Our Professional Team

The objective of St. Joseph Institute is to provide the best possible care for the residents in our treatment for substance abuse program by offering a renowned professional team of highly credentialed individuals with many years of experience in addiction recovery, behavioral health, pain management, and the treatment of co-occurring conditions.

Clinical Director: Valerie M. Liptak, M.Ed.

Valerie brings a wealth of professional experience to St. Joseph Institute. As a drug and alcohol treatment specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, she provided therapeutic care and education to clients while working with both individuals and groups to create life changing impacts in their perception of drugs and alcohol use. Valerie also designed treatment plans and made recommendations for aftercare. Valerie has a master’s degree in Alternative Education from Lock Haven University and has more than 23 years of teaching experience. She also served as Township Supervisor for in Graham Township, Morrisdale.

Counselor: Megan Snyder, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC​

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and was awarded a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with highest honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also a National Certified Counselor and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Megan’s counseling experience includes both mental health and addiction counseling. She has served as a counselor in a prison, at a university, and with a community mental health program.

Kelli CorlCounselor: Kelli Corl, MS, LBS

Kelli is a licensed behavior specialist who provides counseling and therapy to individuals, groups, and families. She has extensive experience as a mobile therapist conducting in-home individual and family intensive therapeutic services. With over 10 years as a behavior specialist, Kelli also has broad experience in the areas of Drug and Alcohol treatment including the management of co-occurring disorders and relapse prevention. Completing her post graduate studies at Francis Marion University, Kelli earned an MS in Applied and Clinical Counseling.  


Mark Robbins

Counselor: Mark Robbins, M.Ed.

Mark has a breadth of experience in counseling with over 18 years in clinical services. His early work was as a teen parent counselor with at-risk youths. He has also worked as a family counselor using the following therapy modalities: Family Based, Functional Family, and Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care. Mark has spent the last 16 years working as a drug and alcohol therapist and has experience with individual, group, and intensive outpatient counseling. He completed his undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg University and his master’s degree in counselor education at The Pennsylvania State University.

JoeAnne Butz
Counselor: JoeAnne Butz, MA

JoAnne completed her Master’s in Professional Counseling at Liberty University and is currently enrolled in a post-Master’s certificate program in Co-occurring Disorders at Adler Graduate School. She has experience working in Drug and Alcohol inpatient settings, as well as, outpatient individual counseling with adolescents, adults, and couples.


Counselor: Emily Benjamin, MS

Mark Robbins

Emily was awarded a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling with highest honors distinction from Mount Aloysius College in 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2014 and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with honors from Pennsylvania State University. Emily has experience working in Drug and Alcohol inpatient settings, including individual, group, and family counseling. Emily is currently working toward her CAADC certification. Her passion is in Drug and Alcohol counseling as she is in recovery, herself, and is also a SJI alumni of 2011. She currently serves as one of our primary counselors, working with clients individually and in group sessions. Emily is also our Family Program Counselor, working with clients and their loved ones to gain an understanding of the disease of addiction and the effects it has on the family as a whole.  

Valerie AlbroCounselor: Valerie Albro, MSW

Valerie earned her Masters in Social Work from Temple University in addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. She has experience working in Drug and Alcohol inpatient settings, which consisted of individual, group, and family sessions. She also worked as a drug and alcohol mental health therapist, which included an intensive outpatient program and outpatient services.

Cindy NewcomerAftercare Coordinator: Cindy Newcomer, BS

Cindy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Social Work from Lock Haven University. Since her graduation in 1998, she has worked as an outpatient addictions counselor  facilitating individual and group counseling sessions. She has worked within a community correctional facility and spent many years as a Drug and Alcohol Case Manager for an SCA, completing level of care assessments, making referrals for addiction treatment, working as a liaison for individuals and community resources to better enhance their support network, and reducing obstacles to successful treatment outcomes.

Dr. Bill Hanlon

Physical Therapist: Bill Hanlon, PT, DPT, MSPT, OCS

Dr. Hanlon is a licensed physical therapist and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist with extensive coursework and 25 years of clinical experience in relieving pain through manual therapy and exercise. He is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at St. Francis University. As a licensed physical therapist, Dr. Hanlon has had extensive experience treating carpal tunnel syndrome, cardiac and pulmonary problems (including asthma), musculoskeletal injuries, SI dysfunction, piriformis syndrome, chronic pain, rotator cuff problems, knee problems, foot problems and thoracic outlet syndrome.


Dr. Greg Famiglio Medical Director: Gregory Famiglio, MD, MBA, ABAM  

Dr. Famiglio is extraordinarily qualified with specialization in the treatment of addiction and chronic pain. He is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. His degrees are from MIT, Jefferson Medical College, and the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Famiglio’s residencies and fellowships were at Georgetown University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. During more than 20 years of practice, he has been the medical director and staff physician at several large facilities and an associate professor in all aspects of medicine at Lock Haven University.




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