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Supervision Registry: Kent County
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The Supervision Registry is a free benefit of membership for those who are looking for a supervisor to complete the necessary hours for independent licensure. The supervisors who have joined the registry are listed by county where the supervision will occur. All supervisors listed on this registry have completed NASW-Michigan’s Certification in Core Supervision, are fully licensed in the state of Michigan, and have at least three years of experience in the field.


Please note that all information provided below is provided by the supervisor; which have signed an application testifying to its accuracy. If you notice a discrepancy in information, or have further requests for information, please contact the supervisor directly as NASW-Michigan only posts the information we receive. NASW-Michigan is not responsible for placement, or for any licensing issues involved with supervision. Please contact the Michigan Board of Social Work if you have questions, or to confirm licensure related issues.

Supervisor Name: Ada Brosier, BS, MSW, LMSW-Clinical

Location: Rockford, MI

Phone: 989-430-3114



Areas of Specialization/Scope of Practice: Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Private Practice

Education: Bachelor's Degree (BS) from Central Michigan University, Master's Degree (MSW) from Michigan State University


Supervision Experience: 1 year of experience providing one-on-one supervision, as well as providing supervision to one student intern


Other Languages: Polish


Additional Counties Served: Ionia

Supervisor Name: Sara Forist, LMSW Clinical

Location: East Grand Rapids

Phone: 616-633-2438



Areas of Specialization/Scope of Practice: Crisis Intervention, Child Sexual Abuse, Trauma in Families, Ethical Decision Making Mental Health Supervision Risk Mitigation

Educational History: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University, Master of Social Work (MSW) in Clinical Social Work from University of Denver

Supervision Experience:  2 Years of Licensure Supervision and Certified in Core Supervision from NASW-Michigan Chapter


Supervisor Name: Marlene Lathrop, BCD, LMSW-Clinical & Macro

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-942-4002



Areas of Specialization/Scope of Practice: 1993-Present: Clinical; Interpersonal; Couples; Adults 17-99 Diagnosis and Treatment - Mental Health/ Advanced Generalist; Domestic Mediation


Education: Bachelors's Degreee (BSW) from Wayne State University, Master's Degree (MSW) from Wayne State University


Supervision Experience: Occasional one-on-one student interns over past 23 years

Supervisor Name: Katie Papke, LMSW, CAADC - Clinical

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-560-5176



Areas of Specialization/Scope of Practice: Military Social Work, Homeless, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Mental Health, Program Coordination


Education: BSW from Florida State University MSW from Florida State University


Supervision Experience: 7 years of experience


Additional Counties Served: Ottawa, Ionia, Allegan (Supervisee may have to travel)

Supervisor Name: Vicki Poleni, LMSW-Clincal & Macro

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-901-0149



Areas of Specialization/Scope of Practice: Medical (acute, post-acute, ambulatory, and hospice care), Legal, Program Development, Case Management, Individual/Family/Group Therapy, Care Advocacy, Private Practice, University Education



Education: BSW/BA, Eastern Michigan University MSW, University of Michigan



Supervision Experience: 25 years of experience providing individual/group supervision to MSW interns during field placement as well as MSW graduates seeking licensure


Supervision available in the following counties:  Ottawa, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Allegan and Newago

Supervisor Name: Elizabeth Stern, LMSW – Clinical & Macro, ACSW, TTS (Tobacco Treatment Specialist)

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-485-5801             



Areas of Specialization/Scope of Practice: Training and education, community outreach, program development and leadership, counseling and motivational interviewing, tobacco prevention and cessation


Educational History: Bachelors degree in Allied Health/Mental Health from Georgia State University MSW from Columbia University. Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification from Mayo Clinic


Supervision Experience: 5+ years of experience providing program, MSW intern and MSW licensing supervision




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