Training

Meet the ITD Team

Julie Kubin

Julie Kubin, LPCC-S

Julie Kubin is a graduate of Xavier University and a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervising status in the State of Ohio. She has been employed by Talbert House since 2009 and is currently the Training Coordinator of the Institute for Training and Development. Prior to her position in training, Julie worked as the Assistant Clinical Director within the agency’s Quality Clinical Services department. Her experience in direct care includes substance use disorder treatment with adults as well as mental health treatment in a variety of settings with children, adolescents and their families. She is a mother of two teenagers and spends most of her free time on the soccer field watching them play. 

 

 

Kirk Sheppard, LPCC-S

Kirk Sheppard, LPCC-S

Kirk began as a professional counselor in 2004 after graduating from Cincinnati Christian University with a Masters in Counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor and has worked in various settings in community mental health, hospitals, and private practice.

 

Joe Redmond

Joe Redmond

Joe is a former Marine with over 24 years of experience in Law Enforcement and Security with a proven track record of enhancing public safety and security, and improving staff performance. He is a certified Police Instructor through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and has been an Adjunct Instructor with Butler Tech since 2009 where he helps prepare new recruits for careers in law enforcement. Joe began at Talbert House in 2016 at Community Correctional Center (CCC) in Warren County and joined the ITD team as a Training Specialist in 2017 focusing on enhancing staff development in the areas of court and corrections.

 

Ann MacDonald

Ann MacDonald, LISW-S

Ann has a Master’s of Social Work from University of Michigan and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation. After a robust career in nonprofit leadership, including 19 years as Executive Director of Women Helping Women, Ann focused on her passion for training, teaching and leadership, becoming a certified technical trainer. She joined Talbert House in 2016 and currently is the Engagement Specialist, focusing on employee engagement and retention. In this role, she facilitates trainings that include leadership and professional development.

 

Luke Bishop

Luke Bishop

Luke has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and years working with developmental disabilities, foster care, and mental health. He started his career at Talbert House in 2014 as a Case Manager at the Western Hills location and became a Case Manager Trainer in 2016. As well as teaching CPR, Luke focuses his training on connections with local resources and understanding the perspective of our clients. Luke acts as a liaison with local psychiatric hospitals to ensure a continuity of care among providers.

 

Other Trainers

ITD has access to a large number of independent and dependent licensed clinicians employed through Talbert House or other area organizations. ITD contracts with some of these individuals to provide specialized trainings. Examples of these trainings include Appliced Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Transition to the DSM-V, and Sexual Trauma treatment.