Professor, Department Director
Allied Health Building, A210G
Rex joined the faculty at LWTech in 2015. As a licensed social worker, Rex has worked in mental health care, crisis work, clinical supervision and gerontological social work (working with seniors). He has been program manager for the county’s Crisis Diversion Facility, supervised case managers working with adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, and provided direct service in our area since 1993. While working for DESC, Gentiva Home Health, ElderHealth Northwest, Spokane Mental Health and serving as a consultant and board member for several non-profit social service agencies he's had the opportunity to partner with many local social and human service organizations.
Rex has a Doctorate in Social Work from St. Thomas University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. As an undergraduate, he studied Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has long enjoyed questions about the meaning of being human, of what is ultimately important, what all people deserve and how to build justice.
Rex grew up in the Midwest but fell in love with the Northwest. He lives in Kirkland, Washington, with his wife, who is an English professor.
Rex is excited about the opportunity to help prepare the next generation of great behavioral health professionals and social service providers.
Associate Professor, Faculty Advisor
(425) 739-8100 x8776
Allied Health Building, A104C
Wendi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and approved Clinical Supervisor who has worked in a variety of behavioral health and social service settings throughout Illinois and Washington. She came to us with experience in community mental health, medical social work, case management, early childhood intervention, community, and industrial outreach and education. she currently owns and operates a private practice. She has worked with a variety of populations from youth to the elderly and specializes in work with trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, behavior and mood disorders as well as has experience working with couples, families, and small groups.
Timothy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Substance Use Disorder Professional, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He earned his master’s degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University and his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (U.K.). His professional background includes over 15 years of direct care experience working in co-occurring treatment settings with adolescents and young adults. Timothy has over 10 years teaching experience, and is currently a tenured professor at Edmonds College in the Social & Human Services Department.
Letha Fernandez is a Mental Health Professional, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Substance Use Disorder Professional, Master Addiction Counselor, Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist, Developmental Disability Mental Health Specialist, Child Mental Health Specialist and Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has worked in community mental health since 2001 and has a small private practice working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Vanessa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and approved Clinical Supervisor who has worked in a variety of settings. Currently she works as the Mental Health Director at the Center for Human Services. She’s been a practicum leader and adjunct faculty at Everett Community College, the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, and Seattle University. She has led a mobile assessment team in a psychiatric hospital, had her own private practice, has been a school-based counselor, and worked in a residential treatment program.
Vanessa earned a Doctorate of Education (Teaching, Curriculum, and Leadership), an MA in counseling psychology, and a BS in Communications. She serves as a Commissioner for the Human Services Commission for the city of Lynnwood. Vanessa is from Puerto Rico and is bilingual (Spanish & English).
Her hobbies include photography, concerts and day trips/traveling with her family. Vanessa’s hope is that she continues her growth as an educator and leader on behalf of students at Lake Washington Tech.
Students in our Behavioral Health programs can look forward to studying with the LWTech Social Sciences faculty, as well.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
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