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).
Steve came to Hopewell because of his high regard for this innovative therapeutic farm community. He recognizes that Hopewell is a leader in the field of behavioral healthcare.
During his several decades as a social worker, an advocate and an administrator in nonprofit organizations in the Cleveland area, he has participated in many positive changes affecting mental health services. He has focused on developing safe, affordable housing, and expanding employment opportunities for people who experience mental illness.
After graduating from Miami University and Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Steve held leadership positions at the Legal Aid Society, Aftercare Residential Service, Panta Rhei, Inc., Spectrum of Supportive Services, and Recovery Resources. He has held adjunct faculty positions at Cuyahoga Community College and Case Western University’s graduate school of social work.
Steve and his wife Gina live in Beachwood in a renovated farm house built in 1860. They enjoy participating in Hopewell’s many events and activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don brings more than thirty years of experience in development and nonprofit management to support Hopewell’s vital mission of service to people experiencing mental illness. A Northeast Ohio resident since 2000, Don has raised funds for several regional health and human service organizations including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Achievement Centers for Children. He most recently served as Director of Development for Great Lakes Theater, a resident company of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. Don remains active with several community theater groups as an actor, director and producer, winning local and statewide awards for his performances. He also practices as a professional wedding officiant, licensed by the State of Ohio. Don lives with his wife, Kate, and their twin sons Lucas and Victor in Chagrin Falls.
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.
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.
Pamela brings passion and vision to her role at Hopewell. She reaches out to local, regional and national mental health professionals to create mutually-rewarding partnerships designed to help individuals with serious mental illness find the best place for their mental health needs.
Pamela’s background includes sales, marketing, new product development and operations. She worked for national nursing home chains and Nestle Nutrition before launching the Gladstone Executive Search Firm. She earned an Executive Health Care MBA from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. She has been an adjunct professor at Upper Iowa University, Madison, Wisconsin campus, where she taught in the Health Services program.
Pamela is active with the American College of Health Care Executives and is board vice-chair for Passion for Change. She is also a member of Alpha Phi alumnae and the OD Network.
With a passion for thinking outside the box, Mary is grateful to have the opportunity to impart creative approaches to wellness and recovery at Hopewell. After earning her master’s degree at Ursuline College in Art Therapy and Counseling, Mary was immediately taken by Hopewell’s holistic model of treatment and honored to join the team as an art therapist. In this role, Mary has the opportunity to plan and implement therapeutic art opportunities for residents to participate daily in a variety of ways, which include providing individual and group art therapy sessions, facilitating work opportunities to produce art and craft wares for the Hopewell Market, and running daily open studio for residents to explore, experiment, and build new skills via artistic mediums.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mary also works on the clinical staff and carries a small caseload of residents to which she provides individual counseling and case management. The idyllic and serene environment of Hopewell offers a safe and nurturing backdrop for creative expression to impact healing in meaningful ways.
Cecelia, a licensed professional clinical counselor, recognizes Hopewell as a place where healing happens. Having worked in a variety of non-profit human service organizations in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and now Ohio, Cecelia’s approach to counseling is holistic, compassion-focused and person-centered. Her experiences have included working with those in violent relationships, providing support and guidance to people with HIV/AIDS, counseling individuals struggling with alcohol and other drug related issues, providing counseling to incarcerated individuals, and community work in inner-city neighborhoods.
In the Hopewell setting, Cecelia provides individual and group counseling where residents are encouraged to identify their strengths, skills, enjoyment, and dreams in order to develop a vision for their future. As this vision forms, Cecelia and a resident collaborate to create a realistic plan to help the resident achieve his or her goals for a lasting, meaningful recovery.
Cecelia and her husband enjoy traveling, spending time with children and grandchildren, and taking hikes through the woods. In her free time, Cecelia enjoys nature photography. She also practices qigong as a way to maintain balance in her busy life.
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.
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