Jennifer Leggour, Psy.D
Dr. Jennifer Leggour, an Ocean City native, Psychologist, and proud wife, mother, and grandmother. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Salisbury University, her Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, after finishing a pre- and post- doctoral placement at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Leggour has practiced as a Psychologist for twenty years and has been at Worcester Youth and Family for the past eleven, serving as the Clinical Director for eight of those years, managing a team of 7 therapists. While she has always valued the science and study of human behavior, she came to be just as passionate about humanitarian efforts and the essence of giving back to the community. Dr. Leggour found that Worcester Youth and Family was the organization where both were possible. It is with great pleasure that she has now become the Executive Director of Worcester Youth and she is looking forward to supporting the organization and its entire vision and mission.
Debbi, artist at heart, was born in Pittsburgh PA, and attended the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She traveled internationally to London, England and Rimini, Italy teaching platform work to her colleagues in the salon industry. She has a strong background in project management and volunteer service with non-profits in the Eastern Shore for over 10 years. Her experiences in life have utilized nature and environmental interests along with the emergence of art to be used as healing components in her everyday life.
Her diverse skills and interests within the community will benefit Worcester Youth and Family at various levels.
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for administrative tasks that include preparing press releases, attending marketing forums, photographing events, checking in clients, recording donations in the donor database, coordinating the usage of the community rooms, and other various office administrative tasks. As a member of the Worcester Youth and Family team, the Communications Coordinator also works with the marketing team planning and organizing events and fundraisers.
Billing & Insurance Specialist
The Insurance and Billing Specialist credentials the clinicians for licensing requirements with insurance companies, keeps insurance contracts up to date and processes billing for counseling services. As a member of the Worcester Youth and Family team, the Insurance and Billing Specialist also works with the marketing team and provides administrative support.
The Accountant is responsible for processing insurance claims, accepting client payments, issuing checks to creditors, creating budgets and financial reports, and payroll processing.
Caryn Horn, LCMFT
Caryn Horn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Clinical, Counseling Psychology, specifically with a concentration/specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. For over 10 years, Caryn has provided individual, couples and family based therapy with much of her training in Philadelphia, the “home” of family therapy. She functions in an eclectic manner within her therapy sessions, finding it most important to meet each client where they are. Although Caryn works with most populations, her specialty is in couples and families, promoting healthy relationships and attachments.
Jackie Hirsch, LCSW-C
Jackie Pisani earned her Master of Social Work from Salisbury University. She has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults in group and individual settings. Jackie has experience with family therapy as well. Jackie utilizes a mindfulness based approach and has completed a certificate for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens. Jackie’s background experiences include ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and behavioral problems. While Jackie is open to various ages, her primary population is teenagers.
Kelly Beeseck, LCSW-C
Kelly Beeseck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has experience working in the residential setting, inpatient setting and outpatient clinic setting on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Past job experiences include working at Go Getters, Lower Shore Clinic ACT and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Her background experience has included Depression, Bipolar, Schizoaffective, anxiety disorders, Schizophrenia.
CASA Volunteer Coordinator
The CASA Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for advocating for the best interests of children in the child welfare system. The Volunteer Supervisor is also responsible for training volunteers and providing ongoing technical assistance and advocacy support for volunteers as well as developing and implementing volunteer recruitment, evaluation and retention strategies. As a member of the Worcester Youth and Family team, the CASA Volunteer Coordinator also works with the marketing team planning and organizing events and fundraisers.
Family Connections Systems Navigator
The Family Connections Systems Navigator works with families in immediate need of financial resources, food and/ or clothing needs. They navigate through the web of resources in our community to meet their needs. Although we provide links to financial resources, the ultimate goal is to build upon family’s strengths to be self sufficient.
Youth Programs Coordinator
The Youth Programs Coordinator oversees programming and implementation of adolescent programs. Strengthening Adolescent Girls with Education and Support (SAGES) and Strengthening Adolescent Boys with Education and Resources (SABERS) are programs for youth in 7th and 8th grade. The Berlin Youth Club (BYC) is for youth ages 6-11 who reside in the town of Berlin. The Youth Programs Coordinator organizes cultural, educational, and social activities for the youth throughout the year. The Coordinator also organizes youth activities for various town events, coordinating the use of volunteers. The Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for grant writing, program budgeting and office duties. As a member of the Worcester Youth and Family team, the Youth Programs Coordinator also works with the marketing team planning and organizing events and fundraisers.