VA Financial Counselor
Katie is 26 years old and has lived in Joplin Missouri since 1995.
She received her GED in 2003 and attended Crowder College. She has
been working in the substance abuse field for more than a year and
currently holds a position as the VA Financial Counselor at The
H.O.U.S.E. Incorporated where she has recently obtained her
credentials as a Recognized Associate Substance Abuse Counselor I.
Katie is also employed by the Department of Mental Health as a
Consumer Conference Co-Chair to put on the Real Voices Real Choices
Conference which applies to all three spectrums of mental health,
including alcohol and drug abuse. She currently serves the community
as the Chairman of the Southwest Missouri Homeless Coalition. This is
a group dedicated to preventing homelessness in the area.
Katie has a passion for recovery and is eager to share that with others.
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't
lead anywhere." - Frank A. Clark