Psychological Health Coordinators
Psychological Health Coordinators (PHC) are a behavioral resource to guard leadership, members and their families. PHC's provide assessments and referrals for guard members with acute behavioral health needs, conduct briefings, help identify and build resources, and engage in crisis and critical incident response services. PHC's also provide consultation with commanders/supervisors. While PHC's cannot perform Command Directed Evaluations or Fit for Duty Assessments, they evaluate a guard member’s current needs, provide brief skill building interventions, connect the service member with community resources, and consult with case management regarding cases. PHC's are full time civilian assets.
Maj. David I. Kirker
Director of Psychological Health, LISW-S
Maj. Kirker is currently serving in his 23rd year in the U. S. Army. He has had four deployments serving on active duty and in the Ohio Army National Guard. His deployments include: Humanitarian support in Haiti, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Scarlet Hurricane. Maj. Kirker has earned many military awards and badges during his career including the Bronze Star medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Urbana University in Criminal Justice and Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University in Social Work. He is licensed to work independently with a supervisory designation and is a Board Certified Diplomate.
Maj. Kirker has been a Behavioral Health Officer for over six years and provides direct consultation with all levels of command. Currently, he is the Director of Psychological Health for the Ohio Army National Guard. He is responsible for all behavioral health needs of approximately 12,500 Ohio Army National Guardsmen and Guardswomen.
16TH ENG. BRIGADE
Madelyn completed her master’s degree in Social Work from
New York University with supervisory credentials. Madelyn has a Certification in Gestalt Therapy and as a Certified Trauma Specialist. Madelyn is also certified in Leadership and Human Service Management from the OSU College of Social Work. She has over twenty years of experience in the mental health field. She has worked in drug and alcohol treatment, juvenile detention/court, outpatient/residential settings and medical integrated care. Madelyn is passionate about developing strategies and implementing programs to improve and enhance a culture that promotes psychological health and wellness to Service Members and Veterans. Madelyn sits on several councils and committees that focus on reducing suicide in Ohio along with increasing mental health support for Veterans and Service Members. She also acts as a lead clinical consultant to the Ohio Army National Guard, Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP.)
Kellie King- Feciuth
Kellie, a graduate of The University of Akron, holds a dual master's degree in Clinical Community Counseling and School Counseling. Kellie has a specialization in drug and alcohol counseling. She has worked with elementary students, families, adults, provided pregnant addiction education, and worked in school settings, outpatient clinics and holistic programs. Kellie is a trainer for Star Behavioral Health and the Red Cross Mind and Body workshop. She started a Veteran’s support group, Veterans In Recovery, in 2013 and is actively involved in her community. Kellie has been a member of the military for over 22 years and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Colin received his master’s degree in Social Agency Counseling from the University of Dayton, and is licensed as a professional clinical counselor with supervisory credentials. He has over 30 years of experience in the human services field. He has worked for county children services and the juvenile court as well as private foster care agencies, outpatient mental health, group home settings, and secure residential programs. As a certified trainer, Colin has completed trainings throughout the United States including Sexual Offender Assessment/Treatment and Program Certification, Trauma Informed Care, PTSD, Military Cultural Competency, Suicide Prevention, and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means. He enjoys data research to determine the effectiveness of programs and individual treatment modalities.
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Monica completed her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at The Ohio State University with supervisory credentials. Monica has worked in the behavioral health field with youth, families, and adults for over 20 years including residential settings, outpatient clinics, and as a mental health consultant for Ohio Head Start schools. She recently wrote a children’s book, Charlie Knows. Monica is a trainer for Mental Health First Aid, the Red Cross Mind/Body workshop, Resiliency workshop, supports managing OHIOcares, and is the Secretary of the Gold Star Committee, OHARNG.
In her spare time, you might find her on her long board, on a lake, with her dog Biscuit.
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Karey A. Thompson
Karey completed her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at The Ohio State University. At OSU, she was a graduate assistant in the Counseling and Consultation program and then returned to her hometown, Bellefontaine, to work in community mental health as a mental health counselor. She specializes in crisis assessment and intervention, critical incident debriefings, and has served in community leadership roles including the Logan and Champaign Counties Suicide Prevention Coalition, LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) team, and the Logan County CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) team. Karey has experience working with first responders following critical and traumatic incidents and is a trained trainer in Trauma 101, QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer), Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention, and AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk). She is also an instructor for trauma-sensitive yoga, a certified stand-up paddle board instructor. She is passionate about sharing holistic mind and body-based techniques. In her free time, you will find Karey spending time with her two daughters, in the yoga studio or on the water.