Meet The Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.