Rachel Vos Carrillo
Rachel has led the Service Training Team since October of 2018 and brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the project. Before returning to her home state of Iowa in 2018, she lived in Panama City, Panama for 11 years where she collaborated with international development agencies in youth and child advocacy, and founded an organization dedicated to professional development, coaching, and English language proficiency. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and has worked as a Child Advocate, Family Centered Worker, and Case Manager in Iowa, Michigan, and Arizona. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish thanks to her time in Peace Corps Honduras and her life with her Panamanian husband and two children. She appreciates a good joke – especially ones told by her 11-year-old and 6-year-old - strong coffee, lively conversation, and kindness in a cruel world. She believes strongly in advocating for others and being a voice for those whose voice is unheard.
Ames (Elm Hall)
Amy Peters, LMSW, joined CWRTP in September 2016 as a Human Services Training Facilitator. She received her Bachelor of Arts in social work from Marquette University, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas. Ms. Peters has over 20 years experience working in adult mental health services in Iowa, including community, facility, and correctional based programs. She was a member of the Story County Mental Health / Criminal Justice Task Force, serving as Chair for the last 2 years.
Deb earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Drake University and her Master of Arts in education from Viterbo University. She has 15 years of experience teaching in public schools. She joined the CWRTP in September of 2017 as an Instructional Support Specialist. Deb lives in Ankeny with her husband and three incredible children.
Erin joined CWRTP in December 2015 as an Instructional Designer. She designs online and face-to-face training courses for Iowa DHS social workers. Erin received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from ISU, and taught high school math for six years. She earned an Master of Education in curriculum and instructional technology from ISU in 2015, with a certificate in instructional design. She lives in Nevada with her husband, two sons, and a bearded dragon named Spyro. Erin is a huge ISU sports fan, and has fond memories of playing piccolo in the ISU marching band. She is also a longtime Chicago Cubs fan, and swears that this might be their year.
Scott Willsey earned his Bachelor of Science in public administration from Upper Iowa University. He has over 25 years of experience in the human service field. His career has been focused on the area of behavioral health, including crisis services. He has served in positions ranging from direct care to senior management. Scott is also a published author, public speaker and professional musician. He started working as Program Coordinator with the Iowa State University Child Welfare Research and Training Project in September 2017.
Ana M. Clymer joined CWRTP in December 2018 as the Cultural Equity Statewide Coordinator. She brings both personal and professional expertise and passion into the equity initiatives within Iowa's child welfare system. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Iowa. With over 15 years of experience working with children and families, an extensive knowledge of state and community resources, and support networks for families and organizations, she hopes to strengthen and build sustainable cross-sector equity focused community partnerships.
Julie joined CWRTP in June 2018 as the Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Statewide Coordinator. Bringing over 20 years of experience working in a variety of capacities within child welfare, Julie’s experiences include earning her Master Trainer certification for the Trauma Informed PS-MAPP curriculum for prospective foster and adoptive parents, in which she trained and developed numerous trainers of the curriculum across the state. Most recently, Julie worked as the Training Coordinator with the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association and with Four Oaks, developing training curriculum and coordinating and providing training opportunities for foster, adoptive and kinship parents. She is passionate about supporting trauma informed child welfare practices and collective community efforts to enhance and improve the well-being of children and families in Iowa. Residing in Ames with her family, Julie holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology from Iowa State University.