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Board of Directors

The Community Counseling Center is governed by a community-based Board of Directors that meets on a monthly basis. The 18-member board represents a cross-section of the community and brings to its task a broad range of expertise. The Board is responsible for the overall direction of the agency, making major decisions such as the annual passage of the agency budget, and strategic planning.
  • Tom Amundsen, Chair of the Board
  • Diane Gardner, Vice Chair
  • Camille MacHarg, Treasurer
  • Harriet Guido, Secretary
  • Robert Baker
  • Nicholas Baron
  • Randy Beck
  • Bill Dodd
  • Lauren Hackett
  • Thalia Heiges
  • Denise Macerelli
  • Michael Muha
  • Glenn Riley
  • Donna Robb
  • Richard Stigliano
  • Margaret Wiley
  • Deborah Wojtalik
  • Joseph Yarzab

Staff Members

Clyde “Kip” Hoffman

Clyde “Kip” Hoffman, MSW, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer

Clyde “Kip” Hoffman, MSW, LCSW is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Counseling Center. Prior to his current position, Kip has served as a member of our leadership team since 2001 when he joined the agency. Kip earned his Master's in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and has dedicated his career to helping others on their recovery journey. In addition to his clinical background, his administrative experience includes fundraising, program development, strategic planning and finance and accounting for non-financial managers. Kip was a founding member of the Mercer County New Freedom Initiative Project which is committed to maintaining a recovery-oriented behavioral health system in Mercer County.
Jose W. Santiago

Jose W. Santiago, MD
Medical Director

Jose W. Santiago, MD is the Medical Director of the Community Counseling Center. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan School of Medicine. He completed his residency in the Department of Psychiatry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Psychiatric Physicians of Pennsylvania, the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Medical Association. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Santiago has provided psychiatric services at the Community Counseling Center since 1998.
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Lisa A. Phillips, PhD.
Clinical Director

Lisa A. Phillips, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director at the Community Counseling Center. She graduated with her doctorate degree from Duquesne University in 2006 and became a PA licensed psychologist in 2008. In 2009, Dr. Phillips obtained BCBA-D licensure in order to oversee the development of services for those diagnosed on the autism spectrum and with intellectual disabilities. Since 2011, she has been the Training Director of the APPIC doctoral internship program, and our post-doctoral psychology resident program. She is the APPIC e-newsletter associate editor for Child Clinical Psychology, and is an APA grant recipient for the purposes of obtaining internship program accreditation. Dr. Phillips has over 15 years of management experience in children and family services with CCC and on November 1, 2015 assumed her current administrative position. She is a Board member and current vice-president of the Mental Health Association of Mercer County.
Frances Billen

Frances Billen, BS
Community Integration Services Administrator

Frances Billen, BS is a Slippery Rock University Graduate with a degree in Special Education. She has worked at the Community Counseling Center since 1981. She began with the agency as a Residential Case Worker for the newly developed Community Residential Rehabilitation Program. She has been the Community Integration Services Administrator since 1997. This position oversees the Residential Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and the Drop-in Center. Fran was one of the first persons in Mercer County to achieve the designation as CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner).
Constance J. Walker

Constance J. Walker, BA
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Constance J. Walker, BA has been the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Community Counseling Center since 1989. She is a Thiel College graduate with a double Major in Accounting and Business Administration and a minor in Economics. Her responsibilities at CCC include Human Resources, Clerical Support Services, Building Management, and all Financial Operations and support.

Jerry Brewster, MSEd
Organizational Development Director

Jerry Brewster, MSEd, is the Organizational Development Director at the Community Counseling Center. He oversees the overall development of the organizational culture as well as the continuous quality improvement/compliance initiatives for every program and service throughout the entire agency. He insures CCC’s adherence to all state and federal regulations. Jerry also coordinates both service participant and staff satisfaction survey completion. He completed his Master's degree in Counseling at Youngstown State University and his BA in Psychology at Kent State University. Prior to his current position, Jerry was a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services Mobile Therapy Team Leader and also a Mobile Therapist at CCC. Jerry has been employed at Community Counseling Center since 2002.
Mehmet Fuat Ulus

Mehmet Fuat Ulus, MD

Mehmet Fuat Ulus, MD is a vastly experienced psychiatrist who treats adults and geriatric patients. His myriad of treatment settings include outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, partial programs, inpatient services of general hospitals, state hospitals, geriatric settings, correctional institution related forensic psychiatry, long term care, and veteran’s mental health services. He earned his medical degree from the University of Istanbul. He completed his Psychiatric Residency at Warren State Hospital. Dr. Ulus is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Western Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, the International Transactional Analysis Association, and the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. He speaks English and Turkish. Dr. Ulus has a strong passion and expertise in using copyright secured commercial movies and their clips in behavioral health group treatment settings. His American Psychiatric Association affiliated international workshop presentations have been well received and reflected on the books and articles he published in last four decades. He has conducted informational workshops for staff in this area as well as providing specific Psychiatric Rehabilitation group movie therapy programs at the Community Counseling Center where he has been working since June of 2012.
Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad

Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad, MD

Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad, MD specializes in providing psychiatric care to children and adolescents including infants and very young children. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient treatment, schools, residential treatment, child welfare, and private practice. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine. Her psychiatric residency was completed at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Finley-Belgrad is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the World Association for Infant Mental Health, the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health, the Society for Auditory Intervention Techniques, and Sensory Integration International. “Dr. Beth” has worked at the Community Counseling Center since October 2012.
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Kimberly K. Mathos, DO, MPH

Kimberly K. Mathos, DO, MPH is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, and / or hard of hearing. She completed her combined residency in General and Child Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Mathos has worked at the Community Counseling Center since 2002. In 2009, she won the exemplary psychiatrist of the year award from National NAMI for her advocacy and innovative ideas for program development regarding service development for persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, and / or hard of hearing. Dr. Mathos has also earned a Multidisciplinary Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.
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