Leslie C. Book, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who is providing integrated behavioral health assessments and screenings, brief interventions and referrals for treatment alongside primary care medical providers and specialists at Lancaster Health Center. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. Leslie previously developed and implemented an integrated behavioral health model of care in a primary health care setting, as the Director of Behavioral Health at the Esperanza Health Center in Philadelphia, for 9 ½ years. Leslie focuses on helping patients learn skills that will help them manage not only their mental health, but also their physical health. She lived and worked in Nicaragua and Colombia for 13 years and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Jen Kelley, MS, NCC is a Mental Health Therapist who joined Community Services Group in 2015. She completed degrees in both Psychology and Childhood Studies from Rutgers University as well as a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jen has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both community and site based settings. Jen has participated in specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy. She takes a biopsychosocial approach when providing mental health services. Currently, Jen completes assessments and provides outpatient therapy to clients in Same Day Access, completes psychological evaluations for Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, provides EAP services, and works part-time as an Adoption and Permanency Specialist.
Daniel Pardo, Psy.D. is a Psychology Resident, providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults at MAPS Behavioral Health. Dr. Pardo completed his Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology and also his Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. He has participated in specialized training to provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Dr. Pardo’s previous professional experience obtained as part of completing internships and practicums for the doctoral program, included: providing outpatient individual and family therapy, conducting psychological assessments for children through adults in varied settings such as community-based, specialty and rehabilitation hospital, school based and a university clinic. Dr. Pardo conducted universal prevention programs for depression and anxiety among college students and facilitated behavioral therapy and applied behavioral analysis for groups of children with ADHD and individuals with Autism, respectively. In addition, Dr. Pardo has training and experience in working with refugees, including the use of an interpreter in order to provide mental health services.
Vanessa Simmons, M.S. has been providing assessments, individual and group therapy at MAPS Behavioral Health and CSG’s partial hospital programs in Lancaster, since 2017. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University. Vanessa has participated in post-graduate specialized training re: trauma-informed care; trauma-focused therapies, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); and child-centered and directive play therapy. Vanessa sees children and adults and also includes an emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her previous professional experience includes working in an inpatient mental health unit and providing community-based behavioral health rehabilitation services. Vanessa also previously provided direct care for adults and was a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for CSG residential programs.
Bruce Cohen is Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at CSG. He assumed this role in August 2017. Bruce began employment with CSG in 2002 and was CSG’s Vice President, Quality Management and Learning and Compliance Officer until July 2016. Bruce provides leadership for strategic planning, development of CSG’s playbook, attainment of strategic goals and objectives, quality management, compliance and communication.
In addition to working at CSG, Bruce’s professional experience includes employment as Senior Product Manager at Geneia LLC; Senior Analyst at PMSCO Healthcare Consulting; and Director of Outcomes/Research at Continental Medical Systems. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Health Administration from Penn State University. Bruce is a board member at Jewish Family Services of Greater Harrisburg.
DeAnna Smith, MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is providing school-based outpatient therapy for children and adolescents in Kindergarten through grade 12. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in marriage and family therapy, from Messiah College. DeAnna has participated in specialized training to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), play therapy, and counseling for children and adults who have experienced or witnessed sexual and/or domestic violence trauma. DeAnna’s professional experience includes providing counseling services and overseeing a program that provided preservation and reunification services in Dauphin and York counties. She also provided advocacy for children in treatment foster care programs and on juvenile probation for ten years.
Tasneem Ali, M.D. has been providing outpatient psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management for children and adolescents ages 3-17 at MAPS Behavioral Health since August, 2017. Dr. Ali obtained her MBBS degree at Liaquat Medical College in Hyderabad, Pakistan. She then completed her General Psychiatry Training at New York Medical College/ St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in Staten Island, New York. In addition, Dr. Ali completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. Dr. Ali has a broad range of experience in providing psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient and day mental health treatment programs, also correctional facilities and a children’s group home.
Tara Wiker, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides therapy for children, adolescents and families at our CSG outpatient locations including: MAPS Behavioral Health, The Factory Ministries Together Community Center and school-based therapy. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and has completed a Certification to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Tara has also been trained to facilitate the Incredible Years Parent and Child Small Group Curricula. Tara has more than five years professional experience providing outpatient therapy in the school setting and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Kate Sechrist, MS, LBS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults and also Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), for adolescents and adults at MAPS Behavioral Health. She completed her Master of Science degree in professional counseling at Loyola University in Maryland. Kate has also completed Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based therapy. Kate is a Licensed Behavior Specialist and holds certifications as a National Certified Counselor and to do EAP Critical Incident Response. She has participated in specialized training in Play Therapy with a focus on sand tray and Trauma-focused therapy. Kate’s previous professional experience includes providing outpatient therapy; working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the home, school and community settings; and facilitating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups and care-giver support groups.
Rebecca L. DiSarro, MSW, LSW, is a Licensed Social Worker who is providing school-based outpatient therapy for children, adolescents and families. She completed her Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University. Rebecca’s previous professional experience includes providing case management for a therapeutic foster care program; nephrology social work at a kidney dialysis center; and mobile therapy and behavioral specialist consultation in the home, school and community settings.