Hannah Marley, MS
Vice President of Operations
Hannah began her career at The Light Program in 2011 as an addictions counselor where she helped adolescents and their families navigate complex issues with substance use. In 2013, she became the director of adolescent services and then was quickly promoted to regional director of operations in 2014. Hannah transitioned into the vice president of operations role in 2019, where she has been integral to the success of The Light Program over the past several years.

Hannah is deeply committed to building mental health and substance abuse programming that is impactful to the communities that The Light Program serves. She earned a master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Villanova University, and her nuanced approach to operational leadership has been informed by over 11 years of experience across the full spectrum of behavioral healthcare services. Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, as well as traveling to the New Jersey shore and the Pocono Mountains.
Beth Cusack, MA, LPC
Clinical Director, Interim Executive Director of Exton, Jenkintown and Pottstown
Beth graduated cum laude from Temple University with a major in psychology. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology at La Salle University. After finishing her graduate program, Beth worked as an outpatient counselor with adults both on and off medication-assisted treatment. She began her career at The Light Program as an intensive outpatient therapist, where she worked with adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. During this time, Beth earned her state license in professional counseling, and soon became the director of intervention services at the Bridge Way School, a high school focused on providing a safe and sober educational community for adolescents with co-occurring needs. In November 2016, Beth became the program coordinator for The Light Program’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Lansdale. During this time, Beth helped adolescents and their families work through daily challenges and construct healthier selves and family units. In November 2019, Beth transitioned to executive director overseeing Exton and Pottstown sites and programming. In October of 2020, Beth was able to provide additional oversight to Jenkintown programming. Beth enjoys working directly with the clinical teams, developing new programming and having fun!
Daniel Rodgers, MA/MBA LPC
Executive Director of Center City Philadelphia
Dan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with additional master’s degrees in business and music. He has over 30 years of experience teaching, leading, coaching, counseling and managing teams. Dan has been with The Light Program since 2009 and is the executive director of the Center City Philadelphia location. He is a trauma-certified counselor and is trained in Advanced EMDR, DBT, CBT, EFT and hypnosis. He is a Red Cross Certified CPR/AED/FA Instructor. Lastly, Dan is trained and certified as an International Critical Incident First Responder by the ICISF. Dan received his BA, MA in Music and Business from the University of Miami, and his MA in Counseling from Liberty University.
Jane C. Brown, LPC, CAADC, CCPG, CCTP
Executive Director of Havertown, Phoenixville & Radnor
Jane has been an executive director with The Light Program since 2019. Jane has served in various clinical positions from clinical supervisor with Rehab After Work to creating our first Gambling IOP under The Light Program. Jane completed her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Immaculata University. She has been dedicated to helping people in the field of counseling since 2005. Outside of work, Jane enjoys outdoor activities throughout all four seasons, especially anything in the snow.
Jill Adams
Executive Director of Paoli, Lansdale, Holistic Services & Adolescent Services
Jill’s passion for working with youth struggling with substance use disorder and other challenges began with her work in the juvenile justice system, working in detention centers, victim advocacy and as a juvenile probation officer. Due to growing systemic concerns that became more and more evident to her, she made the decision in 2014 to begin treating adolescents and young adults with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders with The Light Program’s sister organization, Rehab After Work. It was while she was facilitating intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment that she was given oversight of all adolescent programs for Rehab After Work, as well as those at The Light Program. It was then that Jill developed and opened the company’s first adolescent partial hospitals under The Light Program, serving teens struggling with mental health and co-occurring disorders. Jill is now an executive director, overseeing multiple offices and teams within the organization. With approximately 15 years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families in multiple capacities, Jill continues her passion through management and continued service to an incredibly important cause.

Outside of work, Jill serves on the board of directors for Be a Part of the Conversation and holds the vice president seat on the Board of Directors for Project Live; both organizations are committed to providing prevention, education, intervention and support those struggling with substance use disorder and their loved ones. Jill is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and is a certified strengths-based family worker. She is married with two children and enjoys swimming and yoga in her free time.
Karim Assous, MA, MSEd
Executive Director of Northeast Philadelphia
Karim began serving as executive director of our Northeast location in January 2021. Karim is a Bucks County, PA native. He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from Muhlenberg College, a master’s degree in education from The University of Pennsylvania, and was a Ph.D. candidate in developmental-clinical psychology at the University of Maine. Prior to The Light Program, Karim was living south of the Mason-Dixon line, helping the Department of Juvenile Justice roll out brand new evidence-based programming across the state of Virginia. Multi-systemic therapy (MST) is an evidence- based treatment program for youth 12-18 years old at risk of out-of-home placement. Karim witnessed first-hand the efficacy of using evidence-based programs and how they can lead to real community change. Karim’s research interests include adolescent peer relations and sociometrics, relational aggression, and pediatric overweight and obesity. Clinically, Karim is passionate about the dissemination of evidence-based programming and the supervision relationship. When he is not working, Karim and his wife are hiking with the quest of conquering all 63 national parks or he is watching his favorite “football” team, Chelsea FC.
Ashley Beach, MS, CAADC
Regional Quality Manager
Ashley joined the Pyramid Healthcare team in 2012 and moved to the commercial outpatient division in 2021 as part of the Regional Quality Management Team. She has worked with adolescents and adults in drug and alcohol and mental health programs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Psychological Sciences through Shippensburg University. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys hiking, crafting, cooking and spending time with family.
Nedson Campbell, MD
Medical Director
Dr. Campbell grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his family. He attended Temple University where he studied psychology, and then went on to Temple University School of Medicine where he studied to become a psychiatrist. He proceeded to his psychiatry residency at Yale University, and he completed his formal medical training at Yale while attending their addictions psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Campbell returned to the Philly area to work at The Light Program and to lay roots in the Philadelphia area that he loves so dearly. In his off hours, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as travelling to far reaching places whenever he gets the chance.
Michelle Watson
Psychiatric Practice Coordinator
Michelle is a Southeastern PA native. She grew up in Blue Bell and graduated from Delaware Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in large animal science. While her career path took her into human science work, she still remains connected to animals through horseback riding and a love for being outdoors. Michelle has a strong background in patient care, from managing primary care offices, ENT specialists and most recently a chiropractic office in Center City. These combined experiences have developed the skill sets to support multiple operations within Pyramid Healthcare, including 15 outpatient locations, one residential location and Pyramid Online Counseling.
Jessica Lyman, MS
Assistant Director of Adolescent Services
Jessica began working at The Light Program as a therapist in 2018. Prior to this, Jessica gained significant experience working with and treating broad, diverse populations consisting of children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including inpatient hospital and outpatient settings. During her time with the company, she served as a therapist providing treatment to adolescents and adults with both mental health and substance abuse needs in the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program settings. She transitioned into the role of lead clinician for the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program at the Radnor site in 2019. Most recently, Jessica moved into the role of assistant director for adolescent services. She is looking forward to combining her clinical experience with her passion for assisting adolescents and their families with navigating the mental health system in her new position.

Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Scranton. Jessica then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she earned a master’s of science degree in mental health counseling. She has also earned a certificate in cognitive behavioral therapy and a certificate in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy. This academic and professional experience provided Jessica with a strong understanding of how to treat a wide range of mental health issues and, ultimately, help empower individuals to lead fulfilling, satisfying, healthy lives.
Laura Schuster, MPA
Director of Marketing
Laura joined The Light Program in 2018 as a program coordinator, then transitioned into the role of psychiatric practice coordinator working closely with our providers and medical director. In late 2020, Laura transitioned into the role of the community liaison, and was soon promoted to director of marketing for both The Light Program and our sister organization, Rehab After Work, serving clients, families and loved ones who are seeking behavioral outpatient treatment. Laura has worked in the healthcare field for over nine years, and has had experience working with individuals who may be struggling with their mental health, a substance use disorder or eating disorder and assisting them in navigating their road to recovery. Her passion is to help others find accessible treatment through our services and working in our communities to be a reliable referral partner. Laura received her bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from Temple University and her master’s degree in public administration from West Chester University. She grew up in the Delaware County area and currently lives there with her husband and two young sons.
Gina D’Emilio
Community Liaison
Gina is a graduate from West Chester University. She spent the first part of her career clinically managing in a residential setting for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. She has the knowledge, experience and communication skills when working with individuals, families, providers, clinicians and doctors who may be struggling with a loved one or client in crisis. She has continuing education in psychology and brain injury education. Gina can be a tremendous resource during this time of need. Outside of work, Gina enjoys going on mini adventures with her family, reading and running.
Jeffery Schiele
Executive Assistant
Jeffery graduated cum laude from Temple University with a degree in geography and urban studies and certificate in geographic information systems (GIS). His capstone study examined how GPS technology has affected the ways in which LGBTQIA+ individuals navigate questions around identity and community. Jeffery joined The Light Program team in July 2018 as an administrative office coordinator and quickly transitioned into the executive assistant position in November 2019. In his current role, he supports the vice president of operations and clinical operations team with the many administrative pieces relevant to The Light Program’s outpatient programming. In his spare time, Jeffery enjoys running, sewing, crochet, DIY and contributing to community organizations.