The faces of the organization

Erin Reynolds, LCSW

FACE Executive Director

Erin is a licensed clinical social worker who has served in both clinical and administrative capacities over the course of her career. As a private practice clinician she has worked with youth and families from rural and urban areas addressing a variety of social, emotional and behavioral issues. In addition, she has provided leadership in the development of programs and service organizations throughout Missouri. With a passion to see youth empowered, families strengthened, and communities positively fortified, Erin will use her experience as a clinician and an administrator to support the youth and families of Boone County as the Director of FACE.

Robin R. Rasse-Cott, LPC

FACE Clinical Case Manager

Robin is a licensed counselor specializing in couples and family therapy. Robin worked with families in crisis for over 12 years, and has experience with substance use assessment and education. Robin has expertise in family systems, family mental health and connecting families with beneficial and appropriate community services. Robin strives to provide nurturing and at times jovial interventions, and looks forward to working with families at FACE of Boone County.

Nathan First, LMSW

FACE Clinical Case Manager

Nathan is a licensed social worker with eight years of experience in case management, social service research, and nonprofit administration. Nathan has an extensive background in navigating and assessing social service systems, and has worked with homeless families and individuals, older adults, youths with disabilities, and child and family stress and coping. Nathan is in the field of family services not only as a provider but as a recipient; the wrap-around services provided to his older son have made him a firm believer in the difference a community — and specifically this community — can make.

Adielle Ehret, LPC

FACE Clinical Supervisor & Case Manager

Adielle is a licensed professional counselor specializing in evidenced-based trauma therapies for children, youth and adults.  Adielle has a passion for working with homeless youth and values helping others realize their resilience, strength, and power when overcoming adversity. She has extensive experience working with families in crisis, facilitating parenting classes, as well as connecting youth and families with appropriate mental health and community services.  Adielle provides a warm, strengths-based approach while working with youth and families.  Adielle enjoys wearing cowgirl boots, hiking outdoors and playing with animals.    

Russell Elmore, MSW

FACE Clinical Case Manager

Russell has six years of experience working with youth and families in community settings. Russell is passionate about strengthening communities by working with youth and families to address the issues that are impacting their lives. When he is not at FACE, Russell is engaged in high school athletics as a coach. Russell strives to create positive and supporting relationships and looks forward to working together with families in Boone County.

Samantha Myers, MSW

FACE Clinical Case Manager

Samantha grew up in Columbia and attended Mizzou for both her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work. She is currently in the process of attaining her LMSW. Samantha has a heart for connecting with and helping others. Prior to coming to FACE, Samantha worked as an Outreach Counselor in Columbia Public Schools for seven years. She has experience helping children and families access community resources, conducting individual/group therapy, conflict mediation and implemented evidence-based programs to promote the emotional, behavioral and academic success of children. Samantha began her career as a case manager for the Department of Social Services in Kansas City and Columbia. She’s loves spending time with her family, camping in the moutains and helping her husband run a photography business.

Rachel Finch, MSW

FACE Clinical Case Manager, Outreach Supervisor

Rachel loves working with people—especially groups of people. After attaining her B.A. in English and Masters of Social Work in Planning, Policy, and Administration from Mizzou, she has enjoyed teaching in elementary and high schools in Missouri and Texas. She also is passtionate about coordinating collective impact efforts through grantmaking, building nonprofit effectiveness, and facilitating group action planning through private consulting. She is now grateful to serve families and engage community in her both her Clinical Case Management and Outreach roles for FACE.

Terry Pipes, M.Ed

FACE Community Liaison

Terry is a retired public and private school teacher who enjoys working with children and families.  Her commitment to the value of education is a constant message of encouragement and success.  She strongly believes in service to others and the fellowship of all human beings through her interactions and support of FACE.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, zumba, and spending time with her family.

ShaVon Walls

FACE Community Liaison

ShaVon has over 20 years of experience as a medical office support specialist. Her main focus has always been with pediatrics, due to her love of children. She truly enjoys working with children and their families. She believes that knowledge is the key to success. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching football with her husband, and walking.

Daniel Nuñez-Regueiro

FACE Community Liaison

Dan grew up bouncing around the continents of North, Central, and South America, and considers both English and Spanish his native languages. Upon graduating from Webster University with a B.A. in Anthropology, he taught Spanish for a spell in St. Louis, MO, where he met his lovely wife. He finally found the community he was looking for in Columbia, MO. When he is not roasting coffee, you can find him at FACE where he facilitates translation services and serves as a Community Liaison. His passions include community involvement, fair trade coffee, powerlifting, and his family.

Theresa Eultgen

FACE Office Coordinator

Proudly stemming from St. Louis, Missouri, she’s happy to be planted in Columbia’s vibrant community with her husband and their two rescue pit bulls.  She completed an A.A. degree in Mass Communications from Florissant Valley Community College while on athletic scholarship, then graduated from her beloved Alma Mater of Webster University with a B.A. in Sociology. Theresa has participated twice in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, worked previously in education and nonprofit sectors, and is fueled by social justice, aerial yoga, and cold brew coffee.

FACE Leadership and Development Team

The faces behind the organization


Aaron M. Thompson, PhD

FACE Principal Investigator and Evaluation Consultant

Aaron completed his PhD in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to this, Aaron worked as a counselor and special educator in a juvenile detention facility, as an evaluation specialist in a clinical setting, and as a school social worker and principal in a public school setting. Currently, Aaron is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri. Aaron is the developer of The Self-Management Training and Regulation Strategy (STARS) and his research interests include the origins of mental and behavioral health issues among youth, training for school-based mental health service providers, and the development and evaluation of early prevention and intervention efforts to improve school readiness and reduce disruptive and aggressive behaviors for high risk children.

Wendy Reinke, PhD

FACE Co-Principal Investigator and Evaluation Consultant

Wendy completed her doctoral training in school psychology at the University of Oregon and is currently an Associate Professor in School Psychology at the University of Missouri. She teaches classes on prevention of emotional and behavioral disturbances in children, public health perspectives, research design, and evidence-based practices for children with emotional disturbances. Prior to coming to MU, she was a Prevention Science Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her research focuses on preventing disruptive behavior problems in children. Dr. Reinke is also an expert in teacher consultation models in classroom management and is the developer of the Classroom Check-Up. She is the co-author of two books on the topic of teacher consultation, including one with Randy Sprick and Jim Knight entitled Coaching Classroom Management and another with Keith Herman and Randy Sprick entitled Motivational Interviewing for Effective Classroom Management: The Classroom Check-up.

Keith C. Herman, PhD

FACE Co-Principal Investigator and Training Consultant

Keith is a Professor in the Department of Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. Dr. Herman primarily teaches doctoral coursework in the areas of parent behavior management, developmental psychopathology, and research design. Originally trained as a counseling psychologist at the University of Florida, Dr. Herman retrained in school psychology at the University of Oregon and also completed postdoctoral fellowships at Brown University and Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the department at Mizzou, he was a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. His research takes a prevention science approach to understanding, preventing, and treating child depression. He has developed a conceptual model describing social developmental pathways to child depression with emphasis on modifiable aspects of schooling and parenting that contribute to children’s risk. This model has informed the development of school and family interventions for children who are depressed.

Kristin Hawley, PhD

FACE Co-Principal Investigator and Training Consultant

Kristin’s passion is helping clinicians provide the best possible care for the children, youth and families they serve. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles, with a focus on clinical child and adolescent psychology. Her background and expertise include community-based mental health; evidence-based therapies for anxiety, mood, trauma and behavior related concerns; clinician training, support and feedback; and practice-based, translational research. She is currently an associate professor within the Psychological Sciences Department at the University of Missouri. Her role within FACE is focused on technical assistance, supporting clinicians and agencies in their implementation of effective mental health services and supports for children, youth and families.

Clark Peters, PhD, JD

FACE Co-Investigator and Legal Consultant

Clark Peters, PhD, MSW, JD, is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Social Work and Truman School of Public Affairs, focusing his work primarily on child welfare, adolescents in state care, and juvenile justice. He is also is a Policy Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy, holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Missouri School of Law, and is a Faculty Director of Youth Development at the Center for Social Development at Washington University is St. Louis. As a Skadden Fellow at the Youth Law Center in San Francisco, he represented youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in civil rights actions. He has presented, taught, and written widely on issues of juvenile justice, foster care, and child welfare. His current research work focuses on youths in foster care, financial capability, asset building, and youth engagement, and appears in Social Work, the Missouri Law Review, Journal of Public Child Welfare, and the Children and Youth Services Review.

Kelly Schiletz, PhD

FACE Co-Investigator and Training Consultant

Kelly is an Assistant Teaching Professor of school psychology in the Department of Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU). She is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed behavior analyst, and Health Service Psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree in school psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Iowa. For over 10 years, she was a behavior specialist in several outpatient clinics at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital serving individuals with and without developmental disabilities who engaged in severe challenging behavior (e.g., self-injury, aggression, property destruction, noncompliance, food refusal, medical noncompliance). Within these clinics she conducted behavioral assessments and interventions (i.e., functional analysis, functional communication training) and consulted with parents regarding behavior management strategies to address their children’s problem behaviors. Dr. Schieltz was the behavioral consultant on two federally-funded research projects in which she coached parents to conduct functional analyses and functional communication training with their young children with developmental disabilities who engaged in severe challenging behavior. These projects were conducted in the family’s home in-vivo and via telehealth. In addition, she was a trainer on a state-funded project that trained school personnel to conduct behavioral assessments and interventions with children who engaged in challenging behavior.