Administration

Adrienne Marcus, Ph.D., CASAC
Adrienne Marcus is a co-founder of Lexington Center for Recovery and has served as its Executive Director since its establishment in 1982.

Adrienne is a Board Member of Neighbor’s Link, a member of the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health Sub-Committee on Chemical Dependency Services, and a member of the Mt. Kisco Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council. She is a New York State licensed psychologist and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in the State of New York.

Adrienne holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Fordham University. She lives in Mount Kisco and has two daughters and a grandson. She enjoys politics and reading.


Suzanne Tisne, Ph.D.
Suzanne Tisne, LCR’s Associate Director, writes grants; oversees all statistical monitoring, reporting and all of the agency’s hardware and software needs; implements and supervises programs; and provides ongoing support to the agency’s Executive Director. Suzanne has been working at LCR since 1985, when she started as a Research Coordinator at The Weekend Center.

Suzanne holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from City College, City University of New York.

Suzanne is a member of the American Psychological Association and a past member of both the New York Psychological Association and American Evaluation Association. She enjoys gardening, crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and babysitting.


Jodi Sawyer
Jodi Sawyer is the Director of Finance and has been with Lexington Center for Recovery since 2001. Jodi has nearly 20 years experience in the financial arena and has served previously in a variety of positions in the corporate world.

Jodi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Accounting from Mercy College. She lives in Northern Westchester and has one daughter.

In her leisure time, Jodi enjoys sports, gardening and cooking.


Terrence P. Doyle, MBA, MPA
Terrence P. Doyle, Director of Human Resources, is responsible for administering all Human Resource functions of the agency’s nearly 200 employees. In addition to assisting the administrative staff, he consults with Program Directors towards maintaining high standards of program operations both internally and externally.

Terrence is a member of the Society Human Resource Management.. He volunteers his time with such initiatives as Fishes & Loaves Ministry, Midnight Run, NYS Adopt-A-Road, and did missionary work in Ghana Africa during the summer 2013.

A graduate of Pace University, Terrence holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources. He also holds a Master of Public Administration in Human Services from Marist College.

Terrence has two children: Julia and Terry.


Jackie Nicholas-Ambrose, CASAC
Jackie Nicholas is Lexington Center for Recovery’s Director of Compliance. Her responsibilities include ensuring that the agency is compliant with all rules and regulations promulgated by various funding and licensing organizations which oversee Lexington.

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Niagara University and is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor( CASAC).

Jackie earned an award of excellence from Westchester County Department of Social Services for work in the child welfare services field.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys reading and cooking.


Kathy Valencia, LPN, CASAC-G
Kathy is Lexington Center’s Director of Quality Assurance. Her responsibilities include ensuring that all our policies, procedures and practices are compliant with all our different licensing authorities and funding partners.

Kathy is a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with a specialty in Gambling. She is in pursuit of completing the requirements for an RN and a B.A. in Psychology.

Kathy is married and has 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Other than her family, her interests include camping and crocheting.


Judith Curcio, CASAC
Judy is LCR’s Director of Westchester County Treatment Programs, as such, Judy  oversees all our clinics throughout Westchester County. Previously she was the Program Director of LCR’s New Rochelle Clinic since 2010. Prior to that Judy was Director of our Chemical Dependency Assessment Units in Yonkers, White Plains and Peekskill since 2006. When she joined Lexington in 1999, she served as a Counselor in the Yonkers Chemical Dependency Evaluation Unit. Judy was named Program Director of Generations/Yonkers in 2001. Prior to joining Lexington she worked at Sound Shore Hospital as the detox community outreach coordinator.

Judy attended Concordia College in pursuit of her Bachelors in Social Work. She is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with a specialty in Gambling (CASAC-G).  Judy volunteers her time with the American Cancer Society. Throughout the holiday season Judy coordinates gift drives to obtain gifts for children in need.  Judy and her husband Charlie have been married for 44 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. Her interests include boating, reading, theater and spending time with her grandchildren.


Rosann Joselit, MS, CASAC
Rosann is the Director of Clinical Services in Dutchess County. As such, she oversees all our Clinics and Satellite Clinics throughout the County.

Rosann graduated with distinction from Mercy College with a Master of Science degree in Counseling and is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She has worked in the addiction field for over 20 years in Westchester County and prides herself on working diligently to remove the barriers to recovery and the stigma attached to addiction.

Rosann is currently living and now working in Dutchess County. She enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with her 3 daughters, her son-in-law and her four grandchildren.


 

 


Steven Farina, LMSW, CASAC

Since 2003, Steven has served as Program Director of Lexington Center for Recovery’s Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program in Poughkeepsie. Steven has worked in the substance abuse and community corrections field for over 20 years. Prior to joining LCR, he was the program director for the Dutchess County Office of Probation and Community Corrections Transitional Housing.

A Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and Licensed Master Social Worker, Steven is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. He holds a Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University.

For more than a decade, Steven has been in law enforcement and is a certified First Responder. He has two children and enjoys outdoor activities.


Barbara Tabala, CASAC-G
Barbara Tabala is Director of Rockland County Programming for Lexington Center for Recovery since 2007. As such, she oversees our Clinics in Airmont and Haverstraw, along with our Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program in Pomona, NY. In her role, Barbara is responsible for the development and implementation of all program services and maintains compliance for all regulatory standards. She also supervises all staff and staff development.

Barbara has been in the chemical dependency treatment field for 31 years. She spent 18 years at Nyack Hospital, where she most recently served as Director for Addiction Services. She is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with a specialty in Gambling. She is a Computer Application Specialist through the College of Westchester. She completed her coursework for her Bachelor’s in Management through SUNY Empire. She is an alumnus of Leadership Rockland since 2006.

Barbara served as the Director of the Addictions Counselor Training Program both at Nyack Hospital and the Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence for a combined period of ten years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for CANDLE and the sub-committee of the Rockland County Community Services Board. She formerly served on the Board of Directors for Open Arms Halfway House, Inc. from 2004-2014 and was awarded their Community Services Award in March 2015.

Her interests range from gardening, community theater, playing the ukulele to writing and spending time with her family and friends.


Debra Thomas, LCSWR
Debra Thomas is the Director of Lexington Center’s Medication-Assisted Therapy Program in Peekskill. Debra has worked in the field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for 30 years. She began her career working with homeless individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders and providing field instruction for groups of MSW interns.

Prior to joining LCR, she spent several years at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine -Division of Substance Abuse, where she coordinated all clinical services for one of several  Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs serving 1,000 patients. Prior to that, Debra spent 10 years working in various management positions for Palladia, Inc. in their Residential Treatment Services division.

Debra holds an MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She currently directs the Peekskill Medication Assisted Treatment Program and resides in Ossining, NY with her 14 year old daughter.


Carey Wardell, CASAC
Carey Wardell is the Director of the Mount Kisco Clinic. She obtained her CASAC through Maxwell Institute/St. Vincent’s Hospital. Carey began working at Mount Kisco Clinic as an intern, then became a full time counselor. With hard work and dedication she was promoted to Clinic Director.

Carey belongs to Eastchester SEPTA. She is involved in organizations and attends fundraising events for Autism. She also rescues and rehabilitates animals.

Carey enjoys opera, sporting events, world travel and concerts.


 


Jasmine Velez, CASAC
Jasmine Velez is the Director of Lexington’s Haverstraw Clinic. Jasmine attended Ithaca College and graduated with a major in Sociology, and a minor in Social Work. She received her CASAC through Westchester Community College and interned with Lexington Center during that time. She began working for LCR in 2010. Prior to LCR, she worked at Arms Acres and Phoenix House Academy. Jasmine enjoys reading. She has one daughter whom she dedicates all of her time to when not working.

“Primary goal is to offer a program of recovery which respects the dignity and individuality of each person affected by alcohol and substance abuse.”


Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc.
116 Radio Circle, Suite 307-309
Mount Kisco, NY 10549 US
914.666.0191