• Meet Our Staff

      Deborah Briggs, MSW, Director  
    Deborah Briggs, MSW, Director
    Deborah Briggs, MSW, has been the Director of the Open Door Adolescent Health Center since its inception in 1997. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Ball State University and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. Prior to working 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.
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    Vicki Overmyer, Family Nurse Practitioner
    Vicki Overmyer is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been with Open Door Adolescent Health Center since 2003. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and then received a Master's Degree of Science in Nursing and a Post-Graduate Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Valparaiso University. Mrs. Overmyer has more than 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 is 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.
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    Kimberly Perrien, Administrative Assistant
    Kimberly has over 15 years of experience in the office and clerical field. Before joining ODAHC in December 2017, she attended Purdue University North Central/Purdue University Northwest for Early Childhood Education. In 2007, she began working for Michigan City Area Schools Safe Harbor, and spent five of those years as a Site Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, and reading a good book.

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    Julie Leonard, BA, MC

    Julie Leonard is a master's level Mental Health Counselor with experience in individual, family, and group counseling. Her focus at the Open Door Adolescent Health Center is primarily on those students who are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life changes, and relationship issues. Prior to ODAC, Julie was a Wraparound Facilitator at The Swanson Center. While in Illinois, Julie worked with pregnant and parenting teens through individual and group counseling, as well as prenatal and parenting classes. Additionally, Julie delivered relationship/sexual health fact-based education to classrooms in school districts around Chicago. In her spare time, Julie teaches a parenting class for divorcing couples for the State of Indiana, visits her kids at their schools, and enjoys the beach/outdoor life with her husband and two crazy dogs, Sammy and Genoa. 

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    Cynthia Rupp, MS, Mental Health Counselor

    Cynthia Rupp, MS, started at Open Door Adolescent Health Center in 2021. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice at Purdue University and her Master's Degree in Counseling from Concordia University, Wisconsin. Prior to coming to Open Door Adolescent Health Center, Cynthia worked as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor working with juveniles in the Cook County Drug Court Program in Chicago, and also as a Juvenile Drug and Alcohol Counselor for a non-profit agency in Chicago. Cynthia has worked in the mental health field for more than 10 years.