Rehab Staff at Clarity Way
Meet the dedicated and caring staff of professionals of Clarity Way. Click on photos to read bios and credentials.
Robin DanielsFacility Director
Michele McClearyVice President of Operations
Kate BlackVP of Outreach Services
Kevin RizerExecutive Director, Outreach Services
Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAMMedical Director
Dr. Bruce Hershfield,Consulting Psychiatrist
Sarah Snowden,Art Therapist
Jennifer Adams, MSTherapist
Katharine Sprague, MSWTherapist
Tessa O'Sullivan,Music Therapist
Stephen WatsonNeurobiofeedback Technician
Frankie SingletonNeurobiofeedback Technician
Sarah Belivakici, CPCAftercare Coordinator
Corinne BenselMassage Therapist
Kelly HarroldMassage Therapist
Jennifer WhiteMassage Therapist
Debbie SchonFitness Trainer
Susan Peace-GeiselYoga Instructor
Dr. Kevin OwensChiropractor
Katrina MooneyDirector of Nursing
Ashley LeppoMedical Assistant
Brittany YinglingMedical Assistant
Lisa McKinney-HessUtilization Review Coordinator
Ron ThornDirector of Acquisition
John ChuterCommunications Director
Krista MyersMarketing Manager
Meggie SandersOperations Assistant
Mandy MayGuest Liason
Ozzie VelezExecutive Chef
Donna DescheemaekerLead Cook
Robert BesseckLine Cook
Christopher DanielsFood Service
Lindsy MayFood Service Technician
Randy JeffersonHead of Recovery Support Staff
Dallas DickersonRecovery Support Staff
Deborah StraussRecovery Support Staff
Melissa BranhamRecovery Support Staff
Andres ZayasRecovery Support Staff
Adam JohnsonRecovery Support Staff
Brandon MaszonRecovery Support Staff
Barbara PerryRecovery Support Staff
Justin Daniels, CADC, CCAC - President/CEO, Founder
Justin began his career owning and operating a disaster restoration business. His ServiceMaster franchises were located in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida. His companies aided in the restoration at the Pentagon after 9/11 and the hurricanes in Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. After facing his own struggles with addiction, Justin made the decision to create a facility that offered a fresh perspective to addiction treatment. Clarity Way, Inc. was formed by Justin and his wife, Robin, as the answer to their own search for a quality rehabilitation facility. Justin is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Chemical Addictions Counselor.
Frankie Singleton - Neurobiofeedback Technician
Frankie has a BA in Marketing from York College of PA and is trained in Motivational Interviewing. As a Neurobiofeedback Technician, Frankie assists clients in repairing brainwaves that may have been altered and become unbalanced during active addiction. Frankie's knowledge of neurobiofeedback allows him to explain the benefits of Neurobiofeedback in a way that's relative to each client's personal therapeutic needs. Frankie enjoys helping clients establish clear goals that give them direction to make positive changes in their lives. Frankie is a believer in giving back both professionally and personally and spends time volunteering for The ARC and fundraising for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He is currently working towards his MBA.
Robin Daniels, CADC, CCAC - Facility Director, Founder
Robin began her career in education, as the owner and operator of Robin's Nest Daycare and Preschool, established in 1990. Her education background focused on a multi-disciplinary and multi-sensory approach to learning, which she has incorporated in the Clarity Way, Inc. curriculum. Robin's position as Facility Director is to oversee the programming to provide excellence in all aspects of care. Robin has an AS in Business, a BS in Psychology and a Pennsylvania State Teaching Certification. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Chemical Addictions Counselor.
Michele McCleary, Director of Operations
Michele's background includes work in education, public relations, customer service and operations. She has a BA in Strategic and Organizational Communications and has been with Clarity Way, Inc. since it's inception. Michele was instrumental in the opening of Clarity Way, Inc., collaborating on all of the planning and marketing for the facility. Her role as Director of Operations allows her to focus on the day-to-day running of the facility, and addressing client and staff needs.
Kate Black, VP of Outreach Services
Kate has over twelve years' experience as an agent and scout at a top children’s talent agency in California. She later went on to open an acting school in Florida focused on children and teens. Prior to working at Clarity Way, she oversaw branding, sales, consultations, and social media outreach, among other tasks, for John Chuter Photography. As VP of Outreach Services, Kate creates and maintains business relationships with lawyers, doctors, interventionists, colleges, aftercare organizations, and any other resource that may be helpful for Clarity Way clients. In addition to Outreach Services, Kate is one of our Intake Specialists.
Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM
Robert is a board certified addiction medicine physician, diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is an Associate Professor at three medical colleges in the United States. After serving in the U.S. Army, Robert opened a medical practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Matylewicz treats all the aspects of addiction medicine with an interest in prescription opiate dependence. He is a national speaker for a major pharmaceutical company and is on several medical advisory boards.
Chad Shaeffer, BA, CADC - Counselor
Chad is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with a BA in Psychology, a BA in Philosophy and a Ministerial Diploma. Chad is a trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT). At Clarity Way, Inc., Chad is a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Family Counselor, and Spiritual Counselor. The Clarity Way philosophy is not to persuade clients to embrace any particular religious or spiritual tradition, but to help clients cultivate their own personal sense of spirituality and strengthen the use of such in their lives. Clients are educated on various schools of thought from the Western, Eastern, and Contemporary modalities so that they can make informed, educated decisions as to what works for them. Chad has also participated in speaking engagements throughout the state of Pennsylvania on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Spirituality.
Tessa O'Sullivan, Music Therapist
Tessa is a board-certified Music Therapist with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Appalachian State University and has also received training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). She has experience planning and implementing both group and individual music therapy sessions and assessing clients with needs such as alcohol-related dementia, cognitive impairments, neurological disorders, mental health disorders, Huntington's Disease, psychiatric needs, and medical needs. Tessa believes in and embraces the holistic lifestyle and is a certified yoga instructor. She also writes, records, and performs her original music compositions.
David Poleno, TEP
David has over 35 years of hands-on experience as a psychotherapist providing both individual and group therapy sessions. His field of expertise lies in Psychodrama, which he utilizes in both individual and group settings. Through Psychodrama, David is able to expose clients to a new way to view themselves and their decisions through a very specialized medium. Psychodrama assists in effectively addressing the underlying issues of those clients struggling with dual diagnosis and process addictions, as well as clients who have experienced trauma. David has his Masters of Social Work (MSW) and is also a Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (TEP).
Jennifer White, Massage Therapist
Jennifer is a licensed Massage Therapist who trained at the Baltimore School of Massage. She has experience in sports massage, Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, acupressure, Shiatsu, Russian sports massage, and reflexology. Her focus is to provide massage techniques that fit each client’s individual needs to help heal the body inside and out. Through therapeutic touch, Jen provides physical relaxation to help sooth muscles and rid the body of toxins. She is currently training for certification in Reiki, a form of energy medicine that does not involve touch.
Corinne Bensel, Massage Therapist
Corinne is a licensed Massage Therapist and received training at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Her forte is sports massage, but she is trained in multiple types of massage and bodywork of both Western and Eastern origin. Corinne is extremely experienced in massage therapy, having prior experiences working in both an athletic club and a spa. She enjoys being able to help Clarity Way clients in a holistic way by offering tension release through massage therapy.
Katharine Sprague, MSW - Therapist
Katharine has a Bachelor of Social Work from McDaniel College and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from University of Maryland. She has been in the addictions field for over 12 years and has experience working with clients upon admission as an intake counselor and throughout treatment, as a family therapist. Katharine has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and focuses on helping clients to realize their potential and self-worth. Her knowledge of addiction and her clinical experience addressing underlying traumas help her to assist clients in identifying and treating the issues each is struggling with.
Jennifer Adams, MS – Counselor
Jennifer has worked with clients struggling with addiction throughout her therapeutic career. She has her MS in Psychology and has worked primarily in outpatient treatment settings in the past, focusing on her work with substance abuse clients. She is a trained psychotherapist taking a cognitive approach to her individual and group therapy sessions through the modality of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through her background in outpatient treatment, Jennifer has the opportunity to work with clients not only on their addiction issues but also has focused on Life Skills, Marriage and Family, Relapse Prevention and more. Jenifer focuses her attention to address each client's specific circumstances so as to assist in developing the most individualized and effective treatment plan and process for every client, fully addressing the neurobiological disorder of addiction.
Stephen Watson - Neurobiofeedback Technician Stephen has his Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a focus on Behavioral Psychology and Neuroscience. He has held positions with McDaniel College in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior Laboratory, where he presented cutting-edge research to his peers in the Eastern Psychological Association. Stephen also has experience working with a Human Services organization, where his focus was developing treatment plans to address pervasive developmental disorders. Stephen's received training in Neurobiofeedback at the Center for Brain Training and has tailored his approach at Clarity Way to specialize in addiction treatment, mental health diagnoses such a depression and anxiety, as well as cognitive restoration. As the head of our neurobiofeedback program, Stephen helps clients to regain brain functioning through re-training the brain to be the healthiest and most effective it can possibly be, helping clients to make significant headway therapeutically.
Debbie Schon - Personal Trainer
Debbie is a Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor certified by the American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association. She has training in and teaches aerobics, cycling classes, bodyworks, pilates, water aerobics and a Silver Sneakers program. Debbie has been working as a Personal Trainers since 2000. At Clarity Way, Inc. she focuses on collaborating with clients to create a fitness plan that allows them to achieve a healthy self by lowering anxiety levels and stress and by increasing energy levels, as well as providing physical benefits.
Ozzie Velez - Executive Chef
Executive Chef Ozzie Velez brings many years of executive-level chef experience to Clarity Way. His working history includes exclusive resorts, country and yacht clubs, historic restaurants and corporate hotels in New York, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation and holds a Food Manager's Certification, Serve Safe, and a certificate from the Department of Health and Quality Control.
In addition, Chef Ozzie has worked with distinguished Executive Chef, Restaurateur and James Beard recipient Robert Waggoner at the famed Wild Boar Restaurant in Nashville, TN.
Chef Ozzie's talent, background and experience are key components to Clarity Way's culinary team. His approach to scratch cooking, presentation and quality far exceed the standards throughout the industry and his passion for food and individualized service are evident in every meal that is produced.
Bruce Hershfield, MD - Consulting Psychiatrist
Dr. Hershfield is the consulting psychiatrist at Clarity Way, Inc. He began his career in 1974 after completing his training in psychiatry at UNC, where he was chief resident. He moved to Maryland to take a position with Sheppard Pratt, a dual diagnosis facility, where he remained for six years. He then went on to hold the position of Medical Director at Highland Health Facility in Baltimore from 1980 through 1986. Dr. Hershfield was offered and accepted the position of Superintendent of Springfield State Hospital in 1986 where he remained until 1993, when he left the public sector to open a private practice in Maryland. Dr. Hershfield continues his private practice today, as well as lending his services to Clarity Way, Inc. as well as other renowned facilities, including Johns Hopkins where he serves as an Associate Professor. He is a former President of the Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS), and was selected as the MPS 2003 Lifetime of Service Award Recipient for his extraordinary contributions to the welfare of his patients and profession. Dr. Hershfield is exceptional in his field and is able to serve our clients with his tremendous experience in both addiction and mental health work.
Donna Descheemaeker - Lead Cook
Lead Cook Donna Descheemaeker is the longest-tenured member of Clarity Way's culinary team. She is a self-taught chef, gaining kitchen experience in the South Central PA food community. Donna's local roots provide a home-like feel to the food, providing warmth and comfort to those she serves. She produces generational recipes and scratch cooking which reflect the Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and heritage that is so highly recognized in this part of the country. Donna's passion, food style and knowledge bring balance and familiarity to Clarity Way's culture and ambiance, resulting in everyone feeling welcomed and satisfied with the meals she so skillfully prepares.
Sarah Snowden, MA - Art Therapist
Sarah has a BA in Psychology with an Art Therapy concentration from College of Santa Fe and an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. She is an advocate for eco-therapy, which is based on the principle that if we take care of the earth, we are taking care of ourselves. Sarah has vast experience working with individuals who have suffered traumas, including counseling refugees who found safety in the US. Through providing therapeutic compassion and support, she is able to gain the trust of her clients so that they can therapeutically process their underlying issues and begin moving forward. Besides gaining a connection and sense of belonging from a relationship with nature, Sarah uses eco-therapy by incorporating land art: creating art with earth materials. She is an active member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association (DVATA), and the Junior League of York.
Sarah Belivakici, CPC - Aftercare Coordinator
Sarah has a BA in English from McDaniel College and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). As Aftercare Coordinator, she meets with clients to assess their post-treatment goals and help design a balanced aftercare plan and schedule for when they leave inpatient treatment. During her Life Skills sessions at Clarity Way, clients can explore potential career opportunities, ways to better communicate with their loved ones, how to handle stressful situations and more. Through Life Skills and Aftercare sessions, clients solidify plans to achieve their aftercare goals. Sarah uses a Motivational Interviewing approach to assist clients with planning and implementing post-treatment care including continuing individual therapy, outpatient therapy, support groups and more.
Randy Jefferson, CRS - Head Technician
Randy is a certified Recovery Specialist and has been working in the recovery community since 2004. He is active in speaking engagements throughout the East Coast. At Clarity Way, Inc., Randy lends support to clients on a daily basis and leads holistic, educational and optional 12-step groups. Randy oversees and leads the Technician Team.