Clinicians, Board of Directors, Leadership

Clinicians

Amber Long

I am an LMSW who earned her master’s in social work from University of Maryland, Baltimore. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, with an emphasis on self-compassion and mindfulness. I have experience working with adults with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and difficulty coping with life changes. In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, and nature.

Ali Lyons

I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. I am one of the Intake Specialists at Arundel Lodge in addition to providing individual and family therapy services. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, and adolescent and young adult populations. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling.

Bronte Vaughne

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) working with adults and adolescents (ages 16+). Specialties include ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and grief/loss. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Morgan State University and Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowie State University. I enjoy reading novels and spending time with family.

Caraline Gunther

I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. I received my master’s degree for Mental Health Counseling at Manhattan College in New York. My background includes working with children and adolescents who may experience anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also like to run and do yoga.

Krista Rogers

Krista Rogers is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over three and a half years of experience. She practices from a cognitive behavioral, solution focused perspective. She strongly believes that clients can make effective change in their lives by being consistent and committed to personal growth. She believes that effective change can happen when clients have hope and understand that they are more than capable of progressing on their own unique and specific journeys through life.  She encourages and supports clients to reach their goals in ways that are uniquely meaningful to them. When partnering with clients, it is her hope to increase self-awareness and improve self-worth through acceptance and empathy so that clients can have a healthy sense of self to create purposeful relationships with the people that are closest to them.

Marjorie Deck

I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University My specialty is working with people with developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments and severe mental illnesses, such as a diagnosis of psychosis/schizophrenia. I love spring, dogs and cats and jigsaw puzzles.

Melanie J. Coates

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Freed-Hardeman University (2004) and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology & Counseling from Fayetteville State University (2008). My therapeutic process is comfortable and warm. My space, an OASIS: Open And Safe InSide. Mindfulness and Prayer are unique to my practice, and clients who work with me appreciate my calm demeanor and down-to-earth spirit. I believe therapeutic models like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy help clients find peace, hope, direction, and happiness in life. My areas of treatment include Abuse/Neglect, Sexual Addiction, Anxiety/Panic, Depression Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Sexual abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Trauma, and Workplace Issues. I am an author, poet, blogger, and occasional podcast host, who loves Dr. Pepper and eating stove-popped popcorn while relaxing in my rocking chair.

Michelle Lyon

– I graduated from John’s Hopkins University with a degree in Clinical Community Counseling. I enjoy working with children and adolescents and their families. I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Directed Play Therapy, CBT, TF-CBT, and others. I thrive on helping kids and their families to enjoy lives that are not limited by anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, behavior problems, and problems in family relationships and social interaction. I enjoy hiking, baking and cooking, traveling, and hanging out with my family.

Rachel Carlson

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) working with adults and adolescents (ages 16+). Specialties include ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and grief/loss. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Morgan State University and Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Bowie State University. I enjoy reading novels and spending time with family.

Rakeeda Commodore

I am a Child Therapist at that specializes in Early Childhood and Attachment work. I also love to work with school-agers, adolescents, and parents. I provide groups for young girls, teens, and families. When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with family, roller skating, or at the beach.

Rob Emerson

I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked at Arundel Lodge for over 10 years. I received my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1997 and completed coursework at the University of Maryland to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2010. I enjoy playing guitar badly and watching my daughter play soccer.

Samantha Jefferson

I am a LCSW-C who obtained my master’s degree from the University of Maryland, School of School Work in Baltimore. I am also a board approved supervisor and provide supervision at Arundel Lodge Inc. I have enjoyed working with children, adolescents and adults for over ten years. I am currently the Clinic Director at First Step Recovery, working with individuals who experience mental health and substance use concerns. While providing a welcoming and warm environment, I work with individuals who have adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use, and other chronic mental health disorders. I strive to provide an environment for individuals to feel safe and comfortable; making it possible for the person to accomplish goals, work on life skills or access additional supports. In my free time, I coach high school cheerleading, take walks with my dog and love to spend time with my family.

Teresa Crowe

PhD, LICSW, I am a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. I coordinate the tele-mental health program for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, especially those who live on the eastern shore of Maryland. I am a professor of social work at Gallaudet University and teach practice, theory, and research in the MSW program. My recent research focuses on deaf and hard of hearing populations, especially in the areas of behavioral health, intimate partner violence, tele-mental health, and help-seeking. For fun, Dr. Crowe enjoys camping and traveling.

Board of Directors

Beverly Marcus
President

Michael Marvin
Vice President & Treasurer Chair, Finance Committee

Jean White
Member, Development Committee Member, Governance Committee

Beverly Marcus
President

Michael Marvin
Vice President & Treasurer Chair, Finance Committee

Jean White
Member, Development Committee Member, Governance Committee

James Banwell
Member, Finance Committee​

Frederick Delp
Member, Finance Committee

Kelly Dunn
Member, Compliance Committee​

Claire Fitzpatrick
Chair, Development Committee

Jimmy Gibbons
Member, Finance Committee

Ray Hobson
Secretary
Member, Finance Committee

Barbara Isaacs
Member, Development Committee

Karen Stacy
Member, Governance Committee

Tom Staskowski
Member, Development Committee

Chad Vaughn
Member, Compliance Committee

James Banwell
Member, Finance Committee​

Frederick Delp
Member, Finance Committee

Kelly Dunn
Member, Compliance Committee​

Claire Fitzpatrick
Chair, Development Committee

Jimmy Gibbons
Member, Finance Committee

Ray Hobson
Secretary
Member, Finance Committee

Barbara Isaacs
Member, Development Committee

Karen Stacy
Member, Governance Committee

Tom Staskowski
Member, Development Committee

Chad Vaughn
Member, Compliance Committee

Michael Drummond
Executive Director, Ex Officio Member

Michael Drummond
Executive Director, Ex Officio Member

Leadership

Michael Drummond

LCSW, Executive Director

Mike Drummond is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of Maryland. He has directed psychiatry and case management programs for various Maryland hospitals and has served as Director of the local mental health authority of Harford County, where he was instrumental in the development of Mental Health Court, tripled the number of Shelter Plus Care housing units for homeless individuals with mental illness and increased the availability of children’s mental health services. Mike has been Executive Director of Arundel Lodge since 2007. Under his direction, Arundel Lodge established an Evidence-based Supported Employment Program, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and has been designated a Center of Excellence in Recovery Programming.

Michael Drummond

LCSW, Executive Director

Mike Drummond is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of Maryland. He has directed psychiatry and case management programs for various Maryland hospitals and has served as Director of the local mental health authority of Harford County, where he was instrumental in the development of Mental Health Court, tripled the number of Shelter Plus Care housing units for homeless individuals with mental illness and increased the availability of children’s mental health services. Mike has been Executive Director of Arundel Lodge since 2007. Under his direction, Arundel Lodge established an Evidence-based Supported Employment Program, an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and has been designated a Center of Excellence in Recovery Programming.

Jim Buckey

CPA Chief Financial Officer

Jim is a graduate of Loyola University – Maryland with a BA in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. After 10 busy tax seasons in Public Accounting, Jim decided he wanted his winters back and took a position as a Controller/CFO for a large Mental Health provider in Baltimore County. Since then Jim has worked as a Chief Financial Officer for a private school and a child welfare agency. He has also served in the US Army Reserves where he retired as a Medical Logistics Officer for a Combat Support Hospital. He brings to Arundel Lodge more than 28 years of experience in the nonprofit world. Both Jim and his wife are lifelong residents of Anne Arundel County where they have raised their four talented children.

Jim Buckey

CPA Chief Financial Officer

Jim is a graduate of Loyola University – Maryland with a BA in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. After 10 busy tax seasons in Public Accounting, Jim decided he wanted his winters back and took a position as a Controller/CFO for a large Mental Health provider in Baltimore County. Since then Jim has worked as a Chief Financial Officer for a private school and a child welfare agency. He has also served in the US Army Reserves where he retired as a Medical Logistics Officer for a Combat Support Hospital. He brings to Arundel Lodge more than 28 years of experience in the nonprofit world. Both Jim and his wife are lifelong residents of Anne Arundel County where they have raised their four talented children.

Laura Murphy

Director of Human Resources

Laura Murphy has been in Human Resources for 20 years, ten of them at Arundel Lodge. Her hope for the future of Arundel Lodge is that “we can continue providing quality services to the individuals we serve.” Her philosophy on philanthropy is that “Every penny counts!” Laura is married with two children and a “big dog!.” She enjoys reading and visiting with family and friends and believes it’s important to “enjoy life, and take time to be still.”

Laura Murphy

Director of Human Resources

Laura Murphy has been in Human Resources for 20 years, ten of them at Arundel Lodge. Her hope for the future of Arundel Lodge is that “we can continue providing quality services to the individuals we serve.” Her philosophy on philanthropy is that “Every penny counts!” Laura is married with two children and a “big dog!.” She enjoys reading and visiting with family and friends and believes it’s important to “enjoy life, and take time to be still.”

Mary Henry

Director of Development and Marketing

Mary Henry is a graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University and has a BA degree in Human Services. Her background includes more than 15 years of nonprofit fundraising. Mary is passionate about fundraising because it supports the important mission of a nonprofit organization and the people it serves. She is a native Annapolitan who now lives in Severna Park with her husband, kids and two dogs. “Our health is one of our greatest gifts. We must nurture both our physical and mental health to be whole. I am honored to work for a group that provides resources and help to assist people in becoming whole again.”

Mary Henry

Director of Development and Marketing

Mary Henry is a graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University and has a BA degree in Human Services. Her background includes more than 15 years of nonprofit fundraising. Mary is passionate about fundraising because it supports the important mission of a nonprofit organization and the people it serves. She is a native Annapolitan who now lives in Severna Park with her husband, kids and two dogs. “Our health is one of our greatest gifts. We must nurture both our physical and mental health to be whole. I am honored to work for a group that provides resources and help to assist people in becoming whole again.”

Lillie Hinkelman

LCSW-C, Chief of Clinical Operations

Lillie Hinkelman received her Master in Social Work from East Carolina University. She has more than 16 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, including inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment, with a wide variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Before moving to Maryland from Texas, Ms. Hinkelman was President and owner of Advanced Psych Solutions, Inc., a private practice outpatient clinic focused on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders. She has also served as Director of Clinical Services at Glen Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Texas and Lead Care Manager of Deployment Support Social Work at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, where she developed a new healthcare program mandated by the Army Surgeon General to provide direct and indirect services to Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and their families. As Director of Outpatient Services/Psychotherapist at NCED Mental Health Center Lillie coordinated the substance use intensive outpatients programs for youth and adults; she facilitated patient’s continuity of care; and she provided psychiatric services.

Lillie Hinkelman

LCSW-C, Chief of Clinical Operations

Lillie Hinkelman received her Master in Social Work from East Carolina University. She has more than 16 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, including inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment, with a wide variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Before moving to Maryland from Texas, Ms. Hinkelman was President and owner of Advanced Psych Solutions, Inc., a private practice outpatient clinic focused on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders. She has also served as Director of Clinical Services at Glen Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Texas and Lead Care Manager of Deployment Support Social Work at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, where she developed a new healthcare program mandated by the Army Surgeon General to provide direct and indirect services to Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers and their families. As Director of Outpatient Services/Psychotherapist at NCED Mental Health Center Lillie coordinated the substance use intensive outpatients programs for youth and adults; she facilitated patient’s continuity of care; and she provided psychiatric services.

Kathy Farrell

Director of Rehabilitation Program

Kathy Farrell is a graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County where she received her BA degree and double majored in Psychology and Social Work. Kathy is also a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Before coming to Arundel Lodge, Kathy interned at Springfield Hospital Center for Social Work and worked for an adolescent group home for children diagnosed with autism. Kathy started at Arundel Lodge over 20 years ago as a member of the Direct Care Staff, and is now Director of Rehabilitation Program. “I love what I do. I enjoy being in this field and working with people who want to take control of their recovery and overall wellness,” she says. “Arundel Lodge is also family oriented and has been a great company to work for. The staff and persons served are supportive of one another and my hope is that Arundel Lodge can continue to provide quality programs that will encourage persons served to live the best life possible.”

Kathy Farrell

Director of Rehabilitation Program

Kathy Farrell is a graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County where she received her BA degree and double majored in Psychology and Social Work. Kathy is also a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Before coming to Arundel Lodge, Kathy interned at Springfield Hospital Center for Social Work and worked for an adolescent group home for children diagnosed with autism. Kathy started at Arundel Lodge over 20 years ago as a member of the Direct Care Staff, and is now Director of Rehabilitation Program. “I love what I do. I enjoy being in this field and working with people who want to take control of their recovery and overall wellness,” she says. “Arundel Lodge is also family oriented and has been a great company to work for. The staff and persons served are supportive of one another and my hope is that Arundel Lodge can continue to provide quality programs that will encourage persons served to live the best life possible.”