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. Linda is a wonderful addition to the CSSUP team and 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 in August of 2013. Kyle has been married to the former Kay Young for the past 25 years. Together they have two sons, Lance and Luke, and are active members of the St. Michael Parish in Marquette. A native of Essexville, Michigan, Kyle earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee. He then moved on to earn his Master’s in Public Administration from Ball State University. Kyle also retired from military service as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2013 with 24 years service as an Airborne Range Infantry Officer in the United States Army, which includes four combat tours. His military education includes basic and advanced officer courses and the Command and General Staff College. Kyle’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star and numerous meritorious service and achievement awards. Prior to joining CSSUP, Kyle served as a professor of military science at Northern Michigan University and at Michigan Technological University.
Kyle 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 Nordic skiing, finding it personally rewarding to encourage others to reach their fitness potential. Kyle volunteers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church as an usher. He also serves as an advisor/board member for several non-profit organizations including the the Michigan Federation for Children and Families, the Michigan Catholic Conference Policy Committee, and the Marquette County Mental Health Advisory Committee.
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Dr. Steven Miljour, D.O.
Dr. Miljour is a high school graduate of West Iron County (located in the western end of the Upper Peninsula). He earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemistry at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Following his time at GVSU, he did both his medical school training and psychiatry residency at Michigan State University. At Catholic Social Services, Dr. Miljour provides psychiatric evaluations in order to determine the correct course of treatment, which could consist of pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or a combination of treatments. He believes in a multidisciplinary team approach and working closely with the therapist.
Mary Sparapani is the Child Welfare Supervisor for Catholic Social Services. Mary graduated in 1985 from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She joined CSSUP in April 2014, after working 25+ years for the State of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services as a Child Protective Services and Foster Care Specialist. Mary primarily works out of the Iron Mountain office supervising our Child Welfare Team of foster care case managers, adoption workers, and foster home licensing specialists. Mary provides important services and supports to families and children within the foster care system across the entire Upper Peninsula, as well as adoption services to youth who have been abused or neglected by their biological family and are now in need of permanency with a safe and loving home. Mary specializes in a Strength Based, Solution Focused Approach when working with families. She has a sincere passion to help parents provide a safe and nurturing environment where their children can grow to be confident, secure, and productive members of our Upper Peninsula communities.
Lynda Dunbar, LMSW & CAADCLynda is a fully licensed Master Level Social Worker and recently earned her CAADC. Lynda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Northern Michigan University and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. Lynda previously worked as an RN in home care and hospice. Her first social work position was with hospice patients and their families in Western North Carolina for just over 6 years. She has also worked in an in-patient substance abuse detox and psychiatric unit before moving back to the Upper Peninsula.Lynda has been working full-time in our Marquette office since September 2016 as a therapist, as well as providing comprehensive substance abuse evaluations and driver’s license substance abuse assessments. She provides individual and group counseling to adults of all ages for mental health and substance abuse issues. Lynda is also experienced in working with those facing grief and loss issues, as well as working with older adults.