Before joining the Begun Center, Chase worked as a Program Director at various residential treatment facilities across north and central Ohio specializing in behavioral analysis as well as the mental and behavioral health of juvenile offenders with sexually reactive issues.
Chase earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Miami University in 2011 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Medical Anthropology and Global Health.
Q: Why is your work at the Begun Center important to you, to our community, and to the world? Working at the Begun Center creates opportunities to join devoted, passionate people across the state all striving to reduce violence and promote safe, dynamic growth within their communities.
Q: What is a cause about which you are particularly passionate? Lately, my passion lies in revitalizing a specific Cleveland community facing difficult circumstances – high rates of violence, poor educational opportunities and a lack of economic growth.
Recent projects include the Safe School/Healthy Students Initiative, the evaluation of Ohio’s PRC Program as part of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant, and the MyCom Initiative. In addition, Chase contributes to various other projects providing data analysis and report preparation and design.