Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, LSW

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / PASTORAL COUNSELOR / LICENSED COUNSELOR

BA in Sociology – Gordon College | M.Div. – Palmer Seminary | MSW – Temple University | D.Div – Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Ron specializes in family therapy, marital counseling and pastor counseling. He was trained at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic in Structural Family Therapy. Ron is also an ordained American Baptist Minister.

Jennifer Regester, LCSW

CLINICAL DIRECTOR / LICENSED COUNSELOR

BSW – Carlow University | MSW – University of Oklahoma 

Jennifer’s diverse experience includes: Individual, Marital, Family and Group and Community engagement,  Medical ICU Trauma, Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Working with the Homeless and Director of Counseling & Master’s Level Intern Supervisor.

COUNSELING STAFF

Sr. Mary Jane Beatty, CDP, MSEd, LMFT

LICENSED COUNSELOR / PASTORAL COUNSELOR

MSEd, Counseling – Duquesne University | Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy – University of Pittsburgh

Sr. Mary Jane has experience with young adults, adults, couples, families and senior citizens. Because of her religious background, she is open to addressing spirituality as part of the counseling process. She is also a member of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Lauren Burke, LCSW

LICENSED COUNSELOR

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.

Danny Churchill, LCSW

LICENSED COUNSELOR

MSW – University of Pittsburgh | BS in Psychology – University of Pittsburgh

Danny has experience with teens, young adults and adults in individual and group settings. Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief and loss.

Donna Goss, MA, LPC

LICENSED COUNSELOR

MA in Counseling – Waynesburg University | BA in Social Work – Geneva College

Donna’s experience includes group facilitation for single moms, parents and drug and alcohol. 

She is also certified as a Prepare & Enrich facilitator and has led seminars for couples preparing for marriage.

Jay Sperling, MSEd, LPC

LICENSED COUNSELOR

MS.Ed in Community Counseling – Duquesne University | Pgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences | BS in Psychology – University of Pittsburgh

Jay is a Licensed Funeral Director and Professional Counselor. He created the Living Through Grief program and has been facilitating groups for over 20 years. His unique position and experience as a funeral director and counselor provides guidance to families during, and after, a loss has occurred. He has been recognized for his past volunteer work at The Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children and their Families. He enjoys educating people that grief is a part of life, and it should be embraced to help memorialize the lives of very special people who have died. 

Andie Spevetz, MSPC

CERTIFIED COUNSELOR

MSPC – Carlow University | BS – Clarion University

Andie brings her no nonsense, client-centered approach to her roles as an individual therapist and group leader. She runs the Single Mom’s CARE group, the ADHD Parent Support group and Social Skills group; as well as developing new programs and community connections. Her background is in certified peer support and community mental health.

Andie’s approach to therapy include cognitive and dialectal behavioral therapies, reality based and solution focused interventions.

Sarah Trocki, NCC

CERTIFIED COUNSELOR

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

Sarah is a National Certified 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. 

Stacey Wurst, LSW

Licensed COUNSELOR

MA in Social Work – California University of Pennsylvania | BS in Human Services – Waynesburg University

Stacey’s work experience in the foster care system gives her a diverse background in helping children, teens, individuals and families facing hardships in their lives and homes.

She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Model and the Problem-Solving Model. She also uses spirituality to help combat anxiety, depression, loss of self-worth, identity crises, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and other related diagnoses and problems. Stacey is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and LGBTQ therapy.

ADMINISTRATION STAFF

Mark Heinbockel, MSW

Associate executive DIRECTOR / director OF DEVELOPMENT

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.

Miranda Wild

OFFICE MANAGER

CPC – The American Academy of Professional Coders

Miranda is a recently certified Medical Coder(CPC-A) who fell in love with Anchorpoint’s mission and decided to leave her job as a stay-at-home mom to join our team. She currently lives in Mars with her outdoorsy husband, sassy daughter and rescue cat Willow. She enjoys being outdoors and taking vacations to Cooks Forest and the beach where she loves to fish, hike and swim.

Emalee Sekely, MS

COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

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

Emalee is a content creator and communications professional specializing in writing, graphic design, 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.

Haley Ebersole

Assistant OFFICE MANAGER & Events Coordinator

BA in Professional Writing – La Roche University

Haley is a source of support to anyone in the Admin office on any given day. She uses her writing background to help with development initiatives, fundraising and outreach.

Haley is a former volleyball player, and after retiring her jersey almost two years ago, she became a volleyball coach to instill the love she has for the game into the next generation. She also has a passion for the nonprofit world, wanting to provide others with services they truly need.

TUTORING STAFF

Sandy Niekum, MEd

TUTORING PROGRAM MANAGER

BS in Dual Certification in Elementary & Special Education – Duquesne University | MEd in Special Education – University of Pittsburgh

Sandy was hired in 2001 to create our tutoring/mentoring program. She was a Special Education teacher in the North Hills School District and also worked for the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities. 

She thoroughly enjoys working with the parents, students and tutors in her program and constantly strives to advocate for children with learning differences.

OUR BOARD

Jim Ogle (President)
Financial Services Recruiter (Retired)

Matt Glunt  (Vice President)
Team Leader, Accounting, Nova Chemicals

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

Rose Adams (Secretary)
Manager, Human Resources, ATI

Mark Anderson
VP, Office and Retail Brokerage, Colliers International

Rev. Bill Dambach
Pastor, North Hills United Presbyterian Church

Wayne Desbrow
Marketing Professional (Retired)

Curt Fleming
Director of IT, Microbac Laboratories

Craig Garver
Educator, Young Scholars of Western PA Charter School

Renee Georgi
Real Estate Agent, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services

Jeffrey J. Gmuer
Banking Manager (Retired)

Scott Kelly
Enterprise Account Executive, Databricks

W. Aaron Mickens
Vice President, Operations & Development, Three Rivers Youth

Melissa Orehowsky
Engineer, Peoples Natural Gas 

Ronald M. Pusic
Advertising Specialist, CBS Radio

Kaitlyn Tunney Redmond
Treasury Management Officer / Assistant VP, PNC

Janey Roach
Director of Nursing Education, Grove City College

Manny Schnepp
Psychologist, Bureau of Disability Determination

Diane Zebrine
School Counselor (Retired)