Meet our Team
Denise M. Berry
President / CEO, SVRC Industries and Westlund Guidance Clinic
Denise M. Berry brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as President and CEO of SVRC Industries, encompassing Westlund Guidance Clinic. With a rich professional history and a passion for making a positive impact, Denise's journey is marked by a commitment to bettering the lives of others.
Prior to her current position, Denise served as the executive director of Shelterhouse of Midland & Gladwin Counties, as well as the chief executive officer of Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan.
A retired Army engineer with 13 years of service, Denise notably became the inaugural director of Military Student Affairs at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), later transitioning to a pivotal role supporting veterans dealing with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma at Emory University’s School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
With advanced degrees from Columbia University, Webster University, and Central Michigan University, Berry's accolades include SVSU’s Outstanding Performance Award for 2015-16, showcasing her exceptional contributions.
Beyond her professional career, Berry has served as vice-chair of the Mid-Michigan Veteran’s Advocacy Council, staff advisor for the SVSU Men’s Club Hockey Team, and competed for the U.S. Women’s National Ringette team in international championships. Her coaching prowess shone as she assisted the silver medal-winning team at the World Ringette Championships in Toronto in 2017 and celebrated victory with Team USA's gold medal at the World Ringette Championships in Espoo, Finland in 2022.
Denise's impact extends beyond sports and academia. Her dedication to advocacy is reflected in her involvement with organizations like The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, SOGI Youth Advisory Council, and American Legion Post #439. As a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by HRCI and a certificate holder in Applied Positive Psychology, Denise embodies a holistic approach to her endeavors.
In 2022, Denise was recognized with a Visionary Voice award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, underscoring her unwavering commitment to creating positive change.
Chief Clinical Officer of SVRC Industries & Westlund Guidance Clinic
Holding a Bachelor's degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State University, Bellinger's academic achievements reflect her commitment to making a positive impact.
Bellinger's expertise spans a wide range of mental health diagnoses and treatments. From individual sex offender treatment to marriage counseling, she's well-versed in guiding individuals towards holistic well-being. Her extensive experience also includes providing individual therapy to both children and adults dealing with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
Distinguished by her state certification in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Bellinger's influence in nurturing mental health is a cornerstone of SVRC & Westlund's mission. Her expertise and dedication create a foundation for comprehensive care that benefits our community's overall well-being.
Brianna Renno MSW, LMSW
Director at Westlund Guidance Clinic
Brianna Renno, known as "Bri," serves as the Director of Westlund Guidance Clinic, where her compassion and expertise contribute to the clinic's mission. With a strong educational background and a wealth of experience, Bri is a driving force in providing exceptional mental health support.
Bri earned her Bachelor's of Science in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and further honed her skills with a Master's degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. Her dedication to education reflects her commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives she touches.
Bri's professional journey encompasses diverse experiences in treating various mental health diagnoses. From aiding individuals with serious emotional disturbances across all age groups to guiding those who've experienced trauma and challenging life circumstances, her expertise shines.
With a compassionate approach, Bri has assisted individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis. She holds state and national TF-CBT certifications and specializes in working primarily with teens and adults dealing with trauma and eating disorders.
In her role as Director, Brianna oversees multiple pivotal programs at Westlund Guidance Clinic, including Children’s Outpatient and Case Management, School-based Therapy, and Parent Support Partner Programs.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Brianna finds fulfillment in community sports and activities, a testament to her commitment to holistic well-being. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and cherished dog, rounding out her vibrant life outside of work.
Brianna Renno's leadership at Westlund Guidance Clinic encapsulates dedication, compassion, and a commitment to uplifting those she serves. Her expertise fuels the clinic's mission to provide exceptional mental health care and support to individuals and families.
Brandi Alberts, MSW, LMSW
Brianna Renno, MSW, LMSW
Georgie Bebow, MSW, LLMSW
Jane Bohlinger, MSW, LMSW
Julie Anklam, MSW, LMSW
Justine Morris, MSW, LLMSW
Kandace Short, MSW, LLMSW
Marissa Cox, MSW, LLMSW
Michael Hernandez, MSW, LLMSW
Rachel Randolph, LLPC
Raquel Braun, MSW, LLMSW
Yolanda Bellinger, MSW, LMSW