Michele Wyman, R.N., M.S.N.
President & CEO
Ms. Wyman has over 30 years experience in the behavioral health field in both clinical and administrative settings. She received her B.S.N. from Georgetown University and her M.S.N. from Catholic University of America. Ms. Wyman first joined Good Shepherd Services in 2001 as the Director of Performance Improvement, and soon after became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As EVP & COO, she directed, administered and coordinateed the activities of Clinical Services, Educational Services, Residential Services, Professional Development and Training and Performance Improvement. Ms. Wyman accepted the role of President & CEO for Good Shepherd Services on December 1, 2014.
Vice President of Program Development
Mr. Brown received a B.S. from the University of Baltimore and a M.Ed. Equivalent from Coppin State University. Previously, Mr. Brown was both Principal and Director of Good Shepherd School. Additionally, he has served as Educational Case Manager at Kennedy-Krieger Institute High School and Program Director at Thomas O’Farrell Youth Center, which is a Department of Juvenile Services program run by the North American Family Institute (NAFI). Mr. Brown also served as Director of School Services and Assistant Principal at the New Foundations School, a nonpublic full-day special education school.
Lauren Greenwald, LCSW-C
Executive Director of Clinical Services
Ms. Greenwald has over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience working with youth and youth serving programs in Maryland. She received her BA in Psychology and BSW in Social Work from McDaniel College and her MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work. As the Executive Director of Clinical Services, Ms. Greenwald provides leadership to the clinical and residential programs at GSS.
Shanta Powell, M.D.
Vice President of Medical Services
Prior to joining the Good Shepherd Services Dr. Powell was the Director for Adolescent Services at the Spring Grove Hospital Center. Dr. Powell has also done consultation work for a private therapeutic foster care agency and the Department of Juvenile Services. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and her medical degree from the UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry and her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt. As the Vice President of Medical Services, Dr. Powell provides direct psychiatric treatment, coordinates the activities of the medical and nursing staff, and facilitates collaboration between Medical Services and the other branches of the Good Shepherd family tree.
Director of Facilities
Mr. Beeker has over 20 years of experience in Health Care, Behavioral and Mental Health Care. He has been the Director of Facilities in hospital settings, behavioral/mental health settings and school settings. Mr. Beeker has also been a Master Electrician in the State of Maryland for the past 24 years. He also taught for 11 years at the Harford County Electrical Apprenticeship Program at Harford Community College.
Melissa Boston, M.S.
Director of Education
Ms. Boston provides administrative leadership and expertise for the school; overseeing the school’s staff as well as the academic and clinical operation of the school. Ms. Boston has been working with students with emotional or behavioral disorders for a decade. She joined The Good Shepherd Services in 2013 as Director of Education. Previously, she served as Director of Education for The Ridge School of Montgomery County beginning as a special educator in government as well as the Assistant Director of Education. Her passion, expertise and close experience working with students provides guidance in her administrative role. She has also worked as an intensive support program supervisor at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescence, assisting with class instruction and crisis intervention. Ms. Boston earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology and history from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her master’s degree in special education from The George Washington University, specializing in teaching students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
Director of Development
Ms. Ellis began her career at the Good Shepherd Services in July 2012. Prior to joining GSS, she worked for The Salvation Army Maryland & West Virginia Division as the Regional Resource Development Director for 5 years. Ms. Ellis was born and raised in Romania and came to the U.S. in 2002 as an exchange student. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston, WV. As Director of Development, Ms. Ellis leads all development activities at GSS.
Patsy Hatton, R.N., B.S.
Ms. Hatton has held her nursing license for 38 years, with 15 years administrative experience. Her entire career has been in psychiatric nursing, both Adult and Child-Adolescent Mental Health. Ms. Hatton is responsible for regulatory compliance and internal policy development to support and direct safe, quality nursing care at Good Shepherd Services. She is responsible for leadership, supervision, and training to approximately 30 nurses who provide 24 hour coverage and health services for the students.
Director of Activities
Ms. Johnson joined the flock at Good Shepherd Services in 1977 after spending seven years teaching in the Catholic Archdiocese. Thelma Johnson has served the in various capacities over the last 35 years. She began as a part-time Residential Night Assistant and in 1979 became a fulltime Residential Leader and was very active in coaching the students’ basketball, softball and volleyball teams. Throughout her years at GSS, Ms. Johnson has fond memories of crabbing with the students and the late Sr. Mary Eugenia and this activity remains her favorite experience to share with the students. In 1999, Ms. Johnson became the Assistant Director of Residential Services, and, in 2012, she was promoted to Director of Activities.
Teresa M. Jones, M.S.W.
Family Advocacy Services Director
Previous to becoming Director of Family Advocacy Services, Ms. Jones worked in Residential Services at Good Shepherd Services for 36 years, starting as a Residential Aide in 1976, moving to Coordinator of several units, then promoted to Assistant Director of Residential Services supervising 3 units, and finally, in November 1996, promoted to Residential Services Director. As Family Advocacy Services Director, Ms. Jones organizes and facilitates meetings, trainings and activities that support families as their student progresses through treatment, as well as facilitates communication between GSS staff and families.
Performance Improvement Director
Ms. Lindley came to GSS as the Director of Performance Improvement in 2010. Previous to coming to GSS, she was Program Director for Arrow Child and Family Ministries Crossroads Community and Program Director for MENTOR Maryland supervising treatment foster care, independent living and a residential services program for developmentally disabled adults and children. Ms. Lindley obtained her BS in Sociology from Towson University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. She has more than 20 years experience in the field of mental health, working with both children and adults. As the Director of Performance Improvement, Ms Lindley assumes overall responsibility for the areas of quality improvement, risk management, utilization review and program evaluation.
Sr. Mary Carol McClenon, M.A.
Mission Integration Coordinator
Sr. Carol has been a Sister of the Good Shepherd for over thirty years, has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. and has worked in various roles in Good Shepherd programs across the country and in the Pacific Islands. She describes the role of Mission Integration Coordinator at Good Shepherd Services as being “a cheerleader for spirituality” and the symbolic link between the heritage and values of the Sisters and the dedicated staff providing sophisticated treatment services to our contemporary clients.
Kristen Rose, LCSW-C
Director of Professional Development
Ms. Rose has worked in several different residential programs over the last 18 years including a group home, a therapeutic group home and a residential treatment center. She has worked in positions both as a clinician and an administrator (therapist, Clinical Care Manager, Director of Admissions, QI Supervisor, and Clinical Director). Ms. Rose has a B.A. with a double major in Social Work and Psychology from University of Maryland Baltimore County and an MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Terri Schindler, LCSW-C
Ms. Schindler has been at Good Shepherd Services since 1997. She began her work at Good Shepherd as a therapist in the Day School program and began working in the Admissions department in 2004. Ms. Schindler has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. Prior to Good Shepherd, she worked in various outpatient mental health settings, with a focus on providing care to children, adolescents and their families.
Director of Clinical Services
Ms. Vincent is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 32 years of experience in the fields of Adolescent Behavioral Health and Sexual Abuse/Assault treatment. Most recently, she served as Clinical Director for a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Treatment Facility. Ms. Vincent received her BA from the College of William and Mary and her MA from Goucher College.