Meet Calandra Travis

Calandra Travis is an assistant residential manager at Shelterwood, where she mentors female students and helps the residential managers create a therapeutic house environment. She began as a mentor in August 2017 and stayed on in her new role after her year contract was up. “My main priority is the
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Meet Melissa Winston

Melissa Winston is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose specialty is understanding how relationship systems impact individual teens. Her skill and wisdom make her an integral team member for our Shelterwood families. “We are trained to help create change in the systems,” Melissa explains. “That’s really tough, especially with
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Meet Charissa Swindoll Gaither

Charissa Swindoll Gaither is Shelterwood’s first Director of Advancement and Donor Experience. She is tasked with gathering stories from families who have had experiences with Shelterwood and connecting people who believe in Shelterwood’s mission with opportunities to further it. “My job is to be on the road, all over the
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Mentors: A key piece to the treatment puzzle

Mentors are an essential component of Shelterwood’s multi-disciplinary, relationship-based model of care. Every student who comes to Shelterwood is paired with a mentor, who works closely with therapists and teachers to help guide the teen’s toward healing. Kortney Levy, Shelterwood’s Director of Recruiting, is charged with finding energetic, empathetic people
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Meet Kortney Levy

Kortney Levy is Shelterwood’s Director of Recruiting. Joining the Shelterwood Team in August, she brings more than 10 years of recruiting experience and a passion for people to her role. “Such a God Situation” Kortney hadn’t heard of Shelterwood until this past summer, but it came into her life at
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Meet Dr. Dan Harris

As Shelterwood’s Social Studies teacher, Dr. Dan Harris loves creating lessons where true connection and learning come together. “I’m looking for those few moments when you get to do some real teaching, when all of a sudden they are interested in something, and you get to go beyond,” Dan says.
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