MHT Department News
Tom McElfresh has been teaching in the MHT program since 1982 and began serving as department chairperson in 2013. He no longer teaches Group Dynamics but is still involved in the practicum courses. He continues to work on his golf game.
Kathy Elson began teaching full-time in the MHT program in 2007 has been promoted to Assistant Professor. Kathy teaches all of our chemical dependency courses.
Sheryl Gould a 1992 MHT graduate has been hired to replace Susie. Before embarking her MHT taching career Sheryl worked in the Medical Education department at Kettering Medical Center teaching medical students and residents about treating the whole person and motivational interviewing.
Gwen Helton came onboard full-time in Fall 2013 as an Assistant Professor. In addition to teaching Practicum, Gwen teaches Group Dynamics and Psychosocial Methods. Previously, Gwen worked as a counselor in Sinclair's Office of Counseling and Student Development.
Names from the Past
Susie Sutton retired in June 2012 and has returned to teach on a part-time basis for us.
Linda Mowrey, department chair of the MHT program beginning in 2002, retired from full-time teaching in May 2013. Not one for sitting still, Linda has returned to teach at Sinclair on a part-time basis.
Paul Van Marter, Professor Emeritus, retired from Sinclair in June 2002 after 32 years with the MHT program. Currently, Paul spends his time fishing, traveling, and playing golf. For the past several years Paul has been developing and teaching MHT and Allied Health on-line courses.
Bob Buehler, Professor Emeritus, program co-founder and first department chair in 1967, retired in 1982 from Sinclair. Sadly, Bob died in the summer of 2008.
Beverly Johnson, left Sinclair in 1984 to pursue her private practice. Sadly, Bev passed away in June 2006.
Mike Horan, 1982 to 1988, left Sinclair and completed work on his Ph.D. in Social Work.
Jane Steinhauser taught Group Dynamics from 1983 to 2001. She is still the Catholic Campus Minister at Sinclair. She leads numerous retreats annually.basis for us.
Mary Bajus taught Group Dynamics from 1992 to 2013. She currently offers a popular one-credit hour Saturday course entitled Personal and Professional Boundaries.