Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Executive Profile

I am looking for an opportunity to use my extensive administrative and clinical skills in a counseling treatment setting that will allow me to blend good theory and clinical practice as well as the opportunity to supervise and teach other clinicians.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Business operations organization
  • Budgeting expertise
  • Self-motivated
  • Market research and analysis
  • Customer-oriented
Core Accomplishments

Town/County Supervisor - Town Supervisor, Madison County Board of Supervisors, Town of Lebanon - elected official representing town, participating in Madison County legislature, oversee operations of town government, 2002 to present, town budget officer for budget of $800,000 annually.

Operations Management and Achievements:

  • Managed town fiscal operations with maintaining surpluses every year and staying under spending targets.
  • Established ongoing annual equipment replacement and road maintenance program for town highway department with highway supt.
  • built town financial reserves from 30 percent to 90 percent while keeping town taxes flat for a decade.
  • Successfully advocated for and implemented deployment of optical scanners with permanent paper records in all county and town elections that became a statewide movement.
  • Led solid waste and recycling committee with landfill initiatives on development of cutting edge solar, Plastics2Oil and innovative recycling programs county-wide and became the first municipal landfill in the country to have a solar cap.
  • Served as vice chair of public health and social and mental health committees that successfully outsourced troubled home health and addiction treatment agencies to the private sector.
  • Led the effort statewide and in the region to reform and modernize outdated natural gas drilling regulations and restore home rule for local governments.

Operations Management:

  • Identified and reported two town officials who were stealing from the town and had action taken by state officials. Restored funds to the town taxpayers.
  • Updated land management local law and road preservation law to address natural gas development concerns. Established the first model road repair agreement with the industry in the region.

Family Therapy Coordinator, Samaritan Counseling Center of Utica

Operations Management:

  • Managed marketing and recruitment of new expanded services for agency
  • Handled all functions related to outreach and in-service training to schools and medical professionals.

Project Management:

  • Initiated first Family Therapy program in the region which resulted in serving new families through schools and agencies, and added two family therapists to agency treatment team.
  • Developed model professional and community trainings for parents and practitioners.
  • Instituted group supervision using AAMFT approved supervisors for agency staff to supervise family therapy services.
  • Obtained grant to expand Family Therapy and training programs, and helped agency re-establish funding relationship with local United Way.
  • Created, successfully operated and expanded agency satellite office in Hamilton and southern Madison County for 16 years.
Professional Experience
Family Therapist/Coordinator of Family Therapy Services , 07/1998 - 02/2015
Accura Healthcare Bancroft, IA,

developed first Family Therapy program in Mohawk Valley, specializing in counseling services and addiction treatment for children, adolescents and parents with behavioral, academic and drug/ mental health issues in coordination with public and private school systems in multiple counties, providing clinical supervision to staff and interns, case management, grant administration, training coordination, community and parent workshop presentations, provided individual, couples, family and marital therapy with specialties in working with children/adolescents, parents, dual diagnosis cases, college students and their families, alcohol and substance abuse evaluations and treatment, servicemen and women and their families through Military One Source EAP, PTSD, separation/divorced/blended family issues, adult children with disabled parents, parents with adult children with mental disabilities, child behavioral disorders (ADHD/ODD) and addiction treatment for individuals and families, CBT tx for anxiety and depression. Case coordination with county mental health agency for at risk children and families for placement prevention in five-county area, supervised MFT and Social Work interns. Supervisor: Maggie Putman, Executive Director

Town/County Supervisor, 2002 - Current
University Of Texas M.D. Anderson League City, TX,

Elected official position serving township of Lebanon and county of Madison. Town budget officer who supervises budget of $900,000 and 20 full and part time employees, county supervisor who chairs Solid Waste and Recycling Committee that oversees the most innovative landfill in the country and also serves on the Health and Human Services Committee that oversees public health, social and mental health services.

Executive Director/Clinical Director - Syracuse Jewish Family Service, Dewitt, NY, 10/1995 - 07/1998
Community Medical Services Aurora, CO,

Provided administration, clinical supervision to eight staff, grant oversight, fund raising and counseling services to individuals, couples and families, alcohol and substance abuse issues, developed and coordinated trainings with greater CNY community, presented on numerous addiction topics through OCAA/Prevention Network. Worked with 32 member community board of directors to provide services. Case coordination for children and families, and out of town families with elderly relatives living in local community, oversaw college loan and grant program, United Way funded agency for east side of Syracuse.Managed team of 8 agency professionals.

Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of professional trainings and family life community education programs.

Generated new business through collaboration with Jewish and greater communities.Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of expanded counseling program.

Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, 09/1994 - Current
Universal Health Services Panama City, FL,

Providing individual, couples and family therapy, separation, divorce, blended families, family treatment of alcohol and substance abuse, assessment and referral for primary addiction treatment, treatment of behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, organizational consultation on workplace issues, individual therapy for anxiety, depression, court/DWI evaluations for alcohol/substance abuse/visitation issues. Case coordination for at-risk children and families with focus on placement prevention.

Executive Director/Clinical Director, 05/1993 - 11/1994
Hca Evans, GA,

Provided administration, oversight and clinical supervision to 20 full time and part-time employees, direct counseling services to adults, children, adolescents and their families, alcohol and substance abuse issues. Developed local EAP to area businesses, provided on-site BOCES school-based counseling services to alternative high school students, families. Case coordination for at risk youth, families with focus on placement prevention. Brought agency out of the red and into the black and then board merged it with a larger organization.

Clinical Internship - therapist intern, 05/1992 - 05/1993
Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center City, STATE,

Graduate internship - provided individual and family therapy to 10 ongoing cases, participated in weekly individual and group clinical supervision, psych staffing, clinical work groups.

Clinical Supervisor/Consultant, 1992 - 11/1992
Oneida Indian Nation Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Services City, STATE,

Supervised two counseling employees working with families and children.

Executive Director, 07/1987 - 06/1991
Madison County Council On Alcoholism And Substance Abuse City, STATE,

Supervised and directed model rural prevention/intervention agency, developed unprecedented EAP services in rural county for local businesses and agencies with emphasis on care coordination and referral, supervised 5 staff on prevention and clinical issues, interventions, substance abuse crises. Developed and implemented countywide prevention training program for all Madison County human service professionals. Created profitable professional training program. Expanded outreach to all rural areas of county.

Alcoholism Counselor, 09/1985 - 07/1987
Cortland County Alcoholism Services City, STATE,

Alcoholism counselor for county clinic, managed caseload of 35 clients, provided individual, group and family counseling.

County Editor, 05/1981 - 05/1985
Evening Sun City, STATE,

County reporter and editor for rural daily.

Counselor, 07/1981 - 01/1982
Houseparent, NYS DFY Group Homes City, STATE,

Weekend houseparent for DFY group home providing supervision, counseling and life skills training

Substance Abuse Counselor, 01/1980 - 03/1981
Junction City, STATE,

Substance Abuse Counselor and intake coordinator for Carroll County, Maryland Outpatient drug program, managed a caseload of 25-30 clients, provided individual, group, family and school based counseling for substance abuse issues. Left agency due to expiration of grant and long term plans to move to rural New York to purchase a homestead.

Residential Counselor, 07/1977 - 05/1978
Karma House Therapeutic Community For Adolescents City, STATE,

Youth Counselor - worked as residential counselor for program with 12 adolescent residents and families, collaborated in group and family work with staff family therapists

VISTA VOLUNTEER - Volunteer Coordinator/Community Organizer, 10/1976 - 10/1977
Offender Aid And Restoration City, STATE,

Local VISTA Volunteer position - recruited community volunteers to work with offenders in Fairfax County Jail and Camp 30 prison, provided training, supervision and in-service programs for 65 adult volunteers. Supervised volunteer-inmate visitation relationships. Handled public relations and community outreach for agency

Psychiatric Technician, 1977 - 07/1977
Dominion Psychiatric Center City, STATE,

Psych tech - worked on adolescent psychiatric unit of suburban hospital and provided counseling, supervision and oversight on large adolescent mixed unit of boys and girls as part of team with counselors, nurses, social workers and psychiatrists

Academic Background
Masters: Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Expected in 1993
SUNY Oneonta - Oneonta, New York

Masters Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Concentration, 1993, SUNY - Oneonta, Graduated with honors, 4.0 gpa

Bachelors of Science: Psychology, Expected in 1976
University of Maryland - College Park, Md
Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1976

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #000003, by State of New York, 2005

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, #2495, by State of New York, 1987

Master Addiction Counselor, National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), 1996

Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 1997


Member and Past President, Central New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CNYAMFT)

Member, New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and past member of Insurance Committee

Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

New York State Association of Towns


Community presentations - presented over 200 hours of community programs to parents, human service professionals and community members on topics ranging from addiction prevention to parenting behaviorally challenged children to community and family interventions.

Professional Training - presented over 700 hours of trainings to professionals in the addiction and mental health fields on various topics related to addiction, family therapy and mental health treatment. Venues were through various counties, schools and addiction councils including Onondaga County Mental Health, Albany Citizens Council on Alcoholism/Addiction, Prevention Network/Onondaga Council on Addictions, MCCASA, Chenango County Mental Health, Leatherstocking Council, MVCC and Jewish Family Service.

College instruction - Adjunct instructor at SUNY Oneonta for undergraduate courses on Substance Abuse and graduate courses on Substance Abuse Treatment.


Trained in multiple models of family therapy and addiction counseling.

Experience with individual and group clinical supervision

Professional trainer on mental health and addiction topics

Presenter for community, professional, school in-service and parenting programs

Professional witness in family court proceedings

Approved evaluator and treatment provider through NYS OASAS for Impaired Drivers

Budget administration

FEMA Emergency Management administration at local govt level

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School Attended

  • SUNY Oneonta
  • University of Maryland

Job Titles Held:

  • Family Therapist/Coordinator of Family Therapy Services
  • Town/County Supervisor
  • Executive Director/Clinical Director - Syracuse Jewish Family Service, Dewitt, NY
  • Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice
  • Executive Director/Clinical Director
  • Clinical Internship - therapist intern
  • Clinical Supervisor/Consultant
  • Executive Director
  • Alcoholism Counselor
  • County Editor
  • Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Residential Counselor
  • VISTA VOLUNTEER - Volunteer Coordinator/Community Organizer
  • Psychiatric Technician


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