Director of Clinical Services
Melanie joined the team at Adoptions Together in December 2020 as the Director of Clinical Services.She serves in a leadership role providing oversight to the counseling, family finding, and training programs. Melanie has extensive experience in child welfare in both public and private agencies. She holds both her bachelors and masters degree in Social Work. She has worked as a Social Worker in Family Preservation, Reunification/Foster Care, Adoption, Custody & Guardianship, Post Adoption, Outpatient Mental Health Center, and as the Director of Residential Services at a Maryland based child placement agency. She is a licensed clinical Social Worker, board approved supervisor, certified residential child care program administrator, and holds a certification as a clinical trauma professional. Melanie is a life long learner and has taken extensive training in trauma informed care, grief and loss, motivational interviewing, and treating self-destructive behavior with trauma survivors.
Melanie Geddings-Hayes, LCSW-CDirector of Clinical Services
Weberlyn Dossen, LMSW
Weberlyn is responsible for intakes, conducting psycho-social assessments, problem identification, treatment planning, and pairing clients with a therapist that will best fit their needs. Weberlyn has spent 3 years working with adults, adolescents, and families as an advocate for individuals involved with the Philadelphia Family Court and as a therapist in Primary Care Office settings. Her areas of expertise include acute trauma, women’s health, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD with or without psychotic features, substance use disorder, unmanaged chronic illness, intuitive eating/ fitness, and truancy. She loves to cycle, roller skate, dance, drink tea, travel, make plant-based recipes, and watch old episodes of Hey Arnold and The Office. Life is about healing and learning how to love and accept ourselves. Her aim is to have everyone feel heard, understood, loved, and accepted.
Weberlyn Dossen, LMSWIntake Coordinator
Sharazad (Sarah) Haimanchandra, LMSW
Mental Health Therapist
I received my B.A in Psychology from Trinity University. I also earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore. I have worked with children and families in various settings for 5+ years, trained at CFSA’s Child Welfare Training Academy, trained in trauma-informed care, and provided Functional Family Therapy to at risk youth and families. Working with children and families has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy working closely with families, getting to know them, what works and what doesn’t, and developing a partnership in order to help them feel empowered and equipped with the tools needed to heal and promote positive outcomes. To be able to witness the growth and resiliency that every child and family has is super rewarding and makes it all worth it. I am a Mental Health Therapist with Family Works Together, providing counseling to individuals and families who have achieved permanency through adoption.
Sharazad (Sarah) Haimanchandra, LMSWMental Health Therapist
Jennifer McLeod, LMSW, (LCSW Under Supervision)
Mental Health Therapist; Adoptive Parent Support Specialist
Jennifer received her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a therapist with Adoptions Together since 2020 and is also the Parent Mentor Supervisor. Jennifer has been working with youth and families in various capacities for the past 20 years and is a foster and adoptive parent as well as a biological parent. Jennifer is trained in TFCBT and loves working with children of all ages along with their families. In her free time she likes to hike and camp and is actively involved with her local Roller Derby league.
Jennifer McLeod, LMSW, (LCSW Under Supervision)Mental Health Therapist; Adoptive Parent Support Specialist
Erica Moltz, MA, NCC
Erica has been part of the Adoptions Together team for 20 years. Her specialty is supporting families to achieve permanency. As a Clinical Trainer and Coach she facilitates workshops and support groups for parents and professionals nationally and internationally. Her core topics of interest include trauma, attachment, FASD, mindfulness, open adoption, stress management, and grief and loss.
Erica Moltz, MA, NCCClinical Trainer
Delois Pearsall, LMSW, LCSW-C
Delois Pearsall LMSW, LCSW-C, joined FamilyWorks Together in April 2017 as a Counseling Specialist (Therapist) for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services’ Permanency Program. She entered the field of social work in 2004, after a lengthy career in Information Systems Management in the private sector. Delois’ experience in public child welfare, school social work, and her business acumen, have equipped her in providing excellent counseling services and customer service to her clientele. Delois is an adoption competent, attachment focused, and trauma informed therapist with FamilyWorks Together, serving clients in Maryland. In her spare time, Delois is a history buff and enjoys reading, writing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She hopes to release her 2nd published work in 2020.
Delois Pearsall, LMSW, LCSW-CCounseling Specialist
Program Specialist, FamilyWorks Together
Cynthia Rivers joined Adoptions Together in 2014 to support our permanency services programs and is now the FamilyWorks Together Counseling Program Specialist. She brings with her 17-years of dynamic administrative and information management experience in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Her contributions are indispensable to the operation of our Counseling program. Prior to AT, she was the Data Supervisor for Educational Data Systems, Inc. She has a strong interest in ethnology and is currently enrolled at UMGC, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. Outside of work, Cynthia enjoys time with her family- outdoors, at science and cultural events, and being creative.