Kaitlyn Beaurjey started working for CSSUP in June of 2015. A graduate of Michigan State University, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2009 and began work with Western Peninsula Substance Abuse as a probation officer and substance abuse assessor. Kaitlyn now works within CSSUP’s Child Welfare team as a foster care case manager, working closely with families across the Upper Peninsula and the courts to provide a healthy and safe environment for foster children.
As a lifelong Yooper, Kaitlyn is active in the local Kiwanis chapter in Iron Mountain, as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. She is committed to bettering her community and providing resources to those in need!
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, as well as extensive training and experience in providing the following: comprehensive substance abuse evaluations, individual counseling and group therapy, and driver license evaluations. Kris has a deep and sincere passion for the welfare of people with substance abuse issues, as well as their families. She knows recovery and healing are possible and looks forward to helping individuals on their personal journeys every day.
Catholic Social Services of the U.P. would like to introduce their new home licensing specialist, Neena Brunngraeber! A graduate from Michigan State University, Neena obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Educational Studies in 2017. Neena began work with Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan, working with children, families, and staff within the Lansing School District to expand restorative practices. After starting a family, Neena and her husband returned home to the Upper Peninsula knowing the small town, big community heart is where her family needed to plant their roots.
“I look forward to being home and helping the community that raised me. As a child welfare worker, I’m excited to protect the vulnerable and build strong families within the U.P. It is part of something dear to my heart and I look forward to licensing foster homes that feel called to offer a welcoming, nurturing, and stable environment where children are loved and safe.”
Anna Sparapani is our Child Welfare Administrative Support and Visit Supervisor. Anna is a 2009 graduate from Kingsford High School, and continued her education at Rassmussen College in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in science and health occupations. She has been CSSUP since April 1st, 2019 and provides necessary supports to help CSSUP families and workers protect children and youth across the U.P. Anna enjoys helping children in foster care feel safe, loved, and nurtured while trying to reunite them with their families.
Catholic Social Services of the U.P. would like to introduce a new member to our Child Welfare team, Kelsey Segerstrom! Kelsey has just started her time here with us June 1st as a Foster Care Case Manager. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduation, Kelsey moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where she worked at ATTIC Correctional Services as direct support staff in a transitional living home for women coming out of the prison system. Kelsey also worked at Belin Psychiatric Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as a behavioral health specialist. During her time with Belin Psychiatric, Kelsey helped implement treatment programs for children and youth patients.
Kelsey’s passion has always been to help the families of the Upper Peninsula, where she was born and raised. She moved home and worked at U.P. Kids as a Direct Family Assistance Worker. In this position, Kelsey worked closely with families to help them in achieving the goal of reunification. Kelsey is excited to continue working in the realm of child welfare. She will begin her career as a foster care case manager, working closely with families across the Upper Peninsula and the courts to provide a healthy and safe environment for foster children.