Meet the Team
Mary Ludtke is the manager of Innovative Services with the Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Services to Children and Families. She is an active member of cross-system planning and implementation workgroups to ensure access to and behavioral health services for infants, toddlers, children, and their families (MIECHV Workgroup, Great Start Operations Team, Children’s Core Team, Suicide Prevention, etc.).
Mary supports the development and implementation of programs and policies for children with a focus on young children and their families. She has partnered with the University of Michigan to evaluate the Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Model as an evidence-based model. Mary directs the Behavioral Health’s Children's Trauma Initiative which provides training and technical assistance to Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) in trauma screening, assessment, and evidence-based models.
Mary also directs the implementation of the evidence-based model, Parent Management Training—Oregon, as it is implemented in the CMHSP system as well as the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Initiative. She is active in the development and implementation of integration of behavioral health in primary care models for children and youth, and she works closely with the University of Michigan in the implementation of the Michigan Child Collaborative Care model in Michigan.
Luann J. Gray
Luann J. Gray has worked in Michigan’s Community Mental Health system for over 25 years. Within the system she has held a variety of positions from Intensive Home Base worker to supervisor within the Family and Children’s department. In 2004, she was part of the first Michigan group to be trained in PMTO. In 2007, Luann was invited to become the PMTO State Coordinator. Since taking this position, she has worked with many people to implement and sustain the PMTO model in Michigan. She has been honored to present nationally and internationally on the excellent work we do in Michigan. Luann has always enjoyed teamwork, so she feels it is quite a benefit to see it at play in the work that is done in Michigan from our directors to our families and those working in-between, making a difference every day for the next generation of children. In playing sports and growing up in the Detroit area, Luann feels lucky to see a strong team model in our Detroit Tigers baseball team. GO TIGERS!
Susanna Hathaway, LMSW, is the State Lead Trainer for Michigan PMTO with Starfish Family Services in Detroit Wayne County. Susanna has served children and families as a home visitor in various roles for over 15 years, as a family preservation worker within the child welfare system, as a community mental health specialist, and as a PMTO Specialist and PTC group leader. Susanna continues her clinical work in the private practice setting. Susanna also specializes in supporting families with infants and young children and is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist through the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) and rostered in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
One of Susanna’s favorite aspects of PMTO is the true parallel process of the model—”elephants all the way up and down!”
Cheryl Greer began her career as a crisis telephone counselor and a trainer of empathy counseling and suicide prevention. She has held clinical, administrative, and academic positions over the years. In 2006, Cheryl was part of the first Michigan group to be trained in PMTO and achieved certification as a PMTO Specialist in 2007. Over the next few years, she became certified as a PMTO coach and fidelity rater and became lead coach for Michigan’s PMTO Region 7 (Wayne County). She was appointed as the state lead coach in Michigan in 2014 and collaborates with ISII to provide trainings for PMTO practitioners in Michigan.
More recently, she has become active in PTC and PTC-R. Cheryl’s educational background includes a BA in psychology from Oakland University (1979) and a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University (1982). She has worked for Lincoln Behavioral Services in Wayne County since 1987. Cheryl lives with her daughter, Tami, who currently attends the University of Michigan where she studies computer science and photography. As a PMTO mom, Cheryl shares that she has experienced the confidence that PMTO brings to parenting and the joy it rekindles in family relationships.
Matt Linkowski is a child and family specialist working in Saginaw County. He has been a specialist in Saginaw for 16 years. In addition to working with his consumers, Matt is a SOGI (Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity) safe specialist who works to understand the extra burdens of being an identified LGBTQ youth and to advocate for these consumers. He is also part of the Behavioral Champions team in Saginaw County that assists in the development of behavioral plans for CMH consumers.
Matt has been involved with PMTO since 2007. He currently is one of the coordinators for Region 5. He is certified in PMTO, PTC, PTC-R, PTC-RH, and as a coach. He is one of the Michigan’s FIMP raters and trains new PTC candidates.
Matt is married and has three children. On his off time, he likes to watch professional soccer, and he still plays video games.
Rebecca Clore, LMSW, has worked for over 19 years in a variety of clinical and administrative roles serving children, youth, and families. In the Southwest Michigan area, Rebecca served as the Children’s Evidence Based and Community Trainer at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (now ISK) for over 9 years. Most recently, Rebecca was the Quality Services and Compliance Manager at Family & Children Services where she was responsible for the organization’s quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives, supporting outcome and evaluation efforts for behavioral health and child welfare programs, and leading the organization’s accreditation efforts. Rebecca is now the Statewide Fidelity Leader, Trainer, and Coach for Parent Management Training in Michigan, an evidence-based parenting program for families who have children experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, as well as serving in a similar role for Implementation Sciences International, Inc., the developer of the Generation PMTO model.
Crystal Green is a graduate from Oakland University with a BA in psychology and a minor in social work. She was the vice president of the National Honor Society from 2004 to 2005 and was active in campus programming to promote mental health. Crystal began her career as a Teen Parent Services worker, helping young, pregnant teens in the Pontiac area. She coordinated support groups and a mentoring program, and she also provided case management services. Crystal moved on to continue working with at-risk families in the Pontiac area before transitioning into family preservation work within the child welfare system. She serves PMTO as regional coordinator for Wayne County (Region 7). Crystal is passionate about helping families and youth; she believes in empowering families to help them make good choices.
Alicia is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children, teens, and families in various capacities for over a decade. Currently, she is a senior mental health specialist at the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. She is also certified and the lead state trainer in Parent Management Training—Oregon model (PMTO) and its group format Parenting Through Change (PTC). Alicia is a clinical instructor in Central Michigan University’s School of Social Work and a field instructor for Evidence-based Trauma Treatment students in Michigan State University’s Master of Social Work program. Prior to working in the Community Mental Health system, Alicia worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region and taught middle school in Charlotte, North Carolina.
She is a proud graduate of the Lansing School District and the Michigan State University School of Social Work. She has completed Michigan State University’s Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment Certificate and MSU’s Continuing Education Level I Trauma Certificate and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her favorite parts of her job include focusing on the strengths of families, playing with Legos, and having dance parties whenever necessary.
Meg Jamrog, LMSW, is employed by Community Mental Health for Central Michigan and has been employed there since 2010. Meg has held the position of a home-based children’s specialist and now is in an outpatient specialist position focusing on work with adults and families. She is trained in the evidenced-based practices of Dialectical Behavior therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and has a special love for Parent Management Training (PMTO) and Parenting Through Change (PTC). Meg has participated in PMTO since February 2011 and is a certified specialist as well as a PMTO coach, PMTO FIMPer, and has assisted with 2-day trainings. Meg is looking forward to her new role with PMTO of co-leading the Michigan FIMP team.
Meg is married with two independent, sassy and feisty daughters. She enjoys doing things with her family and has a love for reality tv shows. Meg reports that with two young children at home, she has many opportunities every day to use her PMTO skills!
Kerrie Kozloff-Huston, MA, LPC, is a Clinical Coordinator with St. Clair County Community Mental Health. She earned her Bachelor of Psychology from Michigan State University and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Central Michigan University. Kerrie has been employed with SCCCMH since 2004, starting as a home-based specialist and then working as an outpatient specialist. Kerrie has been involved with PMTO since 2007 and is a certified PMTO Specialist, PTC Specialist, Coach, and State Trainer.
Kerrie currently resides in the “thumb” of Michigan’s mitten and is married with three feline fur-babies, Kirby, Oliver, and Finnegan.
Laura Rahfeldt-Thomas is the part-time administrative assistant for the State PMTO office. She creates PMTO portal manuals and clip videos from conferences, trainings and sessions as well as assists Jeremy Conley in the maintenance of the PMTO Portal. If you have a question about our portal, she’s the one to ask.
Laura enjoys working with new PMTO and PTC candidates and knowing that her work contributes to the success of families throughout the state of Michigan. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, and crazy dachshund.
Rachael Barstow is the PMTO State Training and Data Planner for the PMTO State Office. She coordinates training events throughout the state, tracks data on family progress and the benefits of PMTO, and provides state support to the specialists, supervisors, and agencies practicing PMTO. She directly supports the PMTO State Coordinator and manages all CEU events.
Rachael enjoys her work in PMTO and serving the families of Michigan as behind-the-scene support. A Florida native and new to Michigan seasons, she enjoys time outside, snuggling with her dachshunds, and working on her historic home renovations with her husband.
Jeremy Conley works closely with his team members Rachael, Laura, and Luann in supporting the Michigan PMTO Portal. He takes the ideas from the team and other specialists and coaches in the PMTO program throughout the state and implements them as new features and updates to the PMTO portal and website. He appreciates the great suggestions and improvements everyone has contributed to the portal over time and which has continued to improve it and make it even better. He is happy to help support the specialists that help Michigan families!
When not building virtual things in the portal, Jeremy also loves building LEGOs and watching sci-fi and fantasy TV and movies.