Susan Styf, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, CEAP
President & Chief Executive Officer
Susan is a dedicated social worker who has over 25 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. In 2011, she was awarded the Partnership Award by the Association of Children’s Mental Health for collaborative program innovation, and is a Leadership Oakland XXII and Leadership Macomb XXI graduate.
Dominique Schroeder, LLMSW
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.
Paul Van Sickle, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Paul has over 20 years of leadership experience in the field of finance and accounting ranging from Accounting Manager to Vice President of Finance, and has an expertise in meeting compliance and auditing standards. As a member of the executive leadership team, he is responsible for accounting and finance operations while analyzing and communicating key financial information to drive successful initiatives for CARE. Paul received his bachelor of science in accounting from Wayne State University and has a CPA license from the State of Michigan.
Chrissy Peltier, MS, PHR
Director – Human Resources
Chrissy has 25 years of experience in human resources specializing in employee relations, full-cycle recruiting, and benefits administration. She has worked for small, medium and large companies for a variety of industries that include automotive suppliers, retail, environmental, and building services. She also has experience working in nonprofits. Chrissy earned her Master of Science in management from Walsh College, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wayne State University and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Certification Institution.
Tonia Pauli, BS
Director – Early Learning and Parent Education
Tonia began her career at CARE in 2012 as a case manager in the Supportive Opportunities for Families program. Her commitment to working with families and young children has led to a significant program expansion with the Social Innovation Fund, a collaboration with United Way. As Director of Early Learning and Parent Education, Tonia leads programs that provide education and techniques to support both parents and families that include building self-sufficiency, parenting skills and resiliency. She is guided by the principle that helping children and providing them with a better futures starts with supporting their parents and caregivers. Tonia Pauli holds a Bachelor of Science in family studies and child development from Western Michigan University.
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.
Paul Sarris, CPRC, CPRM
Director – Peer Recovery Services
Paul has been an active member in the recovery community for over 29 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 an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. 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.
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.
The parenting conference was a great learning experience. There were multiple topics that impact our children and resources were provided to enhance our parenting skills.
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.