Staff and Board

Our staff play multiple roles for our young teen residents, including guardians, teachers, counselors, and mentors. Recognized for their compassion and individual interest in our residents, many of our staff hold advanced degrees.

Staff members typically spend many years in service, giving residents a stable experience and providing institutional memory so vital to success.


Lawrence Brooks

Executive Director, MA, MS

William E. Semon

Chief Operating Officer, LPC, ACS

Jody Ludwig

Office Manager


Levent Bayrasli, Chair

Managing Director-White Oak Financial Group

Jerri May Grimes, Vice Chair & past Board Chair

Mortgage Broker

Carolyn Evans, Treasurer-Past Board Chair

Corporate Finance

Mary Alley, Secretary

Self Employed Landscape Construction

Bob Reichman, Board Member

Retired Pharmaceutical Executive

Bruce Hogg, Board Member

Private Pilot

Donnie Miller, Board Member

IT & Cybersecurity Services
Technical Adventures LLC

Wendy McDermott, Board Member

Chief People Officer, Rafael Pharmaceuticals

Benjamin Jampel

Real Estate Agent-Weichert Realty