Linda joined Catholic Social Services of the U.P. in June 2008. She was previously employed at Marquette General Hospital for over 18 years with over 15 years of experience in behavioral health. She enjoys helping those in our community who call upon CSSUP for assistance.
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Kyle Rambo began serving as the Executive Director of Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula (CSSUP) in August of 2013. Rambo has been married to the former Kay Young for the past 22 years. Together they have two teenage sons, Lance and Luke, and are active members of St. Michael Parish in Marquette. A native of Essexville, Michigan, Rambo earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and has a master’s of public administration from Ball State University. Rambo retired from military service as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2013 with 24 years as an Airborne, Ranger, Infantry Officer in the United States Army, including four combat tours. Rambo’s military education includes basic and advanced officer courses and the Command and General Staff College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star and numerous awards for meritorious service and achievement. Prior to joining CSSUP, Rambo served as a professor of military science at Northern Michigan University and at Michigan Technological University.
Rambo enjoys competing in ski marathons, running, and biking. He also enjoys bow hunting and watching his sons compete in athletics. He has significant experience in coaching track and field and cross country, and finds it personally rewarding to encourage others to reach their fitness potential. Rambo volunteers at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church as an usher. He also serves as an advisor or board member for several non-profit organizations including the KeenAger Corporation, the Michigan Federation for Children and Families, the Michigan Catholic Conference Policy Committee, the Marquette County Mental Health Advisory Committee, and Targeted Restart Incorporated.
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Dave’s training has been in both broad areas and specialties of therapeutic services. He has provided group and individual therapy for delinquent teens in residential settings, as well as individual, marital, and family therapy in outpatient facilities. He has served as a consultant to public school systems, children’s protective services, and both juvenile and district courts throughout the Upper Peninsula. Davie is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker and has been with Catholic Social Services for 10 years. He is known for his relaxed and easy going style with clients for all ages.
Diane Tryan graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC with her Masters in Social Work in 1998. She has worked for Catholic Social Services of the UP since June of that year in the Escanaba Branch office. She is holds an LMSW (Licensed Master-Level Social Worker) as well as a CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor). Diane is the Clinical Director of CSSUP and oversees the counseling program in all three offices, Escanaba, Marquette, and Iron Mountain. She also has a case load and her main ministry is working with individual adults with issues of depression, anxiety, stress, marriage/relationships, grief and loss, spiritual, gambling addictions, substance abuse, and past abuse, among others. Diane divides her time as well for the agency’s adoption program. She is the Adoption and Licensing Supervisor and works with couple’s who desire to adopt, be it domestically or internationally.
Kris has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and is a Certified Addiction Counselor with International Reciprocity. She has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. Kris has extensive training and experience in providing the following: comprehensive substance abuse evaluations, individual counseling and group therapy, and driver license evaluations. She has a deep and sincere passion for the welfare of people with substance abuse issues, as well as their families. Recovery and healing are possible.