Barb Rindels-Rasmussen began her work as a victim service advocate in 1992, providing client services such as advocacy in domestic violence and sexual assault, crisis counseling and legal advocacy. Barb worked with Bill Downs on researching the co-occurrence of domestic violence and substance use from 1997-2001 and subsequently was a co-founder of the Iowa based service integration project that ran from 2001-2018.
Megan B. Jones has her bachelors and masters degree in Social Work. She has been in the human service field since 1999, working primarily in the fields of domestic violence, substance use disorders and mental health. Megan is a licensed independent social worker (LISW) and certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor (CADC). She partnered with Barb and Bill in their research and service integration project in 2001.
As a team
Working on a multidisciplinary team of professionals, Barb and Megan accomplished much:
JOIN US IN OUR MISSION
We made a promise to the women who participated in our research project that their stories of heart wrenching pain and inspiring resilience would make a difference in the services they and others received. Join us in our mission to making a positive, relevant and sustainable change in your community.
our mentor and colleague
Patti Bland left an indelible mark in the field of integrating care for survivors who misuse substances. We are so grateful and honored to have worked closely with her for 14 years, her guidance and support helped us shape our endeavours. Our deepest hope is that we continue to honor her through our work.