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Faculty & Advisory Committee

OUR FACULTY

Bob Malphrus

  • Bob graduated from WSU with a BA in Communication and continued on to earn a Masters of Education from City University.  He has worked for over 25 years in the chemical dependency counseling field.  He has been a full time faculty member since 2005. Bob is the Department Co-chair and students interested in entering the CD track should contact him.
    You can contact Bob via email or by calling (360)416-7704.

Jere LaFollette

  • Jere LaFollette is a full time faculty member and co-chair in the Human Services program.  He has a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.  Jere has more than 30 years experience in community mental health and juvenile justice programs.    Jere oversees the Generalist track of the Human Services program.
    You can contact Jere at jere.lafollette@skagit.edu or call (360) 416-7749.

Greg Bauer

  • Greg is the co-owner of Alpine Recovery Services in Arlington and Lynnwood.  He has been a chemical dependency counselor for over 25 years with experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings.  He is President of the Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State (CDPWS) and Washington State Association of Independent Outpatient Providers (WSAIOP).  Greg brings to the program brings a wealth of real world knowledge to our program.

Rose Ness

  • Rose Ness has worked in the addictions field just over t15 years, starting out in youth residential treatment at Ryther Child Center in Seattle, Washington. After she earned her CDP, she then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle graduating in December 2000. From there, she’s worked in various contexts including Correctional Mental Health, Pregnant and Parenting Women, Outpatient CD Treatment and as an Interventionist in the public school systems. Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Director at Pioneer Center North, a long-term residential treatment program for Involuntarily Committed Chemically Dependent adults. Rose has also maintained a private practice since 2003.

Beth Leney

  • Beth is a rehabilitation specialist with Chinook Enterprises in Mount Vernon. She brings many years of experience into the classroom. Beth is teaching the Introduction to Rehabilitation course for our Generalist track.

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Human Services Advisory Committee members are past graduates and/or professionals in the field of Human Services. Our membership represents both public and private sectors. The committee is advises the faculty and staff on the current trends and focuses within the professional community. They are active participants in helping guide and improve our program. Below are the members of our Advisory Committee.

Bob Hicks

  • Bob works with Skagit Youth & Family Services.  He has been professionally involved with Human Services for over 25 years and a member of the Advisory Board for fifteen years.

David Wilder

  • David is a strong advocate and voice for people with disabilities. David is also a valued employee of Chinook Enterprises and member of our Advisory Committee. He has started his own advocate organization called People First of Skagit County. David is working very hard to make this program a success. If you would like to help People First in any way please contact David via email.

Rose Ness

  • Rose Ness has worked in the addictions field just over t15 years, starting out in youth residential treatment at Ryther Child Center in Seattle, Washington. After she earned her CDP, she then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle graduating in December 2000. From there, she’s worked in various contexts including Correctional Mental Health, Pregnant and Parenting Women, Outpatient CD Treatment and as an Interventionist in the public school systems. Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Director at Pioneer Center North, a long-term residential treatment program for Involuntarily Committed Chemically Dependent adults. Rose has also maintained a private practice since 2003.

Greg Bauer

  • Greg and his wife Lynn Dee are the owners of Alipine Recovery Services in Snohomish and King counties. Greg has been a chemical dependency professional for over 25 years.

Lori Walton

  • Lori is a 2007 graduate of the SVC Human Services Program. She is currently one of the lead counselors at Pioneer Center North. Lori has 12 years of human services professional experience.