Meet the Staff

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Maureen Keeney-Stoll, MA

General Manager

Education

Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Master of Arts in Human Resources Management

DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Maureen Stoll is a Human Resources and Business Management professional. She possesses extensive experience having served in leadership roles for some of the leading behavioral health providers in the region.

Maureen joined us in 2004 and has served as our Director of Human Resources and as our Director of Operations and Compliance.  She was promoted to General Manager in 2016 and has been a key driver in the overall success of our organization.  Maureen is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of Warwick Family Services, MCC and Bright Beginners Academy.  Maureen also serves as our Compliance Officer.

Jeffrey M. Friedman, Ph.D., LCSW, QCSW

Director of Clinical Services
Warwick House

Education

University of Pennsylvania
School of Social Work
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Philosophy

Family Institute of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Certificate in Family Therapy

Washington University
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
St. Louis, MO
Master of Social Work

University of Pittsburgh
Johnstown, PA
Bachelor of Arts
Majors: English and Psychology

Dr. Friedman, a founder of the Warwick House, is a respected leader in the child welfare and mental health community. A distinguished academician in the field of social welfare, he has conducted noteworthy research in the areas of foster care, adoption and residential treatment. This includes his contribution to the in-depth look at the foster care system by Ira Schwartz entitled Kids Raised by the Government.

Based on his research and practical experience, Dr. Friedman pioneered the Intensive Treatment model utilized at the Warwick House. The Warwick model is dedicated to the principle that children are better raised and served in family settings, creating the goal of achieving a shorter length of residential treatment stay, by forging a “Family Partnership” to achieve systemic family treatment. This requires the family to be involved in every aspect of their child’s treatment. Our program encourages families to get involved in the activities at the Warwick House, to participate at team meetings during the course of treatment and commit to designed therapeutic stays overnight at the House. However, treatment is also provided in the child’s home(s), as well as in the therapeutic environment of our facility. The home component is unique to the Warwick House and has demonstrated its value as evidenced by successful outcomes of children stabilized in family settings, biological, foster or adoptive and a reduced length of stay achieved by the program.

Treatment plans are formulated to include three primary Child Welfare goals of safety, permanency and well being of the child and their family, exhibited by mental health objectives in order to reach these goals. Treatment effectiveness relies on collaboration focused on re-connecting families to other community-based services, so discharge planning begins at admission. Treatment fidelity is maintained by ongoing supervision of all clinical staff, e.g., primary therapists and milieu counselors on a weekly basis, to assure effective treatment plan implementation. The program focuses on data collection as part of its effort to establish an evidence based practice, as well as serving as its goal of serving as its own learning center, as this fosters the development of new strategies and interventions for distressed families.

Julie A. Dees M.A.

Director of Clinical Services
Intensive Family Based Programs
Specialized Wraparound Programs
Child, Adolescent and Family Outpatient Services

Education

La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
Master of Arts
Psychological Counseling

Allentown College
De Sales University
Allentown, PA
Bachelor of Science
Psychology

Julie Dees is an experienced and respected child, adolescent, family and group therapist dedicated to the well being of her clients and committed to the preservation of the family unit.

She is trained as a Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) competent clinician and takes an active role in advancing diversity and inclusion human rights for the LGBTQ community.

Julie is also a trainer for the state of Pennsylvania in working with mental health professionals to create a welcoming and affirmative environment for LGBTQ clients and their families.

Julie possesses a broad range of clinical expertise working with individuals and families in a variety of clinical settings which brings a resourceful, energetic approach to therapy. Her professional experience includes the use of trauma informed therapy in supporting families affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. Julie utilizes the Sanctuary model in treatment.

She is committed to the provision of an effective strengths based approach and passionately believes that effective family counseling is the cornerstone to assuring the child’s future.

Julie utilizes the Sanctuary model when treating her clients to promote a safe, non violent environment.

Under Julie’s leadership, our Intensive Family Based Program grew from a fledgling endeavor to a thriving and vibrant program serving clients throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Julie is a highly effective manager who has an eye for talent and the ability to effectively motivate and develop her staff. She is constantly seeking new ways to enhance to our programs and our service area.

Traci A. Neary, MFT

Director of Child, Adolescent and Family Outpatient Services

Education

Alleghany University of the Health Sciences
Master of Family Therapy
Magna Cum Laude

LaSalle University
Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Cum Laude

Traci Neary is a respected child, adolescent and family therapist who is strongly committed to a family systems approach to treatment. Traci possesses a broad range of clinical experiences and has demonstrated leadership skills having served as both a clinical supervisor and a program manager.

Traci believes that a family focused, resiliency and strengths based therapeutic approach is the most effective pathway to the achievement of meaningful, long-lasting clinical results.

Traci is of the opinion that an effective staff is the cornerstone of an outstanding program and therefore seeks to hire skilled professionals who are passionate in their commitment to their clients, work effectively in a collaborative environment and are life-long learners dedicated to continuous improvement.

Her staff works diligently to assure a smooth and prompt referral intake process for new clients. Our goal is to respond to all new requests for services within one business day and to have the intake assessment scheduled within seven business days.

Stephanie Richer, MSS

Director of Warwick Family Based Program

Education

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Masters, Social Work

Stephanie is an experienced child, adolescent, and family therapist certified in the EcoSystemic Structural Family Therapy model. She has a passion and dedication to working to help families heal, connect, and stay together using a strength based approach rooted in a relational, trauma informed framework.

Stephanie joined our Warwick Team as a family based therapist in 2007 after earning her master degree in Social Work through Bryn Mawr College. Her leadership style, her dedication to helping staff learn, and her clinical experience resulted in her promotion to a clinical supervisor position, then Associate Director, and now Director of Warwick’s Family Based Services.

Her dedication to teach and supervise was a key component to the significant growth the program, now spanning 5 counties.   As the Director of Family Based, she continues to focus on the quality of the program through hiring and promoting skilled clinical supervisors. Stephanie holds high expectations around the training standards for her clinical staff and strict fidelity to the EcoSystemic Model of treatment. These high standards have afforded us a strong positive reputation in the community and distinguishes us as a premiere Family Based provider.

Kristen Ressler, MS

Director of Specialized BHRS Services

Education

Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Master of Science Clinical Psychology

Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Bachelor of Arts Psychology

Licensed Behavior Specialist
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

Kristen is a dedicated clinician with extensive experience in the provision and oversight of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS). With over 13 years of experience, Kristen has served in a variety of roles, including direct care to clients and a variety of administrative and supervisory responsibilities, including clinical oversight of large BHRS program. As a Licensed Behavior Specialist, Kristen has particular training and expertise in providing behavioral health services to children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, but is also familiar with treatment for a variety of other mental health disorders, which may coincide with an ASD diagnosis. Her overarching goal is to provide compassionate, respectful, and effective quality treatment to the populations that we serve. She is driven by a very strong care and concern for the well-being of others.

Sara Romasco, M.Ed., LBS, BCBA

Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Education

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Masters of Education, Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
Bachelors of Arts, Psychology

Sara Romasco is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), specializing in children and adolescents affected by developmental delays, with a primary focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She is committed to making researched-based behavior analytic strategies and best practices accessible and practical for all families.

Sara has experience developing and implementing applied behavior analysis (ABA) services in educational, center-based, and home-based settings for individuals ages 3 through adulthood.  Her special interests include teaching meaningful adaptive functioning and life skills to promote independence and autonomy.  She is dedicated to using data-driven strategies in creative ways to make significant and lasting changes in behavior.

Sara is responsible for the overall clinical direction of the MCC ABA program.  She is specifically focused on the training and ongoing supervision of her team, working to create a supportive and collaborative environment which results in strong team members who provide high quality services.

David Wall, MA

Director of Business Development
Warwick Family Services, Inc.
Maternal Child Consortium, Inc. (MCC)

Education

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
Master of Arts
Public Administration

Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA
Bachelor of Science
Criminal Justice

Dave’s background includes serving in Direct Care and Senior Management Level positions in County Human Services and Private Provider Agencies spanning over 25 years.

He is responsible for identifying and developing new growth and service enhancement opportunities in the region for the company’s broad array of specialty services, bringing new payer contracts online, as well as leading the company’s community outreach and marketing efforts.

Using his skills and experience in Behavioral Health and Human Services program and business development and contracting, Dave works closely with County and Community stakeholders and payers to foster effective communication and maintain strong, lasting relationships.

Lisa Ross Certified Nursing Assistant C.N.A.

Associates HomeCare, Inc.
Program Manager

Lisa Ross is a dedicated, compassionate and innovative leader dedicated to assuring the provision of high quality in-home personal care and home support services. Ms Ross is a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) with more than 28 years of healthcare experience as both a caregiver and manager. Her excellent organizational and customer service skills coupled with her leadership qualities, positive attitude and commitment to excellence have earned her the respect and recognition of her clients and colleagues.

Lisa has earned a reputation as a skilled and compassionate care giver and has been highly effective in helping to help expand this program.

David Newhart, RN

Director of Employee Health and Program Integrity
Associates Home Care, Inc.

Education

Louisiana State University
School of Nursing
Associates Degree

David Newhart is an experienced professional nurse with more that 24 years experience in the home care field. He enjoys a reputation as an excellent clinician with a commitment to assuring the delivery of excellent care to our clients.

David is responsible for the recruiting, hiring, training and ongoing supervision of all home health aide and home based waiver personnel.

He is also responsible for the ongoing staff development and quality assurance functions as well as the day to day operations of the program.

David participates in many professional and community organizations including the Bucks County Long Term Care ConsortiumH.O.P.E (Helping Other People Everyday), and Aging in Place.

It is David’s belief that the cornerstone of our program is the caring, competent and consistent services provided each day to our clients by our dedicated staff. As such, David seeks to hire individuals who demonstrate a commitment to these same values and goals.

Tina Clewell, MBA

Human Resources Manager

Education

Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA
Master of Business Administration

Penn State University
University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Integrative Arts

Tina Clewell joined Warwick Family Services in 2007 and as the Company continued to experience growth and development, her duties have also expanded.  She began working in the HR department as an HR Assistant then became a Generalist, Warwick House Admissions Assistant and Corporate Safety Officer before being promoted to Human Resources Manager.  In her current role, Tina is responsible for the oversight and management of all Human Resources functions including the coordination of the recruiting, hiring and orientation process for new employees.   Tina partners with local colleges and universities to recruit students and alumni through job fairs and networking events.  She is also responsible for the administration of employee benefit plans and assures that employees are in compliance with all relevant regulations regarding personnel and training file requirements.  To inquire about job opportunities, please email Tina at recruiter@warwickfamilyservices.com.

Gail Cohen, MA

Bright Beginners Academy Director

Education

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Master of Arts, Special Education

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education

Gail Cohen is our enthusiastic and talented director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Drexel University and a master’s degree in special education from Arcadia University.  She has worked in the early childhood education field as a teacher and has held the title of Director for over 20 years.

Gail has a passion for working with young children and believes that all children deserve a quality education in a loving, safe and nurturing environment. Her focus is on promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of the early childhood learner.

Gail, a resident of Bucks County, is married and has three grown children living in the area.