SUSAN REILLY SOWLE, MSW, LCSW
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
** **** ********** ********* ******* on Social Work with Older Adults, Fall, 2015. Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA. Received M.S.W. degree in May 1994.
Williams College, Williamstown, MA.
Received B.A. degree in May 1985. Double majored in Philosophy and Religion. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
McGaw YMCA, Evanston, IL
Senior Director, Youth and Resident Services, 2015 – August 31, 2018 Oversee all teen youth enrichment programs including mentoring, tutoring, teen leadership and middle school afterschool program. Oversee all aspects of the 170 - bed men’s residence program. Senior Director, Youth Enrichment and Initiatives, 2012 - 2015 Managed and directed all teen youth enrichment programs. Redesigned department to more closely align with McGaw’s strategic vision.
Project SOAR Coordinator, 2008 - 2012
Ran day-to-day operations of Project SOAR, a mentoring program for at-risk youth. Hired, trained, and supervised 60-70 Northwestern University mentors.
Project SOAR Social Worker, 2000 - 2008
Provided case management and support of Project SOAR mentoring matches. Assisted in the hiring, supervision, and training of 60-70 Northwestern University mentors. Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Chicago, IL
Crisis Intervention Counselor, 1994 - 1997
Performed intakes and assessments for patients at the hospital’s 24-hour crisis intervention program. Provided on- call psychiatric evaluation and disposition.
Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA
Addictions Counselor Intern, 1993 - 1994
Provided long-term and short-term addictions counseling to clients and their families in an outpatient setting. Boston University Hospital, Boston, MA
Hospital Social Work Intern, 1992 - 1993
Provided short-term counseling and support to patients and their families on surgical intensive care unit and on cardio-thoracic care unit. Coordinated discharge planning. Women’s Health Services, New Haven, CT
AIDS Counselor, 1989 - 1990
Counseled clients before and after voluntary testing for AIDS antibodies. Assisted in grant - writing and community education.
Crisis Intervention Service, Waterbury, CT
Mental Health Worker, 1988 - 1989
Conducted evaluations and dispositions of emergency room psychiatric patients. Served as short-term counselor and case manager to clients in crisis.
Suicide Hotline, Plainville, CT
Suicide Hotline Worker, 1987 - 1988
Provided crisis intervention and information/referrals to hotline callers. University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL Completed 10 week course “Social Work Practice with Older Adults” in November 2015. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
McGaw YMCA, Evanston, IL
General Volunteer, 2001 - present
Assist with annual gala, special events, membership recognition, Camp Echo summer camp, and Chairman’s Roundtable fundraising drive.
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Chicago, IL
Events Volunteer, 2013 - present
Assisted with youth summit in fall, 2015 and preparation for summer camp in summer, 2013. Evanston 150, Evanston, IL
Evanston 150 Committee Participant and Juror, 2011 – 2012 Chosen to sit on jury to decide the top 30 among 2,013 ideas for civic improvement. Dawes Elementary School, Evanston, IL
PTA Co-President, Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Chair of Special Education Committee, Fall 2002 - Spring 2004 Dawes Representative to Evanston PTA Council, Fall 2002 - 2004 AIDS Project New Haven, New Haven, CT
Volunteer Counselor, 1987 - 1990
Organized and directed a volunteer-based counseling service for people with AIDS and facilitated a support group for volunteers. Served on APNH’s Steering Committee. Designed and delivered quarterly orientation and training program for volunteers.
References available upon request.