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

Monica Guzman, LPC

Assistant Executive Director

Deana Cynar

Director of Development

Jody Ludwig

Office Manager



Carolyn Evans, Chair

Corporate Finance

Jerri May Grimes, past Board Chair

Mortgage Broker

Levent Bayrasli, Vice Chair

Financial Planner, Ameriprise Financial Resources

Bob Reichman, Secretary

Retired Pharmaceutical Executive

Robert Vernon, Treasurer

Owner, Digital Arts

Lawrence Coven, Board Member

Attorney and Finance

Sandra Vernon, Board Member

Retired Educator

Mary Alley, Board Member

Tim & Mary Alley Landscaping

Patty Swan, Board Member


Adam Gibbons, Board Member

Banking and Finance

Bruce Hogg, Board Member

Private Pilot