Dan Heit, Founder

Dan Heit, M.A.

JusticeWorks’ Founder

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: danheit@justiceworksyouthcare.com

Tomeika Martin, MS, HS-BCP

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.

Debra L. Wright - Rose Carpenzano, LMSW - Program Supervisor, Horry, SC

Debra L. Wright

Business Manager

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, Richland & Lexington, SC

Nikita Davis, MSW

Director of Therapeutic Foster Care, Richland & Lexington, SC

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.

Amanda Harmon, MS - Statewide Trainer

Amanda Harmon, MS

Statewide Trainer

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.

Krista Godek, LMSW - Regional Supervisor, Charleston, SC

Krista Godek, LMSW

Regional Supervisor, Charleston, SC

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 LMSW, 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.

Ronald Jackson, LMSW - Regional Supervisor

Ronald Jackson, LMSW

Regional Supervisor

Ronald Jackson holds his license as a Master’s in Social Work.  He obtained his master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in the same from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Jackson is from Philadelphia, PA where he worked as a Program Director, responsible for planning, creation, and coordination of programs.  Immediately, before joining our team Mr. Jackson worked three years for a local Community Mental Health facility as the program supervisor.  There he was responsible for monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of programs and made adjustments as needed, in order to ensure objectives were being met.

Ronald serves as a Regional Supervisor for the following counties: Richland, Lexington, and Greenwood.

Natasha Villard, MS, LPC-I - Program Supervisor, Charleston, SC

Natasha Villard, MS, LPC-I

Program Supervisor, Charleston, SC

Natasha Villard earned her Master of Science in 2010 in dual studies for Mental Health Counseling and Applied Behavioral Analysis from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and became licensed as an LPC-I in South Carolina in 2014. Natasha has worked with individuals and families in the mental health field since 2002, and began her supervisory and program development experience working in a large University-level education/mentorship program in Florida, as an Area Supervisor for 6+ years. Natasha has extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the areas of individual, family and group counseling, trauma-focused therapy and victim advocacy, school-based behavior management and assessment, and parent-focused behavior training. Natasha has worked as a bilingual clinical counselor for the Children’s Home Society of FL and the SC Department of Mental Health, working closely with local DSS, schools, and Foster Care agencies, and as program coordinator for the Medical University of South Carolina, identifying child development and prenatal risk factors in newborn children. Natasha brings years of clinical experience and management skills, and has a passion for providing quality care and advocacy to families in the community. Natasha serves as a Program Supervisor for the Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services in the Charleston Region.

Tasha Hinson, LMSW - Program Supervisor, Florence, SC

Tasha Hinson, LMSW

Program Supervisor, 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.

Rose Carpenzano, LMSW - Program Supervisor, Horry, SC

Rose Carpenzano, LMSW

Program Supervisor, Horry, SC

Rose Carpenzano is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) in the states of New York and South Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree in social welfare and graduate degree (MSW) in social work from Stony Brook University. Rose recently relocated to South Carolina from Long Island, New York where she had extensive experience with persistently mentally ill and chemically addicted teen and adult populations; facilitating groups, providing individual and group counseling in a structured treatment, recovery- based environment. In 2006, Rose was instrumental in the development of an online crisis/suicide prevention program for a Long Island, New York county-wide suicide prevention hotline for which she served as Online Coordinator for 6 years, training and supervising online counselors, and program development including the establishment of procedures and protocols. Rose also has experience working with foster children and advocating for developmentally disabled, medically fragile individuals and those with special needs. Rose serves as a Program Supervisor for Horry County.

Samantha McClellan, LPC-I - Program Supervisor, Horry, SC

Samantha McClellan, LPC-I

Program Supervisor, Horry, 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 Horry County. Samantha is proud to lead the staff in Horry County as the Program Supervisor.