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Monique 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. Liz also holds a CPA certificate. She has experience in accounting with both for profit and non profit organizations. She has extensive range of fiscal experience with several statewide non profit organizations. While not serving people directly, Liz enjoys the non profit environment as she feels it is a way to indirectly serve our community. 


Mari Jackson, BA, MM

Director of Development
Mari Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Master of Management from Walsh College. Mari joined the CARE team in early 2017, bringing a burst of knowledge in areas of fundraising development and event management. Her passion for giving back, and helping others to fulfill their desires to give, is what inspires her to keep pushing for fresh and innovative ways to cultivate new, and exciting partnerships. Mari has a fundraising background focused primarily in higher education, but her role at CARE has ignited the need to expand upon meaningful and inspiring relationships. In turn, empowering the agency to grow its community outreach. Mari is dedicated to a life full of giving, and helping others.


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. 


Paddy 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.


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.


Y’vonne R. McGhee, PHR

Director - Human Resources
Y’vonne is an accomplished and innovative HR visionary with over 15 years of experience across diverse and multi-industry platforms in the field of human resources. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Cleary University, is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and is a licensed Michigan realtor. Most recently, Y’vonne was the area human resources manager at Sava Senior Care where she provided leadership to senior management and a blended workforce of over 500 unionized and exempt employees in five long-term care facilities throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. Her proven track record of success implementing on-boarding programs and relaunching dated policies/programs demonstrates her ability to develop and support the execution of human resources strategies that support established business needs. Additionally, Y’vonne’s strengths are talent acquisition, labor management, and staff development. She has simultaneously remotely managed and developed recruitment strategies for multiple out-of-state facilities. Y’vonne has extensive experience working with unionized workforces and providing guidance to management on creating union avoidance strategies. While consistently modeling the highest level of professional integrity, as the director of human resources with CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Y’vonne will lend attention to policy development, promoting education and awareness around the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ensuring alignment of HR strategies.