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Our Central Services team provides important support services for our Residential Programs including Admissions, Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, IT, Facilities and Housekeeping.

Michael Groat
Michael Groat, Ph.D
President and CEO
Leslie Stewart, MA
Chief Program Director
Markus Wullimann
HTL
Operations Director
Kim Nelson
BFA, MA
National Outreach Coordinator
Lisa Schrader Schactman, PhD
Quality Assurance and Staff Training Director

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Cathy Merrill, CPA
Finance Director
Kimberly DeFisher, PHR, HR
Human Resource Director
Lisbeth Riis Cooper
Design Director

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Keisha Johnson
Senior Admissions Coordinator

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Shalyn Beehner
Admissions Coordinator
Bernadette Cruz
Office Manager
Asheville
Diane Koehler, MA
Office Manager
Mill Spring
Brandi Owens
Human Resources Associate/Insurance Liaison
Elizabethann Barrier
Payroll Specialist
Barbara Elliott, BS
Accounting Coordinator
Nancy Skipper
Accounting Coordinator
Jim Hanson
Facilities and Design Manager
Mike Kanelos
Facilities Manager, Asheville
Craig Leitnaker
Groundskeeping
Michaela King
Facilities
Michelle Loeza
Facilities
Colin Wagner
Facilities
Tyler Hanson
Facilities
Tara Kuykendall
Facilities
Tracey Kelly
IT Tecnician
Kelly Looney
IT Technician
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