Meet The Team

JEN FISTER

FOSTER CARE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Jen received her MSW from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa specializing in Children and Family Studies. Jen joined the Childplace team in 2014. Throughout her 13 years of professional experience, she has worked with state social service agencies, prospective foster and adoptive families, and children in foster care. As a licensed Social Worker, Jen provides guidance and oversight to the agency’s foster care program.

MASHIUR KHAN, MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Mashiur Khan, MD began his employment with Childplace in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his general psychiatry residency through the University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship through the University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. He has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Dr. Khan is also a board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

MELISSA WILSON, LCSW

CLINICAL SERVICES PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Melissa began her employment with Childplace in 2012. She received her MSSW through the University of Louisville. She has served in multiple roles within the agency and started her current position in 2015. She has her certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Melissa has completed the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner training. She has experience in working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, experienced foster care and children and adolescents who have been adopted.

LISA RUSHER, LCSW, MAC

THERAPIST

Lisa began her employment with Childplace in 1998. She received her MSSW through the University of Louisville. Lisa has her certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has completed the University of Louisville’s Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor Certification Program. Lisa also has received the title of Master Addiction Counselor through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.

SUSAN ROBINSON, LCSW, LMFT

THERAPIST

Susan began her employment with Childplace in 2010. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University. She obtained her LCSW and LMFT license in 1993. She also has her certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Susan has extensive previous experience working in private practice and community based services.

JEN FISTER, MSW, LSW

ADOPTION SERVICES PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Jen received her MSW from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa specializing in Children and Family Studies. Jen joined the Childplace team in 2014. Throughout her 13 years of professional experience, she has worked with state social service agencies, prospective foster and adoptive families, and children in foster care. She also obtained her CSW certification in the state of Kentucky and LSW certification in the state of Indiana. As a licensed Social Worker, Jen provides guidance and oversight to the agency’s adoption program.

EMILY JOHNSON

ADOPTION SERVICES SUPPORT STAFF

Emily received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky. She has served in multiple social service settings since graduation, including a food pantry and homeless shelter. Emily joined the Childplace team in May of 2018 as an administrative assistant in the counseling office. She transitioned to her current role in foster care in 2020 to She transitioned to her current role in adoption in 2020.

KENZIE HUTTON, LCSW

LICENSING SPECIALIST

Kenzie received her MSSW from the University of Louisville and is licensed in the state of Indiana as a clinical social worker. Following her graduate studies, she served in the foster care and adoption program at Childplace for six years and returned to Childplace in early 2023 as a home study practitioner. She provides training and assessment services to families in the foster care and adoption programs to promote permanency and effective care for children.

KENZIE HUTTON

LICENSING SPECIALIST

Kenzie received her MSSW from the University of Louisville and is licensed in the state of Indiana as a clinical social worker. Following her graduate studies, she served in the foster care and adoption program at Childplace for six years and returned to Childplace in early 2023 as a home study practitioner. She provides training and assessment services to families in the foster care and adoption programs to promote permanency and effective care for children.

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