Staff and Board of Directors

Search for Change is a non-profit organization that is passionate about a making a positive difference in the mental health community.  

For more than 40 years, Search for Change has been pioneering mental health care and providing quality rehabilitative services to individuals with mental illness, allowing them to live independent lives. 

Board of Directors

All of the work we do wouldn’t be possible without the support and backing of our board of directors.

Chairperson: Kenneth Kruger 

Vice Chairperson: Valerie Maziarz 

Treasurer: Kim Pagan 

Members of the Board

  • Michael Cammarota 
  • Robert Cooper 
  • Guy Fessenden 
  • Joel Freyer 
  • Trish Limpert 
  • Paul Olson 
  • Susan Salomone 
  • Susan Shevlin 
  • Douglas Whikehart, M.D. 

Advisory Board 

  • Timothy Sullivan, M.D. 
  • Don Swallow 
  • Mark Russakoff, M.D. 
  • James Metalios 
Management Team

Chief Executive Officer: Ashley Brody 

Chief Financial Officer: Thomas Watson 

Clinical Director: Michelle Reilly-MacKessy 

Director of Vocational Services: Vinny Sceri 

Director of Human Resources: Maureen Barry 


Our staff is dedicated to improving the quality of life and increasing the self-sufficiency of individuals with emotional, social, and economic barriers. We assist clients in Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York. 

Without our staff's devotion and continuous hard workwe would not be able to provide our high standards of support and care to the individuals we serve and their families.