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Leslie Brown, BS, President & Chief Executive Officer
Leslie Brown has been serving Non-profit organizations for the last 20 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree from The University of Maryland, Leslie was Controller at Second Genesis from 1994-1996, where she managed all aspects of finance and accounting for the multiple facility non-profit organization. Upon leaving Second Genesis, Leslie took the position of Finance Director at Aging and Family Services of Mineral County, Inc., where she created a marketing strategy for all agency programs, assisted in program development, and successfully ran a five year Capital Campaign to help fund a new senior center. Finally, in 2005, Leslie joined the team at Hudson Health Services, Inc., first as Chief Financial Officer from 2005-2008, and following a brief hiatus, as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 - present. Leslie oversees our Harting Drive campus, as well as six transitional and halfway houses in both Georgetown, DE and Salisbury, MD. She has an innate connection to the work that is done at Hudson Health Services, and serves as a fervent compass for the organization.
Dr. Robert A. Coker, D.O., DABAM, Medical Director
Dr. Robert Coker is an internist with admitting and consulting privileges at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, where he served as Chief of the Department of Medicine from 2005-2007. Dr. Coker is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (DABAM). He is licensed to practice medicine in both New Jersey and Maryland. Dr. Coker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1985. Shortly after, he moved to New York City where he began his career as a genetic counselor at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He went on to study medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his DO degree in 1996. Dr. Coker currently specializes in hospital medicine and is the founding member of Peninsula Inpatient Providers. Dr. Coker's interests include reading, writing, bike riding and photography.
Dr. James Isaacs, MD, Consulting Physician
Dr. James Isaacs is licensed by the State of Maryland and has been the Medical Director at Hudson Health Services since 2007. Dr. Isaacs, who completed his undergraduate at Harvard, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School. Following the completion of his education, Dr. Isaacs joined United States Navy, where he served as a Lieutenant Commander until 1980. He then relocated to Salisbury, Maryland, practicing Emergency Medicine at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, eventually becoming the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department in 1990, as well as the Trauma Director from 1990-1992. Dr. Isaacs worked with Salisbury University in their Student Health Services Department from 1985-1994, operated a Family Practice locally from 1992-2000, and served as Medical Director and Physician at the Village of Hope Medical Center from 2000-2006.
Dr. Efigenio Leynes Bautista, MD, Psychiatrist
Dr. Efigenio Lynes Bautista joined Hudson Health Services in 2005. He was educated at St. Thomas Aquiras University, School of Medicine and Surgery 1970. He also trained at the Manhattan State Hospital in 1974. Dr. Bautista has worked with individuals with co-occurring disorders his entire career, and has extensive knowledge in treating individuals with complex diagnosis including Substance-Use Disorders.
Dr. Glenwood C. Brooks, Jr., PhD, Psychologist
Dr. Glenwood Brooks, Jr., received undergraduate education at Lincoln University, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He continued on to the University of Maryland College Park and received a Doctorate in Counseling and Student Personnel Services, as well as post-graduate training in Neuropsychology at Nova Care Hospitals. He is a consulting Psychologist at several organizations locally, including Peninsula Regional Medical Center, HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Center, and Deer's Head Center. Dr. Brooks has taught at The University of Maryland, Morgan State, Coppin State University, and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brooks is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Board of Forensic Examiners, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, and in Psychopharmacology. He is a licensed Psychologist in both Delaware and Maryland.
Kennedy Hinman, CAC-AD, Director of Program Development
Kennedy Hinman joined Hudson Health Services in 2010 as an Admissions Counselor. She received an Associate's Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Wor-Wic Community College in 2010 and a Bachelor's in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in 2014. Kennedy is licensed by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAC-AD) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. She is also a Registered Peer Supervisor (RPS) certified by the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals Certification Board. Kennedy uses her enthusiasm for providing direct patient care, knowledge of our service areas and available resources, as well as her belief in the mission of Hudson Health Services to cultivate and maintain relationships with our partners and provide education in the community.
Brian Polk, CAC-AD, Clinical Director of Residential Treatment Services
Brian Polk comes to this agency with seventeen years of substance abuse treatment experience. Brian began his career in addictions as a Chemical Dependency Technician. The last fifteen years of his career has been spent as an Addictions Counselor and, during that time, he has held several positions in the addiction community of Wicomico County. The latest position was the Local Addictions Authority (LAA) for the Wicomico County Health Department. During his three years in the role of the Local Addictions Authority, Brian helped with the integration of Mental Health and Addiction in the State of Maryland, the transition of agencies to the new COMAR Regulations, helping new agencies expand in Wicomico County, and assisting existing agencies through the accreditation process for the State of Maryland. Brian is currently enrolled in Capella University's Doctoral Program, specializing in the Philosophy of the Study of Human Behavior. He obtained his Master's Degree in Addictions Counseling from Capella University (2016), Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Social Work and Sociology, from Salisbury University (2012), and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Wor-Wic Community College (2006). Mr. Polk currently holds a CAC-AD, Supervisor certification from the State of Maryland.
Ronshende Whittington, RN, Director of Nursing
Ronshende Whittington joined Hudson Health Services team in May 2016. She graduated from the Practical Nursing Program in 2008 at the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) in Melfa, VA and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Ronshende then went on to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree at ESCC in 2012 and became licensed as a Registered Nurse. She has worked in many areas of nursing including long term care, acute care, home health care, hospice care, and also assisted living. Ronshende is currently enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington working on obtaining a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing. She is ecstatic to begin a new and wonderful journey with the team at Hudson Health Services.
Shiela Pullen, LPN, Director of Admissions
Shiela Pullen began her career at Hudson Health Services in 1998 as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Nursing Department. She accepted the Director of Admissions position in 2000. Shiela received a certificate in Nursing from Wor-Wic Community College in 1999. She took a position at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) where she specialized in MedSurge Nursing. In addition to her experience at PRMC, she also worked private duty nursing in and around the local community. Shiela is well rounded as a result of her medical background, and the extensive knowledge she has gained from the 17 years she has spent with Hudson Health Services.
Suzanne Caputo, Director of Human Resources
Suzanne Caputo joined Hudson Health Services in January 2017 as Director of Human Resources. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Business from SUNY Plattsburgh in New York. For the last twenty years, Suzanne has worked in Human Resources in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, hospice, and home health care. She specializes in Recruiting, Training, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS). Suzanne recently relocated from New York to join the team at Hudson Health Services and is excited to work with all the employees and learn more about the area.
Rebecca Kimmons, CSC-AD, Director of Housing
Rebecca Kimmons, CSC-AD, earned an Associate of Applied Science in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Wor-Wic Community College in 2012. In that same year, she joined Hudson Health Services as an ADT at the Broad Street Women and Children's House. Wanting to expand on her professional development, Rebecca moved into a Residential Counselor position at Hudson Health Services inpatient campus, where she worked for 2 years. Rebecca accepted the position of Director of Housing in March of 2016. Rebecca received the Certified Supervised Counselor - Alcohol and Drug (CSC-AD) certification in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work at Salisbury University.
Kelly Pullen, Director of Environmental Services
Kelly Pullen joined Hudson Health Services in 2013 as Director of Environmental Services. Prior to his employment with the organization, Kelly was a successfully self-employed contractor in and around Salisbury, Maryland. He is certified as a Lead Paint Risk Assessor , as well as a Lead Paint Abatement Contractor. Kelly has been an integral part of key renovations and upgrades that have been made to both our Harting Drive campus, as well as our Transitional and Halfway Houses.
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