Staff

Executive Team

John Dawson, CEO

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.

Charles Williams

Charles Williams

VP/COO

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. In 2021, Charles was appointed VP/COO after serving as Director of Treatment Services for the agency. Charles has developed, implemented and directed initiatives relating to substance use disorder recovery and mental health services. Before joining CND, 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.

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.

Kari Roll

Kari Roll

Chief Development & Communications Officer

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 Wesley Communities 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.

Directors

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.

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Thomas Boggs

Clinical Supervisor

Thomas E Boggs, MA, LPC, LCDC III is a Clinical Supervisor in the Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment program at CND.  With his experience in Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Residential treatment programs, Thomas strives to help staff deliver individualized treatment interventions based on client needs. Thomas has played pivotal roles in program certification, evidence-based practice implementation, and staff development. He is passionate about suicide prevention and is focused on helping clients create a life worth living. Thomas earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Family Development from the University of Dayton and his Master’s in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Ohio State University.  

KaylaMaloy

Kayla Maloy

Clinical Supervisor

Kayla Maloy M.Ed., LPCC-S joined CND in 2021 as the clinical supervisor for the SPMI treatment team, as well as the ACT team, which caters to the most acute clients. Kayla received her Master’s in education in counselor education and supervision with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling from Ohio University in 2017. Since then, Kayla has gained experience in numerous environments including outpatient, primary care, and inpatient settings. Prior to joining CND, Kayla has worked with Columbus Springs East as the lead outpatient therapist, and Hopewell Health Centers as the crisis specialist/behavioral health consultant. While she is trained in various modalities of therapy, Kayla specializes in risk assessment and crisis intervention.

Department Staff