Our Staff

Rachel Niemi, Psy.D HSPP,  Executive Director
Rachel Niemi received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Niemi completed her internship at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center working with veterans. She also completed two years of training in Valparaiso at the Porter County Family Counseling Center. She has spent the past three years dedicating part of her time to treating men and women who struggle with homelessness. Dr. Niemi is motivated to use the most effective evidenced based practices to help empower and motivate her clients. Her goal as the Director for Dayspring Women’s Center is to develop a program grounded in research and evidenced based treatment that helps women on their journey to achieving stability and satisfaction.

Aly Kasper, BSW, Dayspring Program Manager

Kathy Dewitt, Director of Community Engagement

Dayspring Board Members
Jan Jones
Helen Gabriel
Harriet Fagan
Jasmine Nwabara
Phyllis Schroeder
John Santoro