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    ABOUT US

    Empower's mission is to transform the lives of youth, adults, their families, and communities through the implementation of evidence-based practices, tools, and software. Our five organizations all strive to achieve the same goal: producing consistently positive outcomes. With years of research on effectiveness, our approaches are scientifically proven to enhance the lives of those involved in the justice, child welfare, and mental health systems.

    Empower Team

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    Josh Glade

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Josh is committed to the quality implementation of our juvenile treatment programs. Josh has experience sourcing funding and executing strategic growth plans. He received his bachelor’s in business administration from Emory University and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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    Logan Greenspan

    Co-Founder & Board Member

    Logan has a background in finance and operations. He received his bachelor's in business administration from Emory University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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    Marc Benesh

    Chief Financial Officer

    Marc is the CFO for Empower Community Care and leads the finance and accounting function across all our brands. He is a CPA and received his MS & BS degrees in accounting from the University of Florida in 1996. He enjoys being outdoors playing tennis, snow skiing, boating and spending time with his family and friends.

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    Danielle Politi

    Chief Growth Officer

    Danielle, a psychologist by trade, leads the sales function and operations for the organization. She is passionate about the customer experience ensuring value is created throughout the entire customer journey. Danielle earned her BA in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University, Ed.S. in School Psychology from The Citadel Graduate College, and her Psy.D. in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, experiencing new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

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    Keller Strother

    Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

    Keller, as a Co-Founder of MST Services, an Empower company, has been a driving force in scaling the dissemination of Multisystemic Therapy. He holds a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and master’s degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Duke University.

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    Brenda Szumski

    Chief Operations Officer

    Brenda has spent her career working with children and families, the last 23 years with the MST model. She is passionate about improving the quality and accessibility of services available to families in communities. She received her MSW from the University of Denver and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband, two sons and two dogs.

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    Dan Edwards

    Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

    Dan is a clinical psychologist and implementation scientist who has enjoyed a 25+ year career training, consulting, and researching evidence-based practice implementation. He’s been part of leadership teams at both MST Services and EBA, and he looks forward to advancing conversations on behalf of Empower with innovative agency leaders who serve at-risk children, youth, and families. He holds a masters degree from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of Florida.

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    Mikayla Berry

    Senior Marketing Manager

    Mikayla leads various creative marketing and branding projects across Empower's family of organizations. She received her BBA in Marketing at The University of Houston-Downtown along with a minor in Art and Design. She enjoys art and music shows, stand-up comedy, fitness, and spending time with family, friends, and her 3 pets.

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    MiKaela Davis

    Operations Coordinator

    MiKaela helps oversee the progress of various departments across Empower’s organizations to ensure all operations are running smoothly. She received her BA in Psychology from Arizona State University and is currently working towards her MBA from Southern New Hampshire. She enjoys concerts, car shows, video games, family time and adventures with her dog.

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    Emily Gaylor

    Marketing Associate

    Emily is responsible for developing and implementing marketing content and strategies across Empower's family of organizations. She received her BSBA in Marketing and minor in Spanish at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She enjoys traveling the world, being outdoors, trying new food, listening to live music, and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.

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    Michael Howard

    Inside Sales Representative

    Michael has many years of experience in sales and digital marketing. He received his bachelor's in Psychology from University of Illinois and a master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Lamar University. He enjoys songwriting, live music, traveling, standup comedy, photography and spending time with family, friends and his dog.

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    Ruby Howard

    Operations

    Ruby is the Accounting Manager for MST Services, an Empower organization. She received her BA in Accounting from Dillard University (New Orleans) and her Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Ruby loves spending time with her 3 grandkids, and she enjoys reading and shopping.

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    D'Ree Kelley

    Operations

    D’Ree has her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and was the Staff Accountant for MST Services from 2017 through 2019. She then transferred to Orbis when she moved from Atlanta to the beach with her new husband, Keith. She enjoys listening to all music, Zumba, hanging at the beach and boating on the weekends.

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    Levi Lewis

    Operations

    Levi is the Senior Accountant for Empower. He completed his undergraduate at the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and obtained his MBA with specialization in Finance from Louisiana State University. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and loves getting to spend time with his dogs.

    Organizational Leaders

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    Susan Burke

    Executive Director
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    Rick Parsons

    Deputy Director
    Carey Group
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    Nicole Janer

    Senior Director
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    Doug Kopp

    Chief Executive Officer
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    Michael Robbins

    Clinical &
    Research Director
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    Holly DeMaranville

    Communications &
    Events Director
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    Kellie Armey

    Senior Manager
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    Helen M. Midouhas

    Senior Manager
    FFT LLC

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    Annie Niermann

    Senior Manager
    FFT LLC

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    Bernie Centeio

    Adaptation Director
    MST Services

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    Michelle Dean

    Team Support Services
    Director
    MST Services
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    Lori Moore

    Network Partner Support
    Division Director
    MST Services
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    Laura Shortt

    Clinical Resources
    Director
    MST Services
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    David Robinson

    CEO &
    Director of Assessment
    Orbis Partners
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    Alexander Stringer

    Chief Operations Officer
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