Staff

lespceoLes Paschall

Chief Operating Officer

As the CEO, Mr. Paschall brings over 20 years of creative leadership experience in the development, management, and coordination of cost-effective health care services in five major health provider venues. He has championed new models of need-based healthcare services for large hospital systems, state health and education systems, as well as serving as an advisor to the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health. He is adept at reviewing various systems crossing both the private and public sector while successfully creating solutions to their common goals. He also brings business acumen to CFG, which was recognized in business publications as one of the top 25 fastest growing business organizations in New Jersey.

 

 

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Jennifer Dowdell, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director, CFG Residentials, LLC

Ms. Dowdell’s entire history has one common thread, a categorical commitment to working with challenging adolescents. This dedication appears within every chronological marker whether it is her education, her accomplishments, her job history or her professional development.

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Ms. Dowdell earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University with an emphasis in Direct Practice with Children and Families. While obtaining her education she was also working part-time in residential programs, youth shelters, and youth crisis intervention programs.

She has worked extensively with emotionally and behaviorally complex adolescents in a variety of settings.  These include psychiatric hospitals, mental health programs within correctional facilities, juvenile and family court systems and with the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services.

Ms. Dowdell began working with CFG as a staff Social Worker, progressing to Director, culminating in her current executive title. Under her stewardship, CFG has completely designed and implemented four residential programs addressing the severe and behaviorally complex needs of children ranging in age from eleven to seventeen years.  Her initiatives include the design and implementation of a multi-disciplinary training program for all levels of residential staff professionals, the leadership of a planning team for a recruitment and new hire evaluation system that has positively impacted staff retention, the establishment of systems that have assured years of Licensing and Fiscal regulatory compliance, the application and implementation of a team-based program that ensured successful accreditation under Council on Accreditation (COA) and the implementation innovative of technological therapeutic approaches using cutting edge mediums such as telemedicine and virtual reality platforms.

Ms. Dowdell continually looks for ways to improve all aspects of her organization and is highly regarded by her subordinates, peers, regulatory entities and most importantly, the children her programs serve.

 

 

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Laura Jones

Program Director, KIT

Bio coming soon…

 

 

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Karen Glenney, MSW, LCSW

Director of Insight and Excel Programs

Ms. Glenney earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Administrative, Policy and Planning from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with supervisory capabilities. She has an extensive history working with severe, complex, psychiatric and behavioral problem adolescents in residential placement programs in New Jersey. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, and outpatient treatment programs. Her extensive clinical training and knowledge focuses on adolescent sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse, Play Therapy, EMDR and adoption issues.

 

 

Dave Johnson

Program Director II, Insight & Excel

Mr. Johnson has served the special needs of individuals for nearly 20 years. He has been steadfast in his commitment to the enhancement of the health and well-being of every person served.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Johnson began his work in human services, working part, and full-time in institutional and community-based environments.

Mr. Johnson has worked at length within a leadership capacity with developmentally, emotionally, and behaviorally challenged children and adults. Furthermore he has worked with adults and children with Traumatic Brain Injury. Mr. Johnson has working familiarity with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Mr. Johnson began working at CFG in June, 2015, in the capacity of Program Director II. As the newest member of the leadership team, Mr. Johnson is confident that his education, experience and insight will enrich the service of CFG, as well as reinforce his commitment to the enhancement of the health and well-being of every person served.