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!
Melina Brann, MSW
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.
Marisa Diaz is a Michigan State University graduate level intern for the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. Her mastery level coursework concentrates on clinical social work, specifically with women and children, on crisis management, ethical decision making, applying self-awareness and reflection to manage influence of personal biases and values, maintaining professionalism in practice situations, the application and understanding of social economic and social justice issues to advocate for human rights, anti-bias education, and the use of theory and research to inform practice experience. Marisa is available for cover letter and resume building, assistance with job application processes, help finding professional garments and personal care items in the Women’s Closet, and providing a variety of resources based on needs of the women served at the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. Her hobbies include reading, crafting, self-care, guided meditation, and spending time with family and friends.
Olivia is a third year clinical MSW student with a passion for working with individuals who are pursuing substance use recovery and trauma-informed healing. She plans to use these skills in a private clinical setting and would like to bridge the gap for mental health care in rural parts of Northern Michigan. In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her family and pets, singing, cooking, and kayaking.
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. An Eastside Lansing native herself, she sets out each day with intentions to make a difference in the community that she holds very dear to her heart. Angie brings an extensive background in administrative assistant positions, as well as business management, marketing, and education with her to the Center. 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.
Maddie is senior at Central Michigan University studying to get her Bachelor in Social Work degree. She hopes to go on and get her Master of Social Work degree and focus on community services and government policy work. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, spending time with her cat Lily, and knitting.
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.