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Our Staff

Meet our Staff

Karen Spires

Karen Spires, LISW – S, Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Spires graduated from Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the Ohio State University. Ms. Spires hold the credential of LISW-S. She has more than 24 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field including settings that include inpatient care, community mental health services, employee assistance programs, residential and managed care settings. Ms. Spires also has 14 years of management experience and is EMDR 1 trained, trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.

John Galbraith

John G. Galbraith, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Galbraith is our Medical Director and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He is a family practitioner with 10 years of experience caring for young people at Foundations for Living.

Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson, Residential Director

Mr. Anderson has worked at Foundations for Living for more than 8 years and has held a variety of positions to include: Milieu Coordinator, Team Lead, Activities Director and Unit Manager. Mr. Anderson has been a Handle With Care Instructor for the past six years and a Verbal De-escalation Trainer for the past four years. Mr. Anderson is a licensed Passport to Fishing Instructor.

Jill Steele

Jill Steele, CNP

Ms. Steele is our Certified Nurse Practitioner. She has been employed by Foundations for Living for the past 14 years.

Matthew Mott

Matthew Mott, Director of Business Development

Mr. Mott started with Foundations for Living as a Community Liaison in 2009. He was promoted to Director of Business Development in 2014. Mr. Mott graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and comes with 14 years experience in law enforcement and social work. Before coming to Foundations for Living Mr. Mott was a supervisor at our local Children Service agency in the Court Liaison Department and supervisor for the Ashland County Department of Job and Family Services Agency in the Adult Protective and Children Services Department. With Mr. Mott’s experience and knowledge it allows him to have a better understanding of the services communities are in need of for residential services.

Vicky Pomarico

Vicky Pamorico, Clinical Director

Ms. Pamorico holds the credential of LPCC-s and has 13 years of management experience at
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Pamorico earned her master’s degree in Counseling from the Ashland University Theological Seminary. Ms. Pamorico has 20 years experience working in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. She is trained in Trauma Focused CBT and Trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. She has been with FFL since 2015.

Kimberly Tuttle

Kim Tuttle, Dietary Manager

Ms. Tuttle has been with Foundation For Living since 2013 Ms. Tuttle has had several years working in food service. She is currently certified in Serve Safe 1 and Serve Safe 2. Ms. Tuttle takes great pleasure in preparing nutritional meals for the residents of our facility.

JoAnn Mohlar

JoAnn Mohler, Business Office Manager

Ms. Mohler has been with Foundations For Living since 2019. Ms. Mohler has more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry and over 25 years as a Business Office Manager/Financial Controller.

Jason Gertel

Jason Gertel, Director Plant Operations/Safety Officer

Mr. Gertel came to Foundations in November of 2018. He brings over 20 years of experience in the maintenance field. Prior to joining the Foundations for Living team, Mr. Gertel oversaw multiple facilities throughout the state predominately in the healthcare and residential fields.

Anthony Donahue

Anthony Doanhue, RN, Director of Nursing

Mr. Donahue has been a nurse for the past five years and in the medical field for the past 10 years. All of which have been in the behavioral health settings that range from residents with mild behaviors, extreme behaviors, and substance abuse.

Kelly Martincin

Kelly Martincin, Director of Risk Management and Performance Improvement.

Mrs. Martincin has been employed with Foundations for Living since January of 2011, starting as a Youth Care Specialist after graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. She then completed a Master’s program at Ashland Seminary. After obtaining her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mrs. Martincin transitioned to the Clinical Department as a therapist for the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Units. She now works as a part of the Leadership team as the Director of Risk Management and Performance Improvement.

Providing Hope for Youth

If an adolescent you know is struggling and suffering, Foundations for Living is here to help. We provide residential treatment services for troubled adolescents ages 11–17 struggling with behavioral health, as well as several specialized services for teen girls. Call 419-589-5511 today to speak with us about how we can help.