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Monique Stanton, MA

President & Chief Executive Officer
Monique Stanton earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication and history from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a Master of Arts in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. 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 and chief executive officer. 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 is a 2013 dBusiness Magazine 30 in Their Thirties honoree. 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. 

 

Susan Styf, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, CEAP

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 Arndt has a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Wayne State University, and a Master of Science in accountancy from Walsh College. She also holds a certified public accountant certificate. Liz brings extensive fiscal experience in working with profit and non-profit organizations to her role at CARE. Liz provides strong leadership in managing the company’s finances while supporting the mission and programming.  Liz enjoys working in the non-profit environment as she feels it is a way to serve the community. 

 

 

Adam  McHenry, LMSW, CAADC, SAP

Director – Intervention and Clinical Services

Adam McHenry earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. His experience working with the publically funded behavioral health system has shaped his determination to implement innovative and effective clinical programming. Knowing that the needs of the community require thoughtful, yet quick action, Adam’s leadership style has facilitated CARE becoming an outpatient treatment provider as well a harbinger for new programs in the region. He also provides clinical leadership to CARE’s specialty case management, student assistance center, and employee assistance program. Adam has also earned the qualification to provide Substance Abuse Professional services for companies needing to comply with Department of Transportation standards.

 

 

 

 

Mari Jackson, BA, MM

Director – 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.

 

 

Paddy Laske, CPC-R

Director – Community and Workplace Programs
Paddy Laske has worked at CARE for over 25 years, and still approaches each day with a positive attitude and genuine desire to help others and her community.  She began her career as an instructor for CARE’s parenting classes and has been promoted over the years to her current position.  She 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.  Paddy has extensive experience in employee assistance work, and developed CARE’s WorkLife Solutions training curriculum.

 

 

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 6and expand the Peer Recovery Coaching program at CARE.

 

 

Y’vonne R. McGhee, PHR

Director – Human Resources
Y’vonne McGhee is an accomplished and innovative human resources visionary with over 15 years of experience.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Cleary University, and holds her certificate as a Professional in Human Resources. Y’vonne has experience providing guidance to senior management and blended workforces of unionized and exempt employees on workforce issues.  Her strengths are talent acquisition, labor management, and staff development. She embraces modernizing policies and launching meaningful diversity and inclusion initiatives.  She has a successful track record with improving new hire on-boarding processes and implementing human resources best practices that support business needs.