Liz Tillander

Liz Tillander

Deputy Director, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Liz Tillander


Liz has served as project director for Dean Sheryl Kubiak on several local, state, and national evaluation projects since 2008. After nearly 19 years in the business field, Liz was motivated by an interest in social justice and the desire to stem the cycle of incarceration for marginalized women and men to pursue a degree in social work. Building upon her business career, she brings a wealth of experience in networking and collaboration, outcome measurement and evaluation, program and staff development, finance and administrative management, and data-driven solutions to the field of social work.


Liz has day-to-day responsibility of the Center including oversight of Jail Diversion and Stepping Up projects. Her responsibilities include team development; supervision of project coordinators and research assistants; development and engagement of productive relationships with community partners; communication and development of evaluation and technical assistance plans; fiscal planning and oversight; and participation in reporting and dissemination of findings.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • M.S.W., Wayne State University
  • B.B.A., General Business, Walsh College
  • A.B.A., Oakland Community College


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