Coffee & Conversations is an opportunity for women in the community to discuss pertinent topics about how to be successful in the business sphere, public square, or in personal growth and development. YWCA Northeast Indiana invites women to come together in conversation for this free quarterly series.
This year, each session builds upon the previous conversation, as we, empowered women committed to empowering others, build a better tomorrow one message at a time.
Meet our Speakers:
Siquilla Liebetrau, Psy.D., HSPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Vice President of Clinical Services at Bowen Center
Dr. Liebetrau completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at DePaul University in Chicago and her graduate studies at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She has dedicated her training and career to serving in community mental health and is passionate about serving those in greatest need of care and support. She was trained as a generalist, engaging in therapeutic care and psychological testing services with all ages, and across a broad spectrum of diagnoses. Areas of special interest include trauma, integrating behavioral health into primary care, and suicide prevention
In her current role, Dr. Liebetrau oversees all clinical practice at Bowen Center, ensuring patients receive quality, evidence-based, patient-directed treatment in the format and setting that meets the patient’s needs best.
Schvalla R. Rivera, Ph.D., CDE
Founder and CEO of Consiliaris LLC & Executive Director of United Front
Dr. Rivera is the founder and CEO of Consiliaris LLC. She was selected to serve as the Director for United Front, an organization under the umbrella of Fort Wayne United, with 20 years of experience in higher education administration and DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging). A strong advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity issues in higher education and public policy, Dr. Rivera is a Certified Diversity Executive (C.D.E.) and has collaborated with leaders to create institutional diversity policies and respond to bias-related incidents. She also collaborates with leaders to increase cultural competency and reciliation by facilitating critical dialogues, increasing self-awareness, and providing opportunities for people to engage across differences.
Dr. Rivera is passionate about mentoring and career advocacy. She holds a B.A. in Social Science from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a Master's in Political Science and International Relations, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana State University. A firm believer in servant leadership, her work is her passion and calling. She hopes to change the world through education, engagement, grace, and humor.