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Clinical Directors 

Angela Ford is a Salisbury University alumni. Accepted into the advanced standing Masters program and graduated with a Master’s degree in social work in 2005.  Angela received her LCSW-C licensure in 2008.  In 2010 became certified with the Board of Social Work Examiners to be a supervisor for Licensed Graduate Social Workers (LGSW).  She works as a liaison with Salisbury University as a field supervisor for Master level students.  Angela has been working at Maple Shade since June 2005.  She began as the therapist working with clients who resided at three of Maple Shade’s Therapeutic group homes.  Angela had the opportunity to develop and implement a therapeutic milieu in the residence that was based off of Dr. Ross Greene’s work in “The Explosive Child”.  She continued her journey with providing school based therapy in the Wicomico County School system. Angela was promoted to Clinical Director of the Wicomico County Mental Health Clinic in 2010.  She now sits on the Wicomico County Multidisciplinary Committee.  Angela continues to serve children and adolescents while providing supervision and support to therapists working in the out patient mental health clinic. [abopp@maple-shade.org]



Jessica Holloway-Hill joined the Maple Shade staff in May of 2007. She provided therapeutic services to the children and families in the Somerset County area. She completed her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology at Salisbury University in 2002. In May of 2004 she graduated from Salisbury University with her Master’s degree in Social Work. In October of 2009 she became licensed as a LCSW-C. She served as Supervisor for the Somerset County Maple Shade Clinic from 2008- 2010. At the current time she is the Clinical Director for Somerset County. She has worked in a variety of settings with children, families and groups. Specific areas of interest include: children and families, crisis intervention, and behavior management. [jholloway@maple-shade.org]

Clinical Service Manager

Shanda Ward is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Shanda has been an employee of Maple Shade since 1994.  She graduated from the University Of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science in General Studies, and with a concentration in Special Education.  She also holds a Masters in Science degree from Wilmington College in Community Counseling. Shanda is an approved supervisor the LGPC's per the Board of Licenced Professionals. [sward@maple-shade.org]


 Heather Shelton joined our staff as a therapist in April of 2009. She provides school based mental health services in our Crisfield office. She completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Salisbury University in May of 2003. In May of 2005 she graduated from Salisbury University’s Master of Social Work program. During this time she was president of Phi Alpha National Honor Society of Social Work Students, inducted in to Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, a nominee for Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in the Social Services, on Salisbury University's Deans List and received the State of Maryland’s Governor's Volunteer Services Certificate of Appreciation and Certificate of National Service. In August of 2009 she became licensed as a LCSW-C. She has worked in a variety of settings with children, families and groups. Her theoretical perspective is eclectic, but she primarily likes to use cognitive-behavioral therapy using a strength based and client centered approach. Specific areas of interest include: children and families, crisis intervention, behavior management, mood disorders and resiliency. She is located at Woodson Elementary during the school year.Heather Shelton, LCSW-C hshelton@maple-shade.org 
Tonya O'Hara joined our staff as a therapist in May of 2010. She provides school based mental health services in our Princess Anne office. She 
 completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work from Salisbury University in May of 2003. In May of 2009 she graduated from Salisbury University’s Master of Social Work program. During this time she interned at Wicomico High school in the behavioral management class and also the mental health unit in PRMC hospital. In April 203 she became licensed as a LCSW-C. Her main interest of population is adolescents and teenagers using primarily cognitive behavioral therapy and reality based therapy. She is located at Washington High School and the intermediate school. [tohara@maple-shade.org]

Ashley Phillips joined the Maple Shade staff in July of 2011 as a school-based therapist in Somerset County. She graduated from Salisbury University with her Masters in Social Work in May 2011 and received her LCSW-C in 2013. In 2015 she became an approved social work supervisor with the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to supervise License Graduate Social Workers toward advanced licensure. She specializes in youth populations and is mainly in the elementary school with children in grades K-5. Ashley’s theoretical perspective includes Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy. Her other areas of interested include behavior modification, resiliency, and family therapy. In addition, Ashley currently completed formal training in order to become a Registered Play Therapist and has her certification. (aphillips@maple-shade.org)
Stephanie Blevins received her M.A in Community Counseling from Regent University in 2013. She is a Licensed Certified  Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. She has experience in both private practice and school settings. Stephanie recently completed the certification as a Play Therapist, and is a proud member of the Association for Creativity in Counseling. Stephanie joined the Maple Shade team as an outpatient mental health therapist in May 2014. She currently provides school based therapy in Prince Street Elem, North Salisbury Elem, Salisbury Middle, Bennett Middle, Wi High, Parkside and Bennett High School. Sblevins@maple-shade.org

Maria Stewart has been with Maple Shade since 2012. She started as an intern for her MSW program at Salisbury University and became a part time therapist once she received her LGSW.  Maria works with clients in the evening and provides home based Individual and Family therapy.  She works with mostly adults and some children and adolescents.  Maria uses cognitive behavioral thearpy, person centered and system's theory when working with her clients.   Mstewart@maple-shade.org 

   Cindi Verges, LCSW-C, joined our staff in June 2015. She obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University. Cindi has seven years experience working with children as an early childhood provider. She also has two years experience interning with children, families, and vulnerable adults. Her theoretical approach is eclectic, as she uses person-centered, strengths, and systems based perspectives with cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, and play therapies. Currently, Cindi is completing play therapy training and hopes to become a Registered Play Therapist by 2020. She is currently serving clientele at Princess Anne Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Somerset Intermediate, Washington High, and Maple Shade's Princess Anne Clinic. cverges@maple-shade.org

 Stephanie James, LCSW-C, has been with Maple Shade since 2013. She started as an intern in the Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Program for her BA degree, and continued as an intern in Somerset County for her MSW at Salisbury University.  She graduated from Salisbury University’s Advanced Standing Program with her Master’s degree in Social Work in May 2015. During her time at SU, she was a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society, and is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Stephanie has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her theoretical perspective includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Strength’s Perspective. She is currently serving clients at Crisfield High School, Somerset Intermediate, and the alternative school (High Road and Promise Academy) in Somerset County. (scolona@maple-shade.org)

Toni Huffman, LMSW graduated from Salisbury University with her MSW in 2014. Toni is a school based therapist in Wicomico County. She works with kids and adolescents in Beaver Run Elem, East Salisbury Elem, Wi Middle, Salisbury Middle, Bennett Middle, WI HI and Westside Intermediate School. Toni utilizes a strength- Based approach and person centered practice.  Toni is a leader for an after school group held in the Community for elem. school aged boys.  (Thuffman@maple-shade.org)

 Angie Casey, LCPC is our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Director and also a part time therapist. She has worked at Maple Shade since 2011. She was a PRP worker while she pursued her Counseling degree from Walden University and now has her Licence in Counseling.  Angie works with adult clients in our Mardela Clinic and Princess Anne Clinic.  Angie enjoys working in groups and will work with the PRP staff in providing after school groups for our clients.  Angie has many years of experience in working with clients with ADHD, ODD, Bi Polar disorder, Depression and Intermittent Explosive Disorder.  (Acasey@maple-shade.org). 

Amanda (Mandy) Eberly, LMSW joined the Maple Shade staff in January of 2017 as a school-based therapist in Wicomico County.  She graduated from Salisbury University with her Masters in Social Work in May of 2015 and received her LMSW in June of 2015.  Mandy utilizes the strengths-based approach with her clients and currently provides school-based therapy at Beaver Run Elementary, Bennett Middle, Fruitland Primary, Fruitland Intermediate, Pemberton Elem. Wicomico Middle, and Prince Street Elem. (aeberly@maple-shade.org)

 Samantha Kurtz, LMSW joined the Maple Shade staff in August of 2017 as a school based therapist in Wicomico County. Samantha graduated from Towson University in 2009 with a Bachelor's in Family Studies and then graduated in 2012 with her Master's of Social Work from University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Social Work. Samantha became a LMSW in 2012 and is currently working on obtaining her LCSW-C. Samantha has previous experience working with the Department of Social Services in the Foster Care and Child Protective Services units. Samantha was also a School Social Worker for Dorchester County Public Schools and the High Road School of Largo. Specific areas of interest include: Children and Families, behavior management and trauma focused practice. (skurtz@maple-shade.org) 



 Ashley Arbogast, LCSW-C has joined the Maple Shade team in 2018 and is currently working out of our Crisfield office doing school based therapy.  Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in 2013. In 2015, she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salisbury University. She has practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings and in 2017 became licensed as an LCSW-C. Her passion is working with adolescents and she implements a variety of modalities based on individual needs. She is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and utilizes this evidenced-based treatment method to address the impacts of trauma on teens and their families. (Aarbogast@maple-shade.org)

David Albert, LMSW started at Maple shade while he was interning from Salisbury University. He now is a school based therapist out of our Princess Anne Office. David Albert graduated from Salisbury University in 2014 with his bachelor's in Psychology. He went back to Salisbury University where he obtained his MSW in 2018 and became a licensed LMSW shortly after. Dave is a school based therapist in Somerset county where he specializes in working with youth and adolescence.  Dave utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, person-centered practice, and a strengths-based approach with his clients. (Dalbert@maple-shade.org)


Kathleen Maloney, LCSW-CKathleen has been working with children and families since 1996 after receiving her Master's degree in Social Work.  She has been working in the criminal justice field since 2010 and has experience with facilitating groups for domestic violence, parenting and cognitive behavioral groups. She works part time at Maple Shade in our Princess Anne Office and our Crisfield Office and has evening and weekend hours (Kmaloney@Maple-shade.org). 


  Kimberly Whitaker, LCSW-C is a part of the Wicomico County School Based therapist team.  Kimberly graduated from Frostburg University in 2007 with her Bachelors in Social Work and received her Masters from Salisbury University in 2010. Kimberly currently provides school based therapy in Wicomico County and primarily works with children and adolescents. She focuses on providing cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy to individuals, families and groups.  (Kwhitaker@maple-shade.org)


  Joe Knight received his LMSW licencure in December 2018 when he joined the Maple Shade Team as a Therapist in Wicomico County. Currently Joe works with youth between the ages of 5 and 17.  He provides school based services in Pemeberton Elem, Glen Ave, Chipman Elem, Salisbury Middle, Wi Middle, Bennett Middle and the 4 high schools.  Joe utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, person-centered practice, and a strengths-based approach with his clients. (JKnight@maple-shade.org). 

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