Meet Our Staff
Hi, it’s nice to meet you!
We are committed to providing you with quality services and dedicated to the fight for justice. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
Meredith is a Clinical Counselor for the Women’s Center. While working towards certification of her state licensure, she strives to provide counseling to others, alongside responding to those in a state of crisis. She holds a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and has had years of experience in clinical work and crisis response. Primarily using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, she specializes in treating clients diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Additionally, she has a passion for dealing with those who come from backgrounds of adoption and have transracial identities.
Danielle is a senior at Michigan State University. She is studying Human Development and Family Studies and double majoring in Health Promotion and Human Behavior and Social Services. Danielle plans to further her education by going to nursing school and eventually receiving her doctorate in nursing practice. Her dream is to join the Peace Corps and volunteer in Cameroon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about women’s work and is excited to serve those that enter the Women’s Center.
Marisa Diaz is a Michigan State University graduate who volunteers for the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. She is a group therapy leader. Her hobbies include reading, crafting, self-care, guided meditation, and spending time with family and friends.
What gets Raymundo up from bed every morning is knowing that the day will present itself with new opportunities to be kind to folks and just enough time to chow down a carne asada burrito (with an ice-cold horchata por favor!). As a volunteer at the Women’s Center, he strives to listen,
learn and empower women in the fullest capacity! Firmly believing in the impact of community work and political science, Lopez started a YouTube channel in an effort to simplify ideas and political concepts to people of all backgrounds. If political science did not exist, Lopez would
probably be ‘bahahahaing’ with babydoll sheep in a beautiful farm living happily ever after.
Angie is the first face you will see when you visit the Women’s Center. She will be your biggest cheerleader because she is passionate about empowering women and watching them achieve their goals. When she is not serving others at the Women’s Center, Angie enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children, curling up with a good historical fiction novel, or adventuring in the wild outdoors through hiking, backpacking, and gardening.
Debra Woodman has a MA in counseling from Northwestern University and began working an intern with the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. She is currently in the process of working towards LPC licensure. Debra also holds a BS in psychology and has previous experience as a crisis counselor and as a mental health case manager for adults and children with pervasive mental illness. While working primarily from the psychodynamic perspective, she also draws from approaches such as interpersonal neurobiology, CBT, art therapy, and the feminist multicultural perspective. Given personal experiences and interests, she is passionate about
working with underrepresented individuals, such as LGBTQIQA individuals and complex trauma survivors. Debra has worked as an activist and advocate for the LGBTQIQA community as well as refugees in Kenya. Through her work as a counselor, she aspires to provide clients
with the necessary tools to heal, grow, and thrive.
Kashia is a senior at Michigan State University. She studies Human Development and Family Studies while double minoring in Youth and Society and Health Promotion. Her goal is to attend Michigan States grad program for Clinical Social Work hoping to become a Certified Therapist. In Kashia’s free time she is a full time mom and enjoys doing community service and dancing.
Haden is a senior at Alma college. Majoring in Education and English with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She plans to further her education and become the first in her family to graduate! When her head is not in the books, Haden devotes her time to being a better intersectional feminist. It is both her passion and belief that she must continue to grow and learn to be a better ally, friend, and woman. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and all grandma-like activities!