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Former Child Protection Division Manager for Ramsey County Community Human Services for nine years. Seventeen years in child welfare services with Ramsey County. National presentations/ workshops in Washington, California, Missouri, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Maryland on disproportionality in child welfare, transformational systems change, kinship care, poverty and neglect issues and anti-racism leadership development, implementation and training. Interests include traveling, child welfare and authentic race dialogue facilitation.
Cindy teaches SWK 4441 Social Work with Communities, focusing on social work with communities/macro systems. Cindi has worked for several years in community organizing projects, including East Hillside PATCH, is a CSS alumnus, and joined us in 2006.
Maima Fant is an Assistant Professor at the College of St. Scholastica in the Social Work department. She joined the faculty in 2014 and has been teaching in Social Work since 2012. Maima's teaching philosophy includes a post-positivist and critical paradigm. She also utilizes the Universal Design for Learning as an educator. Her scholarship includes researching maternal mental health and adverse birth outcomes, specifically for communities of color. Maima has also served as a faculty member on the College of St. Scholastica's Access Committee and served on the Social Work department's Assessment and Curriculum committee. In addition, Maima has authored undergraduate course shells in the Blackboard learning management system. Maima Fant has also worked as a clinical social worker for the past 10 years in outpatient clinic settings. She has worked with individuals, families and groups to address mental health issues utilizing treatment modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), motivational interviewing, and Play Therapy. Maima is passionate about social justice, maternal health, holistic wellness, and culturally responsive care.
Krista is an alumni of CSS, both as an undergraduate and graduate student. She has experience in non-profit development, healthcare, healthcare policy, maternal mental health and early childhood. She is passionate about many areas of social work and enjoys helping students find their place in the field. Krista is married with four children and outside of attending baseball and hockey games, her favorite thing to do is snowshoe.
Tracy Mongan, MSW, LICSW, Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Program Director & Site Coordinator - Brainerd Campus
Tracy obtained her MSW from the University of MN – Duluth in 2006, and her BSW from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 1996. Tracy is the Undergraduate Social Work Program Director for the College of St. Scholastica. Her areas of passion include educating and mentoring future social workers, the interweaving of spirituality in the practice of social work, and international travel and connections.
Aileen P. Moore, MSW, LGSW, Assistant Professor & Field Coordinator, Brainerd Campus
Aileen joined the C.S.S. Social Work Program in the Fall of 2016. Aileen came to CSS from Catholic Charities in Phoenix, AZ, where she served for several years as the Program Director for the Unaccompanied Minors Refugee and Immigrant Foster Care Program. Prior to becoming the Director of the foster care program, she worked as a federal child welfare specialist for unaccompanied minors. It was a year of volunteer work with Annunciation House in Juarez, Mexico which ignited Aileen's passion for working with immigrant families. Aileen also worked in bilingual school social work in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to her work in Arizona, Aileen worked for many years in New York City, first with formerly homeless women and children at Women In Need (WIN) and later with at-promise youth at Grand Street Settlement. There she served as the Director of AmeriCorps and coordinated group and 1:1 mentoring programs. Aileen began her work with CSS at their Arizona campus as an Assistant Professor and has transitioned to working as an Assistant Professor and Field Coordinator for the Brainerd Campus. Before joining the CSS Faculty, Aileen taught in the Master of Social Work Program at Arizona State University. She is thrilled to be a part of the CSS Social Work Team, where the Benedictine values are the foundation of our work.
Children, families, mental health, and public policy are areas of interest within my practice of social work. I have conducted Participatory Action Research examining Medicare’s quality standards for transitioning adolescents with mental illness into adult systems of healthcare and am a certified supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Social Work and Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. I have a BA in social work from Bethel University (1994), MSW from the University of Minnesota - Duluth (2001) and a DSW from Capella University (2013). I have been a full time faculty member with The College of St. Scholastica Social Work Department since 2014.
Michelle is the Undergraduate Social Work Program Field Director. Michelle joined the CSS faculty in 2004. Michelle trains for various agencies in the areas of child welfare, Indigenous issues, leadership coaching, and International study abroad.
Marcia provides course instruction for the Undergraduate Social Work Program. Marcia graduated from the University of MN- Twin Cities campus with a B.S. in Social Work, with a concentration in Child Welfare and American Indian studies in 1977 and returned for her M.S.W. in 1980, specializing in children and families, and chemical dependency. She was awarded a Doctorate in Education degree from Hamline University in 2017. She is licensed in the state of MN as an Independent Clinical Social Work practitioner. Marcia has had over thirty years of practice experience with children and families in areas of addictions, mental health, domestic violence and special needs. She has been with the C.S.S. Social Work Program for the past 25 years, having an interest in international social work practice, immigrants and refugee populations, Native American services, Veterans, and families of children with special needs.
She may be contacted through her cell# 651-247-9313.
Michele Sneed, MSW, LGSW, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator-Austin Campus, started working at the College of St. Scholastica in the Social Work department in Fall 2016. Michele is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Social Work through Capella University. She obtained her MSW from the University of New England, her BSW degree from Winona State University, and completed the Infant and early childhood mental health certificate program through the University of Minnesota. She spent years of her career working within the child welfare system and in the recent past Michele has worked as a family therapist. Further experience has included development of curriculum for community groups, facilitation and coordination of family meetings, and case management.