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Staff Directory

Administration

Steven Taylor

Executive Director

staylor@gowoyo.org

Steve Taylor at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Biography

Mr. Taylor began his career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. As staff for the National Estuary Program, he was responsible for developing environmental enhancement plans to protect fisheries, preserve natural areas, improve surface water quality and ensure development projects protect sensitive natural habitats. Six years later, he transferred to the MD Department of Natural Resources to manage the Coastal Bays Program, and was charged with developing a similar environmental enhancement plan. During that time, Mr. Taylor also founded the Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation to serve as the non-profit entity responsible for implementing the plan. Shortly, thereafter he moved to New Jersey to create a similar non-profit responsible for protection and enhancement efforts for the Manasquan River. Projects included an award winning Clean Marina Program designed to reduce environmental impacts from marinas, geospatial tools designed to identify degraded wetlands located in sensitive riparian areas and in need of restoration, and a dredged material management plan focused on beneficial uses for the removed material. While in New Jersey, Mr. Taylor also served as the administrator for a county open space acquisition and park improvement program and taught environmental policy and science as an adjunct professor at Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. In 2010, he and his wife returned to Berlin and opened Ayers Creek Adventures, a kayak eco-tour company that provides interpretive wildlife paddles.

Debbie Smullen

Billing & Insurance Specialist

dsmullen@gowoyo.org

Lauren Davis

Lauren Bailey at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Communications Coordinator

ldavis@gowoyo.org

Brian Scarborough

Brian Scarborough at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Accountant

bscarborough@gowoyo.org

Counseling Services

Jayme Mahoney, LCMFT

Biography

Jayme Mahoney has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Holistic Studies. For over 12 years, Jayme has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, in school-based, clinical and private practice settings. Her experiences include anxiety, depression, family crisis, couples and marriage counseling, ADHD, mindfulness-based stress reduction, academic stressors, learning and developmental disabilities, bi-polar, autism spectrum(high functioning autism spectrum), OCD, PTSD, eating disorders, loss and grief, and social skills.

Therapist

jmahoney@gowoyo.org

Tony Kirtsos, LCSW-C

Biography

Tony Kirtsos Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland / Baltimore. Tony has twelve years of clinical experience – having worked in foster care, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, and inpatient facilities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with adults and children. One of Tony’s specializations is having worked with clients at Warwick Manor Behavioral Health and Peninsula Addictions with Co – Occurring Issues – (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) – via conduction and utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in individual and group dynamics while addressing clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder.

Tony Kirtsos at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Therapist

akirtsos@gowoyo.org

Amanda Chaffee, LGSW

Biography

Amanda Chaffee earned her Masters of Social Work from Salisbury University. Before becoming a social worker, Amanda worked in the public education system in a self contained classroom. She previously held the position of the Youth Programs Coordinator at Worcester Youth and Family, and focused on increasing community involvement in sponsored programs. Amanda led youth groups that focused on empowering adolescents who may have experienced difficulties at home or in school.  Her background experience has included ADHD, anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns.  While she has a strong background in working with children and teens, she is open to working with children and adults of all ages.

Amanda Chaffee at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Therapist

achaffee@gowoyo.org

Caryn Horn, LCMFT

Biography

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 9 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.

Caryn Horn at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Therapist

chorn@gowoyo.org

Erin Sullivan, LCSW-C

Biography

Erin Sullivan has been a practicing clinical social worker for 15 years. Her past job experiences include working at Johns Hopkins Hospital Children’s Center and Coastal Hospice on the Eastern Shore. She has extensive experience working with adults, children and families. Her specialties include grief counseling, anxiety disorders, ADHD, behavioral and mood disorders.

Erin Sullivan at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Therapist

esullivan@gowoyo.org

Dr. Jennifer Leggour, Psy. D

Biography

Dr. Jen Leggour obtained her degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, accredited by the American Psychological Association. Her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship were at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Jen has treated all age groups, however she specializes in child and family therapy. She is currently the Clinical Director at WYFCS where she manages a team of 7 therapists. She chose her profession because of her belief that everyone deserves a chance to be healthy and happy.

Jennifer Leggour at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Clinical Director/Psychologist

jleggour@gowoyo.org

Jill Benson, LCSW-C

Biography

Jill Benson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Certified and earned her Master’s Degree from Salisbury University. She has worked in state, clinic, and private practice settings with over 19 years of experience. However, her passion for helping people hasn’t stopped. Jill has recently completed her certification and is applying for National Accreditation to be a Play Therapist. She has specialized experience working with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression in all ages. She is open to working with individuals, families, children, teens, and adults.

Therapist

jbenson@gowoyo.org

CASA

Angela Manos

Angela Manos at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

CASA Volunteer Coordinator

amanos@gowoyo.org

Brigitte Southworth

Brigitte Southworth at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

CASA Director

bsouthworth@gowoyo.org

Family Connections

Amanda Frey

Amanda Frey at Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services

Family Connections Systems Navigator, North

afrey@gowoyo.org

Maret Sisas

Family Connections Systems Navigator, South

msisas@gowoyo.org

Youth Programs

Austin Piccarreta

Youth Programs Coordinator

apiccarreta@gowoyo.org

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