Eileen Dewey, LCSW-C, Program Administrator and Clinical Supervisor View Resume (PDF)
Eileen founded the Columbia Treatment Center (CTC) in 1988. She is the Director of CTC and has over 30 years of professional counseling and therapy experience.
Eileen earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Shepherd College in West Virginia. She is licensed by the Board of Social Work Examiners as a Supervisor of Candidates for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW & LCSW-C) and by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) as an Approved Alcohol and Drug Supervisor. As a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), she is qualified to make clinical recommendations for those who are in safety-sensitive positions and have committed a work-related drug or alcohol infraction. She has advanced training in this field, which enables her to work with this special DOT (Department of Transportation) clientele.
Eileen has served on several state and federal advisory boards and chaired the continuing education program of the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work for eight years. She lectures and trains in many areas related to substance abuse, including serving as a field instructor for several universities and colleges. Ms. Dewey is also trained in collaborative law.
Eileen is proud of Columbia Treatment Center and its staff: “We have helped thousands of people and their families. We have a fabulous staff; many services have been added over the years and we constantly try to improve. But, the one thing that will never change is our dedication to helping people while treating them with dignity and respect.”
Ashley-Nicole Sullivan, LCSW-C, LCSW View Resume (PDF)
Ashley Nicole holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and a Masters of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Ashley joined the Columbia Treatment Center team in fall 2020 after over a decade working in community mental health in Virginia. Licensed to practice in both Virginia and Maryland, Ashley has a strong background in the assessment of substance use and mental health disorders as well as crisis intervention. Her day to day includes conducting initial assessments, developing personalized treatment plans, and leading individual and group therapy for both CTC’s English and Spanish speaking clients.
Previous to joining CTC, Ashley specialized in crisis services and intervention, working closely with judicial systems, law enforcement, and attorneys in response to and management of immediate high-risk and ongoing crisis. In addition, Ashley regularly supported her clients by serving as a representative in multiple court proceedings.
When not working at CTC, Ashley Nicole can be found adjusting to “life in the country” after recently moving to Northern Maryland with her husband and dogs.
Mandy Smith, LCPC
Mandy is one of our “Operation Breakthrough” facilitators.
Mandy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and started her career as Community Organizer, coordinating and implementing programs focused on mentoring, emergency assistance and prevention for youths and adults. Winding her way between work, travel, and school, she eventually earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling with a focus on how mindfulness and the mind/body connection can enhance all aspects of life.
Mandy has been licensed as a Professional Counselor since 2004 and is a board-approved supervisor for LGPC’s as well as a Certified Addictions and Drug Supervisor. When she is not working at the Columbia Treatment Center, she is at her private practice in Towson, Maryland working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
Mandy believes that having a multi-faceted approach with adults and adolescents who suffer from addictions and mental health issues, is the only way to address the complexities of the human experience. Her goal is to help individuals and families learn and heal in a holistic way to lead fulfilled balanced and meaningful lives.
Outside of work, Mandy enjoys either spending time outdoors or hiding in dark movie theaters… depending on the weather.
Litsa Williams, LCSW-C View Resume (PDF)
Litsa took a long and winding road to end up in the field of social work. She holds two BA degrees, in Philosophy and Religious Studies from St. Mary’s College, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick (England).
After realizing that the life of an academic philosopher was not for her, Litsa found a deep passion for helping others. She then earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Litsa spent five years working with individuals experiencing homelessness, and developed a specific interest in grief and trauma. She works part-time at CTC, while in her full-time work she works with individuals and families grieving the loss of a loved one. Additionally, she runs a grief support blog, What’s Your Grief (www.whatsyourgrief.com), which provides online grief and bereavement resources.
In her free time, she reads, hones her skills as a photographer, and spends time with her pit bull, Amos.
Janine Byrnes, LCSW-C, CCDC
Janine is one of our newest counselors here at Columbia Treatment Center. Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, she provides counseling to individual clients and helps facilitate our treatment groups and our adult education group. Janine also performs client intake evaluations, including SAP evaluations.
Janine also works as a volunteer Therapy Dog Team with her rescue chocolate lab, Billie Holiday for Fidos for Freedom.
Janine earned her Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1988 and has been licensed in Maryland since 2005. In 2001, she became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the International Committee of the Red Cross and has been a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with the Department of Transportation since 2006. Janine has been certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) since 2008. She utilizes methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and brief solution-focused therapy in her treatment.
Outside of work, Janine enjoys hiking and spending time outside, playing with her dog, and being with family. Janine also enjoys quilting, and is an active member of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild.
Elana Bouldin, LCSW-C
Elana has been a part-time employee of the CTC team since February 2014, conducting assessments and facilitating groups. She works full-time at Sheppard Pratt as a Quality & Evaluation Services Coordinator, coordinating patient advocacy and education, reviewing clinical documentation to ensure Joint Commission compliance and analyzing data for areas of performance improvement.
Previously, Elana worked as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, providing case management and short-term counseling services. Through the use of empowerment and psychoeducation, she helped survivors to identify community resources and create plans for a safer future.
Elena graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors’ of Science in Psychology and went on to earn her Masters of Social Work at the University of Maryland. She specializes in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders with a clinical focus on motivational interviewing techniques. She approaches her practice from a holistic center, with a focus on life skills, self-awareness, and emotional wellness. She understands the importance of humor in her mental health practice and group work.
Elana is a proud dance mom, and when not working, is either spending time with her daughter or traveling around, attending concerts and music festivals.
Megan Hartman, LMSW
Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services & Community Development with a concentration in Child & Family Services from Towson University. She began her career at Johns Hopkins Hospital working in the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit and the Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Department. During this time, she also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system. After two years working in the mental health field, Megan returned to school to pursue her master’s degree. She received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland where she continued her work with adolescents and gained experience in the field of addictions counseling. Upon completing her MSW, Megan worked as a school psychotherapist with children who struggled with severe emotional disabilities, counseling both the children and their families. She then transitioned into the substance abuse field at Columbia Treatment Center.
As a psychotherapist, Megan believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment. She cooperatively assists her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment, and draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored plan for each individual and situation. Megan considers herself an active therapist focusing on warm, open, encouraging, and direct communication. She combines experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to therapy.
When Megan is not working, she is spending time with her family and pets, traveling, or playing volleyball.
Bob Barry, Managing Partner
Robert J. Barry, Jr., is a respected/recognized leader in the hospitality, food & beverage and service industry. Most recently, Bob served as president and CEO of The Greene Turtle Franchising Corporation, joining the Corporation in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. Bob has been involved with several mergers and acquisitions along with preparing companies for successful exit strategy.
Bob is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and business development professional with a drive to increase value for businesses. Currently, Bob is involved in several small businesses in the Baltimore/Washington area as an investor, manager and board member, including serving as the Managing Partner of CTC. Bob oversees CTC’s business strategy and execution, and provides strategic direction for the growth and future of the organization.
Outside of the office, you can find Bob exercising, riding his motorcycle and traveling with his beautiful wife.
Steve Adler, Partner
Steve Alder founded Steven H. Adler Big & Tall Men’s Apparel in Timonium, Maryland, and grew the company to 23 stores serving 60,000 clients in seven states. In 1995, Steve purchased and developed a struggling commercial and tourist center (Historic Savage Mill—Circa 1822) into a thriving enterprise that is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Baltimore region. Steve now focuses on providing strategic leadership and business acumen to support companies on a local and national scale.
Steve is passionate about serving his community and growing organizations that drive impact. He is deeply seated in the community and serves on a number of boards, including Chair of the Howard County YMCA and Board Member of the YMCA of Central Maryland.
Outside of the office, Steve enjoys golf, going to the beach with his family, and spending time with his wife, Tudy.
Christene Starin, Marketing Director
Christene Starin is the Founder of Starin Strategies, an integrated marketing organization that develops strong, differentiated brands by crafting compelling stories that achieve bottomline goals. Christene has managed and executed marketing and digital communications campaigns for national and international clients, ensuring they receive the highest quality of service, robust ROI conversions and exceed business goals.
Throughout her career, Christene has focused on advocating for those who do not have a voice. Her ambition to make a meaningful impact has included providing public relations for recovery programs surrounding substance use, leading campaigns seeking justice for survivors of sexual abuse, leading training for USAID’s Farmer to Farmer program in Honduras, and coordinating human trafficking fundraising events. Christene now serves as the Event Chair of the Associate Leadership Council where she continues her pursuit of building strategic campaigns, facilitating events and communicating meaningful stories that drive impact.
You can find Christene exploring new restaurants, working on her fixer-upper and exercising while not in the office.
Nestor Mejia, Practice Manager and Director of Spanish Programs
Nestor Mejia is currently expanding his education and seeking his second degree at Howard Community College. Nestor learned the importance of applying himself and staying active in the Education Department, including working as a teacher assistant in the International Department while attending classes. Nestor has spent the last 10 years working in the family business and plans to take this business over after finishing his education in business management. Recently, he added to his resume the Practice Manager and Director of Spanish Programs for Columbia Treatment Center.
When Nestor is not working or attending class (which who knows when that is) he can be
found working on his car or watching a great soccer match with family and friends.
Edward Cuddington, Administrative Assistant
Edward Cuddington is an Administrative Assistant at Columbia Treatment Center, where Edward processes client evaluations, schedules appointments, and works with clients to make sure the process of our program is clear from start to finish.
Edward has worked with several reputable companies in the past, most recently as a trainer for Panera Bread. Edward has a long history of helping clients, often going beyond what is expected and taking extra steps to make sure each individual has a good experience as they go through our programs.
Outside of the office, Edward can usually be found working with code, cooking, or playing with his pet cat.