Lydia Bartram, MSW
A two-time FAU alumna, Lydia earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. She received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University in 2008 and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology. Serving as the guiding force at FAU’s Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development for close to a decade, Lydia has left an indelible mark on the lives of hundreds of young children. With more than 20 years’ experience working with children and families, she has successfully managed programs in early childhood education, special education, and therapy and support for young children and their families. Her areas of specializations include, school leadership and administration, early childhood education, early intervention, inclusion, program development, mentoring and training.
Lydia is a seasoned education leader and college instructor and an international speaker, researcher and author. Remaining active on the international level for several decades, she has participated in relief and advocacy efforts in support of orphans in Romania, Peru and Bolivia, Tarascan Indians in Mexico, indigenous communities in Brazil’s Amazon jungle and HIV/AIDS intervention and prevention projects in Uganda.
Seth Densen, MSW
Seth received his MSW from Adelphi University in 2008 after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Family Studies and Human Development. His career in social work began when he successfully advocated for mandatory Holocaust education in public schools in the state of Utah. Upon relocating to Florida, Seth served the state as a Child Protective Investigations Supervisor with the Department of Children and Families. He is passionate about child welfare and effectuating change on macro levels. Presently, he is a social worker with the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a division of MorseLife Health Systems which enables seniors to live independently at home for as long as possible by addressing the social, emotional, medical, and everyday needs and challenges older adults often face. Seth regularly teaches Social Welfare Policy, Social Work Practice III, Case Management, and various other courses.
Marcel Fort, LCSW
Marcel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Florida native from Miami. His desire to help those with mental health issues, particularly addiction, motivated him to complete a B.S. degree in Social Psychology, then a Master of Social Work Degree at Florida Atlantic University in 2006. Along with teaching at FAU, Marcel currently has a private practice and works in a men’s trauma inpatient treatment program. He has held the positions of Case Manager, Primary Therapist and Clinical Director. Marcel works with adults and late teens with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, lack of direction and meaning of life questions, and substance abuse. He specializes in addiction, post-treatment and early recovery challenges, helping those impacted by the addiction of others, co-dependency, and adjustment problems. In addition, Marcel is trained in Post-Induction Therapy, and often uses experiential therapy practices.
Tina Landeen, LCSW
Tina Landeen earned her MSW from Florida Atlantic University, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an EMDR therapist. She has extensive experience in child welfare, working with families in Riviera Beach and Belle Glade. Her clinical experience includes psychiatric settings, juvenile justice, and intensive on-site therapeutic settings. Tina specializes in sexual abuse treatment, trauma treatment, and neurobiological treatment approaches. She is certified in children’s yoga. In addition to teaching at FAU, Tina has a private practice in Boca Raton where she serves adults, adolescents, and children.
Gavin Malcolm, LCSW
Gavin Malcolm is the Director of Population Health at Broward Health as well as an Adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University School of Social Work. Broward Health is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is one of the largest public health systems in the country. Gavin has been with Broward Health since 2005, where he started as Trauma Social Worker and Supervisor for the social work staff. He attended Oberlin College for his bachelors in Psychology and English. He obtained his MSW from Boston University with a focus on gerontological studies. Gavin has spent his entire career working in multidisciplinary teams and brings that experience to the culture change agent that is Population Health. His current foci are on reducing readmissions across the Broward Health system, implementing the Population Health module, and standardizing best practices across Broward Health and the community physicians participating in the Broward Health ACO.
Cindy Sterne, LCSW, ACSW, MCAP, ICADC, CCTP
Cindy earned her Master of Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2004 and her Bachelor of Social Work degree from FAU in 2003. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006 and a Qualified Supervisor since 2008. Cindy is a member of The Academy of Certified Social Workers, is a Certified Master’s Level Addictions Professional (MCAP), is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional trained in EMDR. Cindy has a passion for group work, which she teaches to professionals in the community as a member of the Florida Institute for Group Facilitation. She also serves on the Florida Certification Board’s Behavioral Health Advisory Board. Cindy brings more than 30 years of clinical social work experience to FAU. She is committed to helping each person understand their inherent value and worth. Her work as a therapist includes providing services to children, adolescents, and families in inpatient and outpatient care, as well as working with youth in foster care and those involved in the juvenile justice system. Cindy’s clinical expertise includes Addictions, Co-occurring Disorders and Group work. In 2017, Cindy was recognized as the Florida Atlantic University Broward Achievement Awards Faculty Member of the Year.
Sheryl Williams, MSW
Sheryl Williams received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Bethune-Cookman College in 1995 and earned her MSW from Barry University in 2005. She is currently a registered Clinical Social Worker Intern. In addition, Sheryl maintains her Florida Child Welfare Child Protection Certifications in Case Management, Case Management Supervision, Quality Assurance Review, and Family Team Conferencing Facilitator. Sheryl’s career in social work begin in 1995 with the Department of Children and Families and Virginia Department of Social Services in which she had worked in the areas of children and family mental health, economic services, family empowerment and preservation and family strengthening. Sheryl has also worked with Tenet Healthcare System as an inpatient and outpatient health counselor.
Sheryl begin her career with ChildNet, Broward’s Lead Community Base Care in 2003. Currently, Sheryl is the Program Officers for Case Management & Adoptions, to which she oversees the daily operations and service delivery for three case management divisions and ChildNet’s adoption division. In this capacity, Sheryl directs the intensive case management activities and operations for the Early Childhood Court, Family CFR Grant, and Dependency Drug Court, ChildNet’s specialty court divisions in Broward County. Sheryl’s tenure at ChildNet began as a front-line Child Advocate and she has consistently been promoted to leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibilities, reflecting her results-driven and outcome-oriented style of management. Sheryl brings a wealth of experience in direct case management and child welfare program operations to ChildNet’s management team with her prior experience before ChildNet, including several positions in the social services field. Sheryl is also a representative of the Undoing Racism Workgroup with the Urban League of Broward County. She has been an adjunct at FAU since Fall 2019.