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Tonianne Ach, MSW

Youth Support Coordinator

Tonianne is a Master Level Social Worker who studied at Fordham University with a clinical concentration. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and the Visual Arts from Dowling University. Tonianne is BRIDGES lead social worker, supporting transitional Youth through barriers, challenges and goals. She is also a certified life coach who successfully reaches the young adult population where they are at through holistic and personalized approaches and experiences. She collaborates with each young adult to navigate their self-discovery.

Caryn Sawyer, Psy.D.

Grant Coordinator

Dr. Caryn Sawyer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate at the Ferkauf School of Psychology. She attended Lehigh University for her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology.  She has extensive experience conducting psychotherapy in a broad range of settings including hospital and health care facilities, college counseling and private practice. She has a strong background is substance abuse prevention, grant oversite, administration and health and wellness programming. Dr. Sawyer is excited to work as the Grant Coordinator for the BRIDGES team to support young adults in meeting their full potential.

Corrine Alba, LMHC, CASAC

Project Director of Bridges

Associate Director of  YES Community Counseling Center 

Corinne Alba is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Certified Prevention Professional.  She obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling from Long Island University and has been working at YES Community Counseling Center since 2007. As the Associate Director of Community, Outreach and Training she works with local communities, schools, coalitions, and businesses to provide outreach and education. Corinne facilitates the training and education programs and oversees the Federal Grant Programs awarded to the agency to support prevention, treatment and recovery efforts to address substance use. 

Larry Kirschner, RN, MS

Medical Consultant

Larry is an RN who earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from LIU. He also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Binghamton University, and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from SUNY Broome.. Larry's experience includes extensive critical and behavioral health care as well as substance dependence work in both in and outpatient settings. Larry is committed to providing medical support and education, and supporting recovery for our clients.

Julia Kaible, BA

Direct Services Facilitator 

Julia is a recent graduate from SUNY Oneonta where she earned her bachelors degree in Fashion Marketing. She uses her skills and experience to create and manage the BRIDGES Program social medias and website. As direct services facilitator Julia is here to help schedule appointments and direct our BRIDGES Program participants in the right direction throughout their journey!

Jade Shell, MHC-LP

Mental Health Counselor

Jade is a Master Level Mental Health Counselor who obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from CUNY Queens College. Jade’s clinical experience includes individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and substance use treatment. She also has experience working with LGBTQ+ populations. Jade is very excited to be a part of the BRIDGES team! She is passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, especially within underserved communities. 

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