Experts

Learn about our contributing experts and organizational partners.

To arrange an interview with one of our subject matter experts for a news article or blog post, please contact Mark Schmeltzer, Director of Communications at marsch@mercyhome.org or by calling (312) 738-4389.

Mercy Home Staff

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Cynthia Velasquez, LCSW

Therapeutic Supervisor

Cynthia is the Therapeutic Supervisor at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. She has a Master's in Social Work from Loyola University. She worked as a youth care worker for three years and now helps Community Care members obtain therapeutic supports.

Katie Cunningham

Therapist

Katie Cunningham is the Campbell Home Therapist at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. She has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University and is focused on spreading education and awareness on important mental health topics.

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Tilisha Harrison, LCSW

Director of Crisis and Ongoing Therapeutic Supports

Tilisha Harrison, LCSW is currently the Director of Crisis and Ongoing Therapeutic Supports at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. She has dedicated her career to working with youth and families in crisis from a trauma informed lens.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Morgan Kuhn

Education Resources Coordinator - Daley Home

Education Advocacy, Executive Functioning, Teaching

Morgan is currently the Education Resources Coordinator for Daley Home at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. She has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University of Ohio & has classroom experience with the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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Elizabeth Sorice, MSW LCSW

Director of Education and Career Resources

Elizabeth is currently the Director of Education and Career Resources at the Walsh Girls Campus. She has a master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and is a licensed clinical social worker.

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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Organization

Mercy Home is a COA-accredited and licensed residential treatment facility. With a 130-year history, Mercy Home has helped children experiencing trauma, abuse, homelessness, and neglect.