Christopher J. McCabe, MBA (Chris): Executive Director
For over 30 years, Chris McCabe has demonstrated his passion for helping others, especially children and families from disadvantaged circumstances. He has extensive executive experience in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors in health and human services. During three terms in the Maryland General Assembly, Senator McCabe was a leading voice for children, adolescents, and teens in the state’s foster care system. As former secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Chris guided 24 local offices of social services to support those in need of assistance, protecting children, and encouraging economic independence for those able to work. Chris has also served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and led development efforts with the Johns Hopkins Health System for nearly 20 years.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the father of four, and is married to Deidre Nerreau McCabe, Director of Communications, Maryland Department of Health.
E. Michael Bartlinski, LCSW-C, LCADC, ADS, CCHt: Clinical Director
Mike Bartlinski joined the Chrysalis House team in August 2017. During his career, he has worked for and run several outpatient addiction treatment programs. He is a Certified Addictions Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He taught in the addictions program at Anne Arundel Community College from 2002 to 2018, and also served on the program’s advisory board.
Long ago, he made a promise that he would help others achieve recovery, thereby trying to repay a debt he felt he could never fully repay. This promise gives Mike has a strong personal motivation to heal women with addiction.
Pamela J. Cann: Director of Finance and Accounting
Pam Cann has over two decades of experience in financial management, in both the private and public sectors, with a special expertise in cost accounting. She comes to Chrysalis House from Robison International Inc., a DC-based consulting firm where she held various positions including Comptroller of the company. Pam has also held senior financial roles in the aerospace industry. In addition to her expertise in all aspects of financial affairs, Pam has devoted her time and passion to nonprofit causes, including Hospice of the Chesapeake and Riverdale Baptist Church and School. She also served as Treasurer for an incumbent US Senator re-election campaign.
Pam holds degrees from Radford College and the University of Maryland. She resides in Prince George’s County with her husband and son.
Carressa Christian, CSC-AD: Program Director, Director of Intensive Outpatient Program and Supportive Housing
Carressa Christian serves as the Program Director and Director of Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Supportive Housing at Chrysalis House. As a model alumna (2002) of Chrysalis House, Carressa has held almost every role within the organization. In her role in leading Outpatient Services at Chrysalis House, she directs the 26 week Intensive Outpatient Program at Crownsville, which has grown dramatically. In the continuum of recovery services, she oversees the four Supportive housing units for women with children continuing their recovery. Carressa holds a degree in Human Services and is working towards a degree in Psychology. She is a certified Addictions Counselor and is active in the Maryland substance use treatment and recovery field. Carressa is committed to the mission of Chrysalis House because it saved her life and it offers her the opportunity to serve as a role model for other women going through the same circumstances.
Amanda has 20 years of experience in early childhood education, along with a true passion for working with children and supporting other early childhood professionals. She has worked as a preschool teacher, a family childcare provider, childcare administrator, and joined Chrysalis House as the Early Childhood Development Specialist in December 2019. Amanda has a Master’s of Education with a focus in Early Childhood Leadership from the University of Dayton. Amanda is also pursuing certification as an Applied Behavior Analyst through Arizona State University.
Karen Hoyer: Performance Improvement Specialist
Karen came to Chrysalis House in November of 2019. She holds an Associates Degree in Human Services from Anne Arundel Community College. Karen has worked in the non profit sector for 30 years, and feels passionately about giving back to the community. Her role is to assist the agency in providing the necessary supports to help women transform their lives and the lives of their children. She resides in Anne Arundel County.
Amy Myers, SHRM-CP: Human Resources Administrator
With 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources in the hospitality, healthcare and retail industries, Amy brings diverse knowledge with broad experiences to Chrysalis House. Before joining Chrysalis House in December 2019, Amy worked in all aspects of Human Resources Management with a focus on employee relations and staff development. Amy is in the process of completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Human Resources from the University of Maryland. Residing in Anne Arundel County, Amy is committed to helping women and their children through recovery by supporting the staff of Chrysalis House.
Todd Poorman, CAC-AD: Director of Program Support Services, Chrysalis House Crownsville
In his role of Director of Program Support Services, Todd Poorman serves as the organization's contact for all treatment service referral requests. A lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, Todd is a graduate of James Madison University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Todd brings a unique and valuable background to Chrysalis House with experience working with children with special needs and adults in the area of anger management, domestic violence and substance use treatment in residential and outpatient settings.
Debra L. Tribble, MS: Program Director, Chrysalis House Healthy Start
Debra Tribble has been Program Director of Chrysalis House Healthy Start (CHHS) since the program's founding in 2007, overseeing all aspects of the program. CHHS is a recognized model for the integration of addiction treatment, mental health counseling, trauma services, and parent training for women who are pregnant or with a child under age three. She brings nearly three decades of experience in treatment services to Chrysalis House, as a clinician, program analyst and administrator in both the public and private sectors.
Debra earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and holds a Master's Degree in Community Health from Trinity College of Vermont.
Loren M. Weisman: Development Director
Loren Weisman brings many years of marketing and development experience to her position at Chrysalis House. During the course of her career, she has worked in for-profit companies as well as nonprofit organizations. Prior to coming to Chrysalis House, Loren worked in the development office at Maryland Therapeutic Riding, coordinating fundraising activities and special events. A native of White Plains, New York, Loren is a graduate of Brandeis University. She lives in Bowie, Maryland with her husband and son.
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