Meet The Team
VP Regional Operations - Southwest Michigan
Brad Keller, VP of regional operations in Michigan, has supervised teams at Bethany for more than 26 years. Brad enjoys helping teams build on their individual strengths, negotiating outcomes so everyone knows their role and what is expected of them, moving things in a positive direction, and using humor and joy to fulfill Bethany’s mission of serving vulnerable children and families. He earned his master’s degree in social work and has worked in child welfare, foster care, and adoption since 1995.
Branch Director - Holland
Tim holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, as well as Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University. He has worked in child welfare since 2006 in family preservation, foster care, refugee services, Safe Families for Children™, and as Branch Director in Holland, MI. He has supervised operations of more than 30 teams in over 15 states and has a passion for helping staff and community embrace their “why” in passionately serving children and families.
Michigan Director of Donor Engagement - Holland
Rich has worked with Bethany for more than 20 years, working as a supervisor, program manager, and now as Director of Donor Engagement. He enjoys planning fundraising events, meeting with donors, and telling the Bethany story. Rich graduated with degrees in social work from Calvin College and the University of Michigan.
Clinical Director, LMSW - Holland
Alyssa joined Bethany Christian Services in 2013. In addition to supervising the Holland and Allegan counseling locations, she continues to provide out-patient therapy to individuals and families. Alyssa has worked with a wide population of clients, as well as a variety of presenting concerns such as trauma, foster care/adoption, anxiety disorders, depression, self-harm, relationships, stress, anger management, self-esteem, and gender and sexuality concerns. Additionally, she has created and led therapy groups for teens located both at Bethany and the Boys and Girls Club. Alyssa earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University.
Family Therapist & Juvenile Justice Diversion Clinical Specialist, LLMSW - Holland
Amy began working for Bethany in 2020. She has experience working with children, families, and adults who present with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, school-related issues, trauma, anger, and self-esteem. Amy also works with youth and families in the Juvenile Justice Diversion program, here the focus is to work with children and teens to keep them from entering the juvenile justice system. She is trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Amy received her master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornerstone University.
Bilingual Family Therapist - LLPC - Holland
Brianne Roux joined the Bethany Christian Services counseling team in the summer of 2021. She enjoys working alongside children, families, and adults dealing with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, behavioral problems, self-esteem, school/academic concerns, anger, and stress. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked with Spanish speakers from all over the world. Brianne began working to encourage children and families with an undergraduate degree from Hope College in Spanish and Elementary Education through teaching Spanish immersion, and she now holds a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cornerstone University. Brianne enjoys working collaboratively with clients to build new skills and consider new perspectives.
Family Therapist, Family Counseling, LLMSW - Holland
Danika joined Bethany Christian Services in September 2020 amid a global pandemic. She currently provides out-patient therapy to individuals, children, and families. Danika attended Grand Valley State University for her undergraduate degree where she then found a passion for working with traumatized children and families. She then continued her education to receive her master’s in social work from Western Michigan University specializing in trauma-focused behavioral therapy as well as trauma interventions across the lifespan. Danika has worked with vulnerable populations with a variety of presenting concerns such as trauma, crises, homelessness, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, academic concerns, relationships, stress, anger management, self-esteem, teen dating violence, and sexual/physical abuse survivors. Additionally, she has created and led therapy groups for traumatized children and families at Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence as well as in the school district at Hudsonville Public Schools.
David Van Farowe
Bilingual Therapist, MA LPC - Holland
David VanFarowe has over 20 years of experience as a mental health professional, including working for Behavioral Health Services at Holland Hospital for 11 years. He is fluent in Spanish and has spent time in South and Central America. His areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, behavior disorders, abuse and neglect, trauma, attachment, and relationship. David also has specialized training in theology and spiritual concerns. He earned his Master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University.
Emily A. Rosendahl
Therapist MSW/MA - Holland
Emily has worked for Bethany since 2018. Emily works with children and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relationships. She enjoys working with clients to find new ways of thinking and coping skills that meet their needs and best fit into their lives. Emily earned her undergraduate degree at Hope College. She has a Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary.
Emily R. Hillman
Therapist - Holland
Emily joined Bethany in 2018 and started as a counseling intern. She now works as a clinician for the Transitional Foster Care Program which recently began in the Holland location last spring of 2019. Emily is fluent in Spanish and has spent time in Central and South America. Her areas of interest include working with children and teens with issues of trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress. She also has experience in working with children with developmental and behavioral issues. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish as well as her Master’s in Counseling from Aquinas College.
Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Supervisor - Holland
Joe joined Bethany Christian Services in 2012 working as a direct care staff with their residential program in Grand Rapids. Joe joined the Holland team in 2013 working as a foster care and juvenile justice case manager. Since 2018, Joe has been supervising staff within the foster care team and supervising the juvenile community justice program. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Aquinas College. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and cheering Michigan football.
Foster Care Supervisor - Holland
Kari has been with Bethany since beginning an internship in the fall of 2011. She began her time at Bethany as a foster care case aid, supervising parenting times between birth parents and children. Soon after, she transitioned to a foster care case manager role where she worked alongside families and children being reunified or adopted. Currently, Kari supervises the foster care team in Holland and continues to love working alongside children and families.
Recruitment and Retention - Holland
Mallory works in Recruitment & Retention for the Child Welfare Program and has worked for Bethany since 2018. Mallory has served in a variety of social service roles ranging from case management for women struggling with substance use, acting as a homebased parent coach and community outreach specialist. Mallory most enjoys collaborating with organizations in the community and establishing relationships that benefit and support vulnerable populations. Mallory has experience leading mental health groups in the community as well as sharing the good work Bethany is doing. Mallory received her undergraduate degree from Hope College and is currently pursuing her MSW from Western Michigan University.
Foster Care Adoption Supervisor - Holland
Stephanie joined Bethany Christian Services in 2016 as a Foster Care Adoption Specialist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She has worked as both a Foster Care Adoption Specialist and Foster Care Case Manager. She is passionate about guiding and supporting families as they permanently commit to caring for children in foster care, through adoption.
Child Welfare Program Manager - Holland
Susan joined Bethany Christian Services of Holland in 2012 as a foster care and foster care adoption caseworker. Within the last 5 years she has supervised Holland’s foster care, foster care adoption, licensing and juvenile justice programs. She has social work degrees from Taylor University and Grand Valley State University. Susan is passionate about keeping kids safe and working alongside families to achieve reunification or other safe permanency options. In recent years she has enjoyed helping educate and walk alongside staff in a supervisory role to encourage staff retention and quality service to kids and families in our community.
Transitional Foster Care Supervisor - Holland
Adam is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has worked in child welfare for the past nine years. Before leading the transitional foster program in Holland, Adam worked for four years in refugee foster care at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids. Born and raised in West Michigan, Adam has a passion for refugees and immigrants, and is committed to local advocacy for marginalized populations while aiding others in understanding the complex trauma these groups face.
Bilingual TFC Clinician - Holland
Amanda began with Bethany as a clinical intern with Transitional Foster Care program in Grand Rapids in 2018 and began working at the Holland office in 2019. Amanda has experience with Community Mental Health in Grand Haven, post-adoption services, Transitional Foster Care, individual and group therapy. She is passionate for advocacy for vulnerable populations; and her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, abuse and neglect, trauma, crisis intervention, and relationships. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College and her Master’s degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Pregnancy Counselor - Holland
Amber serves as a West Michigan Pregnancy Counselor. She has worked in a variety of roles in the human service and counseling fields and has been with Bethany since 2016. She is gifted in ministering to marginalized populations and has a special passion for meeting the needs of expectant parents. She would be pleased to take your call and answer questions you have about our services.
CMH Adult Contract Supervisor - Holland
Matthew has experience working with mental health disorders, specializing in work with adults. He also helps with helping connecting people to needed resources in the community. He has experience with individual and group counseling, addressing issues of substance abuse, criminal history, trauma, and chronic mental illnesses. He uses interventions including seeking safety, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. He earned his Master’s degree in social work and substance abuse counseling certification from Western Michigan University.