The members of the executive management team at Samaritan Daytop Village are committed to the agency's success. They provide direction to more than 1,300 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.

Mitchell Netburn

Mitchell Netburn
President & CEO

Mitchell Netburn is President & CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village. Mr. Netburn has over 30 years of experience in the government and health & human services sectors, establishing himself as an innovative policy leader on both the East and West Coasts.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Netburn was previously President & CEO of Project Renewal, a nonprofit focused on empowering homeless New Yorkers to obtain health, homes and jobs. Mitchell oversaw the agency’s innovative and award-winning programs, which annually served 15,000 clients with a staff of 800 and a budget of $80 million.

While Senior Vice President at F∙E∙G∙S Health and Human Services System, Mr. Netburn tripled the number of clients moving from public assistance to independence through a novel initiative that gained national and international recognition. Prior to joining F∙E∙G∙S, Mr. Netburn spent six years as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority coordinating homeless programs for the City and County of Los Angeles.

Mr. Netburn has nearly 15 years of experience in high-level public service positions for both New York State and City government agencies. He was the First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Homeless Services where he ensured 23,000 homeless men, women and children received quality shelter and supportive programs each day. He also held the positions of Chief of Staff to the NYC Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services as well as the Agency Chief Contracting Officer and the Assistant Commissioner for the Ryan White CARE Act Program at the NYC Department of Health.

Mr. Netburn has been honored with numerous awards for his commitment and dedication to public service including the 2018 Community Service Award from Behavioral Health News, a Commendation for Outstanding Service by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, the Courage Award from the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, and the Angel Award from the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center.

Utilizing his expertise in the nonprofit and government sectors, Mr. Netburn is the Chair of the Coalition for Behavioral Health and the Treasurer of the Human Services Council. Mr. Netburn is a Board Member of Homeless Services United and previously served as their President for three years.

Mr. Netburn received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College.

John Iammatteo

John Iammatteo, C.P.A.
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.

Alicia McFarlane

Alicia McFarlane
Chief Program and Legal Officer

Alicia McFarlane serves as Chief Program and Legal Officer for Samaritan Daytop Village. Reporting to the CEO, she directs the agency's portfolio of programs to ensure sound programmatic management, integration, new program implementation, and budget development. Ms. McFarlane also oversees all legal matters on behalf of the agency. In collaboration with the Executive Staff, she helps implement the agency's mission and develop its strategic vision and leadership.

Ms. McFarlane has over 15  years of experience in strategic organizational management. Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Ms. McFarlane served as the Vice President for Admissions and Criminal Justice Communications for Daytop Village, overseeing outreach, intake and marketing for five upstate residential substance use treatment facilities. Additionally, she was the 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 Bachelor of Arts from Temple University.

Michelle DeMott

Michelle DeMott
Chief of Staff to the President

Michelle DeMott is Chief of Staff to the President and CEO, Mitchell Netburn. She serves as a liaison for Mr. Netburn and works closely with him 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. 

Lisa Marie Feliciano

Lisa Marie Feliciano 
Vice President of Human Resources

Lisa Marie Feliciano serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Samaritan Daytop Village. She is responsible for directing all of the organization's people functions and overseeing planning, vision and direction for the agency’s human capital strategy. Ms. Feliciano brings nearly 20 years of experience in human resources and organizational development.

Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Ms. Feliciano served as the head of human resources for several health care and social services organizations in New York City, including Ryan Health, where she revamped the HR department and led a transformational change in corporate culture.

Ms. Feliciano holds a Master of Business Administration from Baruch Zicklin’s School of Business. She is dually certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Jerry Heaney

Jerry Heaney
Vice President of Transitional Housing

As Vice President of Transitional Housing, Jerry Heaney manages Samaritan Daytop Village's portfolio of 21 family and single adult shelters, which provide temporary housing to more than 3,700 homeless New Yorkers each night. In this role, he also oversees our collaboration with the NYC Department of Social Services, NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and other government and private entities.

Mr. Heaney spent his entire career at Samaritan Daytop Village, having joined the agency in 1990. He most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Transitional Housing and before then Senior Director for the agency's shelter and annex sites. Over the years, his increasing levels of responsibility have included positions as Assistant Program Director, Clinical Supervisor and Case Manager.  Mr. Heaney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community and Human Services from Empire State College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from John Jay College. An avid swimmer, he resides in Staten Island with his wife and two daughters.

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 use 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 use, 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 use 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 (CASAC). 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, 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 use treatment service 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.

Jerry Mascuch

Jerry Mascuch
Vice President of Real Estate

As Vice President of Real Estate, Jerry Mascuch manages Samaritan Daytop Village's portfolio of permanent housing programs, which provide formerly homeless and low-income New Yorkers with safe and affordable housing. In this role, Mr. Mascuch identifies and pursues new real estate opportunities and maximizes the potential of the agency’s current property holdings.

Mr. Mascuch has over 25 years of experience in affordable, special needs and transitional housing in New York City. Previously, he served in leadership positions with several New York City based non-profit housing and community development organizations. At Brooklyn Catholic Charities, he participated in the development, preservation and management of hundreds of housing units. He also led real estate efforts at East New York Urban Youth Corps, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and Win (Women In Need). Additionally, Mr. Mascuch originated and underwrote bond transactions while at the NYC Housing Development Corporation.

Mr. Mascuch holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and studied Urban Planning at Pratt Institute. Mr. Mascuch resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and four children.

Dr. Carolann Slattery

Dr. Carolann Slattery
Vice President for Outpatient Services

Dr. Carolann Slattery Ed.D., LCSW-R serves as the Vice President for Outpatient Services for Samaritan Daytop Village.  Prior to joining Samaritan Daytop Village, Dr. Slattery was Vice President of Outpatient Services for Daytop Village.  She previously worked in the education field as a special education advocate and clinical specialist, and served as Vice President for Rockland County's Special Education Committee.  

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 20 years within the judicial and educational systems. Dr. Slattery is a certified trainer for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Program, under 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 a B.A. in Communications from Dominican College, M.S. in Literacy and Education from Long Island University, Master of Social Work from New York University and Doctorate of Education and Psychology in Counseling Psychology, Administration and Supervision from Argosy University.

Niya Branham

Niya Branham
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Quality

As Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Quality, Niya Branham oversees the company’s strategic-planning processes, forging synergies and maximizing results across departments. In addition to strategic planning, Ms. Branham is responsible for the agency’s ongoing quantitative and qualitative evaluations, grant writing, training and quality assurance. She has over 10 years of experience in program evaluation, organizational strategy and grant development.

Most recently, Ms. Branham served as Samaritan Daytop Village‘s Senior Director of Strategy, Quality and Training. Through her efforts, she has amassed more than $22M in federal and state grants to create and expand the agency's current programming and services. Prior to joining the nonprofit, Ms. Branham worked as a program evaluation consultant for hospital systems and private medical researchers.

Ms. Branham is a frequent presenter on program evaluation, data analysis and research at conferences for the American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association and the National Association of Social Workers.

Ms. Branham holds a Master of Public Health from Brown University and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Mathematics from Wagner College.

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 use 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 (CASAC), 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.