Executive Director: TRUDY BIRKEMEYER FUNK, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Executive Director: TRUDY BIRKEMEYER FUNK, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Funk is the Executive Director at Curran Seeley providing program direction and staff supervision to the organization. She is a Master Addictions Counselor as well as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). During her time with Curran Seeley, she has worked in each program and recently piloted the Co-Occurring Mental Health Program at Curran Seeley. Ms Funk received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Wyoming.

Clinical Supervisor:  CHRISTINA RILEY, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervisor:  CHRISTINA RILEY, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Christina began working as the Clinical Supervisor with Curran Seeley in January of 2018. She holds a Bachelors Degree in psychology and graduated with a Masters in Social Work in 1999. She has been working in the mental health field, both agency based and private practice, since that time. She specializes in work with older adults, death and dying, women’s issues and personality disorders. She is a certified DBT therapist and leans heavily on mindfulness based cognitive therapy in her work. Christina believes that everyone has the wisdom within them to find the answers to the problems they face and is simply a guide to locate that wisdom.

She lives with 5 handsome and willful boys: 3 huskies, a husband and a son, and she loves to spend time outside in the mountains and relaxing and laughing with good friends and family.

JOANN CIOFFI, Finance Manager

JOANN CIOFFI, Finance Manager

Ms. Cioffi joined the Curran Seeley Foundation in February 2009. She is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. She also assists the Executive Director with financial and state reporting as well as special projects.

ANNE ELLINGSON, Certified Addictions Practitioner

ANNE ELLINGSON, Certified Addictions Practitioner

Anne works with the Women’s and Men’s Outpatient Treatment programs.  Anne graduated with a BA in English from Hollins University, then received her Masters of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has two children and has lived in the valley for 28 years. She loves to hike, bike, and Crossfit.

DR. MANI FAEZ, M.A., PsyD, LMFT

DR. MANI FAEZ, M.A., PsyD, LMFT

Dr. Faez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in individual and couples therapy. Dr. Faez graduated with his Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctorate in Psychology. He uses trauma and attachment-focused practices when dealing with substance abuse and dual diagnosis. He has been working in the field of addiction and dual diagnosis for over 9 Years in different capacities. He holds multiple certifications such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, human trafficking, and sexual assault as well as Brief Strategic Therapy.

JAMIE LASDEN, Clinical Programs Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

JAMIE LASDEN, Clinical Programs Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jamie has a diverse social work background working in residential facilities, law enforcement agencies, homeless shelters, state agencies and schools. Jamie is passionate about advocating for policies that affect her clients. Jamie works with individual clients, treatment groups, and manages clinical programs for Curran Seeley. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jamie received a Masters of Social Work from the University of New England and a Bachelors of Fine Art from Parsons School of Design. Jamie spends time with family, friends and her dogs finding joy in relaxation, being outdoors, sharing a meal and laughter.

DIONIS RISTO, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Dionis Risto

DIONIS RISTO, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Dionis works in the men’s intensive outpatient program and the adolescent treatment program at Curran Seeley Foundation. He has a diverse clinical background working in residential facilities, mental health agencies, as well as agencies that work with victims of domestic/sexual abuse. Dionis is passionate about mental health and advocating its importance and understanding in the Jackson Hole community. A provisionally licensed clinician, Dionis received a Masters of Social Work from the Northwest Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Dionis enjoys a variety of sports, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and ping-pong. His truer passions include traveling and Mediterranean cuisine.

MARY RYAN, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Mary Ryan

MARY RYAN, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Mary is a Provisionally licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working with both the women’s and men’s Intensive Outpatient Program groups and individual clients at Curran Seeley. She is also a Registered Dietitian and her experience includes intensive work with eating disorders. She completed her Master of Social Work degree through the University of Wyoming, her Master of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Utah, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Saint Michael’s College. She enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, cooking, and anything outdoors with her husband and black lab.

HILLARY LAVINO, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Lavino is a provisionally-licensed Clinical Social Worker at Curran-Seeley.

HILLARY LAVINO, Provisional Clinical Social Worker Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Hillary is a provisionally-licensed Clinical Social Worker working with individual clients and treatment groups at the Curran Seeley Foundation. Before gaining her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wyoming, Hillary worked locally as a high school art educator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Vermont in Art Education and Art History. Hillary has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings ranging from residential treatment facilities to public schools and she’s very passionate about this demographic. Having been born and raised in Jackson, Hillary is very invested in this community as well as in the field of substance abuse treatment. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

HEATHER FRANKLIN, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Heather is a provisionally licensed social worker and prevention specialist at Curran Seeley Foundation.

HEATHER FRANKLIN, Provisional Clinical Social Worker

Heather is a Provisional Clinical Social worker and Prevention Specialist at Curran Seeley. She is currently teaching prevention curriculum to grades 4th through 9th in the Teton County School District. She also provides outreach to local businesses to share prevention strategies for their employees. In addition to prevention and outreach, Heather is a substance abuse therapist for individuals and groups. Heather has been part of the Jackson community since 1994. Before she attained her MSW from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, Heather was a yoga instructor for 13 years. Yoga has taught her the value of mindfulness, compassion, and the holistic approach to healthy living. She loves sailing, mountain biking, and being outdoors in the summer and skiing throughout the winter.


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