Meet The Team
Branch Director - Southeast Michigan
Tarsha serves as branch director in Detroit, Southfield, and Flint. She believes serving vulnerable families, children, and young adults with grace, love, and compassion is the most impactful way to change our community and world. Tarsha holds master’s degrees in human development psychology and counseling psychology and a certification in infant mental health. She has over 15 years’ experience in child welfare and as a youth home provider for teens aging out of foster care. She has also practiced as a limited licensed psychologist. Her desire is to live life as “the hands and feet of Jesus.”
Safe Families Coordinator - Southeast Michigan
Sheila Mounts has been employed with Bethany Christian Services since 2006. She has been the Safe Families for Children Coordinator since the program started in 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wayne State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State as well. Sheila started her career as a foster care worker and supervisor before working for a managed care company for 13 years. Sheila has a son and daughter in law who live in South Africa and are expecting their first child. Sheila has 2 grown stepchildren and 4 grandchildren whom she adores. Sheila and her husband recently became licensed to do refugee foster care. Sheila is committed to helping parents in crisis through the local churches.
Michigan Pregnancy Counseling & Adoption Service Line Director, LLMSW - Southeast Michigan
Dawn M. Baker, LLMSW is the supervisor of the Pregnancy Counseling, Infant Adoption, and Post Adoption programs at Bethany Christian Services in Southeast Michigan. She considers it a privilege to come alongside women who are struggling through an adoption decision. Since 2009, MTV has followed the story of one of Dawn's clients, documenting her counseling and the pregnancy and adoption placement of birthparents Catelynn and Tyler in two reality shows, 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom. Dawn speaks around the country on university campuses, sharing information about adoption and life-affirming choices. In 2013, Dawn was honored to be a presenter at the National Student for Life Conference in Washington D.C. Dawn holds a Master of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University. She has worked in the field of unplanned pregnancy and adoption for the past 28 years. Outside of Bethany, Dawn serves in both music and women's ministries. She and her husband are the proud parents of four sons.