Board and Executive Staff

Board of Directors


William G. Smith, Chairman

Lucia B. Williams, Secretary

Robert V. Caruso, Ph.D., Vice Chairman


James Junikiewicz
Herman Mattleman, Esq.
David S. Owens, Jr.

Denise Ray-Shields, Ph.D.
Michael D. Scales
Regan P. Kelly, NET President and CEO

Emeritus Board of Directors

Lawrence J. Devlin
Leonard Davis

Josephine Petrea


Executive Team

With over 25 years of experience as a skilled leader in the behavioral health and social service industries, Regan Kelly is committed to improving services to children, youth and families in the Greater Philadelphia region. Following 10 years as Vice President of Youth and Family Services at NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET), she assumed the role of CEO and President in 2013 and is responsible for the strategic planning and overall operations of a multi-system, multi-state social service organization with 14 sites.

Prior to NET, Regan drove operational and systems development at several behavioral health organizations in Pennsylvania, including the Behavioral Health Training and Education Network, which functioned as an extension of Community Behavioral Health at the time.

She brings extensive knowledge of quality assurance practices, performance-based contracting, and managed care financial models with expertise in organizational and strategic planning, policy development, acquisitions and mergers, implementation of internal and external systems controls, as well as fiscal and program management that is results-oriented and mission-driven.

Regan received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from DeSales University.

Eboney has been a part of NET Centers since March 2005. She has over 20 years of experience in children and family services with specializations in child welfare and performance management. Prior to her current role, Eboney served as NET’s Director of Child Welfare Services and later established NET’s first child welfare quality assurance department. Eboney has been intricately involved with Philadelphia’s child welfare system- transformation, Improving Outcomes for Children. In her current role as VP of Strategic Quality Management, Eboney is responsible for facilitation of NET’s strategic plan, facilitation of the accreditation across all programs, and strengthening the agency’s consolidated approach to quality and performance improvement.

Dr. Jeanne Lehrer has her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Psychology from Villanova University. She has worked in a variety of settings including school districts, hospitals and residential settings specializing in working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. She has spent the last 15 years working in the area of community mental health both evaluating children’s needs for services as well as creating, expanding and improving services that currently exit within the system. Dr. Lehrer entered NET in 2007 as a Unit Director of Children’s Behavioral Health and has participated in the development of five new community based programs for children and their families, the newest of which is the SPIN-NET Philadelphia Autism Center for Excellence (PACE). Dr. Lehrer is committed to ensuring that all children receive quality evaluation, services and treatment in programs that are under her direction.

Amy Andre McNamee, PsyD, is a Pennsylvania state licensed psychologist and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with opioid use disorders and managing facilities that provide services to this population. Prior to joining NET, Amy served as the Assistant Director of the Addictions Recovery Unit and the Program Manager of the Opioid Treatment Program at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She received her Doctorate and Masters degrees at Chestnut Hill College and Temple University, respectively, and a degree in Psychology at Arcadia University.

Kevin Noel joined NET as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration in 2013. He provides leadership and strategic direction for all financial and operational functions and directly oversees finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, and facilities. Prior to joining NET, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer for Children & Families First in Wilmington, Delaware with similar responsibilities. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and completed his undergraduate work at Widener University.

For the past 41 years, Mr. Schultz has served as a counselor, administrator, coach and mentor in the public health sector. As Vice President of NETs adult continuum of drug-free recovery programs in Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and Delaware for over 20 years, Mr. Schultz has consistently led the improvement of service delivery so countless persons in recovery have been able to sustain recovery and prosper in their daily lives.

He has successfully directed an integrated approach to service delivery for co-occurring persons in recovery since 1984. In 2002, Mr. Schultz became the leader of NET’s transformation to a recovery oriented system of care (ROSC). NET now has an active and vibrant Consumer Council, which provides support to persons early in recovery both at NET as well as within the larger Philadelphia community. He has taught addiction studies at local universities and served as a certified state trainer in the state’s PCPC certification program. Mr. Schultz holds a Masters degree in Psychology.

Deszeree Elis Thomas is a collaborative leader with over 17 years of experience in child services and local government as an attorney, consultant and executive. She has the proven ability to lead change management efforts, work effectively across sectors, develop strategic and operational plans, and manage systemic issues. Deszeree is committed to using her professional and educational backgrounds to improve systems and resources for children and families. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from Howard University, Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration from Temple University, and Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.