADAC.

 

Rolando Sosa is married to Agustina Sosa. The Sosas are the proud parents of five adult children and eight grandchildren.

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Yessica Gonzalez

Therapist

Yessica Lawson Gonzalez graduated from Indiana University in South Bend, IN. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2018 and recently completed her Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on mental health and addictions. Yessica has eight years’ experience in social services and is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness. 

 

In 2013 Yessica accepted a position as Family Services Coordinator at La Casa de Amistad where she worked over four years servicing the Latino community on the west side of South Bend. Here she learned about all the barriers to services that existed for non-English speaking community members seeking mental health services. She saw a need and set forth to create change. She pursued her degree in Social Work in hopes to service the community in a bilingual manner. 

 

While in school Yessica gained experience working with foster youth and families as a Resource Family Developer at White’s Residential and Family Services where she would train foster parents on a variety of mental health topics like CBT, Magic 123, ACE’s and Suicide risk and prevention. Yessica also gained experience as a therapist through her internship at Reflections where she provided therapy services to mostly youth clients. She is now a state licensed Social Work (LSW) with focus in Mental Health and Addictions. 

 

Through her diverse experience with different populations Yessica hopes to bring a unique perspective when working with children of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and socioeconomic status. 

 

Yessica is a proud member of the Mental Health Awareness of Michiana board whose goal is to create a pro-bono clinic to bring services to those facing barriers to care. She is excited to join Bienestar Sin Fronteras in their initiative to provide Spanish speaking families with additional support services in mental health.

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Alice Jordan-Miles, MS Ed

Director

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Emily Bayer

Clinical Director/Therapist

Emily Rose Bayer is a Fort Wayne native, mother of a young son, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated with a master’s in social work from Tulane University in 2012 and has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 2013.  She has worked in both private and community clinical settings to facilitate mental health assessment and counseling to treat a variety of issues including life transitions, intimate relationships, acculturation stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  To treat trauma more effectively, she has received advanced training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems modalities. She is passionate about increasing access to affordable, culturally proficient mental health services in Northeast Indiana.  Emily believes that each client is the expert regarding his/her/their internal experience and that healing modalities are most effective when they include somatic and spiritual components as well as clients’ internal healing wisdom.  She is passionate about challenging systems of oppression and believes that healing work goes hand in hand with social justice and community care work. She loves gardening, travel, dance, and conversations over coffee.  

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Cristina Jimenez

Therapist

Cristina Jimenez graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in 2016. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Counseling Education at Purdue Fort Wayne, focusing on Mental Health Counseling. She is currently the philanthropy chair for the PFW Counseling Education Honors Program chapter of Chi Eta Sigma. Cristina has 7 years of experience working with diverse populations in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and racial/ethnic justice.

 

Cristina began her social service journey in 2019, accepting a position as a Community Educator at the YWCA. She has been there now for two years. She hopes to expand her capacity to serve the Latino community through Bienestar Sin Fronteras by offering counseling services in Spanish as an intern. Aside from speaking Spanish, Cristina is also fluent in French. She has a passion for educating and supporting youth and adults. With her years of experience working with diverse populations, Cristina hopes to continue to expand her knowledge base as well as be a base of support for people of all socioeconomic classes, races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.

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Jessica Hermosillo Gaytan

Therapist

Jessica Hermosillo Gaytan, MA, LMHC  is Mexican-American, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She resides in Warsaw, IN. Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2013 and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from Grace College.

        Jessica started off her career by working in the Beaman Home as a Spanish Speaking Advocate assisting women and children who were in domestic violence situations and seeking assistance. There she lead groups with women to discuss depression, anxiety, parenting, and trauma. Jessica went on to work at Bowen Center in Warsaw, IN as a Skills Coach for two and a half years. There she primarily worked with children and teenagers developing social skills and managing behavioral issues. Jessica primarily worked with Latino families, assisting with parenting skills and translating needs. As Jessica completed her internship for her Master’s program, she interned at Gateway Woods- a residential home for teenagers in Leo-Cedarville, IN. After graduating, Jessica obtained a full-time position with Gateway Woods for two and a half years. She worked as a Therapist doing case management work with probation and DCS, family therapy, addictions, depression, anxiety, and  trauma. Shortly after having her first daughter, Jessica returned to work for Bowen Center in Warsaw and became a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. 

 

Jessica primarily works with the Latino population treating a variety of issues and educating Latino’s of mental health and addictions. Jessica has a passion for continuing to provide access to Latinos with services for Mental Health that are affordable, effective, healing, and hopefully life-changing.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, daughters, dogs,  exercising, and traveling.  

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Joseline Matias

Therapist

Joseline Matias grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was raised by a single mother who taught her at a young age to help others in need. Joseline is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her parents are from Jolalpan, Mexico, and Mexico D.F. Joseline graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington (IUB) in 2021. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a focus on Mental Health and Addictions and a minor in Spanish. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, focusing on Mental Health and Addictions. She is on track to graduate in May 2022 and is excited to join Bienestar Sin Fronteras (BSF). While in school, Joseline has gained experience through her internship at Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center in Indianapolis working with children and families. She believes that there is a great need to help underrepresented families and wants to work towards improving the quality of care for people of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. She hopes to give back to her community by being part of BSF in providing free mental health services to Spanish-speaking families.

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Yanet Cordia

Therapist

Yanet Coria is Mexican-American, and she is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her parents are from Michoacan, Mexico; however, Yanet resides with her family in Indiana.

 

Yanet obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University South Bend. Yanet’s concentration is Mental health and Addiction, and she has several years of experience working with families and children.

 

Furthermore, Yanet worked at Whites Residential and Family Service, where she gained experience working with children in the foster care system as a Case Manager. Then, after graduating with her Master’s degree, Yanet transitioned to DePaul Academy as a Therapeutic Manager working with males between the ages of 14-18 years old involved in the criminal justice system, providing treatment through individual, group, and family therapy.

 

Yanet has a passion for working with children and families. Yanet is certain that with her learned skills and knowledge, she will be able to make an impact on the lives of the children and families she serves.

Alice received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana University (IU) Bloomington. Alice currently wears numerous hats at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) and in life: Faculty in the Department of Human Services with an intentional focus on advising and mentoring first-generation, minority students; Director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute; Project Director of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition (ISPC); Director of Bienestar Sin Fronteras (Wellness Without Borders); Director of the Indiana Statewide LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Teams Network; Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS); and past chair of the Indiana State Suicide Prevention Advisory Council. Alice is a state suicide prevention specialist where she travels the state to provide trainings and consultation in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, Mental Health First Aid, and Cultural Competency and Mental Health; and a master trainer for the QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Institute.

 

Her current position provides leadership statewide and beyond state lines on concerns related to behavioral health. Her responsibilities also include professional trainings for public and private school districts, colleges/universities, faith communities, and the United States judicial system. Alice provides presentations, resources and trainings in suicide prevention and intervention to groups, organizations and communities to increase awareness of the importance of mental wellness and to eliminate the stigma towards help-seeking behaviors. As the Director of ISPC, she coordinates monthly statewide meetings while also providing resources and technical assistance to Hoosiers across Indiana. Additionally, Alice leads the implementation of the first-ever statewide Indiana LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team Network that provides outreach and support to survivors of suicide loss in their communities. More importantly, Alice has worked tirelessly to help make suicide prevention efforts more culturally competent through spearheading two initiatives: suicide prevention and intervention in the African American and Latino communities where she promotes and encourages wellness and resilience through various cultural lenses.

 

Alice is very committed to her family, faith and community. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, her community involvement includes over 30 years of mentoring and advising youth from at-risk communities where she founded the HOT (Hoosiers of Tomorrow) Mentoring Program. Because of her impactful work with youth and her endless efforts in saving lives in Indiana, Alice was awarded the highest recognition bestowed on an alumnus – the Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA). Alice has also received the John Ulmer award for her significant service to first-generation students at PFW. Moreover, her past awards include Latina Woman of Influence, 21 Alive Women in Leadership, YWCA Women of Distinction, IU Alumni President’s Award, Welcoming Fort Wayne Diversity Award, and her latest award - Latinos Count Amiga of the Year Award. Her current involvements include President of IU’s Latino Alumni Association and an IU Groups Recommender. Her community involvement further includes a board position with the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Fort Wayne Girlz ROCK. Lastly, Alice has been recognized as one of Fort Wayne’s top 50 connectors!

 

According to Alice, her greatest accomplishment is her family where she and her husband Brian just celebrated their 25th weddding anniversary with their three (3) amazing children: Ross, Emilia and Gabrielle and three (3) beautiful granddaughters: Audrina, Sophia and Myla. In her spare time she enjoys attending outdoor concerts, reading, and gardening.