Meet The Team

Jillian Alfeo

Jillian Alfeo

Regional Director of Operations - Lincoln

Jillian is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned her Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and her Master’s degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Jillian has fifteen years of experience in behavioral healthcare working with children and families and in geropsych and memory care units. Jillian is a Peer Reviewer for COA, a Course Educator at BU Medical School and has been trained in adventured based therapy and challenge course management. Jillian and her husband Gino have three beautiful children, Ayla, Celina and Gino. Jillian serves as the Regional Director of Operations for the Northeast.

Donna Pihl

Donna Pihl

Assistant Branch Director - Lincoln

Donna re-joined Bethany Christian Services in 2021 as the Assistant Branch Director. Donna was previously the supervisor for the Safe Families for Children program. Donna is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who earned her bachelor’s degree at Gordon College and her Master’s degree at Bridgewater State University. Donna has fifteen years of experience in behavioral healthcare working with children and families. She is passionate about family strengthening and preservation programs.

Samantha Barias

Samantha Barias

Wraparound Stabilization Program Coordinator for Southern New England and New Jersey - Lincoln

Samantha supports the daily function of the Wraparound Stabilization program, as well as facilitates Psychoeducation Trafficking classes, and Rehabilitation Services to refugees and immigrant individuals and their families.

Stephanie Maratta

Stephanie Maratta

Homebuilders Program Supervisor - Lincoln

Stephanie is a MSW who earned her Bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and her Masters degree from Adelphi University. Stephanie has been working in the Child Welfare field since 2010. Stephanie started working with families and children who were placed in foster care and came to Bethany in May of 2017 when the Homebuilder’s Program was established as the Program Supervisor. Stephanie works closely with DCYF to accept cases into the Homebuilder’s program to help prevent children from being removed from their homes, help reunify children from foster care and congregate settings home, and help stabilize placement of children to reduce trauma. Stephanie enjoys camping with her husband and children during the summer.

Ana Echenique

Ana Echenique

UAC Case Manager - Lincoln

Ana joined Bethany Christian Services in 2021. She previously worked in the communications arena for 7 years. Ana has lived in 4 countries and one of her passions is storytelling. Being able to work with and help refugees to empower themselves with information and obtain resources in general to lead a stable life outside of their country of origin is one of the highlights of her career.

Colbert Barionnette

Colbert Barionnette

Homebuilders Therapist - Lincoln

Colbert joined Bethany Christian Services in 2021. He earned his master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Drug Addiction from Cambridge College. He has ten years of experience working in the mental health counseling field. He has a great passion for working with families and children. Colbert speaks three languages.

Danny Jones

Danny Jones

Homebuilders Therapist - Lincoln

Danielle “Danny” joined Bethany Christian Services in January 2022. She graduated from Rhode Island College with her degree in Social Work. Danielle has worked with families and children for 11 years. Her journey began when she started working in residential programs, addressing the needs of children with autism and ADHD. She later began working with children in foster care and adolescents in shelters. Danielle has a passion to help others and meet the needs for children and their families.