Qualified. Caring. Supportive. All words that describe the people who create the healing environment that is Hopewell.
This remarkable team nurtures and challenges our residents as they work together in our farm community. Hopewell's program is developed and supervised by licensed mental health providers with many years of experience in a variety of settings. Clinicians are active in resident and family counseling, case coordination, psychiatric and medication management and discharge transitions.
We are licensed and accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and licensed and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH).
Rick was attracted to Hopewell because of our innovative therapeutic farm community-based model. He believes it offers us an opportunity to be on the leading edge of behavioral healthcare treatment.
In his more than 20 years in the mental health field, he has had the unique opportunity to have worked in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings, in both clinical and executive capacities. At Hopewell what excites Rick the most, is being a part of residents' growth and following their success after leaving the farm.
Prior to joining Hopewell in September 2007, Rick was with Crisis & Counseling Center, a $7 million community behavioral health center in Augusta, Maine, where he was CEO for seven years.
He was recognized for his outstanding work in the mental health field when he was named the 2007 Professional of the Year by the Maine Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Rick and his wife are originally from Cleveland, and in the mid-1980s to 1990s, Rick was Executive Director of the Lake County Mental Health Center and prior to that held a leadership position at University Hospital's Psychiatry Management Center.
Rick, along with his wife, Megan, and their 11-year-old son, enjoy participation in Hopewell activities and special events.
Dr. Martha Schinagle is Hopewell's psychiatrist. Martha values Hopewell's humanistic and holistic approach to treatment and feels privileged to work with our phenomenal group of dedicated clinicians. Martha firmly believes that interaction with nature is important and healing. Each week, Martha consults with Hopewell clinicians about residents' progress and medication. She spends time counseling residents who need one-on-one support. Martha also works at University Hospitals in the Mood Disorder Program as a clinician, researcher and teacher. She has 20 years of experience treating with people with psychotic and mood disorders. Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Martha received her BA from Hampshire College and her MD from Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Harvard's Massachusetts Mental Health Center training program.
Colleen makes sure Hopewell’s day-to-day operations run smoothly and that program staff are working to benefit our residents. She has worked in the mental health field since 1996 and started at Hopewell in 2003.
An advocate of Hopewell's treatment model, Colleen believes that residents can recover. Her patient and supportive attitude helps people find meaning and motivation in their lives.
In addition to her management responsibilities, Colleen conducts our horsemanship groups and equine- assisted learning sessions. She is certified in the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model. Horses and the farm are her passions.
Lynn has been working in Finance most of her adult life. She studied at Kent State University and David N. Myers University, and entered into the nonprofit sector in 1988. Lynn was a volunteer at Hopewell for three years before accepting the position of Finance Manager. She was promoted to Finance Director in 2014. Lynn feels doubly blessed to work at Hopewell because the incredible view from her office window is nearly identical to the one she and her husband, Jack, enjoy from their home on Hopewell’s campus.
Candace is the one who keeps us on track here at Hopewell. Using her exceptional organizational skills, she oversees our accreditations with a variety of mental health licensing organizations and collects our research data. Candace does double duty as a clinician, counseling residents and leading group sessions. According to Candace, working with people in need and seeing them flourish and recover inspires her every day since she joined us in 2000. She believes in the power of Hopewell's beautiful natural setting to heal.
As a licensed social worker and licensed professional clinical counselor, Daniel views treatment with a holistic approach. He was immediately drawn to the healing power of the Hopewell environment and program. Daniel's responsibilities as Clinical Director include overseeing Admissions & Intake, supervision of the Clinical Team, supervising counseling interns, overseeing all clinical aspects of the Hopewell program and serving on the marketing and program committees of the board of directors. Daniel also maintains a caseload of residents and provides individual and group counseling services to residents. From working in a pre-release prison program in Montana to long-term residential treatment programs in Maine to providing individual, family, and group counseling in Youngstown, Ohio, Daniel's experience brings a well-rounded perspective to his work at Hopewell. In his free time, Daniel is an artist-welder creating sculptures from salvaged steel.
Peggy is a fundraising professional with more than 25 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland Clinic, the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter and the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association. She has been published by the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and awarded by the International Association of Business Communicators. Peggy serves on the Boards of Senior Outreach Services and the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, and volunteers for St. Malachi Center in Cleveland. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, and practices earth-based healing modalities in harmony with Hopewell's mission.
Carol’s background in human resources dates to her days at Kent State University. She has been Hopewell’s Human Resources Manager since 2006. Her primary focus is “taking care” of Hopewell staff and striving to make Hopewell an employer of choice. A passionate proponent of Hopewell’s mission, Carol also assists the residents with money management, helping them learn how to handle their own funds.
Healing happens at Hopewell, and Laura is grateful to be part of each resident’s journey toward recovery. The serenity of the farm and the power of the community impressed Laura when, while completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University, she first arrived at Hopewell as an intern. After finishing her graduate studies and obtaining state licensure, Laura was pleased to join the staff as a clinician. As a licensed professional counselor, Laura provides individual counseling and facilitates therapeutic groups. She believes in working with both residents and their families to cooperatively and creatively nurture personal change in a holistic manner that respects the dignity and value of each person.
Having spent over five years living and working in intentional agricultural communities, Theresa has come to cherish the rich therapeutic value of community-based life and work. Aiming to more skillfully accompany and empower individuals on their journey of recovery, Theresa earned a Master of Science in Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. Theresa's responsibilities as a clinician include conducting intake assessments, providing counseling and case management for the residents in her caseload, and facilitating afternoon therapy groups. In her free time, Theresa is an ever-aspiring practitioner of mindfulness meditation and yoga.
Rick first came to Hopewell in 2001 as an independent contractor and assumed his position as Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds later that year. He also has been Safety Officer since 2006, ensuring that Hopewell remains in full compliance with every regulatory agency. Rick staffs the Buildings & Grounds Committee of the Board. He is also a member of the staff Leadership Team, Performance Improvement Committee and Farm Committee and chairs the Safety Committee.
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