Care coordinators help address the physical, behavioral health, and social services needs and preferences of each individual served by our program. Whether services are provided directly by the Center for Holistic Health & Wellness or through collaboration with medical and other service providers in the community, care coordinators work to ensure seamless transitions for individuals across the full spectrum of health services.
Angela (Angie) moved to the Illinois Valley area in 2021. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
She has worked with a diverse variety of populations. She has been employed through the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) as a care coordinator, worked as a behavioral health specialist with clients in residential treatment centers to provide guidance and education for residents with eating disorders, addictions, mood disorders, and trauma, as well as provided service as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Her most recent employment was through the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) where she provided therapeutic services to individuals in custody with mental illnesses and intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in custody.
She is thrilled for this opportunity to be a part of the St. Margaret’s team in the Behavioral Health Department to continue her commitment to advocacy and helping individuals, families, and communities in need.
Vicki Barreras is originally from the western suburbs of Chicago. She completed her bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois Chicago. She was a communication major and a psychology minor and has an interest in the interconnectedness of brain health and mental health. Prior to working at St. Margaret’s, she worked at a multidisciplinary clinic in Chicago, providing applied behavior analysis services to children with autism. In 2021, she moved to Bureau County and started in her role with St. Margaret’s Health. She aims to connect clients to the proper resources and promote self-advocacy in the individuals she works with.
Chelsea received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She is a behavioral health case manager and has worked in healthcare for most of her career. She is passionate about helping others. Chelsea is excited about working with St. Margaret’s Health Center for Holistic Health and Wellness in Partnership with Arukah Institute of Healing to help ensure the mental wellbeing and wellness of clients.