Dan Heit, M.A.
Dan Heit founded JusticeWorks YouthCare in Pittsburgh, PA in 1999 after a distinguished leadership career. A nationally recognized expert in behavioral health programs, he has been acknowledged as a leader in developing and managing innovative programs for troubled youth.
He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on a 24 member Presidential Commission for model legislation and, as president of a national trade organization, met with President Clinton and served on subcommittees for health care reform. He was a founding member of The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws and served two terms as President of the Therapeutic Communities of America. He is active in his community and serves a number of community organizations.
Dan’s commitment is to develop and manage programs that do “whatever it takes” to make a positive difference for troubled youth, their families and communities. Please contact him directly to see if JusticeWorks can provide a resource for your agency and community: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomeika Martin, MS, HS-BCP
Executive Director of JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
Tomeika Martin is a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner, Child and Adolescent Needs and Strength Assessor, and holds a Masters degree in Human Services.
As a native of South Carolina with experience in the public and private sectors, Ms. Martin brings a thorough understanding of the State, its children in need, and how to make positive changes. Ms. Martin has an extraordinary proven track record which includes: working within the children’s therapeutic clinical service system for over a decade, serving as a strong advocate for children and families and exceptional leadership and management experience.
Ms. Martin has worked for both the Department of Social Services and the Governor’s office Continuum of Care. During her tenure with the Governor’s Office, she was appointed to serve on a Work Task Force committee representing the Charleston region to improve clinical services to emotionally disturbed children and families. In addition, she held a leadership role with a non-profit organization, which quickly grew and was widely respected for innovation, responsiveness and high quality. Ms. Martin was responsible for overseeing and managing all Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services within this organization.
As the Executive Director of JusticeWorks BehavioralCare she will lead our expansion of services throughout South Carolina.
Krista Godek, LISW-CP
Director of Operations
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Krista Godek earned her undergraduate dual degree in Elementary and Special Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Krista began her career in Maryland, where she worked with students with emotional disabilities.
In 2007, Krista relocated to Charleston, South Carolina and earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. As an LISW-CP, Krista has a wide variety of experience in school social work, direct clinical practice, program development, and supervising clinical staff. Krista is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and emphasizes the importance of trauma-informed care as it relates to treatment services for clients and their families.
Debra L. Wright
Debra Wright is a South Carolina native and a graduate of USC with a degree in Business Education.
Debra has worked in many different fields including various medical specialties – in both clinical and administrative roles, finance, education, and served as an active duty member of the USAF. Debra has extensive accounting and billing knowledge and experience. Recently she served as a COO in the Elder Care Industry in Charleston and brings valued insight in Medicaid and insurance billing for healthcare services.
Debbie is the spouse of a retired military officer and has traveled extensively around the world. Debra serves as the Business Manager for South Carolina.
Amanda Harmon, MS
Amanda Harmon has her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Following this degree Amanda did research in the Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory while working on her Masters in Bio-behavioral Health. Following this research work Amanda pursued a Masters in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology while working in the Neurodevelopmental Sciences Laboratory at the University of Louisville. In addition to research work Amanda has also worked as a trauma counselor at Horry County Drug Court, and taught classes at Penn State University and Eastern University. Amanda strives to find ways to make current research applicable to daily behavior problems families deal with.
Amanda is a South Carolina native who enjoys her family time while also finding ways to volunteer in her community. Amanda enjoys helping to educate others on ways they can improve their family and those around them.
Samantha Waters, LPC
Regional Program Director, Columbia, SC
Samantha Waters is a LPC. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Columbia International University in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2014. Samantha is anticipated to complete her licensure in November 2016.
As an LPC, Samantha has experience providing direct care and case management services to children and adults in a variety of settings. Samantha is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and advocates for trauma-informed care at all levels of involvement with clients. Samantha is a native of South Carolina, with an understanding of the area and a desire to make a positive impact on families in Columbia. Samantha is proud to lead the staff in Columbia as the Regional Program Director.
Caren Stewart, LPC
Program Supervisor, Conway, SC
Caren E. Stewart earned her Bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Shortly afterwards, she completed a Masters degree at Webster University in Counseling in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. She completed all of her coursework for her Ph.D. from Capella University, St. Louis, MA and will resume her dissertation, September 2017. Caren is a Licensed professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina and just completed her final hours to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of South Carolina and GA. Caren has a wide variety of experience working with all populations in mental health, substance abuse and Christian Counseling.
Prior to joining Justice Works, Mrs. Stewart worked as the ACT Team Director for True Behavioral Health Care (TBH) of NC for 5 plus years. During her tenor with TBH, Ms Stewart was the key leader for many outstanding program accomplishments. One of which, was to successfully make TBH a leading ACT Team in N.C., to adapt and comply with federal court rulings for all ACT Teams to be compliant with the new best practice. TBH became the lead and became recognized with very high fidelity scores of compliance by the state of North Carolina.
Mrs. Stewart has an extensive knowledge as a clinical leader and operated a private practice in North and South Carolina. She is well versed in individual, family and group therapies. She approach her work with clients from a strength base and person centered model utilizing a variety of clinical methods including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Ms. Stewart takes on task with enthusiasm and has a passion for the people. Her goals are to help the community by enriching the lives of the people we serve, helping them to develop a life worth living.
Sarah Lohry, LISW-CP
Program Supervisor, Charleston, SC
Sarah Lohry holds her Licensed Independent Social Work License (CP) and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2010, with her Master’s in Social Work. Originally from Wisconsin, Sarah received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI and then relocated to South Carolina to complete her master’s program. Before joining the JusticeWorks team, Sarah worked as a therapist in outpatient practice as well as in residential settings, for adolescents and children, in the Charleston area. She has extensive experience in behavioral techniques, direct clinical practice and supervision. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has a deep understanding trauma and how life experiences affect clients and their families. Sara is a Program Supervisor in the Charleston SC office.
Derek Toth, MSW
Program Supervisor, Charleston, SC
Derek has been in the field of Social Work, specifically in the area of Children and Families, for the past 17 years. Originally from Ohio, Derek earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University in 2001. After relocating the Charleston, SC, in 2003, he has worked continued to assist families in the Lowcountry. Derek earned his Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2001. He has held positions as a Service Coordinator for the Department of Social Services, Lead Clinical Staff at a group home, a Student Support Specialist school based position and holds an Adjunct Professor position within the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Derek is excited to take his experience into the Program Supervisor position within Justice Works Behavioral Care in Charleston, SC.
Praise Adogla, LMSW
Program Supervisor, Florence, SC
Praise Adogla is a Licensed Master Social Worker with extensive experience working with at risk youth and their families. Originally from Ghana, Praise earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from University of Ghana. She began her career with a non-profit agency, where she provided direct services including individual and family counseling, and coordinated health and educational programs.
Praise moved to Columbia, South Carolina and earned her Master of Social Work degree from University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the JusticeWorks team, Praise worked for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a Community Specialist, serving the youth and their families in the Columbia area. Praise is passionate about helping people by connecting them to needed services and resources. As the Program Supervisor, she is excited about leading the Florence Region team to serve families in the area.