Intensive In-Home Team

Intensive In-Home Services Supervisor:

Karen Morgan, M.Ed

  • B.A. Mass Communication in 1986
  • M.Ed in Adult Education in 2007
  • M.A. in Sociology from SIUE currently in progress
  • Doctoral Candidate Ed.D Adult Education/Social Work; M.Ed Adult Education UMSL
  • Related Work Experience:
    • Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition
    • Associated Consultants and Trainers
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates
    • Missouri Children’s Division
    • Adjunct Professor, Lindenwood University Social Work Program
  • Other: Notary Public
  • Joined BFT in 2007

Intensive In-Home Service Workers:

Lori Phillips, B.S.

  •  Bachelor of Science in Corrections with a minor in Industrial Security from Central Missouri State  University in Warrensburg, MO
  •   Has been working with children and families since 1982 including:
    • Residential treatment
    • Foster care case management
    • Independent Living Programs
    • Work experience in Missouri and Rochester, New York
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2001

Samuel Pilkinton, B.A., Masters Certificate, Licensed Minister

  • B.A. in Polictical Science from Mississippi University for Women (accepting men since 1982)
  • Master’s certificate in Special Education from Mississippi State University
  • Licensed Minister/Correctional Facility Chaplain with the United Pentecostal Church
  • Related Work Experience:
    • Chaplain-Missouri Restorative Ministries
    • Mississippi Department of Human Services-Child and Family Protection
    • Sally Kate Winter’s Children’s Shelter-After School Program Manager
    • Namido St. Louis-Head Judo Coach
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2016

Lutricia (Tricia) Allen, B.S.

  • Lead Intensive In-Home Service Worker
  • Bachelors of Science from University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Related Experience:
    • Intake Specialist
    • Licensing Worker
    • Case Manager
  • Other: Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist, originally planned to study nursing but then discovered a passion for social services.
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2014

Ashia Bell, B.S.

  • Bachelors of Science from Saint Louis University
  • Related Experience:
    • Mers Goodwill
    • Missouri Work Assistance Program/WIA Adult-Work Participation Specialist
    • WIA Youth-Case Manager
    • Girls Inc.-Curriculum Specialist
    • Judevine Center for Autism-Respite/Support Assistant
    • Voices for Children
    • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2015

Shoneka Burnett, B.S.W., M.S.Ed. 

  • Bachelors of Social Work from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Masters of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2020

Tiedarra Peterson, B.A.

  • Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement from Columbia College-St. Louis
  • Work with children and families since 2010
  • Related Experience:
    • Parenting Education Program Manager-Annie Malone
    • Parenting Education Group Facilitator-group sessions, support group and workshops
    • Program Development and Coordinator
    • In-Home visitation, After Care, Trauma Informed, and Therapeutic Services
    • Oversee and manage grants, contracts, MOUs, and outcomes
    • Crisis Case Management, Intake Coordinator, Program Lead, Residential
    • Resource and Community Based Support
    • Juvenile Justice Programs
    • Crime Victim Advocacy
  • Other: Certified in Nurturing Parenting Curriculum, Triple P Positive Parenting, Parent Cafe Model
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2020

Brishae’ Turner, B.S.W.

  • Bachelors of Social Work from University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Passion for working with children and families
  • Related Experience:
    • Urban League-Family Service Worker
    • Almost Home-Family Support Specialist/Director of Alumni Support Program
    • Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services-Therapeutic Mentor
    • Volunteer with Annie Malone Children’s Home
    • Volunteer with CareStl
    • Volunteer with AmeriCorps
  • Joined Bringing Families Together in 2019