KES partners with agencies that share the same mission as us to ensure that all people receive the supports they need to make lasting changes in their lives.  Together, we are changing the community!

Meet Our Team

KES provides a safe place to learn, heal, and grow for our staff and the people we serve​.

Deanna Omoniyi,  LMSW, CAADC, ADS

Lead Therapist/Supervisor

Deanna is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master of Social Work and a certificate from the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2012). She is also trained as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and is able to use NADA protocol to administer acupuncture to treat addiction.  She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals in the mental health and substance abuse field. She established KES to ensure that all people have a safe place to learn, heal, and grow, especially those who are underserved and underrepresented in our community.  Using a solution focused approach, her goal is to empower individuals, families, and groups to explore and resolve life issues, and remove barriers to their ultimate level of success.

Marisa Kowalski, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Marisa is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master of Social Work.  She also received a Bachelor in Creative Writing and Women's Studies. Her education and clinical experiences have prepared her to provide exceptional care and support to older adults and their caregivers. She also has extensive experience in working with people with chronic illness/pain issues. She is caring, empathetic, and a strong advocate for the people she serves.

Savannah Odem, TLLP

Outpatient Therapist

Savannah is a graduate of  Roosevelt University with a Master of Clinical Psychology.  She also earned a Bachelor of Psychology from Western Michigan University.  She has experience in working with a wide variety of mental health issues, crisis intervention, individual therapy, and group facilitation. With a passion for social justice, she loves working with the LGBTQIA+ community, underserved communities, women and teens. She believes good therapy is an important part of self-care and hopes to help you grow and establish healthy habits.

Pamela Tate, LLMS​W, C​AADC

Outpatient Therapist

Pamela is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master of Social Work and is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary​ Health Studies. She has an extensive background working alongside the underserved populations of Kalamazoo. Her work experience, education and genuine care for others has prepared her to provide therapy, advocacy and encouragement for those who may be experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues. Her goal is to journey alongside her clients in a effort to assist them as they develop and grow past their current state.

Matthew Robinson, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist

Matthew is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, who has earned his Master of Social Work (2018) and Bachelor of Social Work (2016).  He has experience working with client populations ranging from children, adults, and families with various mental health needs.  Matthew strives to provide a collaborative experience, hoping  to walk alongside those he serves, while utilizing the strengths and qualities that each individual possesses. He works to empower others to achieve the change they wish to see.



Raychelle Little, MSW

Outpatient Therapist

Congratulations to our graduating intern!  With hard work and dedication, you have gained the knowledge and skills to empower others.  Welcome to the world of Social Work and to our team.  You are a true blessing to this community!

(Officially taking clients soon)​