Clinical Staff

Mindy Tullis, Lead Counselor | BS, CADC

Mindy Tullis is a certified drug and alcohol counselor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University. She previously worked as a caseworker for the House of Mercy in Des Moines.  She joined SATUCI in 2015.

Chris Bates, Counselor | MSW, LMSW, CADC

Chris Bates is a licensed social worker specializing in alcohol and drug treatment, and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. He earned his MSW from California State University at Sacramento and then worked in Milwaukee, WI with clients involved in the criminal justice system before moving to Iowa. He joined SATUCI in 2019.

Kim Yates, Counselor | BA, tCADC

Kim Yates is a temporary certified drug and alcohol counselor.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with a minor in Psychology from Buena Vista University. She was previously employed with United Way. She joined SATUCI in 2021.

Ana Huerta, Counselor | BA

Ana Huerta has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Services from Buena Vista University. She has previously worked at Lutheran Services of Iowa working with people with special needs, and has also previously worked at Life Connections as a BHIS worker.  She joined SATUCI in 2021.

Jenna Stark, Counselor | BA, tCADC

Jenna Stark has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a second Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts.  She has spent approximately 20 years working in the nursing profession as a home health aide, nurses aide, and an LPN. During her time as an LPN, she spent time working in a detox/inpatient treatment center for substance abuse.  She joined SATUCI in 2021.

Amanda Snider, Counselor | BA

Amanda Snider has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Buena Vista University.  She has previous experience in customer service and is looking forward to helping others in the community.

Taylor Wilson, Community Outreach Specialist | BA

Taylor Wilson graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Family Services. She previously did an internship with the Department of Human Services and was a FSRP care coordinator for Lutheran Services in Iowa. She joined SATUCI in 2018.


CADC                       Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor                                   

LMHC                      Licensed Mental 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