The Leadership Team at Midwest Center for Youth & Families provides a stabilizing support system that allows our clinical staff to focus on what matters most: helping children and families achieve success.
Chris Iliff, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Douglas Jarvis, Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director
Dr. Jarvis joined Midwest Center for Youth & Families in 2021. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oakland University and his degree as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. He continued his medical training as a member of the United States Army, where he completed his General Psychiatry Residency at Triple Army Medical Center, and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, GA and Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Jarvis continued his military service until 1996. “I enjoy helping my patients and their families heal and become a healthier and happier family. I am dedicated to them and the staff that I work with at Midwest Center.”
Trey Biggs, Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Trey obtained his Associate of Science in Nursing at Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2016 and then continue his education to get his Bachelor of Science at Central Methodist University in 2019. He began his career with Midwest Center for Youth & Families in 2018 to 2021 as a register nurse. He chose to move forward with his education and received his Master of Science in Nursing at Walden University in 2021. Midwest Center is happy to have him rejoin our team in 2023. He will be collaborating with our Medical Director, Dr. Jarvis, and all our nursing department. He enjoys spending time with his patients and helping them improve through their treatment.
Kate Chester, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing
Kate received her associate degree in nursing at Ancilla College in 2014. Then continued her education with Indiana Wesleyan University and received her bachelor’s degree in 2016. She comes to us in 2023 with a diverse background in nursing, with experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, orthopedics, dementia care, and wound care. Kate has also worked as a unit manager and clinical educator for nursing facilities. She is interested in helping youth stating “youth is a field in nursing that often gets looked over in healthcare, especially when referring to mental health. I am excited to assist and provide the best care possible to children struggling with mental health.
Camille Maloney, MSW, Director of Intake
Camille has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver. She began her career with Midwest Center for Youth & Families in 2017 as a Behavioral Health Worker. She then joined the admissions team as an Intake Specialist in 2019. In 2023 she became the Director of Intake. “I find most interesting about this role is I like being able to help those in need and connect people to resources so that they can receive the treatment needed.”
Kerrie Lolkema, MS, Director of Education
Kerrie joined the Midwest Center for Youth & Families in 2008 as an Elementary Teacher. She later moved on to teaching Middle School. In 2016 she started Grad School at Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated with Building Administration License. She become Assistant Principal in 2019 and helped develop the curriculum and enhance our program with Technology. Such as laptops in the classroom, Smartboards, and Chromebooks for all of the students. In 2023 she became Midwest Centers Director of Education. “I love working with the children and seeing them find success in an area where it was a challenge for them. When children get the concept, they are struggling with is very near and dear to my heart. I love to see them grow and find excitement in what they are learning. “
Katie Williams, LMHC, NCC, MA, Director of Clinical Services
Katie obtained her LMHC through the state of Indiana, her NCC is through the National Board of Certified Counselors, and she got her Master’s degree through Purdue University. She started at Midwest Center in 2009 as a BHW and finished her internship in 2015 after completing her Master’s. In 2018 she became an Intake Specialist and then moved back into the clinical department in 2020 where she was a therapist and program director. In 2023 she became the Director of Clinical Services. Katie stated “The kids are the best part of my job. I like working with the kids and watching them grow and change.
Find out how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Midwest Center for Youth & Families can help your child find hope and healing. Call 888-629-3471 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you or your loved one need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.