Staff

Executive Team

John Dawson

John Dawson

CEO/President

John Dawson, BS, LCDCIII, OCPC, joined CND in 2007 as Vice-President/COO.  In January 2021, he assumed the role of Interim President/CEO and was appointed President/CEO in May 2021. During his time at CND, he has played an instrumental role in the growth of the agency doubling staff size, increasing budget by more than 700%, and more than doubling the number of clients served.  John led the team in developing and implementing CND's adult mental health and substance use disorder treatment services.  John is a highly motivated leader with more than 25 years’ experience working with disadvantaged and behaviorally challenged adults, youth, and families.  He is licensed to provide both chemical dependency counseling and prevention services. John focuses on quality and evaluates programs and performance to drive continuous improvement.  He is a role model in the field of prevention and treatment services. John has previously worked for House of Hope, Inc., and Maryhaven, Inc.

William Gardner

William Gardner

CFO

William Gardner joined CND in 2014. As CFO, he is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization. William has more than 30 years’ of combined experience in accounting, tax preparation and financial related activities in both for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, as well as operating his own CPA firm. He is a former adjunct instructor at Columbus State Community College where he provided traditional classroom and web-based course instructions for “Legal & Financial Issues in Non-Profit Management.” William is a licensed CPA in Ohio and graduate of Franklin University in Columbus where he received a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Public Administration.

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Directors

Kari Roll

Kari Roll

Director of Development & Community Relations

Kari Roll, MBA, CFRE, joined CND in 2017. In her current role, she manages relationships with donors and community members for all CND’s efforts, oversees marketing, communications, and fundraising efforts. She has been a member of the Central Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals for more than 10 years and has served on the board since 2015.   Prior to CND, she worked as major gifts officer for Methodist ElderCare Services and served in the executive offices of the Delta Gamma Fraternity in a number of roles, including seven years as director of annual giving and development officer.  Kari is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, a certification only held by about 7,000 professionals globally, and has an MBA from Ohio Dominican University and a B.A. in communication studies from Furman University.

Susie Shipley-Norwood

Susie Shipley-Norwood

Director of Prevention Services

Martha “Susie” Shipley-Norwood has dedicated most of her life to helping children and their families. Susie has more than 35 years of experience working with youth and families. Susie serves as the Director of Prevention Services for CND and is also part-time Director of the Franklin County Youth Council. Susie has a Bachelor of Science in special education from Ohio University, a Master’s degree in social work with a specialty in planning and community development from Ohio State University and is a licensed social worker.  Susie’s passions include empowerment of women and youth.  Susie is the recipient of the 1995 YWCA Women of Achievement Racial Justice Award, the 1992 Warren H. Jennings Award, and the 1990 Robert O. Washington Award.

Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Director of Treatment Services

Charles Williams, MSW, LICDC-CS, LISW-S is a behavioral healthcare professional with more than 20 years of clinical, management, administrative and leadership experience in the behavioral health field. Charles has developed, implemented and directed initiatives relating to substance use disorder recovery and mental health services. Most recently, Charles worked with Maryhaven and Alvis, both also located in Columbus, OH.  He also has experience teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in social work and addiction at Ohio State University and Capital University. Charles received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Ohio State University and is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with a clinical supervisory endorsement and a licensed independent social worker with a supervisory endorsement.

 

 

Department Staff

Administration

Angela Bush

Accounting Clerk

Brenda Davis

Executive Assistant/CCO

TA Harp-Williams

HR Manager

Ernie Johnson

Accounting Supervisor

Alison Washington

Administrative Assistant

 

Treatment Services

Nathan Green

Clinical Supervisor, SPMI/ACT Team

Gail Stone

COVID Resource Specialist Supervisor

Conisa Allen

Nurse

Deborah Bennett

Nurse

Thomas Boggs

Mental Health Counselor

Suzanne Brookins

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Burton

Administrative Assistant

Kate Casale 

COVID Resource Specialist

Kristina Casto

Nurse Practitioner

Gavin Eberhardt

Case Manager

Linda Evelsizer

Mental Health Counselor

Mahogany Harris

SPMI/ACT Case Manager

Kyren Hughes

SPMI Case Manager

Rhoda Kankam

Covid Resource Specialist

Nancy Lockwood

Mental Health Clinician

Trelaine McKinney

COVID Resource Specialist

Tiffanie Pinnix

SUD Counselor

Kathleen Reedy

Admissions Coordinator

Jamia Shepherd

 COVID Resource Specialist

Jonathan Smith

SUD Counselor

Eloida Stegall

SUD Case Manager

Emily Stewart

SPMI/ACT Case Manager

Denise Thorpe

Billing Specialist

Gladys Tuff

SUD Counselor

William Womack

SUD Counselor

Prevention Services

Georden Burton

Prevention Manager

Renee Blackford

Prevention Specialist

Soncerrae Davis

Prevention Specialist

Jelani Dawson

Prevention Specialist

Whitney Garrett

Prevention Specialist

Robbin Goods

Prevention Specialist

Aracely Reyna Rubio

Prevention Specialist

Ethel Shelton

Prevention Specialist

 

APPS Intervention Services

Jessica Dogan

APPS Case Manager

Andre Davis

APPS Intervention Specialist

Curtis Duff, Sr.

APPS Intervention Specialist

Adam Finley

APPS Intervention Specialist (Part-time)

Shirocco Haynesworth

APPS Intervention Specialist

Donald Suel

APPS Intervention Specialist

Recovery House Team

Bryant Curry

House Manager

Sam Finch

Peer Recovery Supporter

Brack Goolsby

Peer Recovery Supporter

Robert Mitchell

Peer Recovery Supporter

Thomas Smith

Peer Recovery Supporter

Steve Sweatte

Peer Recovery Supporter

Keith Walker

Chef

Paul Williams

Peer Recovery Supporter