Staff and Board

Our staff play multiple roles for our young teen residents, including guardians, teachers, counselors,and mentors. Recognized for their compassion and individual interest in our residents, many of our staff hold advanced degrees.

Staff members typically spend many years in service, giving residents a stable experience and providing institutional memory so vital to success.


Lawrence Brooks

Executive Director, MA, MS

Monica Guzman, LPC

Assistant Executive Director

Deana Cynar

Director of Development

Jody Ludwig

Office Manager



Jerri Grimes, President

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Carolyn Evans, Vice President

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Robert Vernon, Treasurer

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Levent Bayrasli, Secretary

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Lawrence Coven

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Bob Reichman

Retired Pharmaceutical Executive