- Diana Hulst, MPA - Executive Director
- John Noreiko - Office Manager
- Raya Newman, LCSW - Clinical Director
- Claire Maschinski, M.S., ALMFT - Associate Director
- Antoinette M. Schrader, Ms.Ed., LPC, NCC - Director of School Based Services
- Javier Zepeda, M.S., LPC
- Shatoya Jackson, B.S.
- Lucero Martinez, M.S. Ed.
- Savannah Ramirez, LSW
- Jasmine L. Young, Ms. ED., NCC
As a foster parent and adoptive parent, Diana has a passion for youth encountering difficult life circumstances. A mission of hers is to help the community become more trauma informed; realizing that often the behaviors we see in youth are normal reactions to extraordinary situations. It is her belief that through collaboration and compassion, our community can help families break the generational cycle of trauma.
Fun fact: Diana is an avid do-it-yourself-er. She enjoys everything from home remodeling and furniture restoring to gardening and cooking. She even cuts her own hair (which may explain why she often wears it up).
Fun fact: John is a wealth of information, though not all of it is useful! He is known around the office as Mr. Google because he always seems to have the answer!
Raya has had experience working with a wide range of clients and has enjoyed being exposed to different cultures and values throughout her career. Raya has worked with adults with severe and persistent mental illness as well as those criminally involved youth. Raya specializes in working with youth and adolescents who experience difficulties with depression, anxiety, defiance, and identity issues. Raya utilizes a wide range of skills through CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal, ACT, systems, strengths-based, and more.
When Raya is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Raya plays a variety of board games and video games. Raya enjoys spending time outdoors through hiking, cycling, and kayaking. During her free time, she catches up on her favorite T.V. shows.
Fun Fact: Her favorite show of all time is Law and Order: SVU and has been watching it since season 1 *dun dun*.
Fun Fact: Claire enjoys spending time with her rescued dog (Midgie) that she adopted from a shelter on Long Island where she grew up spending her summers with family there.
Antoinette strongly identifies with the Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) which theorizes that people grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan, and that culture powerfully impacts relationship. She really feels that with youth sometimes all it takes is one strong person to support and advocate for them in order for them to do amazing things! She believes in the mission of YSB and is proud to be on such an amazing team of passionate every day super heroes.
Fun Fact: Antoinette’s “Happy Place” is on the beach in California and she could eat Mexican food every day and never get tired of it! Tacos are bae <3
Javier brings a school background experience that fits well with clients serviced at YSB. He has worked with students and families at Rochelle Township High School and Focus House during his practicum and internship. Javier considers himself a person- centered therapist that accepts, respects, and assists clients in their journey to change and development.
Fun Fact: Javier’s favorite place is his kitchen. He loves to cook when he has the time to do it. He likes to grow his own vegetables to make his own salsa and guacamole.
Alternative to Suspension, Diversion, and Early Risk Assessment Project Program Coordinator Shatoya is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. She is hoping to complete her Masters in Clinical Sociology, beginning classes in the Spring of 2018. She has experience in working in diverse environments, including two years working in domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as working with homeless youth. Shatoya is fluent in Spanish and has great attention to detail. She has a great passion for youth and wants to help them find their path to fulfilling their potential. Fun Fact: .
Lucero identifies with Object Relations Theory, a theory that explains how individuals begin to form their identity at early stages in life, as early as infancy.
Majority of the time, it is the parents or caretakers that are the ones in charge for the overall well-being of infants, therefore, infants and children are influenced by the relationship they have with their caretakers. She believes that ultimately, the individual or child, begins to shape their identity and overall personality by how they view others, how they view themselves in relations to others, and their relationships overall.
Fun Fact: Lucero enjoys working out and taking group exercise classes. Her ultimate fitness goal is to become a Zumba instructor and help others lead an active lifestyle.
Savannah realizes that raising children can be a challenging business. She has two of her own and realizes that we all need support at times. It is her hope to provide that support to your family; whether it is through individual counseling with youths, family counseling, or group work with peers.
Fun Fact: Savannah enjoys listening to audio books during her commute.
Jasmine has experience working with clients from diverse populations including: socioeconomic, gender, ethnicity and LGBTQ. She has collaborated with other helping professionals in Child and Family Team Meetings for clients in DCFS care. She has facilitated anger management groups, and currently coordinates our Early Intervention for Drug and Alcohol Program.
Fun Fact: Jasmine's office is a center of serenity.