MHT Department News
Linda Mowrey, Department Chair of the MHT program starting August 2002. Linda came to Sinclair with many years of teaching and administrative leadership at Clark State Community College. She also worked at Clark Co. Mental Health Services, McKinley Hall, and at DayMont West Community Mental Health Center.
Kathy Elson began teaching full-time in the MHT program in Winter 2007 has been promoted to Assistant Professor. Kathy teaches MHT 101 and our chemical dependency courses. For many years, Kathy worked at South Community, Inc., Upper Valley Medical Center, Serenity Living, Inc., and Darke County Recovery Services.
Susie Sutton retired in June 2012 and we will miss her greatly. She may return to teach part-time for us if she grows tired of retirement. She still spends lots of time traveling around the world.
Sheryl Gould a 1992 MHT graduate has been hired to replace Susie. Before embarking her MHT taching career Sheryl worked in the Medical Education department at Kettering Medical Center teaching medical students and residents about treating the whole person and motivational interviewing.
Tom McElfresh is still teaching Clinical Practicum and Group Dynamics. Tom continues to work on his golf game. Grandparenting fills his free time wonderfully. Tom was awarded the national award for Teaching Excellence at the NISOD conference at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mary Bajus, R.N. has been teaching Group Dynamics (since 1992) and continues her private practice.
Madonna Howard has been teaching Group Dynamics with Tom beginning in 2005. By day, she continues her work at Womens Recovery Center.
Names from the Past
Paul Van Marter, Professor Emeritus, retired from Sinclair in June 2002 after 32 years with the MHT program. Currently, Paul spends his time fishing, traveling, and playing golf. For the past several years Paul has been developing and teaching MHT and Allied Health on-line courses.
Bob Buehler, Professor Emeritus, program co-founder and first department chair, retired in 1982 from Sinclair. Sadly, Bob died in Summer 2008.
Beverly Johnson, left Sinclair in 1984 to pursue her private practice. Sadly, Bev passed away in June 2006.
Mike Horan, 1982 to 1988, left Sinclair and completed work on his Ph.D. in Social Work.
Kathy Scheltens left Sinclair in 1999 and is currently working at Antioch University in Yellow Springs in the Co-operative Education program. Since Spring 2006, Kathy has been teaching in the MHT program part-time.
Jane Steinhauser taught Group Dynamics from 1983 to 2001. She is still the Catholic Campus Minister at Sinclair. She leads numerous retreats annually.