The PATH Team

 Leadership Team

Michele Barrows

Co-President, Project Director Region: All

Michele was born and raised in the Muncy/Hughesville area. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University. She maintains the CCJP and the ICCJP credentials. Michele has worked with PATH’s chemical dependency and addiction programs for over 23 years and provides oversight to the agency’s D&A Program and its 8 licensed locations.

Steve Gaito

Co-President, Facility Director. Region: Southeast

With 20 years at the Agency, Steve manages the operations at the Bloomsburg, Lehighton, and East Stroudsburg treatment centers. He is also responsible for agency-wide training programs.

Lisa Alfieri

ASE Director & East Stroudsburg Program Manager Region: All

Lisa has over 25 years of experience working with at-risk youth. She has been with PATH for over 19 years, originally as a caseworker and now as the director of the organization’s ASE programs and as the program manager for the East Stroudsburg location.

Brian Brown

Sr. Accountant Region: All

Brian has been working in the finance/accounting field in central Pennsylvania since the late 90’s. He majored in economics and graduated with honors from Haverford College in 1997. Brian started at PATH in February 2012 and became Treasurer of the organization later that year. Brian is responsible for payroll, tax reporting, presenting financial results to the Board, and supervises accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Amy Freeman

Clinical Director Region: All

Amy Freeman is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the human service field. Over the past 10 years, she has specialized in program development and the clinical treatment of traumatic stress. She is designated a Diplomat by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Amy will serve as the Program Clinical Director.

Sue Pipitone

Director, Educational Programs Region: All

Susan holds several certifications in Education including Administration Prek-12, Supervisory in Special Ed Prek-12 along with teaching certification in Special education. She has work in the education field for over 15 years with experience in both administrator roles of Principal and Director of Special Education for PA Public Schools.

 Board of Directors


Heather Haefner

Board Secretary

Business Manager, PATH

Chris Bailey


Broker, Sholley Agency, Inc. | Lewisburg, PA | Director since 2016

Brian Brown

Board Treasurer

Senior Accountant, PATH

Chris Bingaman


Vice President of Sales, Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. | Kreamer, PA | Director Since 2006

Fred Martin


Assistant U.S. District Attorney (retired), Middle District | Williamsport, PA | Director Since 1997


Virginia T. Michael, M.ED., NCC, LPC


President, Oasis Counseling Associates | Lewisburg, PA | Director Since 2012

Dr. Troy Williamson


Warden (retired), Lewisburg Penitentiary | Lewisburg, PA | Director Since 2010

Tim Gage


Staff Email Directory

East Stroudsburg

Program Manager

Lisa Alfieri

Honesdale D&A

D&A Program Supervisor

Angel Vaccaro


Regional Director

Whitney Bitner


Program Manager

Kevin Loch


Program Manager

Meg Franzone

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