Staff & Clinicians
Allison Dakos, BA – Crisis Services Coordinator
As the Crisis Services Coordinator, Allison uses her passion and her previous experience as a Volunteer Victim Advocate to oversee, coordinate, train, and support our team of advocates. Allison and our volunteers are available to support survivors of sexual violence through our 24-hour crisis line or to provide in-person support and resources to victims who are going through the process of receiving a medical forensic examination following a recent sexual assault.
Additionally, Allison coordinates our Sexual Assault Center’s medical forensic program and organizes the community SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) efforts to ensure consistent, trauma-informed care in our community across various disciplines serving survivors of sexual trauma.
Annie Coker, LMSW, CTS – Sexual Assault Center Director
Annie is passionate about providing the best and most comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault in our community. As the Director of the Center, she oversees operations of the Sexual Assault Center and offers expert oversight regarding sexual assault/abuse treatment.
Annie provides clinical services to a small group of clients through our Counseling Center. Annie is dedicated to supporting and empowering people with significant life changes, those who have experienced trauma or abuse, or who are struggling with depression and anxiety. Annie will walk with you as you emotionally heal and grow despite any barriers faced through your life.
Annie is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Colleen Corcoran, LLMSW – Clinician
Colleen believes that everyone has a different story and deserves a voice. She understands the complexities of trauma and the lasting toll that it can leave on a client. Colleen feels strongly that building trust and understanding is important in the therapeutic relationship. She strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to share their own unique struggles. Using trauma informed practices help Colleen works together with clients to achieve their goals and move closer to healing.
Tracy Kaul, BS – Legal Advocate
Provides emotional support and advocacy to families dealing with the legal process. Attends court hearings/trials and acts as a collaborative link with law enforcement and the Prosecutor’s office on behalf of sexual assault victims. Also assists with filing Crime Victim Compensation paperwork and is a watch guard for victims’ rights.
Mishelle Powell-Storey, LMSW- Clinician
Mishelle does both group and individual therapy with survivors and their loved ones. She knows that while survivors are experts on their own experiences, it is sometimes necessary to have someone to walk the difficult path of healing with. Mishelle recognizes that no one wants to be alone and therefore values building a relationship with her clients, and the value of survivors building supportive relationships with one another. She believes that through trauma-informed care, clients may recognize their own resilience.
Jane Shanafelt, LMSW-Clinician
Jane believes that therapy provides an individual with the opportunity to create an open and trusting relationship that values communication and transparency. She understands that clients are unique and therefore should navigate through counseling on their own terms and at their own pace. Jane strives to create a space that values acceptance and validation for all survivors and their families. She hopes to help survivors navigate their thoughts and emotions in order to transition to a place of healing. Jane utilizes trauma-informed techniques to emphasize resiliency and healthy coping skills within her clients.
Meaghan Zielinski, BS (Office located at Saginaw Police Department)
Provides advocacy and emotional support to victims interacting with Saginaw Police Department due to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Also assists with crime victim compensation information and assistance, information about victims’ rights, and serves as a liaison and support with law enforcement and Underground Railroad.