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         Mental Health Expert    


Baird brings a wealth of experience to the WEST Project as a mental health professional with experience in conflict resolution, suicide awareness and prevention, family dynamics, marriage counseling and parenting.  She has an MA in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed professional counselor,


Baird also serves on the board of Jack’s Army, a medical non-profit seeking a cure for a rare form of epilepsy.  She was a therapist in private practice prior to accepting her position at Wellspring Church where she served as Pastor of Spiritual Formation.


Baird’s daughter Chrissy Baird is a UCLA women’s basketball alum and younger daughter Nicole Baird is currently on a full basketball scholarship as a student athlete at Belmont University. 


Baird is a graduate of Wheaton College where she competed on the women’s volleyball team.  She earned All-CCIW honors as a junior and senior, and All-Midwest Region and All-American honors as a senior in 1987. As a senior, she led Wheaton to the NCAA Division III National Championships for the first time in its history. 

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