Rebecca Schlesinger, PhD - Clinical Specialist in Education / Program Coordinator
Dr. Schlesinger assumed the program coordinator responsibilities in January 2022 with the title Clinical Specialist in Education-Paraprofessional Program. Dr. Schlesinger has a wealth of experience as a Counseling Psychologist, including extensive outreach and prevention program creation and facilitation; from August 2018 to January 2022, they served as a Clinical Counselor at the University of Illinois Counseling Center and fulfilled many roles, including multiple years on the Outreach and Prevention Services planning committee. Dr. Schlesinger also brings an array of college teaching experience and is an alum of the Paraprofessional Program!
Elise Lanker, MSW - CCP Program Co-Instructor
Elise Lanker has diverse professional experience as a social worker in the community and as a Clinical Counselor at the University of Illinois Counseling Center since August 2018. At the Counseling Center, she has extensive outreach and prevention experience, Chaired the Multicultural Competency Committee, and has been involved with the CCP Program as a mentor, Steering Committee staff member, and supervises outreach. She is also an alum of the Paraprofessional Program!