Our Volunteer Consultants

Cheryl Kolevzon. Cheryl is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, holding both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Social Work. She is a co-founder/operator of a college crisis telephone hotline and a co-founder of a college interracial understanding advocacy group. She did graduate intern work at a Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Counseling Center,
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and has served as an educator and counselor at a rape crisis center, a trainer and clinical coordinator for a parent mentoring program for the prevention of child neglect and abuse, a child protective services case manager, a hospice social worker for HIV/AIDS patients, an individual and family therapist for severely emotionally disturbed children, and as an individual/family/group therapist for adolescent and adult females with eating disorders. Cheryl currently serves the community in private practice and uses her involvement in The Edge to help those who are suffering because of fear, anger, violence, and hatred toward others or self.

Bjorg Smidt. Bjorg grew up in Iceland and lived in Sweden before moving permanently to the U.S. and settling in the Rogue Valley in 1992. She has studied languages, communication, music, and philosophy in great depth. Having raised four children, she is acutely aware of the challenges facing young people and is excited about the work of The Edge. Bjorg currently teaches a program called, The Communication Project; Finding Your Authentic Voice, a practical and interactive skill-set that addresses the link between communication and emotions, focusing on practical applications for daily life.

Help kids in our community help themselves by getting involved today! Tell your school's administrators and counselor about us, make a donation, join our mailing list, and/or serve as a volunteer. Thank you for caring!
 
   
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