Bev Bear, Counselor, Tama, Marshalltown
Bev Bear has been a substance abuse clinician at SATUCI since 2008. She is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has a BA degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also a certified Prime for Life instructor and DUI instructor. She was an alcohol and drug abuse counselor at the Meskwaki Settlement near Tama for seven years prior to coming to SATUCI.
David Ekman, Counselor
David Ekman is a licensed mental health counselor, who worked in Lee County, and at the Iowa State Penitentiary in mental health services. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health. He’s been a substance abuse counselor at SATUCI since 2014.
Taylor Hammes, Counselor
Taylor Hammes served as an intern substance abuse counselor at the Johnson County Department of Corrections in New Century, Kansas. He was an individual and family counselor, and a remedial treatment counselor at Woodward Academy in Woodward. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a masters degree in counseling psychology. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iowa State University. He joined SATUCI in 2016.
Darcy Maiden-Parks, Lead Counselor, Marshalltown/Grinnell
MA, LMSW, CADC
Darcy Maiden-Parks is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She assists with program coordination and quality assurance at SATUCI. She worked with the medical team at Primary Health with SATUCI’s medical assisted therapy program. She has a master’s degree in counseling from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Northern Iowa. She has 16 years of experienced as a licensed medical social worker. She is also a certified Prime for Life instructor at SATUCI and is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and as a Resolve Through Sharing Counselor. She joined SATUCI in 2005.
Katherine Neeson, Counselor, Marshalltown
Katherine Neeson is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She started as an intern at Satuci during her graduate school year and became a counselor in 2018. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a master’s degree in trauma informed social work and a bachelor’s degree in social work.
Sarah Perry, Counselor, Marshalltown
Sarah Perry started at SATUCI in 2016 as a substance abuse counselor. Sarah has a master’s degree in school counseling from Capella University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from Buena Vista University. Sarah has worked at schools and other community programs in the human services field.
Mindy Tullis, Counselor, Marshalltown
Mindy Tullis has been a substance abuse clinician at SATUCI since 2015. She is a certified drug and alcohol counselor. She has a bachelor’s in science degree in psychology from Iowa State University. She previously worked as a caseworker from the House of Mercy in Des Moines.
CADC Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
LMHC Licensed Medical Health Counselor
LBSW Licensed Bachelors in Social Work
LMSW Licensed Masters in Social Work
NCC National Certified Counselor
LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker
IADC International Alcohol & Drug Counselor
TCADC Temporary Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
IAADC International Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor