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Board of Directors

The Community Counseling Center is governed by a community-based Board of Directors that meets on a monthly basis. The 18-member board represents a cross-section of the community and brings to its task a broad range of expertise. The Board is responsible for the overall direction of the agency, making major decisions such as the annual passage of the agency budget, and strategic planning.
  • Tom Amundsen, Chair of the Board
  • Diane Gardner, Vice Chair
  • Camille MacHarg, Treasurer
  • Harriet Guido, Secretary
  • Robert Baker
  • Nicholas Baron
  • Randy Beck
  • Bill Dodd
  • Lauren Hackett
  • Thalia Heiges
  • Michael Muha
  • Glenn Riley
  • Donna Robb
  • Richard Stigliano
  • Margaret Wiley
  • Deborah Wojtalik
  • Joseph Yarzab

Staff Members

Jose W. Santiago

Jose W. Santiago, MD
Medical Director

Jose W. Santiago, MD is the Medical Director of the Community Counseling Center. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan School of Medicine. He completed his residency in the Department of Psychiatry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Psychiatric Physicians of Pennsylvania, the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Medical Association. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Santiago has provided psychiatric services at the Community Counseling Center since 1998.
Clyde “Kip” Hoffman

Clyde “Kip” Hoffman, MSW, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

Clyde “Kip” Hoffman, MSW, LCSW is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Counseling Center. Prior to his current position, Kip has served as a member of our leadership team since 2001 when he joined the agency. Kip earned his Master's in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and has dedicated his career to helping others on their recovery journey. In addition to his clinical background, his administrative experience includes fundraising, program development, strategic planning and finance and accounting for non-financial managers. Kip was a founding member of the Mercer County New Freedom Initiative Project which is committed to maintaining a recovery-oriented behavioral health system in Mercer County.
Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad

Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad, MD

Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad, MD specializes in providing psychiatric care to children and adolescents including infants and very young children. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient treatment, schools, residential treatment, child welfare, and private practice. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine. Her psychiatric residency was completed at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Finley-Belgrad is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the World Association for Infant Mental Health, the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health, the Society for Auditory Intervention Techniques, and Sensory Integration International. “Dr. Beth” has worked at the Community Counseling Center since October 2012.
Dr. Tanya Wozniak M D
CCC's Board Certified Telepsychiatry Adult Psychiatrist

Originally from Lexington, Dr. Wozniak moved to Louisville to attend Bellarmine University where she also played soccer. She received her medical education and residency training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Together with her colleagues, she started River City Psychiatry in 2009 upon completion of residency training. Dr. Wozniak is a Board Certified adult psychiatrist who commonly treats people with adult ADHD, PTSD, mood disorders such as bipolar and depression, and anxiety disorders. She also has a special interest in treating athletes with mental illness and is a member of the International Society for Sport Psychiatry. She collaborates with patients and other providers/therapists when necessary, to create a customized treatment plan for each individual.

Terri Bales
Terrie Bales, RN, CRNP
Terrie Bales is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner who specializes in providing mental health care to adults.  Terrie earned her master’s degree and nurse practitioner certificate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She holds nursing licenses in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Terrie is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner in psychiatric and mental health nursing and as a clinical nurse specialist in gerontological nursing.   Terrie has worked in various settings such as inpatient mental health, outpatient mental health, partial hospitalization, community-based nursing, hospice, inpatient and outpatient geriatric assessment and private practice.  She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.  Terrie actively promotes mental health recovery.

Jerry Brewster, MSEd
Organizational Development Director

Jerry Brewster, MSEd, is the Organizational Development Director at the Community Counseling Center. He oversees the overall development of the organizational culture as well as the continuous quality improvement/compliance initiatives for every program and service throughout the entire agency. He insures CCC’s adherence to all state and federal regulations. Jerry also coordinates both service participant and staff satisfaction survey completion. He completed his Master's degree in Counseling at Youngstown State University and his BA in Psychology at Kent State University. Prior to his current position, Jerry was a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services Mobile Therapy Team Leader and also a Mobile Therapist at CCC. Jerry has been employed at Community Counseling Center since 2002.
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Lisa A. Phillips, PhD
Clinical Director

Lisa A. Phillips, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director at the Community Counseling Center. She graduated with her doctorate degree from Duquesne University in 2006 and became a PA licensed psychologist in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Phillips obtained BCBA-D licensure in order to oversee the development of services for those diagnosed on the autism spectrum and with intellectual disabilities. Since 2011, she has been the Training Director of the APPIC doctoral internship program, and our post-doctoral psychology resident program. She is the APPIC e-newsletter associate editor for Child Clinical Psychology, and is an APA grant recipient for the purposes of obtaining internship program accreditation. Dr. Phillips has over 15 years of management experience in children and family services with CCC and on November 1, 2015 assumed her current administrative position. She is a Board member and current vice-president of the Mental Health Association of Mercer County.
Constance J. Walker

Constance J. Walker, BA
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Constance J. Walker, BA has been the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Community Counseling Center since 1989. She is a Thiel College graduate with a double Major in Accounting and Business Administration and a minor in Economics. Her responsibilities at CCC include Human Resources, Clerical Support Services, Building Management, and all Financial Operations and support.
Frances Billen

Frances Billen, BS
Community Integration Services Administrator

Frances Billen, BS is a Slippery Rock University Graduate with a degree in Special Education. She has worked at the Community Counseling Center since 1981. She began with the agency as a Residential Case Worker for the newly developed Community Residential Rehabilitation Program. She has been the Community Integration Services Administrator since 1997. This position oversees the Residential Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and the Drop-in Center. Fran was one of the first persons in Mercer County to achieve the designation as CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner).

Dorothy Klingensmith 

Dorothy Klingensmith 

Fern M. Torok, MS, LSW Community Outreach and Development Coordinator

Fern M. Torok, MS, LSW has been employed by the Community Counseling Center since 1995 and is currently the Community Outreach and Development Director. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Pennsylvania State University. Previous employment includes residential treatment for adolescents, child welfare, home-based clinical family services, inpatient psychiatric treatment for adolescents, and outpatient treatment for adults. Fern is licensed both in Pennsylvania and Ohio as a Social Worker. Her previous positions at CCC include Wraparound/Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services Director and Program Operations Officer.ew Paragraph
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Kimberly K. Mathos, DO, MPH

Kimberly K. Mathos, DO, MPH is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, and / or hard of hearing. She completed her combined residency in General and Child Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Mathos has worked at the Community Counseling Center since 2002. In 2009, she won the exemplary psychiatrist of the year award from National NAMI for her advocacy and innovative ideas for program development regarding service development for persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, and / or hard of hearing. Dr. Mathos has also earned a Multidisciplinary Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.
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