317 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Dr. Willis has spent more than 30 years as a practitioner, program administrator and evaluator in human services. Dr. Willis provided prevention services in New York City to families and taught in the Bronx and Queens early in her career. Working at the Family Assessment Clinic at the University of Michigan as a Civitas Fellow she was part of family assessment teams, delivered therapeutic services to children and adults who had experienced sexual abuse, and supervised MSW interns assigned to the clinic. As a researcher and evaluator, Dr. Willis served as a research associate at the Center for the Study of Youth Policy focused on providing support to state juvenile justice systems forced by the courts to reform and as an evaluator of child welfare services in Kent County. Dr. Willis joined The Guidance Center as the director of the Center for Excellence in September, 2003 where she served as the liaison between University researchers and The Guidance Center and directed evaluation and training for the agency. Dr. Willis also served as the director of programs at The Guidance Center from December, 2006 through December, 2009.