Mark Liptrap is a Certified Social Worker in West Virginia, a Certified Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aider, a PCIT Therapist, and a Trauma Therapist. With a B.A. in Sociology from Salisbury University, he began his career in social services, but ended up in the restaurant management industry for just shy of two decades. After struggling with a social worker to get resources for his hospitalized father, Mark was inspired to again pursue a career as a social worker, earning an M.S.W.  and M.S. at West Virginia University.

In 2020 he joined the Monongalia County Health Department’s Quick Response Team (Mon Co QRT) in West Virginia. His primary focus as a counselor and social worker is working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and their loved ones. His goal is to extend his current services to include foster families affected by drug use, by developing a collaborative approach between West Virginia Child Protective Services and the Monongalia County QRT to create a service delivery template to track and monitor help offered to CPS cases involving substance use.

In 2020 he was also named one of 15 fellows by The Network for Social Work Management (NSWM).