Committee Member of the Month
Four County Counseling Center
Letecia is the Systems of Care Program Director at Four County Counseling Center. Through this, Letecia has been able to apply for and secure funding for three Local System Coordinators to oversee the development of Systems of Care in Miami, Howard, and Pulaski Counties. This funding allows for the coordinators to devote 100% of their time to building the System of Care, and developing supports and resources based on needs specific to communities. Letecia is also responsible for the oversight of the Access Site, and High Fidelity Wraparound Programs in Cass, Fulton, Miami, and Pulaski Counties. Letecia has been involved in Systems of Care development for almost 13 years and continues to enjoy collaborating with community stakeholders, youth, and family members in order to identify strengths and needs within individual communities, as well as at the state level. Letecia participates as a voting member on the Indiana State Systems of Care (INSOC) Governance Board, is a co-facilitator of the Local Systems of Care Coordinator Subcommittee, has chaired the ICCMHC Child and Adolescent Subcommittee, and is actively involved in several county-wide groups to enhance and develop resources and supports for community members. Letecia has also been an assistant soccer coach for NorthWood High School for the past 11 seasons and coaches a girls’ team at SuperClubs National team overseas once a year.
Letecia is passionate about working with youth and families as well as community stakeholders. One of her favorite phrases is “Nothing about us, without us”, emphasizing the importance of voice and choice in all treatment, and policy decisions that affect those we serve. In addition, Letecia believes we should all strive to work towards not only being trauma informed, but trauma competent. “We can offer much more hope to people if simply take the time to listen to them, hear their story, and begin to empathize with where they are coming from.”