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.
Clearbrook Pennsylvania Team
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.
After becoming board certified in Physical Medicines and Rehabilitation in 1981, Dr. Al Janerich 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.
Dr. Janerich can be seen at Clearbrook at any given moment. Should a medical emergency arise, he is on call 24/7 to oversee the nursing department and ensure he proper steps that need to be taken.
Many times our patients come to us in less than perfect physical condition. Many have disregarded their health and other ailments for years because of their addictions. But having Dr. Janerich to diagnose and effectively treat these issues is priceless.
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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Clearbrook Massachusetts Team
Margot Lee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating trauma, addiction, first responders, and co-occurring disorders. She earned her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1998 and since then has worked with vulnerable populations including: sheltered children, victims of sexual violence, juvenile female prisoners with severe mental health issues, people suffering from addiction, and first responders. Margot has 20+ years of experience in counseling and leadership having experience as a primary therapist, director of case management, clinical director, program development specialist, director of crisis stabilization, and executive director. Margot has trained extensively to have therapeutic tools to work with her clients and holds certificates in hypnotherapy, certified rapid resolution therapy, level 2 EMDR training, certified as an early childhood development specialist, certified in brain gym, certified redline rescue training graduate, and is a certified clinical trauma professional. Margot has a passion for helping others and in addition to her role as Executive Director at Clearbrook Massachusetts, she volunteers at the Inner Truth Project working with victims of sexual violence and is the volunteer therapist for Chapter One, a not-for-profit support group for first responders.
Lorrie Hoak, the Clinical Director at Clearbrook MA is a licensed clinician with a certification in trauma, Lorrie Hoak has been in the helping professions for over 28 years. Lorrie has had an amazing career spanning decades, working with the most vulnerable children and families in child protection for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her various roles within the Department of Children and Families Lorrie worked as a Social Worker, then moving into leadership roles, upon earning her Master’s Degree in Psychology and Trauma Certification. Lorrie worked extensively with children, individuals and families struggling with abuse and/or neglect, substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, poverty, and other social issues, providing risk assessments, case management, and intervention. Lorrie also played a leadership role within the agency and on a statewide level, co-chairing the State Safety Committee, leading to strategic improvements in safety for employees across the state.
Lorrie continued her career working as the Director of Support Services for a state and nationally codified non-profit agency in Connecticut, overseeing several departments including Support Services, Energy Assistance, Elderly Services, VITA Tax Program and SNAP, and working closely with local, state and federal agencies to address poverty, enhance social determinants of health and help individuals reach self -sufficiency. Lorrie was very involved in community and foundation work with this leadership role, with local, regional and state advocacy for vulnerable, low-income individuals, seniors and families.
Lorrie brings to Banyan Treatment Centers her longstanding dedication to helping those in need, as well as her unmistakable energy, integrity and passion. This is coupled with many years of education, knowledge and training and a fidelity to the highest standard of policy, practice and standards.
Courtney Gillam, the Director of Operations for Clearbrook Treatment Center in MA, was exposed to addition and recovery at an early age. Her father struggled with alcohol abuse during most of her life and passed away from the illness. This perpetuated her own personal journey of recovery and fueled her desire to get an education so she can best serve this population. Courtney entered the addiction treatment field in 2013 as an admissions representative for Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches. She has worked in various entities and agencies in the field including direct support staff, house manager, verifications/insurance specialist, appeals, finance, intake coordinator, and supervisor. After years of working full time and attending school part time, Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in human services in May of 2020. During her tenure at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, she grew the intake department and trained the staff making it a cohesive well-functioning department. She has since contributed to all Banyan facilities by writing the intake training manual. While developing the intake department Courtney took over the supervision of the case management department. She supervised staff at both the admission stage of treatment and the discharge planning stage. Courtney is currently continuing her education in a master’s program to further her personal and professional development. Courtney is excited for the next phase of her professional development as the Operations director for Clearbrook. Courtney believes in the power of empathy, compassion, and support for all individuals. We all need help and we are here for you when you do.
Alexandria Viens is the Office Manager for Clearbrook Massachusetts. Alexandria, preferably Ally for short, was born and raised in Gardner Massachusetts. After facing her own struggles with addiction in early adulthood, Ally moved to Florida in 2013 for a fresh start. Ally began working in the treatment field in 2014 at a program in Ft. Lauderdale as an Intake Coordinator after being offered a position by the same man who had assisted her with getting to Florida for treatment. Since then, Ally has worked in many administrative positions in the treatment field including Intake Coordinator, Case Manager, Office Manager, and Digital Marketing Specialist. Ally worked for Banyan Treatment Centers in 2017 as a Digital Marketing Specialist and discovered her deep passion for marketing and business administration. She returned to school and graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2018 with her Associates Degree. Ally continued working for Banyan until she made the difficult decision to move back home to Massachusetts to help care for her grandparents. Upon returning home Ally continued to work with individuals in recovery at a non-profit in her hometown. Ally is currently continuing her education in the business program at Fitchburg State University located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. In late 2020, Ally was happy to hear that Banyan had acquired the property for Clearbrook Treatment Centers right near her hometown. She immediately contacted old friends at Banyan and was brought on board as the Office Manager for the new facility. Ally is honored to be a part of helping those in her community who struggle with the issues she once faced.