Leadership Ladder

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Faculty

Susan Edgar, Ph.D., RN, CADC, has worked in the addictions field for 30 years. Previously, she provided training for the PA Department of Health, Bureau of Drug Abuse Programs, Department of Welfare, PA Board of Probation and Parole, and PA Department of Corrections. She has been a counselor and/or instructor for the Wilmington Department of Police since 1993 and has taught at Penn State, Wilmington College School of Nursing, and Lincoln University, Master of Human Services and Master of Science in Administration Programs.

Stephen Ferry, MDiv., has worked in the behavioral health field for numerous years. He has had front line work experience in community residential rehabilitation facilities as well when he was a case manager. He directed Project Pro Act which was the first semi enhanced blended case management unit while working at COMHAR. As Assistant Director of the Targeted Case Management Unit for the Philadelphia Behavioral Health System, he actively trains, monitors and acts as the “case managers’ case manager”. He works in tandem with the TCM unit establishing guidelines, upholding state regulations, and working proactively with agency administrators to optimally support persons in recovery.

Dennis Fisher, MM Behavioral Health Training Specialist, is the Assistant Director, BHTEN. Dennis has worked for over 30 years in various behavioral health settings in Philadelphia. He has collaboratively authored the Philadelphia Behavioral Health Case Management Orientation curriculum. Dennis has a B.S. in Education and a Master of Music (Music Therapy) degree from the University of Miami. He has also completed post-graduate work in Health Care Administration at Penn State University. Dennis is a certified trainer through the Crisis Prevention Institute and also holds an Advanced Certificate of Culturally Competent Human Services from Temple University. Most recently the Department of Behavioral Health awarded Dennis Fisher and Stephan Long the “Above and Beyond Award—For longstanding compassion...and dedication...to service…”

Yusef Joyner, SPHR, CCP, is Vice President for Human Resources at Horizon House. After finishing his bachelor’s degree, he completed additional coursework in behavioral health services while working as a housing and mental health case manager. He earned a certificate in Professional Human Resources Management from Villanova University and was certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute in 2001. He has earned his credentials as a Senior Human Resources Professional (2006) and as a Certified Compensation Professional (2009). Yusef has presented on topics including responsive leadership, salary planning, and various supervisory trainings for all levels of staff at state and local conferences.

Anita Kinsley, M.A., began her career supervising residential programs for individuals discharging from Pennhurst State School and Hospital. She was then a case management director of a large services area and then a program specialist of the County of Montgomery, where she initiated the county’s Child and Adolescent Services System Program. Anita has gained expertise in multisystem partnerships, development and service delivery. As a faculty member in the Division of Behavioral Healthcare Education at Drexel University College of Medicine, Anita was the director of the Targeted Case Management Training Institute. Currently Anita works for the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) as the Bucks County Division Director. In her work at MHASP Anita has built the county’s first free-standing Certified Peer Specialist Program.

Stephan Long, M.A., worked in the behavioral health field for several years before his tenure as a behavioral health training specialist. His behavioral health involvement includes direct care positions of psycho-social rehab counselor and supervisor, therapist at a dual diagnosis day program (MISA), vocational counselor, outpatient therapist for children and adults, and as a forensic case manager. Stephan also brings experience of targeted case management where he served as the children/adult supervisor and director for seven years in a Philadelphia based mental health/mental retardation agency. He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Dayton and a master of Arts in student personnel services from Rowan College of New Jersey. Stephan has received training in various crisis management techniques and is presently a senior-level certified instructor through the Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.

Fran Register-Joyner, M.Ed, holds a graduate degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in community rehabilitation. She is a specialist in the area of providing community support to individuals living with a mental illness, and has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 25 years. During this time she has developed and implemented training programs for case managers in several states. Fran currently serves as the Director of the Targeted Case Management Unit for the Philadelphia Behavioral Health System. In this capacity she provides administrative oversight to Intensive Case Management, Community Treatment, and ACT Teams.

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