The objective of St. Joseph Institute is to provide the best possible care for the residents in our substance abuse treatment 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.

Cindi S. Coffman, Chief Executive Officer - St. Joseph Institute

Chief Executive Officer
Cindi S. Coffman BA, CADC, CCS

Cindi is a certified drug and alcohol counselor and a certified clinical supervisor with more than 19 years experience working in the field of addiction recovery. Prior to joining SJI, Cindi was a program director and oversaw five units of clinical staff, encompassing a full range of treatment modalities in a large-sized drug and alcohol treatment facility. Cindi was responsible for planning and organizing patient treatment and she implemented a 60 bed partial hospitalization program. Cindi has a psychology degree from Penn State.

Brittany Brown, MA, Clinical Director - St. Joseph Institute

Clinical Director
Brittany Brown, MA

Brittany has been working in the behavioral health field since the early 2000s. Brittany graduated from Lancaster Bible College and went on to complete her Master’s of Human Services at Liberty University. She has considerable experience supporting children, teens, and adults who wrestle with addiction as well as negative symptoms of their mental health that they may be experiencing. Brittany has worked in a variety of capacities such as case management, withdrawal management, and residential treatment. Prior to joining the SJI team, she was the Clinical Director of two outpatient programs. Brittany believes there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to recovery and works collaboratively with the clinical team to provide personalized and effective treatment to individuals who have trusted SJI as a partner on their path to recovery.

Counselor Mark Robbins

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.

Counselor Valerie Albro

Valerie Albro, MSW

Valerie earned her Master’s degree 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, leading 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.

Emily Benjamin - Counselor at St. Joseph Institute

Emily Benjamin, MS

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.

Lauren A. Pritchard - Counselor at St. Joseph Institute

Lauren A. Pritchard

Lauren is currently pursuing a master’s degree in professional counseling through Grand Canyon University and holds a bachelor’s in science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Lauren interned in the behavioral health division at CenClear and was previously a recovery advocate at St. Joseph. She also facilitates recovery-based meetings.

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

Cathy Lunger BA, MBA

With nearly two decades of experience, Cathy Lunger has practiced in mental health environments as varied as night shift crisis work to administrative utilization review. She has functioned in roles such as business owner to one-on-one counselor to group therapist…with one short stint as a railroad conductor! In preparation for excelling in such a variety of roles, Cathy received her BA in Psychology from Mount Aloysius College, where she was a scholarship recipient, followed by an MBA from Saint Francis University. In addition, her philosophy of treating each person as an entire being led her to advanced certifications in holistic practices including CranioSacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, Lymphedema, and Process Acupressure. Cathy’s work here at SJI represents a return to what she loves best–working closely with the clients battling addiction and mental health challenges to help them learn, grow, and heal.

Amanda Cole, MSW - Counselor at St. Joseph Institute

Amanda Cole, MSW

Amanda has worked in the fields of criminal justice, mental health, and drug and alcohol treatment since 2008. She has a BSW from St. Francis University, an MSW from Spalding University, and is currently working on her doctorate in social work from Walden University. Amanda is in recovery herself, works a 12-step program/NA fellowship, and is certified to facilitate SMART Recovery. She believes that everyone recovers differently and she wants to help plant the seeds to living a better life.

Tara Mayhew BS, MBA (HHSA) - Counselor at St. Joseph Institute

Tara Mayhew BS, MBA (HHSA)

Tara has a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary biology and a Master’s degree in business administration with a specialization in health and human services administration. Prior to working as a drug and alcohol counselor, she worked as a secondary education teacher of biology, chemistry, and special education. She is working on the thesis for her doctorate, which is focused on supportive care for stimulant and opiate addicted people. She also studies herbalism and takes a holistic approach to recovery. She enjoys being outdoors and sharing her enthusiasm for discovering something new everyday. Tara is passionate about recovery and is eager to share her information and resources with residents.

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

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. Jenna Stokes, Medical Director - St. Joseph Institute

Medical Director
Jenna Stokes, DO

Dr. Stokes is a board-certified family physician and addiction medicine specialist. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. Afterwards she completed her internship and residency training locally at UPMC Altoona Family Physicians. Following residency, Dr. Stokes worked as a primary care physician, serving her community while caring for her practice of approximately 2000 patients. She then transitioned to a career in addiction medicine. Dr. Stokes has gained experience in both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment, and she has led two facilities as their medical director, providing quality care to her patients. Through these opportunities, Dr. Stokes found her passion in treating clients who were suffering from the disease of addiction. She feels that counseling is a very important part of treatment and has taken courses in Motivational Interviewing and Choice Theory to more effectively serve the patients that she treats. Dr. Stokes is now joining St. Joseph’s Institute as their medical director. She is very excited about the opportunity to serve the patients of SJI, and she is an advocate of their holistic approach to patient care.