Dan Heit, M.A.
Dan Heit founded JusticeWorks YouthCare in Pittsburgh, PA in 1999 after a distinguished leadership career spanning more than 20 years. A nationally recognized expert in behavioral health programs, he has been acknowledged as a leader in developing and managing innovative programs for troubled youth.
He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on a 24 member Presidential Commission for model legislation and, as president of a national trade organization, met with President Clinton and served on subcommittees for health care reform. He was a founding member of The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws and served two terms as President of the Therapeutic Communities of America. He is active in his community and serves a number of community organizations.
Dan’s commitment is to develop and manage programs that do “whatever it takes” to make a positive difference for troubled youth, their families and communities. Please contact him directly to see if JusticeWorks can provide a resource for your agency and community: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomeika Martin, MS, HS-BCP
Executive Director of JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
Tomeika Martin is a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner, Child and Adolescent Needs and Strength Assessor, and holds a Masters degree in Human Services.
As a native of South Carolina with experience in the public and private sectors, Ms. Martin brings a thorough understanding of the State, its children in need, and how to make positive changes. Ms. Martin has an extraordinary proven track record which includes: working within the children’s therapeutic clinical service system for over a decade, serving as a strong advocate for children and families and exceptional leadership and management experience.
Ms. Martin has worked for both the Department of Social Services and the Governor’s office Continuum of Care. During her tenure with the Governor’s Office, she was appointed to serve on a Work Task Force committee representing the Charleston region to improve clinical services to emotionally disturbed children and families. In addition, she held a leadership role with a non-profit organization, which quickly grew and was widely respected for innovation, responsiveness and high quality. Ms. Martin was responsible for overseeing and managing all Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services within this organization.
As the Executive Director of JusticeWorks BehavioralCare she will lead our expansion of services throughout South Carolina.
Parke Smith, MS, NCC, LPC
Regional Supervisor, Charleston, SC
Parke Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Trauma and Addictions Counselor in the State of South Carolina. He has a Masters degree in Community Counseling from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Parke is a Native of Charleston, SC and has worked extensively with foster children as well as with families. Parke has worked for San Antonio’s premiere addiction and trauma facility where he specialized in trauma in youth and adults with a concentration in family reunification. Parke has a proven track record of management, training and providing the best in evidenced based practices.
Tasha Williams, MSW, LISW
Regional Supervisor, Beaufort, SC
Tasha M. Williams received her undergraduate education at South Carolina State University in the field of Social Work. After graduation, Tasha relocated to Cleveland, OH where she received a graduate degree in Social Service Administration from Case Western Reserve University and, eventually, obtained licensure to practice as a Social Worker. Prior to joining JusticeWorks, Tasha’s career focus was providing therapy services to children, adults, couples, and families. However, she also has experience in medical social work, substance abuse education and treatment, correctional facilities, and several other areas. As a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Tasha maintains a strong interest in public service, often volunteering for community service activities, being open to helping those in need, and always looking for new opportunities to learn. Tasha oversees the following counties: Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, Bamberg, Hampton, and Allendale.
Mary Jo Shull, MSW, LMSW
Regional Supervisor, Columbia, SC
Mary Jo Shull is a native South Carolinian (although her mother’s family is originally from York, PA). She graduated from Lexington High School and the University of South Carolina with both a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has a strong background in child welfare services, and has served in a leadership capacity with the South Carolina Department of Social Services at the county, regional and state level, with the Governor’s Office of Executive Policy and Programs in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program and the Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children. Since 1996, she has served as a Field Instructor with the USC College of Social Work. Mary Jo oversees the following counties: Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, and Orangeburg.
Deborah Fraser, MA, LPC, GCDF
Regional Supervisor, Florence, SC
Deborah Fraser is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Global Developmental Facilitator. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University in Charleston, South Carolina. Deborah is retired after serving 22 years in the United States Air Force Reserves. She brings four years of experience supervising Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Programs in the Public School System.
As the Regional Supervisor for the Florence Region, she will ensure that the staff of Justice Works BehavioralCare provide quality service to the families and youth we serve. Deborah oversees the following counties: Florence, Marion, Sumter, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee, and Dillon.