Meet Our Team

Case Management Staff

Elyria:

Emma Basci

Case Manager

Emma is a graduate of Firelands High School. She attended Lorain County Community college and received her Associates of Arts degree in psychology. Currently, she enjoys her position as a community case manager at Charak Center.

Albert Christian

Case Manager

Analia Colon, CDCA

Addiction’s Case Manager, Therapist, and Group Leader

Analia has her associates of Arts degree and has her CDCA. She works as a case manager but also does assessments and AOD therapy. Analia works out of the Elyria office.

Sarina Colon

Case Manager

Sarina is a Case Manager in the Elyria office. Sarina received her Associates of Science from Bowling Green State University in 2012 and her bachelors of Arts in English from Cleveland State University in 2015. Sarina moved back to the Lorain County area in 2018 after living in Columbus for five years. She has always been passionate about mental health and loves helping her clients in any way that she can.

Nikki Kopp

Case Manager

Nichole worked as the front desk assistant in Elyria for a year before becoming a case manager.

Lori Kuntz

Case Manager

Dea Manges

Case Manager

Marisa Rodgers

Case Manager

Marissa holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from South University in Savannah, Georgia, and has a CDCA I & II license for patients battling alcohol and drug addiction. She has multiple roles at Charak Center providing case management, as well as therapy to our patients in Elyria.

Mark Sickora

Case Manager

Mark is a licensed chemical dependency counselor assistant and a licensed peer support specialist who has been in the field for over two years. Mark is currently attending Lorain County Community College for Social Work. His hobbies include music and art.

Garfield Heights:

Michell Adam

Case Manager

Michell is a Parma native who recently moved back to the area after spending 18 years in Arizona. She has spent her life helping people after a life changing experience at the age of twenty-four. With over 20 years in the field, Michell looks forward to helping patients at Charak Center.

Lishawn Burton

Case Manager

Lishawn started at Charak in 2011. She has worked with PHP and IOP clients, and helps coordinate transportation for patients in groups and with appointments.

Micah Clay

Case Manager

Micah received her degree from Kent State University in Case Management with a minor in Psychology, She has an extensive background in the field of addiction.

Ava Cook

Case Manager

Justin Mack

Case Manager

Justin was born in New York and moved to Cleveland in September of 2014. He began his medical career as an EMS dispatcher while attending EMT school through UH hospital. Justin also attended Bryant and Stratton studying social work to achieve his goal to become a LISW. Helping others has always been his passion.

Renae Moore

Case Manager

Renae is a graduate of Twinsburg High School. She studied sociology with a focus in marriage and family studies at Bethel University. During her time at Bethel, she became president of her school’s BSU organization and served as a staff administrator and mentor for a local ministry. She is very passionate about mental health and keeping families together. Her hobbies include reading, volunteering in youth groups, church, nature hikes, and shopping.

Chloe Waters

Case Manager

Chloe was born in St. Mary’s County Maryland and moved to Cleveland in October of 2020. She is a graduate of Leonardtown High School and is currently studying to obtain her bachelor’s degree in social work at Walden University. She has always been passionate about making a difference in the community and has an extensive background in the mental health field. Chloe enjoys spending time with her dog, friends, and family, and is currently working as a case manager at the Garfield Heights location.

Scott Wells 

Case Manager

Scott is originally from northern Michigan, moving to Cleveland in 1995 to attend Case Western Reserve University. For over ten years he managed an eviction prevention program at the Cleveland Tenants Organizations, and has also worked as a direct care provider for young adults on the autism spectrum.

Medina:

Caitlin Green

Case Manager

Caitlin graduated from Tiffin Univeristy in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology and a minor in Forensic Science. She is currently working toward earning her master's degree in Psychology from Tiffin University as well. She has a background in mental health and substance use in teens, earning both her CDCA and QMHS. She is a case manager at the Medina location.

Erik Mckean

Case Manager

Erik is a 2003 graduate of Kent State University.  He has been in the medical field of case management and counseling for the last 9 years. Currently, he is a case manager at Charak Center.  In his free time, Erik enjoys spending time with his family and gardening.

Mentor:

Renee Carder

Case Manager

Ebony Culton

Case Manager

Nicol Susel

Case Manager

Stow:

Heather Jacobs

Case Manager

Heather began working at Charak Center in 2018 after graduating from National University in San Diego with a degree in psychology. She has three children, two with disabilities, which has driven her passion in advocating for vision therapy, a holistic-based treatment for individuals with visual impairments and vision related learning disabilities. She is also involved in an organization that offers ongoing support, services, and referrals for parents raising deaf and hard of hearing children throughout the United States. Heather’s hobbies include cooking, hiking, and doing volunteer Reiki sessions at local animal rehabilitation centers.

Charline Minter

Case Manager

Charline is a graduate of Kent State University majoring in human development and family studies, with a concentration in family life education. It was in this program where she learned how to effectively manage a crisis among family members, and how to help them strengthen areas in which they are weak. Charline also interned at the Kent State Sexual Relationship and Violence Center on campus after completing her degree.

Cody Nolan

Case Manager

Cody is a graduate of Akron University with a major in psychology. Being a lifelong citizen of the City of Akron, he has a deep passion for helping members of the local community. With an ever-persistent belief in the ability of people to make changes to benefit their personal lives, Cody’s purpose lies in the service of others to help them find their own sense of security and peace of mind.

Hannah Predojev

Case Manager

Hannah was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Ashland University in December of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and a minor in Public Relations. She comes from a family of five, and has a fraternal twin named Megan and a younger brother named Nate. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, creating art, traveling to new cities, cooking and spending time with friends. Throughout her time in the journalism industry, childcare and assisted living, she loved working with others and making a difference, and is very excited to be a part of the Charak Center team.

Brandon Tate

Case Manager

Brandon is currently finishing his bachelor's degree in Psychology after receiving his associates degree at Kent State University. Previously, he worked in law enforcement for over five years, but decided to change his professional career path to work in the field of mental health. He has always been passionate about helping others so that they can rise up to face personal challenges.

Karlie Wardlaw

Case Manager

Karlie has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Akron. She previously worked in childcare before her employment at Charak Center. Karlie enjoys cheering on all Cleveland sports and spending time with her family and friends. She has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.

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