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Mandy Kellums Baraka

Interim Program Director; Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

(618) 751-9191

In 2016, Dr. Mandy Kellums Baraka joined the Forester family as an assistant professor of counseling.

Dr. Kellums Baraka began her education with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southwest Baptist University. She then shifted her focus and obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College and earned her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Regent University.

Kellums Baraka has worked as a crisis therapist for Community Counseling Centers of Chicago and as a student support coordinator at Wheaton.

She resides in Lombard, Illinois, and attends Cornerstone Oak Park.