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 the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of CBHS, a large behavioral health IPA in the Hudson Valley. 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.


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 2-G
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 48 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. Her interests include boating, reading, theater and spending time with her grandchildren.


Barbara Tabala, CASAC-G
Barbara Tabala is Director of Rockland County and Dutchess County Programming for Lexington Center for Recovery since 2007. As such, she oversees our Rockland clinics in Airmont and Haverstraw, along with our Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program in Pomona, NY, as well as our Dutchess clinics in Wappingers Falls, Poughkeepsie, Dover; and, the Methadone Clinic also in Poughkeepsie. 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.


Linda Woodbine, Ph.D, LMHC, CASAC

Linda Woodbine is the Director for Lexington Center’s Main Street outpatient program in Poughkeepsie.  She is also the Director of the Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Enhancement Program (CORE), a community-based program serving persons and families in Dutchess County who suffer from an opioid misuse disorder.  Linda received her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Fordham University at Rose Hill, and her PhD in Social Work from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor working in the field serving co-occurring clients for over 15 years.  Prior to coming to Lexington, Linda spent 10 years working in various management positions for different outpatient programs in New York City.


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 34 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.


Carey Wardell, CASAC
Carey Wardell is the Director of the New Rochelle 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 of Mount Kisco and continues that role in the New Rochelle Clinic.

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. Jasmine is a member of the Rockland County Haverstraw Collaborative, as well as subcommittees within the group.  She is also a member of the Rockland County Immigration Coalition.  Prior to joining LCR, she worked with adolescents at Arms Acres and Phoenix House Academy. Jasmine has one daughter and enjoys reading, sports and spending time with her family and friends.


Kathleen Carney, LMHC, QPGP, Ch.T

Kathleen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She also is a Qualified Problem Gambling Professional, and a Certified Hypnotherapist.

She currently works as Clinic Director of Lexington Center for Recovery, Airmont Clinic, and oversees the day rehabilitation program, the non-intensive outpatient clinic, & the gambling clinic.

As a therapist, Kathleen has a passion for helping people transform the pain or confusion in their lives into peace and happiness through compassion. Kathleen has specialized for the last 10 years in the treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders with interest in the co-morbidity of addiction & mental illness. Kathleen utilizes an eclectic blend of therapeutic tools and techniques tailored to the client’s needs. Her greatest joy is to help her clients understand their problems as stepping stones to growth & awakening.

Kathleen is also the President of the Rockland County Chapter of NYMHCA, New York Mental Health Counseling Association. She teaches at Mercy College as an adjunct professor in the graduate program. In addition, she teaches at the CASAC program at SUNY/Rockland.

She is a Mom to twin daughters who will be graduating from college this year.


Teri Saari Aliotta, M.Ed, MSW, NCC
Teri is the Director of Lexington Center’s Page Park, Poughkeepsie Clinic and Millbrook and Dover Plains Satellites.  Teri has worked in the field of health and human services for 26 years.  She began her career working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents in residential treatment in the midwest.

Prior to joining LCR in 2016 as Utilization Management Review Coordinator, she spent several years as Director of Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, a 70-bed, inpatient detox and rehabilitation program in Brooklyn, NY, owned and operated by NY State OASAS.  Before working for NYS, Teri spent 13 years working in substance use disorder and HIV/AIDS services for community-based organizations in Rockland County, NY.

Teri holds a masters degree in guidance and counseling from North Dakota State University, and a masters degree in social work from Fordham University.  She is a nationally board certified counselor.  She is passionate about helping others, and enjoys spending time with her three children and friends in the beautiful Hudson Valley that she has called home for 18 years.


Anita Bonner, MSW, CASAC
Anita is the Director of Lexington Center’s Chemical Dependency Program in Peekskill, and has worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health for 24 years. A graduate of Fordham University’s School of Social Work, Anita is an experienced Mental Health professional, skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Adolescent Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy and Program Evaluation. Prior to joining the LCR team, she worked at Phoenix Academy and Odyssey House serving an adolescent population.

Accomplished in diagnosing clinical disorders, identifying client goals, formulating a plan to meet those goals and connecting clients with community resources to support recovery, Anita possesses a passion for helping others. Her interests including fishing, cooking and kickboxing.


Doreen Lockwood, CASAC, CARC

Doreen Lockwood is the Director of Lexington’s Mt. Kisco Clinic. Doreen has worked in the field of alcohol and substance use disorders and mental health for 32 years. She began her career as an intern at Daytop Village, Inc. in Hartsdale where she was first hired as a counselor and later promoted to Assistant Director. Doreen is also one of the founding clinician’s of the Lexington Center’s Generations Program in Yonkers. Prior to returning to work for the Lexington Center she was the Director of Treatment and Prevention Services at Putnam Family and Community Services in Carmel, NY for 18 years. During her tenure in the field Doreen has worked in supervisory roles at all levels of care. Doreen considers helping individuals and families impacted by substance use and mental health disorders to be her passion and purpose. She shared that there is no greater gift then the gift of recovery.

Doreen earned her Bachelor’s of Psychology from the College of New Rochelle and completed the NCADD/Westchester alcohol and substance abuse training program in 1985. Doreen is also a New York State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and considers her Recovery Coach Academy training one of her greatest achievements. Doreen serves on the Putnam County Youth Board and is a founding member of the Friends of Recovery Putnam advocacy group. She is dedicated to working to reduce the stigma attached to substance use disorders and believes in a person centered approach to treatment and recovery support services. Her mantra is that there are many pathways to recovery and Doreen and the team at Lexington work to support each individual’s path.

Doreen enjoys boating, music, walking on the beach, and laughing with family and friends. Doreen’s great joy is spending the day in NYC going to theater with her son. Doreen is a dedicated volunteer and does street outreach with Hope on A Mission in Poughkeepsie and participates in Midnight Runs to NYC with Samaritan Ministries.

“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.
2875 Rte. 35, Suite 6N-1
Katonah, NY 10536 US
914.666.0191