The members of the executive management team at Samaritan Daytop Village are committed to the agency’s success. They provide direction to more than 800 staff who are among the best at addressing the needs of our clients and guiding them through the challenges of addiction, reintegration after military service, homelessness and other life challenges.

Tino Hernandez

Tino Hernandez
President and CEO

Tino Hernandez was appointed President and CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village in December 2008. Samaritan Daytop Village is one of the largest non-profit providers of community-based substance abuse treatment services in New York State. Serving more than 28,000 people each year, the agency has evolved into a nationally recognized organization providing comprehensive health and human services through a network of more than 50 facilities in New York City and upstate New York.

Mr. Hernandez serves on the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council and is President of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies. He also sits on the board of the Legal Action Center. Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Mr. Hernandez was the second longest serving Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and oversaw a public housing and Section 8 system serving more than 675,000 New Yorkers.

Mr. Hernandez previously served as Commissioner of the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, Deputy Commissioner for Adult Services at the Department of Homeless Services, and Assistant Commissioner for HIV Program Services at the City’s Health Department.

A licensed social worker, Mr. Hernandez obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Adelphi University and a Masters in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. Mr. Hernandez is married and resides in Manhattan. He is the father of two children.

Doug Apple

Douglas Apple
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Douglas Apple joined Samaritan Daytop Village as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer on April 2012. As COO, he oversees Samaritan Daytop Village’s day-to-day operations and provides critical leadership to the organization.

Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Mr. Apple was First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the nation’s largest municipal housing agency. Mr. Apple also served for eight years as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Housing Authority.

During his 25 year career in city government, Mr. Apple also served as Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Juvenile Justice, Assistant Director for Public Safety in the Office of Management and Budget, and Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations. Doug holds a B.A. from Boston University and attended the Wagner School of Public Administration at New York University.

John Iammatteo

John Iammatteo
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

John Iammatteo, C.P.A., is Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer of Samaritan Daytop Village and is responsible for the oversight of the agency's fiscal operations. He has nearly 30 years experience in financial services and more than 19 years with Samaritan Daytop Village. During his tenure, Samaritan’s revenues have more than doubled. At the same time, assets have tripled with the addition of new programs and the renovation of several facilities through capital funding grants in excess of $60 million. Mr. Iammatteo also oversees Samaritan Daytop Village’s Information Technology and Human Resource Departments.

Mr. Iammatteo previously worked in the public accounting field holding positions at Rosen & Company and Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst and Young). He also served as Controller and Vice President of Finance at IBC Realty Group, a local development, sales and property management firm.

Mr. Iammatteo holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College. A long time soccer coach and recent Long Island Junior Soccer League “Volunteer of the Year” award recipient, Mr. Iammatteo is married and is the father of two daughters.

Michelle DeMott

Michelle DeMott
Chief of Staff to the President

Michelle DeMott is Chief of Staff to the President and CEO Tino Hernandez, for whom she serves as a liaison and works closely with on all pertinent internal and external matters.  

Ms. DeMott has nearly 20 years of experience in the behavioral and primary health care, substance use treatment and criminal justice fields. She served as the Regional Director of Operations for Brightpoint Health’s Brooklyn/Queens Adult Day Health Care Programs. While there, she facilitated programmatic redesign, initiated and implemented the transition of services into Medicaid Managed Care and directed operations in the planning and delivery of client services.  

Ms. DeMott also spent 18 years in community corrections where she served as the Program Director for Brooklyn TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities), worked as a probation officer with the NYC Department of Probation, and led other alternatives-to-incarceration initiatives.   

Ms. DeMott holds an M.A. in Social Policy with a concentration in Drug Policy from SUNY Empire State College, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Long Island University/C.W. Post where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ms. DeMott resides on Long Island with her husband and daughter.

Karen Ford

Karen Ford
Acting Vice President for Real Estate and Housing

Karen Ford, LMSW, is Acting Vice President for Real Estate and Housing and manages Samaritan Daytop Village's growing portfolio of transitional and supportive housing. Her oversight includes four single adult, two family transitional residences, homeless outreach, and our permanent housing portfolio.

Ms. Ford has over 20 years of experience in the human services field and has done specialized work in the areas of housing, health care and HIV/AIDS services, addiction, and welfare reform. She started her career with the NYC Homeless Outreach Program. She joined Samaritan Daytop Village in 1992 as a part of the Grand Central Terminal Homeless Outreach team. Since then, Ms. Ford has held various managerial positions within city and state government including the NYC Housing Authority and NYS AIDS Institute. She returned to Samaritan Daytop Village in August 2010. Ms. Ford holds a B.S in Social Welfare from Adelphi University and Masters in Social Work from Fordham University.

Sheila Greene

Sheila Greene
Vice President of Communications, External Affairs and Development

Sheila Greene serves as Vice President of Communications, External Affairs & Development. She brings more than 25 years experience in directing media and government relations for several New York City agencies including the New York City Departments of Housing, Preservation and Development, Juvenile Justice and the Human Resources Administration.

Prior to joining the team at Samaritan Daytop Village, Ms. Greene was Director of Communications for the New York City Housing Authority, managing communications operations for the largest public housing authority in North America. She developed and implemented internal and external communications strategy and managed media and crisis management, print and electronic communications, speech writing, events planning, audio/visual and photography. Before entering city government, Ms. Greene worked in the New York State Legislature serving as legislative director and then chief of staff in the State Senate. She attended Barnard College and resides in Manhattan.

James Hollywood

Jim Hollywood
Vice President of Residential Treatment

James Hollywood, LCSW, is Vice President of Residential Treatment and oversees the organization’s 12 residential substance abuse treatment programs with over 1,100 beds and serving 3,000 clients each year. Mr. Hollywood brings more than 25 years of experience working in the fields of substance abuse, mental health and homeless services.

In his previous role as Assistant Vice President, Mr. Hollywood worked to develop skills among the treatment staff in delivering motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior based therapies. He also worked on the expansion of Samaritan Daytop Village’s use of medically assisted recovery and withdrawal management. In 2013, Hollywood was honored with the Commissioner’s Service Award for Treatment by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

Prior to joining Samaritan, Mr. Hollywood worked at Palladia, a New York City based social service agency, where he successfully implemented enhancements to address co-occurring mental health and substance use. Mr. Hollywood helped develop "Let's Get Organized," a program to help clients improve organization and time management skills to facilitate successful re-entry into community life. This intervention was recognized by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an innovative practice.

Mr. Hollywood holds a BA in Sociology from St. John's University and graduated with an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work.

Roy Kearse

Roy Kearse
Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships

Roy Kearse, LCSW, CASAC is Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships at Samaritan Daytop Village, where he is leading the agency's efforts to create a recovery-oriented system of care and assist in our broader outreach efforts. Mr. Kearse has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human services, helping develop effective treatment in both substance abuse and mental health settings.

Mr. Kearse is a staunch advocate of services for recovering individuals, often highlighting his own recovery as proof of the merits of the recovery process. He has worked extensively over the past ten years to advance services for veterans.

Mr. Kearse previously spent 13 years as Samaritan Daytop Village’s V.P. of Residential Services. Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Mr. Kearse held positions at the Educational Alliance, including Assistant Executive Director. He is a licensed clinical social worker and a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counsellor. Mr. Kearse served on the Credentialing Board of the NYS Office of Alcoholism, was president of the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers and a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Currently, Mr. Kearse serves as 2nd Vice President of the NYC chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Board Chair of Faith Mission Crisis Center, Chair of the New York State ASAP Veterans Committee, and Vice President of the NYS Certification Board, which certifies recovery coaches and peer advocates. A trained recovery coach himself, Mr. Kearse is active with Long Island Prison Ministries.

Mr. Kearse obtained a B.S. from York College and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Mr. Kearse is married, resides on Long Island and is the father of five children.

Charles Madray

Charles Madray
Vice President for Health Services and Community Based Programs

Charles Madray, RPA-C, MBA, is Vice President for Health Services and Community Based Programs. He oversees Samaritan Daytop Village's health care network partnerships and the agency's outpatient and prevention programs and health care services.

Mr. Madray is an administrator-physician assistant-researcher with training in internal and addiction medicine. Mr. Madray started his career twenty-nine years ago at the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation (ARTC), an outpatient substance abuse provider. He held several positions at ARTC and concluded his tenure there as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Madray is a graduate of the Harlem Hospital Physician Assistant Program at the CCNY - Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. He is a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Member of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants. He holds an MBA in strategic management and finance from the University of Phoenix.

Alicia McFarlane

Alicia McFarlane
Vice President of Corporate Compliance

Alicia McFarlane serves as Vice President of Corporate Compliance for Samaritan Daytop Village, where she oversees quality assurance, regulatory compliance and internal auditing. She has over 15 years of experience in strategic organizational management.

Prior to joining Samaritan Day topVillage, Ms. McFarlane served as the Vice President for Admissions and Criminal Justice Communications for Daytop Village. There, she oversaw marketing, outreach and intake for five upstate residential substance abuse treatment facilities and acted as a liaison to the criminal justice community within one of New York State’s largest drug and alcohol treatment agencies.

Ms. McFarlane previously served as a Queens County Assistant District Attorney in the Narcotic Trials Bureau, Director of Misdemeanor Alternative Sentencing for Queens County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as a Program Director for NYC TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities).

Ms. McFarlane holds a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law, a Masters in Human Organizational Science with a Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration from Villanova University, and a B.A. from Temple University.

Alan Tillinghast

Alan Tillinghast
Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Alan Tillinghast, MBA, Vice President, Chief Information officer is responsible for expanding Samaritan's use of technology to improve the quality of care provided to our clients. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the automation of health and human service organizations to his role at Samaritan Daytop Village.

Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village Mr. Tillinghast served in a variety of executive roles with large health and human services software providers as well as the Chief Information Officer at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Harrison, New York.

Mr. Tillinghast earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and his MBA in information technology from Iona College and also serves on the board of directors of Options for Community Living a Long Island based not for profit providing mental health and housing services.

Dr. Janetta Astone-Twerell

Dr. Janetta Astone-Twerell
Assistant Vice President of Policy, Program Planning and Research

Dr. Janetta Astone-Twerell is the Assistant Vice President of Policy, Program Planning and Research where she leads the organization’s research initiatives as well as identify and apply for future grant and funding opportunities.

Ms. Astone-Twerell has been with Samaritan Daytop Village for more than nine years, and was most recently the agency’s Director of Research and Evaluation. As an integral member of the Research Department, she has published groundbreaking research, played a key role in implementing evidence-based practices in residential treatment, led our efforts to develop outcome and performance measures in all of our programs and wrote grant applications that have resulted in the receipt of over $5 million in grants.

Before coming to Samaritan Daytop Village, Dr. Astone-Twerell spent nearly 20 years as a researcher on projects focused on HCV training within drug treatment programs. She was a Principal Investigator with Social Sciences Innovations Corp. and a Co-Investigator and Project Director with the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. Before then, she served as a Project Director with the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Dr. Astone-Twerell received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the City University of New York, her M.A. in Psychology from Hunter College and B.S. in Community Mental Health from the New York Institute of Technology. She also has an LCPC from the National Christian Counselors Association.

Laura Hallick

Laura Hallick
Assistant Vice President of Financial Services and Budget Management

Laura Hallick serves as the Assistant Vice President of Financial Services and Budget Management for Samaritan Daytop Village, where she manages the agency’s fiscal operations, procurement and budget departments.

Ms. Hallick has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. She began working closely with Samaritan Daytop Village more than 20 years ago as a financial and client-based software consultant with DAPREX, Inc. While there, she created, installed and more importantly evolved Samaritan Daytop Village’s financial and back office software to meet the ever-growing needs of the agency. Most recently, she was the Director of Financial Operations, overseeing Samaritan Daytop Village’s budget, accounts payable/receivable and procurement teams.

Before joining Samaritan in June 2013, Ms. Hallick was owner and operator of DAPREX, Inc., designing and implementing financial software solutions and strategies for both public and privately funded not-for-profit agencies including the American Red Cross and United Way, as well as many residential and outpatient treatment service providers, young adult housing facilities, major dioceses and Native American nations across the country for more than 25 years.

Deirdre Rice-Reese

Deirdre Rice-Reese
Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment

Deirdre Rice-Reese serves as Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment for Samaritan Daytop Village, where she oversees the veteran and upstate residential treatment programs (in Ulster and Duchess counties) and ensures appropriate and quality admission referrals. Ms. Rice-Reese also coordinates outreach to community partners and other referral providers, and provides customer relations and related services to our referral base. She has nearly 25 years of experience in social services and management of substance abuse treatment programs and facilities.

Ms. Rice-Reese was previously Program Director of Samaritan Daytop Village’s Highbridge Residential Treatment program, a 152-bed co-ed residential treatment facility in the Bronx. Prior to that, she spent 20 years at Phoenix House serving as a program director and later Vice President, gaining expertise in client admissions, court-mandated programs, national training, quality assurance and residential facility management.

Before her career in social services, Ms. Rice-Reese served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. She is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Professional Studies from Audrey Cohen College (now Metropolitan College of New York). She currently serves as the Chair of the Cultural Competency Committee for the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP). Ms. Rice-Reese is married with one son and two grandchildren.

Harry Scott, Jr., J.D.

Harry Scott, Jr., J.D.
Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment

As an Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment, Harry Scott oversees Samaritan Daytop Village’s “downstate” portfolio of residential treatment programs and determines clients’ eligibility and medical necessity for treatment. In this role, Scott also manages bed utilization and appropriate placement of clients into our system of care. He previously served as Program Director for the agency’s Van Wyck Residential Treatment Program in Queens.

An accomplished attorney, Mr. Scott embraced a new career when he joined Samaritan Daytop Village in 2005 as a Case Manager. Prior to joining the agency, he spent nearly 30 years as a lawyer and general counsel with a specialty in labor relations. He represented organizations such as the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor and New York City Off-Track Betting. He later spent seven years in private practice providing legal services to clients in criminal, landlord/tenant and family court cases.

Mr. Scott previously served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department for the SUNY College at Old Westbury, and in the Labor Studies Program at Queens College. Mr. Scott received his Master of Social Work from Hunter College, and both a Juris Doctor in Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, and holds a graduate certificate from Cornell University’s Minority Labor Arbitrator Development Program. Mr. Scott is a Board Member of the Faith Mission Alcohol Crisis Center.

Dr. Carolann Slattery

Dr. Carolann Slattery
Assistant Vice President for Outpatient Services

Dr. Carolann Slattery Ed.D., LCSW-R serves as the Assistant Vice President for Outpatient Services for Samaritan Daytop Village.  Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Dr. Slattery was VP of Outpatient Services for Daytop Village.  She previously worked in the education field serving as a special education advocate, clinical specialist, and Vice President for the Special Education Coalition.  Dr. Slattery is passionate about her work within the addiction treatment field and is an advocate for individuals with addiction and mental health concerns.  She has worked with adolescents, adults and families for over twenty years within the judicial and educational systems. Dr. Slattery is a certified trainer for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Program approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. She is also an adjunct professor of psychology at several universities. Dr. Slattery has authored evidenced-based curriculums, literature reviews and program evaluations.

Dr.  Slattery earned her B.A. from Dominican College, attended LIU for her M.S. in Literacy and Education, a MSW from New York University and Doctorate of Education and Psychology in Counseling Psychology, Administration and Supervision from Argosy University.