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Meet Our Staff

Hi, it’s nice to meet you!

We are committed to providing you with quality services and dedicated to the fight for justice. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Rebecca Kasen

Executive Director

Rebecca Kasen joined the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing as the Executive Director. She brings with her, her passion for and knowledge of, not-for-profit and human services leadership. She moved to Michigan in 2020 to work as the Director of Advocacy for Disability Rights Michigan. Prior to this, she was the Director of Advocacy for one of the largest human services organizations in the state of New Jersey. In both roles she forged and maintained relationships with community leaders, clients, and other supporters to further the growth and mission of the organizations. Rebecca holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Politics and Sociology from Ursinus College. She has worked in many areas of human services and social justice throughout her tenure, including managing emergency and temporary housing for people with disabilities.

Nancy Gussin

Clinical Director

Nancy Gussin, LMSW, is the Clinical Director at the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. Nancy received her Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA in 1990 and in addition to currently being licensed in Michigan, has maintained her license in California as well. Her undergraduate degree is in Child Development with an emphasis on Child Mental Health. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2021, Nancy was the Assistant Director of Community Based Services at the San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc., (SFVCMHC, Inc.) where she worked for 18 years. Nancy started with SFVCMHC, Inc. as a Clinician/Clinical Supervisor in 2004 and over the next 18 years held the title of Program Coordinator, Program Manager, and ultimately Assistant Director. In 2008, Nancy began providing supervision and oversight for MSW students who were conducting their Field Placement at SFVCMHC, Inc. Nancy has trained extensively in the areas of attachment and trauma theory and utilizes these theories to inform her practice.

Angie Wooster

Office Coordinator

Angie is the first face you will see when you visit the Women’s Center.  She will be your biggest cheerleader because she is passionate about empowering women and watching them achieve their goals. When she is not serving others at the Women’s Center, Angie enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children, curling up with a good historical fiction novel, or adventuring in the wild outdoors through hiking, backpacking, and gardening.

Abigail Bodemann

Clinical Intern

Abby is a first-year graduate student at Western Michigan University. She is working towards her Master of Social Work and hopes to one day serve those in the community who struggle with eating and body image disorders. Having graduated in 2021 with her BS in Zoology, Abby has a passion for animals and the environment and would love to find a way to incorporate those values in her future work. In her free time, she loves spending time with her cats, working out, cooking and painting.

Taylor Ward


Taylor is pursuing her MSW at Spring Arbor University.  After her Master’s is complete, she dreams of working with prison reentry services in Michigan. Her hobbies include writing, geocaching, and going to the thrift store.

Raymundo Lopez


What gets Raymundo up from bed every morning is knowing that the day will present itself with new opportunities to be kind to folks and just enough time to chow down a carne asada burrito (with an ice-cold horchata por favor!). As a volunteer at the Women’s Center, he strives to listen, learn and empower women in the fullest capacity! Firmly believing in the impact of community work and political science, Lopez started a YouTube channel in an effort to simplify ideas and political concepts to people of all backgrounds. If political science did not exist, Lopez would probably be ‘bahahahaing’ with babydoll sheep in a beautiful farm living happily ever after.

Ellen Fedorowicz

Volunteer – Financial

Ellen Fedorowicz is a volunteer working along with Patsy King to do the finances for the Women’s Center. Ellen is a recent retiree (April 2022) who previously worked at Jackson National in the Financial Reporting/Reinsurance department. Ellen is hoping to help out in other areas of the Center as well, with either some classes or in the clothes closet.

NaTashia Huntley

Clinical Intern

NaTashia just graduated with her BSW and currently in her specialized year at Spring Arbor University pursing her Masters of Social work. Her passion is to open up transitional housing geared toward those that are poverty stricken and break those generational cycles. Her goal is to build strong families that live long successful lives. In her free time she loves spending time with her daughters, watching lifetime movies, and talking on the phone.

Cordelia Black

Clinical Intern

Cordelia is a specialized year graduate student at Spring Arbor University, studying a Master of Social Work. Cordelia holds a MA in Family Education and 34 years of experience of working with youth and families. Cordelia has a driven desire to focus her efforts on the community where she has resided all of her life. Cordelia has dedicated her entire adult career to enhancing the lives of others through teaching, mentoring, prevention, and intervention. In therapy, Cordelia strives to provide a warm and safe space for collaboration with individuals that will foster self-determined growth. Her approach is grounded in therapeutic relationships, evidence-based, client centered, strength-based, and goal directed. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, reading, walking, traveling, and watching Netflix.

Samantha Burnett


Samantha is a senior at Saginaw Valley State University. She studies social work with a minor in psychology. Her goal is to attend grad school and afterwards plans to go into clinical therapy. In her free time she enjoys reading and watching Netflix.