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 is also our Medicaid Compliance Officer. She 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.
Kathy O’Loughlin, LMSW
Kathy O’Loughlin serves as Director of Quality Assurance at Lexington Center for Recovery’s headquarters in Mount Kisco. When she joined LCR in 2002, she served as intensive case manager in a joint program that LCR ran with Westchester Jewish Community Services, Yonkers. The program provided intensive case management to chemically dependent families with children under the age of eight who are emotionally disturbed.
A Licensed Master Social Worker, Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from State University at New York, Stony Brook and a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University.
Kathy lives in Mt. Kisco and has one daughter.
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 and the National Association Social Workers. He volunteers his time with such organizations as Fishes & Loaves Ministry, Midnight Run, Putnam Community Action Program Soup Kitchen, Birthright, Angel Food Ministries and St. Christopher’s Inn.
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 and is working toward a Master of Science degree in Counseling for Substance Abuse at Pace University.
Terrence has two children: Julia and Terry.
Rebecca Melendez, CASAC
Rebecca Melendez is Director of LCR’s Mt. Kisco clinic. She has worked for LCR since 1990 and served as the Director of Generations since 1996.
Rebecca is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and holds an Associates Degree in Computer Applications and Business Administration from the College of Westchester.
She lives in Dutchess County, has one son and enjoys sports, gardening and antiques.
Gail Kelly, CASAC-T
Gail Kelly is Director of Lexington Center for Recovery’s Westchester housing programs. Prior to assuming her position, she worked as a Case Manager in Family Solutions, a joint program between LCR and Westchester Jewish Community Services.
A Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in Training (CASAC-T), Gail volunteers her time with Feed the Children, a nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to people who have been affected by natural disaster, poverty, war or famine.
A graduate of Empire State College, Gail has a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Community Services. She also holds an Associate in Applied Science in Human Services from Westchester Community College and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership/Management from Mercy College.
Jackie Nicholas is Program Director for Lexington Center for Recovery’s Families First and Preventive Services, Yonkers, and the Mount Kisco Generations Program. Her responsibilities include supervising case workers and ensuring that client families receive all appropriate services to stabilize them and eliminate their children’s risk of foster care placement.
Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Niagra University and is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in Training (CASAC-T). She is working toward her CASAC certification at St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Smithers Institute.
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.
Judith Curcio, CASAC
Judith Curcio has been the Program Director of LCR’s Chemical Dependency Units in Yonkers, White Plains and Peekskill since 2006. When she joined LCR in 1999, she served as counselor in the Yonkers Chemical Dependency Evaluation Unit. Judith was named Program Director of Generations/Yonkers in 2001. Prior to joining Lexington she worked at Sound Shore Hospital as a community outreach coordinator.
Judith attended Concordia College in pursuit of her Bachelors in Social Work. She is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
Judy volunteers her time with the American Cancer Society. Throughout the holiday season Judy coordinates gift drives to obtain gifts for children.
Judy and her husband Charlie have been married for 37 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. Her interests include boating, reading, theatre and spending time with her grandchildren.
Jenny Salimbene, LCSW-R, CASAC, CP
Jenny Salimbene is Director of LCR’s Dutchess County Chemical Dependency Clinic Treatment Services. In that capacity, she oversees the operation of eight programs.
Prior to joining LCR, Jenny lead staff supervision groups using psychodrama, sociometry, action methods and playback theatre. She has also directed psychodrama groups for personal growth for professionals in the substance abuse and mental health fields.
A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, Jenny holds a Masters of Science in Social Work. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Community Health from Mount Saint Vincent. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Northeast Triangle Leadership Program in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and a graduate of the Jonathan Fox School of Playback Theatre. She holds a Level 2 Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Jenny holds certifications as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CDAC). She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).
In her leisure time, Jenny enjoys gardening, exercising and psychodrama.
Arlene Seymour, M.A., LCAT, CASAC
Arlene R. Seymour is the Director of Lexington Center for Recovery’s Beacon Clinic. She was formerly a clinical supervisor at LCR’s Poughkeepsie Clinic.
A Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Arlene also holds a New York State license as a Creative Arts Therapist.
She is a member of the American Association of Art Therapy and the Westchester Association of Art Therapy; Hudson River Housing Supportive Services Committee; and the Network of Expressive Therapists.
Arlene holds a Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling Psychology from St. Mary College of the Woods; a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Women’s Studies from State University at New York, New Paltz; and an Associate of Science Degree in Chemical Dependency from Ulster County Community College.
In her spare time, Arlene enjoys art, dancing and outdoor activities.
Halina Schafer-Bannan, LCSW-R, CASAC, CFAE
Halina Schafer-Bannan is a clinical supervisor at LCR’s Poughkeepsie Clinic and serves as the program’s liaison to the Dutchess County criminal justice system. She is also a Drug Court team member for the Dutchess County Family Treatment Court, the City of Poughkeepsie Drug Court and the Youth Treatment Court.
Halina is a board member at the Academy of Certified Social Workers and donates her time to such charitable causes as Habitat for Humanity and Connecticut Food Bank. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and a Certified Forensic Addictions Examiner (CFAE).
Halina holds a Masters of Social Work from State University at New York, Stony Brook. She enjoys gardening and outdoor activities.
Sharon Flanders, LCSW-R, CASAC
Sharon Flanders is supervisor of LCR’s Dutchess County satellite clinics in Rhinebeck, Millbrook, Eastern Dutchess. She also chairs the Utilization Review Committee at the Poughkeepsie clinic and the Consumer Advisory Committee.
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and a Licensed New York State School Social Worker.
She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health; Hospice of DC; the National Organization for Women; NARAL; Political Action Committee; and the DC Alcoholism Council. She volunteers her time with United Way, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Diabetes Foundation.
She holds a Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University Graduate School of Social Work; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from State University at New York, New Paltz; and an Associates Degree in Social Work from Nassau Community College.
Merry Buckhout, LMSW, CASAC
Merry Buckhout is Director of the Child Welfare Co-location Project in Poughkeepsie.
She began with the agency in 2004 working as a counselor at the Poughkeepsie clinic.
Merry earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from State University at New York, Purchase and her Master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University. A member of the National Association of Social Workers, Merry is certified by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker. Merry is also a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
She volunteers her time at Dutchess Outreach, a local organization that provides assistance to needy families.
Steven Farina, LMSW, CASAC
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. Since 2003, Steven has served as Program Director of Lexington Center for Recovery’s Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program in Poughkeepsie.
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, BPS, CASAC
Barbara Tabala is a credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor and Director of Rockland County Programming for Lexington Center for Recovery.
In her role, Barbara is responsible for the development and implementation of all program services at the Airmont and Haverstraw clinics 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 24 years. She spent 18 years at Nyack Hospital, where she most recently served as Director for Addiction Services.
Barbara is the Director of the CASAC training program, which is offered through the Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence and serves on the Board of Directors for Open Arms Halfway House, Inc., CANDLE and the sub-committee of the Rockland County Community Services Board.