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.
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 and the clinical practica.
Sheryl Gould, a 1992 MHT graduate, has been an Assistant Professor in the MHT program since 2012. Before embarking her MHT teaching career Sheryl worked in the Medical Education department at Kettering Medical Center teaching medical students and residents about treating the whole person and the use of Motivational Interviewing.
Gwen Helton came onboard full-time in Fall 2013 as an Assistant Professor. In addition to teaching Practicum, Group Dynamics, Psychosocial Methods, and Professional Ethics. Previously, Gwen worked as a counselor in Sinclair's Office of Counseling and Student Development.
Names from the Past
Linda Mowrey, department chair of the MHT program beginning in 2002 retired from full-time teaching in May 2013. Linda passed away in November 2014.
Susie Sutton retired in June 2012 and has returned to teach on a part-time basis.
Paul VanMarter, Professor Emeritus, retired from Sinclair in June 2002 after 32 years with the MHT program. From 2002 to 2014, Paul taught online sections of MHT 1101 Intro to Human Services and MHT 2250 Child and Adolescent Menthal Health. Paul served the MHT program for 44 years. Currently, Paul spends his time fishing, traveling, and playing golf.
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. Bev passed away in June 2006.