Course Listing - by Instructor
Amy Bailey has been working in child welfare in Michigan for over 15 years and is a licensed Master's level social worker. She's earned the John P Steketee Child Welfare Advocate of the Year award as well as the Michigan Supreme Court and Foster Care Review Board "Michigan's Foster Care Caseworker of the Year" award. Mrs. Bailey is currently employed as the Child Welfare Program Director at Pathways MI, a program of Arbor Circle.
|Audrey Carlstrom||Audrey Carlstrom joined MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET)
Division in April 2019. She serves as an Industrial Hygienist in the Training and
Consultation Program for the Western Counties in Lower Michigan.
Prior to joining MIOSHA’s CET Division, Audrey worked as a Wastewater Laboratory
Technician. As a lab tech, Audrey performed analysis on water samples throughout
the treatment process to ensure compliance with the required National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. Additionally, Audrey served over
eight years as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician in the Air Force, both in
Active Duty and in the Michigan Air National Guard. Her duties and responsibilities
primarily included occupational health surveys for over 24,000 personnel in
industrial work centers. Audrey also performed environmental sampling and
monitoring and was a member of the base HAZMAT emergency response team.
Audrey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
from the University of Michigan.
|Gregg Dimkoff||Dr. Dimkoff is a professor of finance and Director of the Certified Financial Planning program at GVSU. He has a Ph.D. in finance and a BS degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA degree from Saint Louis University, and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) degree from the American College. Professor Dimkoff has over 30 years of teaching experience with particular expertise in business finance, personal finance, insurance, and economics.|
>Lisa Dykstra holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She is a Certified NHA Trainer and uses the approach to support children with intense behaviors in her role as a School Social Worker where she has served students in her community for 15 years. In 2017, Lisa expanded her opportunity to combine clinical skills and NHA as she started her own private practice to support children and families as a Therapist. A strong believer in the power of relationship when working through behavioral challenges, Lisa consistently and successfully uses the Nurtured Heart Approach in both professional settings. The most meaningful application of the approach happens in her own home with her husband and their 4 children. In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading, crafting, spending time outside, and playing games with her kids.
Marcia Ferstenfeld, M.A., CIRT, CI is in private practice working with couples, individuals and families. She is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and a member of the Imago Faculty as a Certified Clinical Instructor. Her work focuses on training therapists, supporting couples and individuals in achieving personal growth, and developing loving relationships in regular and extended, intensive sessions.
Marcia is assisted by her husband, Larry, in her Getting The Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find, and Connected Parents, Thriving Kids Workshops and classes and in her Clinical Training Courses. Married 55 years, they have three grown daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They bring a wealth of insight and experience, gleaned from their personal devotion to their own evolving relationship.
|Jim Getting, PhD||Jim Getting was appointed to MIOSHA's Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division in 2007 and provides construction safety services for the Southwest counties of Michigan. Jim has over 16 years of experience as a construction safety professional. Prior to joining CET, Jim worked as Safety Director for several companies, encountering a multitude of construction safety hazards. Jim learned first-hand the challenges of training workers, developing safety plans, inspecting worksites, and developing written programs to ensure worker safety and complying with MIOSHA standards. Jim has a Doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Auburn University. His primary specialty is the managing of safety and motivation of workers through behavioral safety methods. By utilizing these straight-forward and effective techniques and his field experience, Jim provides training and consultation to assist companies in developing positive and proactive safety programs.|
|Eric Hoogstra||Eric is a Clinical Affiliate Professor of Finance and Program Director for the Seidman Financial Planning Certificate Program, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Hoogstra is also the owner of West Michigan Accounting Services and Arcadia Asset Management, a business based in Holland, Michigan that focuses on comprehensive financial planning and asset management. Has taught FPC 304, Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits since 1999. Eric is also teaching the FPC 303 Personal Income Tax Planning Course.|
Thavone Huinil, MSW, LMSW has a full time private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. She has a passion and gift for working with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to create safety and connection. She is an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University in the School of Social Work, as well as provides supervision for limited license Social Workers.
|Chris Johnson||Chris Johnson is an Occupational Safety Consultant with the Consultation Education and Training Division of MIOSHA. Chris currently provides consultation and training services for Southwest Michigan counties.
Before working with the State of Michigan, Chris was a Safety Chair at a MVPP STAR manufacturing facility in West Michigan. His responsibilities included incident investigation, safety training, employee engagement, and developing and working with different employee lead safety teams in order to enhance the safety culture. Chris also has previous experience in the insurance industry, working with accident and liability investigations.
Chris is a graduate of Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science and is a licensed fire fighter and emergency medical technician in the State of Michigan.
|Augustine Syrovy||Augustine Syrovy joined MIOSHA in 2018. He serves in the Consultation Education and Training Division as an occupational safety advisor and consultant to businesses, industry, unions, employee groups, schools, colleges, municipalities, counties, and other state agencies. He assists these groups in collecting, organizing and reviewing information in workplaces to determine what types of occupational hazards may be present and likely to affect workers. He works with management and employees alike to prevent, control and eliminate known or potential hazards. In addition, Augustine develops and delivers occupational safety training seminars to his constituents. He covers Washtenaw, Jackson, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston and Southwest Oakland Counties.
Prior to joining MIOSHA, Augustine was a fire service Captain and member of a county technical rescue team which responded to high angle rope, confined space, trench and structural collapse rescues. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Technology from Siena Heights University.
Alicia earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2012. Her earlier experiences include medical social work providing and coordinating care in sub acute rehabilitation, acute care, emergency room, and ambulatory settings. She also has clinical experience as an outpatient therapist working in a rural community mental health agency and integrated in primary care. She now practices independently in the Grand Rapids community as a psychotherapist at Allow Therapy Partners, a group she created out of her passion to provide evidence based and trauma informed care. Alicia is also dedicated to empowering others in the behavioral health community through education and collaboration to feel competent in their ability to provide effective treatments and team based care to the vulnerable populations they serve.