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Monique-2013Monique Stanton, MA

President & CEO

Monique Stanton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and History from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and a Master of Arts in Social Justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI. Monique began her career at CARE of Southeastern Michigan in 2005 in the Family to Family program. She left CARE to assist in the opening of a family learning center in northwest Detroit. In 2008, Monique returned to CARE of Southeastern Michigan to fill the Deputy Director position. In 2012, she was promoted to the role of President/CEO.  Monique is an active member of a variety coalitions, task forces, and community groups committed to making the southeast Michigan region a better place to live, work, and recreate. She was a 2013 30 in Their Thirties honoree with dbusiness Magazine. In 2014 the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition awarded Monique the Shining Light Dave Bing Future Leader Award, for her regional advocacy addressing substance use disorders. 



Chief Program Officer

Susan Styf is a dedicated social worker who has over 25 years experience in the field of the behavioral health services. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Miami University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.  Susan has experience in both the private and public sectors; however her passion is non-profit work in the public mental 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 was awarded the Partnership Award by the Association of Children’s Mental Health in 2011 for collaborative program innovation.  This program was also highlighted in the CARF September 2013 Promising Practices newsletter after receiving an exemplary conformance by CARF. She is a Leadership Oakland XXII class graduate, where she served as the class project leader.   



Liz Arndt, MSA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Liz has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Wayne State University, and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Walsh College. She has an extensive range of fiscal experience with several statewide non profit organizations.



PaddyPaddy Laske, CPC-R

Director, Community and Workplace Programs

Paddy Laske is a Certified Prevention Consultant with the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and Certified Prevention Specialist with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium. She is also a certified trainer in Mental Health First Aid. In the 25 years she has been with CARE, Paddy has facilitated a variety of parenting classes, developed the WorkLife Solutions training curriculum, and supervised multiple programs.


Adam  McHenry, LMSW, CAADC, SAP

Director, Intervention and Clinical Services

Adam has a Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. His studies focused on both interpersonal practice and social policy. His experience providing outpatient therapy in the public behavioral health system has assisted CARE in becoming an outpatient treatment provider.He is licensed by the State of Michigan as a Master Social Worker, and credentialed as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals. 


 Paul Sarris, CPRM

 Director Peer Recovery Services

Paul Sarris is a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals, and is also a certified trainer with the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery. Paul has been an active member in the recovery community for over 29 years; he has experience mentoring and assisting individuals with their recovery, as well as, providing support and guidance to individuals to sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Paul’s underlying core values of never giving up, always keep trying, and it is 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.