Janna Schmidt, MSW, LCSW
Janna graduated in 2000 from Eastern University with her Bachelor of Social Work and graduated in 2004 from Indiana University with her Masters in Social Work. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. During her years as a social worker, she has worked with children and families in a variety of settings. Some of these have included working with children and families involved in the foster care system and also as an adoption social worker. Janna has experience providing individual and family therapy. Most of her career she has worked as a home based therapist. One of things Janna enjoys most about social work is being able to support families who are going through difficult times. Janna lives near the Canal Path and enjoys biking and walking.
Noelle Carr, RD
Noelle is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian in the state of Indiana. She received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, as well as completed her dietetic internship through Purdue University. Noelle has always had a passion working with the pediatric population and has experience with the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. She is currently completing a Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship at IUPUI and Riley Children’s Hospital. In her free time, Noelle enjoys biking and running. She and her husband also enjoy taking their dog to the dog park.
Ashley Chambers, RD
Ashley is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian in the state of Indiana. She received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics as well as completed her dietetic internship at Purdue University. Currently, she is completing the Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship and e-learning program through IUPUI and Riley Hospital for Children. She has special interests in the nutritional needs for premature babies, however has always loved working with the entire pediatric population. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, running, and spending time on the lake.
Laura M. González CID CSMI
Laura moved to Indianapolis with her husband and her four children in 1988. When there begin to be an influx in the Hispanic Community, she noticed the great need for Spanish Interpreters. She has over ten years in the medical community, involving Interpreting and training. She is certified as a Spanish Medical Interpreter and enjoys working and helping in the Hispanic Community. Her background is in Interior Design from IUPUI and in Sales and Fashion Merchandising.
Jane Johnson, Spanish Interpreter
Jane enjoys helping families and therapists communicate to understand the needs of the family and the child. She teaches Spanish to preschool students part time and also teaches piano lessons. Jane lives with her husband Harry in Indianapolis.
Catherine Rodriquez, Spanish Interpreter
Catherine came to this country when she was 15 years of age. Originally from Lima Peru, her parents came to this country looking for a better future and opportunities. Catherine has obtained a Medical Assistant Certificate and is planning to go back to college to get her nursing diploma in the future. Catherine currently work at Wishard Hospital in the pediatric urgent visit center as a Spanish medical interpreter. She has also provided interpretation for Hispanic individuals, physicians, and case workers and various professionals in cases of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual abuse and served as a liaison between community resources. She is fortunate to have knowledge and cultural understanding of Hispanic/Latino communities. Catherine has been blessed with two beautiful kids whom she adores, Gabriel and Joseph.
Brittany Wilson, Spanish Interpreter
Brittany will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at IU with a certificate in Translation Studies in 2013. She has studied Spanish for 7 years and lived in Salamanca, Spain during the summer of 2011. She hopes to learn other languages and travel around the world as much as she can in the future. She also hopes to attend Indiana University Bloomington for her master’s degree in Speech Pathology while taking part in their Speech Therapy Education, Practicum, and Services (STEPS) program. STEPS for Latino Children and Families is a bilingual Spanish-Engish track in Speech and Language Pathology. Brittany looks forward to helping families within the First Steps Program by assisting therapists and families with language interpretation.