Executive Team

Michael P. Hopkins, President and CEO

In 2008, Mike brought his 26 years of experience in children’s behavioral health to Children's Service Center. Mike previously worked at Gustavus Adolphus Child and Family Services in Jamestown, NY; KidsPeace National Centers, Orefield, PA; and Counseling and Care Services, Danville, PA. He holds a Masters degree in Human Resources and Administration, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Technical Communications.

Christopher C. Boyle, Vice President Human Resources

Chris has worked in human resources and financial management for 25 years. He joined the CSC family in 2008, prior to which he was Director of Human Resources/Controller at American Asphalt paving Company. He spent ten years as Vice President Human Resources/Operational Systems at Pride Mobility Products. Chris holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting from Delaware Valley College.

Sharon K. Pisarcik, Chief Financial Officer

Shari has more than 25 years of accounting and financial management experience. Prior to joining CSC in 2013 as Controller, Shari worked at Wyoming Valley Health Care Inc., as a Controller for the affiliated Visiting Nurse Association and prior to that in Internal Audit and Compliance for the Hospital. Shari holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Wilkes University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Joel Smith, Chief Information Officer

Joel Smith joined Children’s Service Center as a Senior Network Engineer in 2009, advancing to the role of Director of Information Technology, and becoming Chief Information Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Children’s Service Center, he worked at Pride Mobility for 10 years. He is a graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Carolanne Jones Leco, LCSW, BCD, Vice President of Programs

Carolanne Jones-Leco oversees community, school and site-based programs at Children’s Service Center, including 17 School-Based Behavioral Health programs, the Juvenile Wellness Court Program, IBHS and ABA programs, Family-Based Services, and Adoption and Foster Care Services. An employee since 1988, she started as a residential program worker and has served as assistant director of the Parent Counselor Program, Director of Residential Services, and Associate/Senior Director of Clinical Services, before her promotion to Vice President. She is a licensed clinical social worker with certifications in clinical social work, grief counseling, and disaster crisis outreach and referral.

While maintaining an outpatient therapy practice since 1998, Carolanne has been instrumental in chairing the Behavior Management Committee, and leading efforts with the Sanctuary Model and community outreach team, as well as training initiatives for trauma and safe crisis management.

She has been active with the Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association since 2006, where she serves on the Children’s Steering and Annual Conference committees. She also volunteers with the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to earning her Master of Social Work from Marywood College, Carolanne graduated from Mansfield University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Laura Jacoby, NCC, LPC, Vice President of Programs

Children’s Service Center employee since 2007, Laura Jacoby oversees clinical services for outpatient therapy, the Student Assistance Program, and the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program, including staffing, performance improvement, training and management to ensure effective programming for children and families. Her tenure at CSC includes experience as a residential treatment therapist, assistant clinical supervisor, and director of outpatient therapy, while maintaining her practice as an outpatient therapist. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Certified Therapist, and Certified PCIT Within Agency Trainer. In addition to her supervision of therapists and interns, Laura provides leadership for the clinical portion of the Electronic Medical Record, and as a member of the Sanctuary and Quality Assurance committees.

Between 2004-2007, she was a caseworker with Northeast Counseling in the Partial Hospitalization Program, and a mental health technician with First Hospital of Wyoming Valley.

Laura earned a master of science degree in counseling from the University of Scranton and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Kings College.

Summer Krochta, Vice President of Programs

Summer Krochta leads clinical and administrative operations for Crisis Intervention Services, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, Partial Hospitalization/School, the Care Coordination Department, and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program at Children’s Service Center. Prior to her promotion as vice president, she served as director of crisis and residential services between 2013-2021.

An experienced outpatient therapist, treatment counselor and supervisor, she previously served as administrative director at Volunteers of America, gaining an extensive background in operations, quality and compliance for residential and transition living programs from 2004-2013. Her early field work included direct care and case management focused on suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and adoption services.

Summer earned a Master of Social Work from Marywood University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University.

Jessy Miller, Vice President of Programs

Jessy Miller leads programs for substance use disorder, blended case management, and admissions, while serving as the project director for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic at Children’s Service Center and its adult care affiliate, Robinson Counseling Center. His activities include oversight of clinical services, performance improvement activities, and partnerships with community organizations and funders.

A Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Jessy joined Children’s Service Center in 2018 to launch the substance use disorder program and was promoted as vice president of programs in 2021. He began his career in behavioral health in 2004 as an adolescent case manager with Bethesda Day Treatment Center/PA Treatment and Healing, progressing as a drug and alcohol treatment specialist and clinical supervisor at Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services from 2006-2018.

Prior to earning a master’s degree in public administration at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, he completed a bachelor’s degree in sociology at East Stroudsburg University..