Deborah Briggs, MSW, DirectorDeborah Briggs, MSW, has been the Director of the Open Door Adolescent Health Center since the inception in 1997. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Ball State University and her Master in Social Work from Indiana University. Prior to coming to work for the Open Door Adolescent Health Center, Deborah was the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for La Porte Circuit Court and worked in the court system for ten years.Vicki Overmyer, Family Nurse PractitionerVicki Overmyer is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner that has been at Open Door Adolescent Health Center since 2003. She graduated from Indiana Universitywith a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and then completed her masters of Science in Nursing and a Post-graduate degree in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Valparaiso University. Mrs. Overmyer has over 16 years of hospital experience in ICU, emergency medicine, and neuro-surgery intensive care. She has also been an EMT, a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Mrs. Overmyer provides services to all high school students that are registered with the clinic. She works closely with the director, social workers, students, and parents to provide the best care possible for all of her clients. She has a collaborative agreement with Dr. Gandra, a pediatrician in Michigan City, IN.Amy Packard, MSW, LSWAmy Packard is a licensed master’s level social worker, who has been a part of ODAHC since May 2014. Amy offers supportive individual and group counseling to students registered with Open Door, as requested by students, their families, or Success Team. She specializes with intervention regarding depression and anxiety symptoms, relationship challenges, and academic struggles.
Amy also coordinates the Transition to Adulthood program, which assists seniors develop more confidence in handling adult responsibilities. She also coordinates Open Door’s Collaborative Care program, which connects students in need to outside services.
Amy loves working with adolescents, and enjoys building relationships with others. In her spare time, she loves being with family and friends, spending time outdoors, music, and reading.Jenna Sickinger, MSW, LSWJenna Sickinger is a licensed master's level social worker, and has worked for ODAHC since February 2016. Jenna facilitates individual and group counseling sessions with students registered with the clinic. Jenna's focus is working with students with mental health and substance use concerns. Jenna utilizes a strength based and empowerment approach to assist each student with developing their own goals and utilizing their personal strengths to be successful students here at MCHS. Jenna is passionate about helping each student learn to advocate for their ongoing needs.Fun fact: Jenna is a Michigan City High School graduate from the Class of 2006.In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and playing roller derby for the Illiana Derby Dames.Kimberly Perrien, Administrative AssistantKimberly has over 10 years experience in the office and clerical field. Before joining ODAHC in December 2017, she studied Early Childhood Education while working for MCAS Safe Harbor for 10 years with 5 years as Site Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and reading a good book.