Leadership Team

Senior Leadership

Jennifer A. Brady-Chitjian, Ed.D., BCBA-D

State Director

Dr. Jennifer Brady-Chitjian has been with Access Family Services of North Carolina since 2020.  Jennifer  graduated from Dowling College  in NY where she received her BA in Psychology.  She earned a MA in Clinical/Behavior Psychology from the City University of New York Queens College.  Jennifer became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2008 and later received the Doctoral level status of BCBA when she completed her Doctorate in Educational Administration from Dowling College.  Her dissertation research focused on the use of Applied Behavior Analysis in inclusive classroom settings for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Jennifer served as an Adjunct Assistant Instructor in the Psychology Department at Dowling College for 23 years.   She has served as an Autism-Behavior Consultant for numerous schools in Long Island, NY and at NY Stony Brook Hospital.  Jennifer brings to her current position 30+ years of experience in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Stephanie Brooks

Foster Care Director

Stephen Burgess

State Clinical Director

Dr. James Lee

State Medical Director

Dr. Lee has been with Family Preservation Services of North Carolina since 2015 where he has been the State Medical Director since 2018.  He has also been the State Medical Director of Access Family Services since 2021.  Dr. Lee’s professional experience includes conducting molecular genetics research into Neuropsychiatric disorders when he was an Assistant Professor at Duke where he also did clinical work and taught Medical Students, Psychiatry Residents and Child Psychiatry Fellows.  He has also consulted at Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities and a State Hospital, conducted Clinical Psychopharmacological Research Studies and treated patients of all ages in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings.  Currently, he treats outpatients of all ages, participates in the development of clinical and administrative programs and supervises Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.  Dr. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke where he received his BA in Chemistry and Zoology.  He also earned his Medical Degree from Duke and completed his Residency in Psychiatry and his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke. 

Kaitlyn Lewis, MA, BCBA

Director of Autism Services

LaDell Prince, MSW

Director of Compliance

LaDell Prince is the QI Director for Pathways Access Family Services and Family Preservation Services joining the companies in 2021. LaDell oversees everything related to quality improvement and risk management utilizing her 20+ career in behavioral health working with children and families to ensure positive outcomes remains the goal.  LaDell also serves as part of the Federal Child Family Services (CFSR) team as an agile reviewer ensuring our states remain in compliance with Federal guidelines as they serve children and families.   LaDell holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Empire State College and a Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo.

Jada Ware

RCM Director

Miranda Little

Director of Business Applications

Central Leadership

Brealynn Jarrett

Director of Administrative Services

Tristan Thomas, MSW, LCSW-A

Area Director

LeeAnn Evans

Foster Care Training Manager

Stuart McLean MA, LCMHCS, NCC

Area Director

Megan Starling, BS QMHP, WIP, ICADC

Manager of Training

Britni Floyd

Assistant Director of Autism Services

Regional Leadership

Brandy Laurencelle, LCSW

Regional Director Asheville