Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Rebeca Davila

As the owner and lead practitioner of Vida Acupuncture & Wellness, Rebeca integrates two distinct disciplines, Psychotherapy and Acupuncture, within her sessions to address mental health issues. Her unique treatment model is the only one of its kind in the State of Michigan. Combining talk therapy with body-centered therapies such as full-body acupuncture, acupressure, along with guided meditations has shown significant results in mental wellness. The body keeps memories of past traumas even if the mind blocks them. Thus, an integrated approach heals the mind, body, and spirit to address the root cause of an ailment so that persons can live their fullest Vida.

Rebeca Davila is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Michigan and Illinois, and a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in Michigan where she currently resides. She enjoys urban farming with her husband and son and believes in the importance of having a personal connection to food as part of a healthy lifestyle. She also loves to travel nationally and internationally and has visited over a dozen different countries.

Marlise Gilliam

Marlise Gilliam is from the metro Detroit area, born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She recently graduated from Michigan State University, earning her Bachelor's degree in Special Education with a concentration in Language Arts for Elementary Education. At MSU, she was involved with the Urban Education Cohort Program, which prepares future educators with the resources and skills to work in urban communities. Ms. Gilliam’s passion for social justice and equity work earned her a role as an intercultural aide and peer educator in the residence hall. After she graduated from MSU, she started working as a paraprofessional at Red Cedar Elementary for East Lansing Public Schools. During her time at Red Cedar, she had the opportunity to build meaningful relationships along with providing academic and emotional support for students with learning disabilities. In her free time, she loves to spend time outside, reading, crafting, and exploring hidden gems around the city such as coffee shops and local restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

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.
Diana Lamphiere

Professor Lamphiere's undergraduate degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy from Michigan State University, and her law degree is from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She externed at the Cook County State's Attorney's office while in law school, and clerked with a judge in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County upon graduation from law school. She then practiced law in a large firm for a short time, then a small firm for many years, where she practiced in the area of business transactions and business litigation, advising businesses, individuals, and non-profits. She has also worked in-house as a Contracts Associate for Brilliance Publishing (an Amazon company), and for LexisNexis as an Attorney Advisor in the Commercial Transactions area of Lexis Practice Advisor.

Professor Lamphiere has taught at Grand Valley State University, where she began teaching in the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, in Spring 2019. Courses she’s taught include Diversity in the United States, Human Traffic and Trafficking, Leadership for Social Change, Life Journeys, and Reflect, Connect, Engage, as needed. She began teaching in the GVSU School of Criminal Justice in Winter 2016, where she served as the Legal Studies Internship Coordinator and taught the Legal Studies Internship course, and also taught the Property and Probate Law course and Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties course, as needed. Professor Lamphiere started her teaching career at Davenport University in the Legal Studies department in 2010, where courses she has taught include Advanced Litigation, Business Law, Business Organizations, Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties, Employment and Labor Law, Human Resource Management, Intellectual Property, Legal Aspects of Sport Management, Legal Ethics and Certificate Review, Litigation, and Real Estate Law, as needed. She also serves as Board Vice President for Migrant Legal Aid (, as Board Secretary for the Grand Rapids Film Festival (, and as a Board Vice President for The Diatribe (

Keith Langworthy

Keith Started his career with MIOSHA's Asbestos Program May 1, 2000. Prior stints as a Dow Chemical Intern and Industrial Hygiene Technician at DeLisle Associates in Kalamazoo offered Keith a good look at IH work in large industrial facilities in Michigan. Since 2008, he's been a MIOSHA Senior Industrial Hygienist. While in the Asbestos Program, he conducted enforcement inspections throughout the state for the first 10 years of his career. In 2011, Keith took on expanded responsibilities with a transfer to MIOSHA's Construction Safety and Health Division and continued conducting enforcement inspections of all health hazards in a position covering the West side of the State. Keith's most memorable worksites include the World Trade Center Clean-up operation in Jan-Feb 2002, working alongside OSHA Industrial Hygienists as a part of the Hurricane Katrina response efforts in November 2005, and covering SW Michigan's employees responding to the Enbridge Oil Spill cleanup in 2010. Keith is currently the Co-Chair of MIOSHA's Disaster Response Team(DRT). He encountered his most unusual worksite while initiating a MIOSHA inspection during a brief interruption in a deposition.

In October 2022, Keith came to MIOSHA CET's Training & Consulting Section as a Senior Industrial Hygienist covering the Western and Southwestern counties of the state.

Katie Papke

Katie Papke, LMSW, CAADC, CCHTVSP, is a human trafficking survivor. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Clinically Certified Human Trafficking Victims Services Provider. She is a School of Social Work Program Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University teaching classes on human trafficking. Katie has her own therapy private practice with Life Support Counseling and Coaching, LLC in Grand Rapids, MI. She has a passion working with victims and survivors of human trafficking, intimate partner violence and other forms of abuse. Her specialty is working with teens and adults who have a history of trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking. She serves as the Vice President of the board of Sacred Beginnings in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sacred Beginnings is a safe haven for victims of human trafficking. Katie is highly involved with her local Human Trafficking Task Force in Kent County, Michigan. She contracts with Kent Intermediate School Districtýs to provide education to students about human trafficking as part of the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education grant. Katie graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work in 2006.

Katie Scheuerle
Katie Scheuerle received her B.A. in Social Work from Hope College and her MSW degree from GVSU. Katie has worked for the GVSU School of Social Work since 2007 in various capacities. For the past 7 years, she has held the role of BSW Field Education Coordinator and more recently, she also serves as the Social Work Continuing Education Coordinator for GVSU. Katie enjoys mentoring and educating future social workers as well as staying current on important issues in the social work field.

Prior to coming to GVSU, Katie worked at the Children's Advocacy Center in Holland as a forensic interviewer for 7 years and supervised student interns.

Katie is active on the Kent County Pathways to Permanence Committee and the Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for the State of Michigan.
Caelan Soma

Dr. Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW, Chief Clinical Officer, oversees all clinical operations and research at Starr Commonwealth.

Dr. Soma provides trauma assessment and trauma-informed, resilience-focused intervention for youth utilizing evidence-based practices, including Starr’s SITCAP© model programs.

She has been involved in helping with the aftermath of disasters such as Sandy Hook, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and others. She has authored several books, the most recent, 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School and Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience.

She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer, and is the instructor for many Starr courses, including Clinical Foundations of Trauma and Resilience.

She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University, where she received the 2013 CalSouthern President’s Award.

Terry Stockton

Terry J. Stockton is an award winning instructor and educational scholar whose work focuses on anti-bias program development. He has spent the last 30 years building more inclusive environments within classrooms, communities, non-profit organizations, and business. His work aims to reduce opportunity gaps by teaching culturally responsive and sustaining practices helping groups engage in growth mindsets and racial identity development to dismantle the mechanisms that perpetuate implicit bias and discrimination.

A teacher, public speaker/lecturer, published scholar, panel discussion expert, professional development advisor and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for conferences, professional environments, classrooms, and communities. His Ph.D. is in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Urban Education. Terry lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, Rebecca. They have three children, Anthony, Gavin and Greyson.

Deborah Ziel

Deborah Ziel is a Senior Occupational Safety Consultant who joined the Consultation Education and Training Division of MIOSHA in 2006. Before that, she had over a decade of safety and health experience in private industry. Deborah currently provides consultation and training services for mid-west Michigan.

Prior to working for the State of Michigan, Deborah was an EHS Specialist in aeronautics manufacturing facilities performing safety and health functions in two Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) STAR sites. Deborah is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety & Health. Deb has a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (C.O.S.S) designation.