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Ilima Young-Dunn began teaching at DMACC in the Human Service program in the Spring of 2006. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and is a licensed Social Worker for the State of Iowa. Ilima obtained her Bachelors degree also from the University of Iowa in the fields of Sociology and Social Work.
Ilima’s work history includes a variety of different areas within the social work field. Ilima started out her social work career at the crisis call center at Magellon. From there she worked for Lutheran Social Services as s Supported Community Living provider working with special needs children. Ilima left LSI to further her career with the Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency working under a drug prevention grant. This job turned into another grant funded position as a case manager with the Family Self-Sufficiency program. While with the City of Des Moines Ilima returned to school to get her Masters degree in Social Work. Once she received her MSW she moved on to work at Mercy Hospital on the Dialysis Unit. This position ended and Ilima came to DMACC to work with the Going Home Reentry Project where she case managed men coming from the Newton Correctional Facility and helping them to successfully reenter into the community.
Ilima enjoys teaching and watching future Human Service workers develop into productive, compassionate, and empowering professionals.
Jeanie began her social work career working with adolescents in 1993. She has experience working with juvenile court, residential treatment, outpatient services, substance abuse and mental health treatment, school social work, and medical social work. This experience includes individual and group counseling, case management, and assessment.
Jeanie completed her Bachelors of Arts from Drake University in 1994, completed her Masters Degree is Social Work (MSW) from the University of Iowa in 2000 and Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Drake University in 2001.
Jeanie provides clinical supervision for clinicians who are working on obtaining their licensure. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), member of NASW, Certified Addictions counselor (CADC) and a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).