The drug and alcohol treatment professionals at Clearbrook Treatment Centers specialize in helping patients achieve optimal health. Their team includes mental health professionals, counselors, and psychologists specializing in addiction rehabilitation. Patients seeking drug and alcohol treatment centers in Pennsylvania can count on the team at Clearbrook. Learn more about the Clearbrook counseling team today.

  • William J. Rusen, LMSW
    William J. Rusen, LMSW Executive Director

    Bill Rusen is pleased and honored to have been named the Executive Director of Clearbrook Manor and Banyan Treatment Center Philadelphia. Previous to Banyan, Bill served for 19 years as Chief Executive Officer for an addiction recovery program located in Ithaca, NY. A native of the Scranton, PA area, Bill has worked in community behavioral and primary health care systems for over 40 years in Pennsylvania, Washington, New Hampshire and New York. He obtained his graduate degree in Social Work from Marywood University, and has made professional contributions through presentation of scholarly papers and workshop facilitation at state and national conferences. Bill has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work, TC-3 and Marywood University. Bill was an expert team member for the Institute for Health Care Design, United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Primary Health Care. In that role, Bill trained and coached primary health care provider organizations to redesign and reengineer their health care delivery systems.

    Bill and his wife, Lisa Kendall, reside in Hanover PA. Bill pursues interests focused on helping others discover opportunities for growth both personal and professional. These interests consist of the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the history of western civilization, the mythos of baseball, the poetry of William Carlos Williams, the work of painter Edward Hopper, and the many styles of 20th century American film with a focus on Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” Bill has twin sons. Matthew is a graphic artist who resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Lauren.  John is a licensed massage therapist and resides in the Fort Collins Colorado area.

  • Dr. Al Janerich Medical Director

    Dr. Al Janerich completed his undergraduate studies at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA, matriculating with honors in 1973. After obtaining a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in 1977, he stayed on as a resident physician in traning at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital within the department of physical Medicine and Rehabilitation until 1980. After becoming board certified in Physical Medicines and Rehabilitation in 1981, he pursued further training in Chemical Dependency and Addictive Diseases. He has been board certified by The American Board of Addiction Medicine since 1988 and serves as medical director of Clearbrook Treatment Centers.  [Read More…]

  • Kevin Whelley
    Kevin Whelley Clinical Director

    Kevin M. Whelley, was born in Queens, New York and was raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  He attended Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology, and later attended the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA where he was awarded Master’s Degree in School Counseling, and additionally earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.  After Graduate School he relocated to Cape Cod, MA where he was first hired as a counselor at a treatment center in Falmouth, MA.  It was during this time that he developed his passion for working in the field of substance use disorder treatment, and knew it was the career path he would follow.  After several more years on Cape Cod, in various roles including Evening Supervisor, Treatment Coordinator and Clinical Manager, Kevin decided it was time to return to Northeastern Pennsylvania in order to continue his passion for his work, and serve the community where he was raised.  Kevin joined the Banyan/Clearbrook team in April of 2019 as a primary therapist, and was then promoted to the role of Clinical Director in August of 2019.  As Clinical Director, the most rewarding part of his job is watching a team of dedicated professionals work collaboratively and tirelessly to help unlock the strength and resiliency within the patients we treat here at Banyan/Clearbrook.  Kevin is proud to work for a company that is always striving to be an industry leader in the field of substance use disorder treatment.

  • Michael Arcangeletti, BS, CADC
    Michael Arcangeletti, BS, CADC Director of Operations

    Michael Arcangeletti, Director of Operations at Clearbrook Treatment Center has been working in the field of addiction treatment since 2010. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Misericordia University and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. He has held numerous titles throughout his years in the field, including: Residential Tech, Intake Coordinator, Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Assistant Clinical Director. Michael joined the Banyan Clearbrook team in November, 2018, and states that his passion for helping others comes from his own personal experience in recovery. He believes that each individual who is struggling with addiction is able to recover, and makes sure that patients know they are cared for, believed in, and worthy of a second chance and a new start. Michael is set to complete his MSW at Marywood University next year.

  • Christine Kendzor
    Christine Kendzor Director of Nursing

    Christine is a local of the Wyoming Valley area and a graduate of Misericordia University, where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing.  With 30 years of experience working in the field of Drug and Alcohol, 21 of which have been spent treating the patients of Clearbrook, Christine is one of our most valued team members. Outside of work, Christine enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her sons and grandchildren, and going to football games. When discussing the most rewarding part of working at Clearbrook, Chris said, “I enjoy watching patients come back to us after their lives have changed. Watching the transformation from helpless and hopeless to living a life of recovery is truly something special to see.

  • Casey Grzenda
    Casey Grzenda Clinical Supervisor

    Casey is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania who is not only the current Clinical Supervisor at Clearbrook but also completed the program over 14 years ago. Casey’s experience at Clearbrook and her personal recovery played a role in motivating her to obtain a degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. She has worked as both an inpatient and outpatient Substance Use Disorder Counselor throughout her career. Casey has a drive and passion to aid others in actualizing their own sense of self to move forward in their lives and in their recovery. She expressed that her favorite part of her current role at Clearbrook is the ability to guide and assist other clinicians to maximize their own potential to live out their dreams of helping others. It has always been Casey’s goals to help as many people as she can and she feels that this role has given her the opportunity to do so.

  • Megan Hiscox, B.S.
    Megan Hiscox, B.S. Quality Assurance

    Megan is from Dallas, Pennsylvania and graduated from Pace University with a B.A. in Applied Psychology & Human Relations.

    Outside of work you can find Megan in the mountains of NEPA snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the spring and summer months. Megan is the intern who never left.

    She says,”Clearbrook serves as a home away from home and has been instrumental into shaping who I am today. Seeing hope grow in both our patients and their families is the greatest reward from my job.”

  • Cara Dubaskas
    Cara Dubaskas Alumni Coordinator

    Cara is the Alumni coordinator for Banyan Clearbrook and Banyan Philadelphia. Her journey began as being a patient of Clearbrook in 2017 and as she calls it, “the client that never left”. After completing treatment at Clearbrook, she came back as a day patient for a little over 8 months. Cara began her employment at Clearbrook working in the kitchen during the day, and as a behavioral health technician at night.  Today, she has worked her way up and is now the Alumni Coordinator for the entire state of Pennsylvania. Being an Alumni of the program has made the job more rewarding to her. Cara loves being able to be part of others recovery and sober support.

  • Kenny Davis
    Kenny Davis

    Kenny Davis was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania and has resided in the state his entire life.  He started his career with Banyan/Clearbrook 25 years ago, as a contractor and then Facilities Director.  In this role Kenny created and developed the “Blue Team,” which has become instrumental in maintaining the day-to-day operations of the facility and the entire campus.  He is passionate about his work because he is a “construction guy,” and when he sees a problem, the “Blue Team” finds a hands on solution.  The favorite part of Kenny’s position is “his team,” watching his staff grow, develop and succeed, as well as the great pride they take in their work.

  • Andrew Simpson
    Andrew Simpson Director of Community Outreach PA

    Andrew was born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ. As too many people these days, Andrew found himself battling addiction beginning in college and continuing into his early to mid-twenties. After he found his way to treatment and in return sobriety in 2013. Over the past four years, Andrew has worked in many different facets of the treatment industry, including working as a behavioral health technician, in admissions, and community outreach. Today Andrew continues to build relationships throughout the community and medical field to better help people struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

  • Melissa Mackolin
    Melissa Mackolin Community Outreach Coordinator

    Melissa was born and raised in Lincroft, New Jersey. She is currently in school seeking a degree in Health Care Administration. Melissa loves helping people find their potential through obtaining long term sobriety, and her personal experience with addiction and recovery drives her passion. Melissa has worked in the field for the past few years, starting as an intake coordinator and falling in love with the business development side of things. Melissa’s drive to help any and everyone suffering from the disease of addiction and walk side by side with them through their treatment process was what lead her to community outreach. She was drawn to Banyan because of our ability to treat any patient from any demographic, and that our mission aligned with her core morals and beliefs. She couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such an excellent team.