Susan Styf, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, CEAP
President & Chief Executive Officer
Susan is a dedicated social worker who has over 30 years of experience in the field of behavioral health services. Susan has experience in both the private and public sectors; however, her passion is non-profit work in the public behavioral health system. She believes in the importance of developing trauma informed services, implementing effective evidenced based practices, and building cooperative relationships in the community. Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Miami University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is also a Leadership Oakland XXII and Leadership Macomb XXI graduate. Susan’s accolades include the Partnership Award by the Association of Children’s Mental Health in 2011, a Notable Leader in Behavioral Health Honoree by Crain’s Detroit in 2023, and a Mental Health Matters Award for Provider Champion by Macomb County Community Mental Health in 2023.
Dominique Schroeder, LLMSW, CPC
Chief Program Officer
Dominique has experience leading community-based initiatives and engaging key community stakeholders in strategies for sustainable change. She has also served in a direct-service role in both substance abuse and psychiatric treatment settings. In her current role, Dominique works to meet the evolving needs of the community and profession by assessing, planning, organizing and implementing relevant programming. She also develops and implements new programming that aligns with the agency’s mission and strategic plan. Dominique values strengths-based and wellness-oriented systems of care, and is proud to co-lead the agency’s trauma informed initiatives. Dominique earned a Master of Social Work with a concentration of Innovation in Community, Policy and Leadership (I-CPL) from Wayne State University in 2017. During her graduate year, she focused on the implications of public policy on public health and systems theory as a means to effect institutional change, which has helped her impact at CARE.
Erinn Alderman Rowland, LMSW
Director – Clinical Services
Erinn has an extensive background in social services and has worked with children, adolescents, and families in various settings in Illinois and Michigan. She began her career at CARE as a case manager in the Supportive Opportunities for Families program in 2017. Erinn blends her clinical skills with her creativity and out of the box thinking to build relationships with families and help them achieve self-sufficiency and work towards their goals. Erinn earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 2012 and Master of Social Work in 2013 from Wayne State University.
Kayla Dadswell, LMSW, CPC-R
Director – Substance Use Prevention
Kayla has passion and experience working with individuals and the community pertaining to the prevention of substance use. Kayla seeks to empower local communities to take action to provide solutions and prevent substance use through collaboration and the use of evidence-based programs. Kayla earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Adrian College and a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University. Kayla began her journey with CARE when her mother took a parenting class. Once Kayla was in high school she volunteered for CARE, followed by interning while in undergrad, and eventually worked as a Health Educator in the Prevention Department.
Christopher Dalida, BS
Director – Finance
With over 20 years of accounting experience, Chris is responsible for the financial management of the organization. He embraces accurate and transparent reporting practices. He has developed reporting systems to increase collaborative decision making between program staff and accounting. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a major in accounting from Central Michigan University in 2003.
Paul Sarris, CPRC, CPRM
Director – Recovery Support Services
Paul has been an active member in the recovery community for over 30 years and has experience mentoring and assisting individuals with their recovery, as well as, providing support and guidance to individuals to sustain long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. Paul’s underlying core values of never giving up, always keep trying, and it’s never too late to change, has helped guide and serve him and others in the community. His passion and dedication to serve and help others has helped to develop and expand the Peer Recovery Coaching program at CARE. Paul holds credentials as both a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor. He is also a trainer with the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery.
Andrew Brown, BA, CPRC, CPRM
Director- Events and Communications
Andrew began his employment with CARE in 2014 as peer recovery coach. He was promoted to Program Manager where he was over the community peer team and helped open the Recovery United Community Center. With over 10 years of experience producing award winning independent films and organizing film festivals, Andrew now leads the company’s events and communication initiatives. His dedication to the recovery community and his creative approach to messaging has helped reduce stigma and communicate services available to the community. He holds credentials as both a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in film from Wayne State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work.
Curt Winter, MCP, MCSE
Manager- Data & Technology
Curt has over 30 years of experience in information technology, where he held various positions ranging from Network Administrator to Systems Engineer. As a member of the Leadership Team, he is responsible for the security of the agency’s data infrastructure and responsible for all technology assets. Curt received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Michigan State University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
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Shalynn R: The Reason I Want to Be A Social Worker
CARE helped me to find a huge part of who I am. I love everything that I do with them, and I can’t wait to have a career where I get to do that sort of thing every day. That is the reason that I want to be a social worker.