Staff

lespceoLes Paschall

Chief Executive 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.

 

Marlene Anderson, LCSW, JSOCCP

Program Director, KIT

Ms. Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of New Jersey; she was a social worker at the Kids In Transition program for some years prior to assuming the role of Program Director.  Ms. Anderson’s fundamental driving passion is aiding the youth, and their families, that she serves in advancing emotionally, spiritually, and physically whilst concurrently gaining their self-worth and self-value to enable them to thrive in life. Ms. Anderson’s innate conception of the need for nurturing and structuring to effect change in youth with severe emotional and behavioral struggles serves to competently impact and complement the therapeutic environment.

Ms. Anderson has an exemplary skill set in engaging youth and their families, thereby maximizing the opportunity to gain trust, guide investment, and increase productivity in treatment. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University with a concentration in Violence Against Women and Children and a minor in psychology. She also achieved an Associates in Science in Addictions Counseling and holds a credential from the Juvenile Sexual Offending Counselor Certification Program (JSOCCP). Her professional experiences include working with individuals transitioning from long term psychiatric institutions, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and youth in correctional facilities. Her extensive clinical training and knowledge focuses on sexually problematic youth, victims of sexual abuse, youth with complex trauma and the behavioral manifestations, Structural Family Therapy, Attachment, Trauma Focused CBT, and Motivational Interviewing.

 

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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.

 

 

Andrea Aston

Program Director II, Insight & Excel

Since 1991, Ms. Aston’s solid background in human services has always focused on improving the lives and experiences of complex and challenging youth. After graduating from Lincoln University in 2012 with a Masters in Human Services with an emphasis on administration, she began to further her education by pursuing a Doctorate in Education.

Ms. Aston has worked extensively in residential and outreach settings located throughout Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, working with emotionally and behaviorally challenging youth and adolescents. She began working at CFG Residentials in April 2012 as a Quality Assurance Coordinator and her breadth of knowledge of organizational operations and performance and quality improvement assisted them with effectively instituting a data-driven philosophy within all aspects of the organization. In July 2017, she became the Program Director II of the Insight and Excel Programs.

Ms. Aston is the consummate team player and continually strives to make both small and large changes within the organization; all with the intent to enrich the lives of youth the programs serve, as well as provide a safe and enriching environment for all youth and employees.

 

Kyle Jones

Behavioral Care Specialist Manger, Excel Program

Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wesley College. He has worked with adolescents for over 9 years as a Behavioral Care Specialist. In 2017 he became the BCS Manager of the Excel Program. Mr. Jones is also a certified trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach.