Rosecrance Lakeview Staff
Merry Beth Sheets, LCPC
Merry Beth Sheets comes to Rosecrance Lakeview from her most recent role as vice president of clinical services and quality assurance at a large provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. She started at Pillars in 2004 as the director of addictions and before that, managed behavioral health services at a large Chicago-area health system. Over the course of her career, she has worked with adolescents and adults in mental health and addictions, as well as individuals with severe developmental disabilities. She has managed a variety of programs, including group homes, respite/crisis center, outpatient clinics, residential and housing programs, and prevention programs. Merry Beth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in behavior analysis and therapy from Southern Illinois University and is excited to join the Rosecrance family. She is also the immediate past chair of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, formerly the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association.
Caitlin Berg, LCPC
Caitlin Berg started her career as a counseling intern before becoming a full-time school-based clinician with SGA Youth & Family Services working with Chicago Public Schools. She most recently worked within the Cook County hospital system providing mental health treatment to those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Caitlin earned her bachelor’s degree in theater from the University of Minnesota and a master of education degree in community counseling from DePaul University. She’s also pursuing credentialing as a registered drama therapist.
Carli Boyer, LPC, CADC
Carli Boyer is excited to be working with the young adult population at Rosecrance Lakeview. She worked as a counselor for PEER Services in the Chicago suburbs for two years before joining Rosecrance. Carli earned her master of arts degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Elizabeth Ellison, LCPC, CADC
Elizabeth Ellison helps direct day-to-day activities and provides clinical supervision to the addiction counselors and therapists as the clinical coordinator at Rosecrance Lakeview. She worked as an addiction therapist at Rosecrance for four years and also worked as a counselor/case manager at Lake County Haven in Libertyville. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois State University and her master of education in mental health counseling from Florida Atlantic University.
Emily Garmisa, LPC, CADC
Emily Garmisa is excited to work at Rosecrance Lakeview – she’s passionate about working in the field of addiction, particularly with emerging adults. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and her master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Emily previously worked as a case manager/recovery coordinator at Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance and as counseling intern at both Hazelden Chicago and the Advocate Addiction Treatment Program. She has her LGBTQIAA Safe Zone Training, as well as certificates in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Community Mental Health and Death Midwifery. She is currently pursuing a certification in Academic Life Coaching.
Christopher Kummetz, CADC
Christopher Kummetz joins Rosecrance Lakeview as a recovery specialist after working nearly seven years as a substance abuse counselor at both Sundance Treatment Center and Haymarket Center in Chicago. He graduated from Harold Washington College in Chicago and is pursuing options for combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees in social work.
Kelli Miller transferred to Rosecrance Lakeview from the Rosecrance Harrison Campus in Rockford, where she worked as a unit specialist on the women’s inpatient unit for nearly a year. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rockford University and is pursuing a master’s degree through the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Kelli is also working toward her Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor credentialing.
Emily Morris, MSW, CADC
Emily Morris brings experience in communications and education to her role at Rosecrance Lakeview. She worked as a clinical social work intern at Harborview Recovery Center in Chicago and as the communications director for a nonprofit in the Detroit Public Schools called Bridgepointe. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her master of social work degree from Loyola University Chicago. Emily earned her Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Counselor certification.
Shi Quiya Robinson
Shi Quiya Robinson transferred to Rosecrance Lakeview from the Rosecrance Harrison Campus in Rockford, where she worked as a health specialist on the detoxification unit. She’s bilingual, an EPIC credentialed trainer and a self-professed “lover of people.” She was a medical technician in the U.S. Air Force National Guard, earned her certified nursing assistant degree from Rock Valley College and is a licensed emergency medical technician-basic. Shi Quiya is pursuing her CADC and EMT-Paramedic.
Melissa Rodriguez returns to Rosecrance, where she worked for more than three years as a recovery home specialist at both Rosecrance Marlowe and Hillman recovery homes in Rockford. She also has experience as a case manager for immigrant youth at Heartland Alliance. Melissa earned her associate’s degree from Kishwaukee College and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She’s pursuing her CADC and looks forward to helping young adults get the support they need to maintain their recovery through Rosecrance Lakeview.
Edith Watson, RN
Edith Watson is a registered nurse and is pursuing her bachelor of arts degree in psychology at DePaul University. She most recently worked as the program director at Harmony, Hope & Healing, a creative music program offering emotional and spiritual healing to the homeless in Chicago. She is a composer and singer, as well as a volunteer for Ignatian Spirituality Project and Cornerstone Family Christian Center. Edith earned her associate degree in nursing from Hillsborough Community College in Plant City, Florida.