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.
Sarah High, Counselor
Sarah High is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has previously worked at Prelude Behavioral Services in Des Moines and is currently volunteering at American Red Cross. She joined SATUCI in 2020.
Ana Huerta, Counselor
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
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.
Mindy Tullis, Lead Counselor
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.
Taylor Wilson, Community Outreach Specialist
Taylor Wilson is a Community Outreach Specialist at SATUCI. She 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.
Kim Yates, Counselor
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.
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