CATS Faculty & Staff


 

Comprehensive Assessment and Training Services

Faculty Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, MSW, LCSW, Associate Director

Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, MSW, LCSW is the Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children and a clinical social worker. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Whitt-Woosley has worked with the children and families of Kentucky and focused her clinical and research efforts on enhancing family...

Faculty Clarissa Belle, Ph.D.

Clarissa Belle, Ph.D. earned a master's degree in 2008 and a doctorate in school psychology in 2013 from the University of Kentucky. She completed an APA accredited internship in general psychology at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton Ohio where she specialized in the...

Faculty Brooke Brinksneader, MSW, CSW

Brooke Brinksneader serves as the CATS Evaluation Coordinator. Ms. Brinksneader is a Certified Social Worker and earned a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky in 2004. Ms....

Faculty Julia Caldwell, Psy.D., LMFT

Julia Caldwell, Psy.D, LMFT, earned her doctoral degree from Spalding University in 2014. Dr. Caldwell completed an APA accredited internship at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL. While on internship, Dr. Caldwell received specialized training in Infant Mental Health, and...

Faculty Bettye Cheves, MSN

Bettye Cheves, BSN, MSN, is a psychiatric nurse and a key member of the treatment team at the CATS clinic. Ms. Cheves is a highly skilled play therapist with over 30 years of experience working with maltreated children and their families, and an expert on attachment spectrum disorders and...

Faculty Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW

Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW, is the Education and Training Manager for the Center On Trauma and Children. He received his Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005, and has 11 years of experience working with children and families in Kentucky. As a clinician and...

Faculty Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW

Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW, is a clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children, providing in-depth assessments for at-risk families. Megan completed the Clinical Social Work graduate program at the University of Kentucky in 2014, and previously earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural and...

Faculty Patricia Lennon, RN

Patricia Lennon, RN, BSN, is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  An RN for 32 years, she has experience in many different specialties and settings.  She performs medical record reviews and reports for the Center.

Faculty Aimee Mau, MSW, LCSW

Aimee Mau, MSW, LCSW, is the CATS Manager. Ms. Mau completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Mau gained approximately six years of field experience working with children and adults whose lives were impacted by domestic violence. During...

Faculty Lesli Nicholson

Lesli Nicholson is the Administrative Coordinator for the Comprehensive Assessment and Training Services Project (CATS). Ms. Nicholson acts as a liaison to the Cabinet for Health & Family Services to facilitate the referral and evaluation of families at CATS. She received a Bachelor of...

Susan Noel Susan Noel, DNP, APRN

Susan Noel, DNP, APRN is the Project Coordinator at the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing therapy services at the center.  Ms. Noel earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of...