Mark Heinbockel, MSW


MSW – University of Pittsburgh | BA in Social Work – Elizabethtown College

Mark is a nonprofit leader and development professional with a wide range of experiences supporting youth, families and older adults through education, health and human services. He is a proud husband and father. Mark enjoys music and singing, attending shows and watching sports. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) XXVI.

Jennifer Regester, LCSW


BSW – Carlow University | MSW – University of Oklahoma 

Jennifer is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and experienced leader of Clinical Internship and Residency Programs. She has more than 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and therapist, mental health and behavioral case manager, and counseling director serving diverse populations.

She has served individuals, couples, families, and groups in medical ICU trauma, substance abuse, homeless services, and behavioral health settings. Jennifer is trained in the evidence-based Strengthening Families Parents Cafe program and EMDR therapy.


Lauren Burke, LCSW


MSW – Case Western Reserve University | BSW – University of Findlay

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has diverse experience working with children, adolescents and adults within a variety of family dynamics and settings. Her background in nature-based therapy and ecosystemic structural family-based therapy has influenced her way of practice.

Lauren utilizes an integrated, strength-based therapeutic approach while emphasizing the interconnected nature of the mind, body  and spirit. Her aim is to empower clients on a journey of self discovery and healing, so they can create the life they want.

Katrina Campbell, LSW


MSW – Salem State University + Graduate Certificate in Counseling – Messiah University | BSW – Gordon College

Katrina is a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and life transitions. She has more than 20 years of experience with individuals and families in diverse settings, including pregnancy care, refugee resettlement, youth residential care, and Child Protection Services. Finding ways to promote community health is one of her passions, along with hiking and reading.

Katrina has a warm personality and a gentle spirit. She cultivates a trusting and safe environment while working collaboratively. Her desire is to come alongside clients in their life journey to support a renewed sense of hope, new skills, and increased self awareness.

In the therapy setting, Katrina begins with a person-centered approach, pulling from methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), mindfulness and strength-based approaches, and Family Systems Theory (FST) as needed. She works primarily with adults, seniors, and families.

I pin my hopes to quiet processes and small circles, in which vital and transforming events take place.” -Rufus Jones


Jennifer Galvez, LCSW


MSW – University of Pittsburgh | BSW – University of Pittsburgh / Advanced Academic Standing

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the field for the last 29 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including residential programs, inpatient hospital settings, and partial. Within these contexts, she has provided individual therapy, family work & group processing.

Jennifer has a down-to-earth approach (peppered with humor) and seeks to foster a sense of emotional safety for her clients where they can be totally authentic participants. She views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, built on trust and mutuality. Jennifer doesn’t view her clients as “patients” but rather experts of their own life experiences.

She takes a strengths-based, holistic approach with her clients to create a space for healing and growth. Her “tool-box” is varied to include Family Systems Theory, Developmental Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Client-Centered, Crisis Intervention, Problem-Solving, Task-Centered, and Narrative Therapy.

Jennifer loves anything that has to do with nature. She has had her garden featured in a local neighborhood publication and on Phipps Conservatory’s “Galleria of Gardens” webpage. She resides locally with her family and pets.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” -Brene Brown

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Sarah Hodge, LPC


MA in Clinical Mental Health – Waynesburg University | BA in Psychology – Waynesburg University

Sarah is a licensed counselor who brings a unique perspective through her years of work in the foster care system. She has experience with children, families and court-involved individuals, and she understands the need for stability and support within the family unit.  

Sarah’s approach to therapy focuses on meeting the client’s needs based on their current life situation. She implements a wide range of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, to promote growth and healing while challenging clients to reach their goals. Her own spiritual journey motivates her to serve both her clients and the surrounding communities. 


Jessica Nowacki, LPC


MSPC – Carlow University | Ph.D. in Literature  Duquesne University

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It’s a direction, not a destination.” -Carl Rogers

After completing a year of internship at Anchorpoint, Jessica is now on staff full-time as a licensed counselor and manager of Anchorpoint’s internship program. Jessica’s experience includes providing individual counseling for adults, children, adolescents, and transition-age young adults, as well as counseling for couples and families. She uses a supportive, person-centered, holistic, and integrated approach to therapy. Jessica strives to provide a safe, inclusive, and caring space for a diverse range of clients to explore trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and interpersonal conflict.

Jessica views clients as the experts of their own families and experiences. She believes that deep, respectful listening is a sacred part of the human experience. When people feel heard and listened to, they will feel respected and cared for. When they feel respected and cared for, they will experience the safety and connection needed for healing.

Jessica completed her clinical licensure hours at UPMC’s Center for Children and Families, where she received training in Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy. She was a group facilitator in a mood disorders study based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. She is also trained in Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD through the Cognitive Behavior Institute and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy through The Cleveland Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She holds certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, yoga (RYT-200), mindful grieving (200-hour), and telehealth.

Jessica believes that lifelong learning feeds the spirit; her current areas of study are the Gottman method for couples, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Before becoming a counselor, Jessica spent 18 years in higher education as a professor of English and Writing and as an academic support professional.

Kristen Olson-Gaia, LSW


MSW – University of Pittsburgh | J.D.  Duquesne University | BA in Communications and Theater – Duquesne University

After completing two years of internship at Anchorpoint, Kristen is now on staff full-time as a licensed social worker. She finds her purpose in helping clients struggling with grief in its many forms, and she enjoys facilitating our Living Through Grief spousal loss support group.

Kristen’s experience includes providing individual, family, and group counseling services for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings.

She utilizes an integrated approach to therapy from many different models, such as cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, solutions-focused, and psychodynamics. Kristen is also a certified telehealth service provider.

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Ashley Whitaker, NCC


MA in Clinical Mental Health – Messiah University | BA in Psychology – Carlow University

After completing a year of internship at Anchorpoint, Ashley is now on staff full-time as a certified counselor. She has diverse experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds but has a deep passion for those struggling with grief and trauma. Ashley is currently a facilitator for a spousal loss support group and is trained in EMDR therapy.

Ashley utilizes a person-centered approach, integrated with strength-based perspectives. She pulls from a variety of techniques, such as solution-focused, CBT, and DBT. She is also a certified telehealth provider.



Haley Ebersole

associate director of operations

BA in Professional Writing – La Roche University

Haley organizes and oversees the organization’s day-to-day business activities, with her primary responsibilities falling into the areas of client services, human resources, and operations. She focuses her attention on making sure both clients and staff are taken care of and in a comfortable environment at Anchorpoint.

Haley also works as a youth volleyball coach to instill the love she has for the game into the next generation. She has a passion for the nonprofit world as well, wanting to provide others with services they truly need.

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Emalee Sekely, MS

marketing and grants manager

MS in Digital Media + BA in Multiplatform Journalism & Public Relations – Duquesne University

Emalee is a content creator and communications professional specializing in writing, graphic design, photography, and video production. She’s always enjoyed storytelling and creating, and she’s very grateful to get to use those skills to help reach those in need of mental health support. Emalee’s favorite title is “aunt” to her nieces and nephew, and when she’s not living in Adobe Suite, you can probably find her at a puzzle or trivia night with her dad and siblings.

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Cathy Mann

billing manager

Cathy works part-time at Anchorpoint and uses her background as a borough treasurer to handle all client billing and balances.

Outside of work, Cathy enjoys reading, spending time with her grandkids, and baking treats for everyone in the office.


Jordan Bauer


BS in Psychology – Penn State University

After interning with Anchorpoint, Jordan joined our team full-time as a source of support to anyone in the office on any given day. She handles all client intakes, check-ins, payment processing, and phone calls. 


Rebecca Freyvogel, MEd


BS in Elementary Education – Indiana University of Pennsylvania | MS in Reading Education – Slippery Rock University

Rebecca is thrilled to begin her first school year as the Tutoring Program Manager at Anchorpoint. She has worked for over 15 years as an educator in a variety of roles including: classroom teacher, Reading Specialist, ESL teacher, coach and tutor. 

Rebecca is a proud mom to two sons. When she’s not working, she can usually be found playing paddle tennis, listening to music, reading, or enjoying one of Pittsburgh’s many great restaurants! 


Brian Hardy, CPA (President)
Owner, Hardy & Co. LLC

Matt Glunt  (Vice President)
Manager, Accounting & Financial Reporting, JENNMAR

Lisa Feraco (Treasurer)
Former Office Manager at Anchorpoint (Retired)

Rose Adams (Secretary)
VP, Early Career Program Manager, BNY Mellon

Mark Anderson
VP, Office and Retail Brokerage, Colliers International

Sinika Calloway, LMSW
Behavioral Health Case Manager, UPMC 

Wayne Desbrow
Marketing Professional (Retired)

Curt Fleming
IT Executive (Retired)

Ryan Fronius
Manager, Tax Services, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP

Renee Georgi
Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker

Jeffrey J. Gmuer
Banking Manager (Retired)

Scott Kelly
Enterprise Account Executive, Databricks

Vince Mercuri
Behavioral Health Executive (Retired)

W. Aaron Mickens
VP, Operations & Development, Three Rivers Youth

Jim Ogle
Financial Services Executive Recruiter (Retired)

Ronald M. Pusic
Advertising Specialist, CBS Radio

Kaitlyn Tunney Redmond
VP, Experience Planning & Strategy, PNC

Manny Schnepp
Psychologist, Bureau of Disability Determination

Alfred Thomson
President, Thomson Properties, Inc.

Dominic Zappa
Asst. Director of Finance & Operations, Sojourner House