This past quarter, Pathway Homes welcomed several new employees.
Samantha Cunningham joined Pathway Homes on August 11, 2014 as a Project Director in the Gartlan-SHOP program. Samantha comes to us from Family Preservation Services in Roanoke, Virginia. Samantha is a graduate of the University of New England. She finished her exams while in the hospital giving birth to her beautiful 22 month-old daughter. Samantha became inspired to join the field when she lived in Oregon and saw many of her friends without resources living on the street in need of help. When not at Pathway Homes, you can visit her at the Yoga studio and also get some delicious vegetarian recipes from her.
Laura Dyer joined Pathway Homes on September 29, 2014 as a Mental Health Counselor I deployed to the CSB RIC North program. Prior to coming to Pathway Homes, Laura worked at both the Prince William and Alexandria Community Services Board. When she is not at work, she continues to be a lifelong learner and is currently taking Psychology courses. Laura also collects fashion dolls and has shelves of collector edition Barbie dolls.
Catherine (Catie) Huffman joined Pathway Homes on September 8, 2014 as a Mental Health Counselor III at Stevenson Place. She comes to Pathway Homes from Community Connections where she was a Forensic Mental Health Counselor. She received her Masters from Argosy University and her undergraduate degree from Longwood College. When not at Pathway Homes, she enjoys gardening, reading and hiking with her dog, a Shar Pei/Pit Bull rescue.
Traci Luzi joined Pathway Homes on September 22, 2014 as a Mental Health Counselor II in the Semi-Independent Mid-County program. Traci graduated with her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. When not at Pathway Homes, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, playing with her dogs, going hiking or snowboarding and other activities, such as reading, and cooking.
Lanier Meeks joined Pathway Homes on September 29, 2014 as a Mental Health Counselor II deployed to the CSB New Horizons program. She comes to Pathway Homes with two Masters Degrees: one in Forensic Psychology and the other in Mental Health Counseling, both from Marymount University. She greatly enjoyed her internship at the Arlington County Jail helping evaluate non-violent offenders in need of mental health services. She felt her work with this population showed an immediate impact. When not at Pathway Homes, you will see her running the streets training for her third marathon. She is a self-proclaimed work-out junkie. When not running, she is lifting weights and cross training.
Lisa Reynolds joined Pathway Homes on September 2, 2014 as a Mental Health Counselor II at Stevenson Place transitioning into the new Prince William Assisted Living program later this year. Lisa first joined Pathway Homes as an intern and then moved up the ranks. She graduated from Liberty University with her Masters in Psychology, Counseling and Criminal Justice. When not at Pathway Homes, she skates in a roller derby league out of Gainesville. She also enjoys horses and works in a barn helping to take care of them.