Arthur M. Ginsberg
President and CEO
Through unanimous endorsement, the Board of Directors appointed Arthur M. Ginsberg as the President and CEO in June 2015. He brings a wealth of experience in mental health and intellectual disability services in the nonprofit and private sector. Under Mr. Ginsberg’s leadership, agencies in the District of Columbia, California, Idaho, Washington, Utah, and Pennsylvania, earned new provider market places, received CARF accreditation, and enhanced program revenues through existing and new program development. Mr. Ginsberg’s historical and ongoing operational successes are mission driven, with a focus on community integration and choice, advocacy, early intervention, and services that are comprehensive and innovative.
Mr. Ginsberg has also served as an educator. From 2012 through 2014, he was appointed an Adjunct Faculty member for George Washington University School of Public Health. He was also preceptor for Arizona State, Tulane, and George Washington Universities. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and in 1995 was honored as an Up and Comer by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Mr. Ginsberg earned a B.S. in Health Services Administration from Ithaca College, and an M.S. in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University.
Vice President of Administration/CFO
Terry Hurley joined CR in 2006 serving as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Vice President of Administration/CFO in January 2010. He has more than 25 years of accounting, finance and executive management experience working for a variety of businesses in the Washington Metro area. Mr. Hurley holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA from The College of William & Mary.
Kelsey DeWispelaere, CFRE
Vice President of Philanthropy & External Affairs
Kelsey DeWispelaere joined CR in May of 2016 as Vice President of Philanthropy & External Affairs. She has more than 20 years of experience in corporate marketing and non-profit fundraising and development including local, national and worldwide institutions such as Make-A-Wish, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Smithsonian Institution and Time Warner. Ms. DeWispelaere is responsible for overseeing all aspects of philanthropy, communications, community outreach and volunteers for CR. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Chief of Staff
Lynn MacDonald joined CR in 2009 and serves as Chief of Staff, assisting the President/CEO in advancing CR’s mission and key initiatives. MacDonald has over 25 years of experience in general management, growing and improving company-wide operations of small to medium sized for-profit organizations, from start-up through implementation of public company compliance programs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from George Mason University.
Senior Director of Clinical Services
Elizabeth Brown joined Community Residences in 2006 and serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Services for both intellectual disability and mental health programs offering a wide array of community and residential supports. Ms. Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia with a counselor supervisor designation and certified intellectual disability specialist. With over 25 years of experience in the clinical milieu and in various management capacities, Ms. Brown has developed particular expertise in the area of dual diagnosis, promoting excellence in care for individuals who have co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. Ms. Brown also has experience in the area of critical incident stress management and has worked with many individuals and teams to reduce the psychological effects of traumatic exposure. Ms. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Urban Studies from The Colorado College and an M.A. in Counseling from The Ohio State University.
Director of Behavioral Services
Julie Dwyer-Allen joined Community Residences in 2001 and has held several leadership positions in the agency. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Services. During her tenure at CR, Julie developed the Behavioral Services Department which now supports nearly 200 individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in various community settings. Julie is responsible for the oversight and implementation of all behavioral services, and is proud to work with a diverse and dynamic group of behavioral professionals.
Ms. Dwyer-Allen earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Georgia, a Master’s in Education in Counseling from St. Bonaventure University, and a post-Master’s certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. In addition to her work at Community Residences, she has held Adjunct Professor positions at both Marymount University and George Mason University.
Director of Human Resources
Mr. George joined CR in August of 2012 after a three year stint as Chief Operating Officer for the NFL Alumni Association. Mr. George’s prior work experience includes Business Development Manager for Bank of America, Director of Financial Advisors Department, NFL Players Association and Director of Player Development for the San Diego Chargers. Mr. George brings a diverse skill-set to CR, to include compensation analysis, risk management, business development, employee relations and succession planning. Mr. George is adept at integrating diverse employee populations and aligning organizational structures with success metrics.
Mr. George has a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and spent eight years in the NFL as a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs.
Director of Mission Effectiveness
Martha Loughead joined Community Residences as Director of Mission Effectiveness in August 2011. She brings a unique blend of experiences from non-profit organizations, private for-profit business, consulting, and education. She has more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of quality assurance, including development of strategies and implementing continuous process improvement. In addition, Ms. Loughead has more than 20 years experience as a trainer and educator, including 2 years as a special education teacher for students with intellectual disabilities. Ms. Loughead holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s degrees in Business Administration from Marymount University and Special Education from George Mason University in Virginia.
Kathy Mincin joined CR in 2014 serving as Controller. Kathy has more than 10 years of healthcare accounting experience. She has worked as an Internal Auditor and Controller for acute care hospitals, as well as, Controller at a Rehabilitation Hospital. Kathy also has experience as an Accounting Manager for a Physician Practice. Along with her healthcare accounting experience, Kathy also has 5 years of manufacturing accounting experience and 5 years of nonprofit experience. Ms. Mincin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from St. Francis University. Kathy has been a licensed CPA for 15 years.
Senior Director of Clinical Services
DeAnne received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1990, her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1995 from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. For 20 years, Ms. Mullins has worked with youth with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues in intermediate care facilities, community residential facilities, youth homes and transitional housing programs. For over 10 years, Ms. Mullins has worked for RYS, and she is now Clinical Director providing supervision to RYS staff, managers and clinicians as well as direct support to the youth in RYS Boys’ Home. Throughout her career, Ms. Mullins has developed treatment plans, provided individual, family and group therapy, and has been selected for numerous speaking engagements.
Director of Asset Management
Chris Rinehimer joined CR in 1992 as the Business Manager. Throughout the years and growth of CR, he has held several positions culminating in his current position of Director of Asset Management. After several years in a Fortune 500 sales position he found a home in the real estate area of CR. He has spent most of his time at CR growing, maintaining, and diversifying the real estate holdings of subsidiary Community Havens, Inc. Mr. Rinehimer holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Business Management from North Carolina State University.
Chief Information Officer
Larry Scurlock joined CR in 2003 as Chief Information Officer with responsibility for the entire CR computing and technical infrastructure supporting over 500 employees in over 30 locations. During his 35-plus year career, Mr. Scurlock has served as an Information Technology Manager and Senior IT consultant for federal, commercial and non-profit clients, and Director of Information Systems and CIO for commercial and non-profit organizations. Mr. Scurlock holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and loves sharing his passion for aviation.
Lorna Ballard, LCSW
Director of Admissions
Lorna Ballard is the Director of Admissions and Social Work. Originally from Northern Ireland, she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at The Queen’s University of Belfast and began her career in Social Services there, moving to the United States where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania in 2001. Lorna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked in Social Services with individuals, groups, families and communities for more than twenty years. Lorna coordinates admissions for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as well as dual diagnoses. She also directs the Social Work department within the Intermediate Care Facility model.
Lila Corey, LPC
Lila Corey joined Community Residences in 2007 as a counselor and was promoted to Program Manager in 2009 in the same Med-Waiver program serving individuals dually diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. By 2011, Ms. Corey was hired as the Program Director for the Mental Health Transitional and Community Based Programs serving over 100 individuals per year with severe mental illness throughout the Northern Virginia area. Since 2015, Ms. Corey has been working as a Clinical Director in our Mental Health Division. Ms. Corey earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from George Mason University, her Master's Degree in Counseling from Argosy University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia.
Beatrice Claiborne, RN, BSN, CDDN, DON
Director of Nursing
Beatrice Claiborne joined Community Residences in 2008 as the Richmond Nursing Coordinator and was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2014. Bea has more than 30 years of experience assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and is a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN). She is an active member in Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association, which is the only nursing organization that provides education and networking opportunities in the field of Developmental Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health.
Kristian A. Hollins
Kristian A. Hollins joined the staff of CRI in 2005, serving as a Program Manager and was promoted to Clinical Director in December 2007. Mr. Hollins has more than 18 years of experience in the human services field serving people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Mr. Hollins holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Claflin University.
Linda McCullough, PhD, LCPC
Dr. Linda McCullough joined Community Residences in 2015 as clinical director for CR’s Maryland programs. Her prior work experiences, at Whitman-Walker Clinic and Green Door in DC, included running day programs and groups for people with serious mental illness; providing clinical supervision; working at a Clubhouse; counseling persons with substance use disorders and providing individual psychotherapy. A licensed professional counselor since 1996, Dr. McCullough received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in pastoral counseling at Loyola University in Maryland.
Valerie Tansinda Joined Community Residences as a DSP in June 2010. He was promoted to the position of QMRP in October 2012. In August of 2013 he was promoted to Acting Program Manager of the Snowflake Program and then in October of the same year the promotion was made permanent. He joined the executive team as Clinical Director to oversee operations of the Richmond programs in December 2014.
Val’s background includes advocating for human rights, particularly for women and children. He has memberships with Human Rights organizations and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Dschang in Cameroon.
Valintine Tata joined Community Residences in early 2006 as a QMRP. He was promoted to Program Manager in September of the same year and assigned to a CR program in Prince William County. He later moved to the Human Resources Department and served as Senior Recruiter from January to June 2008. From June 2008 to December 2011, he served as Program Director of CR’s program in Fairfax County. He joined the executive team as Clinical Director in December 2011. Mr. Tata holds a Masters Degree (MA) in teaching and another Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) from Strayer University in Washington D.C.