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: email@example.com
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.
Nikita Davis, MSW
Director of Therapeutic Foster Care
Nikita Davis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Nikita has over 15 years of experience working with children and families receiving mental health treatment.
After relocating from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Nikita worked as the Area Director of the Western Pennsylvania region for a large human services agency, providing services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Having worked in supervisory positions in SC, NC, and PA, Nikita has valuable experience in implementation of Systems of Care practices and program restructuring.
Nikita has a broad array of experience managing and overseeing the following programs: Targeted Case Management, Therapeutic Foster Care, Intensive In-home Services, Outpatient Therapy, Psychiatric Residential Treatment, and Group Care Intensive Services.
Nikita is responsible for overseeing the Therapeutic Foster Care Program in 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.
Kimberly Parsons, LPC
Regional Program Director, Conway, SC
Kim Parsons earned her Master’s Degree from Radford University in Virginia and has held her Licensed Professional Counselor’s certification in VA, WV, NC and SC. She has experience working with all populations in both the mental health and substance abuse fields and began her career working with children in crisis. During this time she received her certification as a critical incident debriefed and has assisted with several situations with front line staff.
Prior to her and her husband moving to SC to open a garden center she worked as the Coordinator of the Children’s Department and the Director of the Crisis Stabilization Unit for a community mental health agency in WV. Most of her career has been working with clients in a community mental health setting, but she has also worked with DAODAS in Charleston, SC helping those with addictions.
As a member of the JWBC team she is looking forward to expanding services and making Justice Works the first choice for our community partners in the Pee Dee area. Kimberly serves as the Regional Supervisor for the Horry and Florence Regional offices.
Tasha Hinson, LMSW
Regional Program Director, Florence, SC
Tasha L. Hinson is a native of South Carolina. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Ms. Hinson earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Coker College at Hartsville, SC; and her graduate degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, SC.
As a LMSW, Ms. Hinson has extensive experience working with individuals and families in the mental health field in both South Carolina and North Carolina. Ms. Hinson has worked for South Carolina Department of Social Services, Intensive Foster Care and Clinical Services (IFCCS) and a number of non-profit as well as for-profit organizations throughout South and North Carolina.
Ms. Hinson was Regional Director for a non-profit child and family agency in South Carolina for 6 years where she was responsible for developing, managing, promoting and marketing the region while providing leadership and supervision to a regional team of clinical staff.
Prior to joining JusticeWorks, Ms. Hinson was Clinical Team Lead for a non-profit organization in North Carolina, responsible for leading and developing a team of clinical professionals and developing professional alliances and relationships in the area. Ms. Hinson was also medical social worker for a for-profit hospice organization in North Carolina.
Ms. Hinson has extensive clinical and management experience in addition to extensive knowledge of providing individual outpatient therapy, providing family therapy and facilitating groups in various settings utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ms. Hinson is currently working toward obtaining her LISW.
Samantha McClellan, LPC
Program Supervisor, Conway, SC
Samantha McClellan is a LPC-I. 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 LPCI, 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 Conway. Samantha is proud to lead the staff in Conway as the Program Supervisor.
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.