Family Services Department
Nora Boesem, MSW Family Services Department Director
Nora is a clinical social worker who has worked in the child welfare arena for the last 17 years in many different roles, most notably with clients diagnosed with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).
She brings to CSS her personal experience of parenting more than 150 foster children, as well as the 12 adopted children (yes, 12!) she is raising with her husband, Randy, on their ranch near Newell. All of their children are affected by FASD. She is a nationally recognized speaker on FASD and has won multiple awards for her work in the field.
Lisa Spielman,LSW Family Services Specialist
Lisa is a licensed social worker who has worked for Catholic Social Services for over 8 years providing birth parent counseling, home studies for potential adoptive parents and assisting with reunification between birth parents and biological children. Prior to her work at CSS, she worked in the area of child protection in South Dakota, Arkansas and Kansas. Lisa has 2 teenage daughters. Lisa is trained & experienced in counseling birth parents, helping prepare adoptive families for adoption & providing post placement support for adoptive families.
Lisa enjoys working with the adoption triad & feels privileged to be a part of each adoption process.
Hannah Ceremuga,SWA Family Services Specialist
Hannah Ceremuga, Licensed Social Work Associate, has been with Catholic Social Services since 2017. Hannah works closely with birth families who are contemplating one of the largest decisions of their lives and adoptive families who are seeking to grow their families through domestic or international adoption. She has extensive experience in educating families about the adoption process. When working with birth parents, Hannah takes the time to consider the unique wants and needs of that family and works hard to ensure that they are comfortable with the decision that they make.
Hannah graduated from Chadron State College in 2014 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Social Work through the University of South Dakota.
As a single mother to a wonderful daughter, Hannah is understanding and sympathetic to every birth parent that walks through her door. She recognizes that the decision to place or parent your child is not an easy one to make and will walk with you every step of the way.