Jane Vermette, MSW
Ms. Vermette joined Access Family Services in 2015 bringing 20+ years of behavioral health experience. Jane started her career working with children at high risk in the community. Currently she supports the Regions across the state of North and South Carolina. Prior to joining Access Family Services, Ms. Vermette served as State Director for a behavioral health company, focusing on business development and development of the Regional Directors. Jane holds an M.S. from Simmons College.
Jennifer A. Brady-Chitjian, Ed.D., BCBA-D
State Director of Operations
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.
Foster Care Director
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.
Director of Business Applications
Director of Administrative Services
Tristan Thomas, MSW, LCSW-A
Foster Care Training Manager
Stuart McLean MA, LCMHCS, NCC
Megan Starling, BS QMHP, WIP, ICADC
Manager of Training
Liz Montalvo, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
QI Compliance Manager
Assistant Director of Autism Services
Brandy Laurencelle, LCSW
Regional Director Asheville