Our Behavioral Health Team
Thomas Foley, MD
Dr. Thomas Foley joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as the Psychiatrist for our new Behavioral Health Program. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado. From there he went on to attend medical school at St. George’s University. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Foley has been providing psychiatric care for families in Central Pennsylvania for the past 7 years. He currently lives in the Lancaster area with his wife and 2 young children. During his free time he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, running, reading, and swimming.
Mary Jo Hanley, CRNP
Psychiatric Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Mary Jo joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as our Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner for our new Behavioral Health program. Mary Jo graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with her MSN. She obtained her BSN from Minnesota State University-Moorehead and her RN Diploma from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing. Mary Jo is Board Certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health CRNP. She has experience in treating children and adolescents, alongside their families, in an outpatient setting. She has experience in day hospital settings and school-based psychiatric services. When she has time to spare, she enjoys boating and reading.
Lindsey Baker, MA, LPC
Lindsey Baker, MA, LPC has been working in the mental health field for the past 5 years. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology from Penn State University and has completed a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Counseling from Messiah College. Lindsey became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2018. Prior experience includes individual outpatient therapy with children, adolescents, and adults, including family and play therapy. Additionally, Lindsey has spent the last 2 years providing psychological assessments in order for children and adolescents to receive more intensive mental health treatment through Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS). Professional interests include trauma across the lifespan, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and working with children and families.
Lindsey was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but spent 12 years between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, reading, painting, and watching sports.
Kelly Brubaker, LMFT
Kelly joined the Behavioral Health team at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in September 2019 and has been working in the behavioral health field since 2011. She has experience providing treatment to individuals, couples, children, and families in the context of outpatient, family-based, and school-based therapy services. As a systemically trained therapist, Kelly helps clients gain insight into their interactional patterns and increase their positive relationships with others. She views healthy relationships as key to our well-being and has a passion for helping families reach their goals. Kelly has experience addressing childhood behavioral and emotional disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and parent-child relationships.
Kelly is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Messiah College and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband to travel, snowboard, rock climb, and hike.
Shannon Diller, MA, LPC
Shannon joined the behavioral health team as a therapist in July of 2019. Shannon achieved a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Columbia International University in 2005. Shannon worked as a therapeutic support staff and activities counselor in an after school program until Shannon achieved a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015 from Liberty University. Shannon has worked as a Behavioral Specialist, Mobile Therapist, Family Based Therapist, and most recently a therapist in an intensive day treatment facility. In May of 2019 Shannon Earned a Licence in Professional Counseling. Shannon has a passion for helping children and families connect on a relational level to cultivate growth and health in family systems.
Shannon has been married to his wonderful wife since 2002. Shannon and his wife have three sons who are very active. A lesser known fact about Shannon is that he has an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. Shannon and his family enjoy cooking together, going to concerts, and spending time in the summer at HersheyPark.
Alison Ferrara, LCSW
Alison holds a Master of Social Work from Millersville University and has completed post-graduate education in Applied Behavior Analysis and Nonprofit Management. Alison became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2017, after holding an LSW since 2014. She has experience treating children, adolescents, and families. Before coming to CHI ST. Joseph’s Children Health, Alison worked with children on the Autism Spectrum and their families, proving behavior consultation and outpatient therapy, while also managing a summer program designed to teach social skills and coping skills. Professional interests include trauma informed treatment, Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems theories, developmental disabilities, and working with children and families.
Alison grew up in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and moved to the Lancaster area after high school to pursue her college degree. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, crafting, teaching social work courses, and engaging in volunteer work with the pregnancy and infant loss community.
Kim Myer, MSW, LCSW
Kim joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as a psychotherapist for our Behavioral Health program. Kim obtained her Bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior / applied psychology at Albright College. From there, she went on to study clinical psychology and social work at Millersville University, where she obtained her Master of Social Work degree. Kim is a Licensed Social Worker with experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. As a strength-based therapist, Kim’s practice theory emphasizes self-determination and empowerment. Kim views each individual as possessing unique strengths and abilities, inspiring growth and healing. As a mother of six children, Kim has a passion for working with families on issues of parenting, trauma, mental illness and emotional interactions within the family unit. In any spare time, Kim enjoys hiking, biking, beach going and exploring new places with her husband and family.
Ruth O’Gara, LCSW
Ruth joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in March 2020. She spent the first eight years of her career working in education, both as a classroom teacher and manager of an afterschool program. She then obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver in Colorado, and a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Denver Family Institute. She has been working in the mental health field for five years, and especially enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families. Ruth takes a systems approach in her therapy and believes in helping all members of the family reach their mental health goals. She has particular experience working with adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system and working with families impacted by trauma.
Ruth moved to Lancaster in 2017. In her free time she loves spending quality time with her husband and two young children, reading, and discovering delicious places to eat in Lancaster City.