Board of Directors & Staff

Thomas Ahern

Thomas Ahern, MA, President

Embark Behavioral Health
Tempe, AZ

Norman E. Thibault, PhD, LMFT

Norman E. Thibault, PhD, LMFT, Vice President – Clinical

Three Points Center
La Verkin, UT

Wendy Watson, JD

Wendy Watson, JD, Treasurer

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
St. Paul, MN

Maude LeRoux

Maude Le Roux, B.A., Secretary

A Total Approach, Director
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Glen Mills, PA

Sue Badeau

Sue Badeau

Parent/Independent Trainer

Philadelphia, PA

Sami Butler, RN

Sami Butler, RN

Intermountain Residential
Helena, MT

Tom Jones


Wyndmere, ND

Deena McMahon

Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW

McMahon Counseling & Consultation, LLC
St. Paul, MN

Dannette R. Smith, MSW

Chief Executive Officer at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Lincoln, Nebraska

Elizabeth “Delores” Dungee-Anderson, PhD, MSW, LCSW Norfolk State University Chesterfield, VA

Elizabeth “Delores”
Dungee-Anderson, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Norfolk State University
Chesterfield, VA

Araceli Salcedo, MA, NCC, LPC-S

Cenpatico/Envolve Health Texas
El Paso, TX

Leadership & Staff

Mary M. McGowan

Mary M. McGowan
Executive Director

Office: 612-861-4222

Darralu Lindholm
Development Coordinator

Office: 612-861-4222

Dorothy Bode
Caregiver Support Advocate

Office: 612-861-4222

Hilary Gonzalez
Bilingual Office Assistant

Office: 612-861-4222

Maureen Laursen
Administrative Specialist

Office: 612-861-4222

Jill Martinez
Marketing Communications Coordinator

Office: 612-861-4222