Recognized Experts in Working with Adolescents and Young Adults.
William A. Fusco, CASAC
WILLIAM A. FUSCO is a founder and Executive Director of Dynamic Youth Community, Inc., with the responsibility for agency programming, fiscal and clinical policy development, external communications and the overall representation and functioning of the agency. He is responsible for supervising senior staff performance and reports to the Board of Directors.
With over forty years spent in the field of chemical dependence treatment, Mr. Fusco specializes in substance abuse counseling services to adolescents, young adults and their families. He remains an advocate to those in need of treatment by serving on various government and professional coalitions, panels, committees. Mr. Fusco is immediate past Chairman of the Coalition for Community Services, an alliance of New York community-based substance abuse agencies. He is on the Executive Board of Therapeutic Communities Association of New York and is a Board Member of the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers. He served on the Governor’s Advisory Board from 1990-1994. Mr. Fusco also served on the AD HOC Credentialing Board for New York State from 1986-1990 and the New York State Consolidation Board from 1986-1988.
Mr. Fusco became interested in the field of substance abuse treatment after himself completing Phoenix House, a long-term treatment program. He attended St. John’s University, has his CASAC and actively engages in continuing educational experiences in his field.
Karen J. Carlini, CASAC
KAREN J. CARLINI, CASAC, is the Associate Director of Dynamic Youth Community, Inc., a New York State licensed and funded adolescent drug rehabilitation program dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of adolescent alcohol and substance abusers. DYC was founded in 1970 and Ms. Carlini, a credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor, has been with the organization since 1974.
Under the oversight of the Executive Director, Ms. Carlini is responsible for agency programming, fiscal and clinical policy development, external communications and the overall representation and functioning of the agency. She is responsible for supervising clinical staff performance, reporting to the Board of Directors, and along with DYC’s Executive Director, a vital link between the agency and New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Ms. Carlini is affiliated with several outside entities in the field. She is a board member of Therapeutic Communities Association of New York (TCA), NYS Association of Substance Abuse Providers (ASAP), and The Coalition for Community Services, an alliance of New York community-based substance abuse agencies. She is the co-chair of the NYSASAP Adolescent/Youth Committee.
James Schneider, CASAC
Program Director, Outpatient Facility
JAMES SCHNEIDER is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and 1994 graduate of The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York with a BA in Sociology & Anthropology.
Presently, Mr. Schneider serves as Program Director of Dynamic Youth Community’s outpatient program located in Brooklyn, New York and began his career with DYC in 1994. He is former Assistant Commissioner of The Therapeutic Community Association’s Men’s Softball League (1996-1999) and is presently a member of OASAS’ Administrative/Regulatory Relief Group. He continues to be involved in the local community through various outreach programs and events.
Jennifer Reinhardt, CASAC
Program Director, Intensive Residential Facility
JENNIFER REINHARDT is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and began her professional career at Dynamic Youth Community in 1991. Jennifer received her CASAC certification in 1993 and has been working with young adults ever since.
Presently, Mrs. Reinhardt serves as Program Director of Dynamic Youth Community’s Intensive Residential Facility located in Fallsburg, New York.
Scott Lynch, CASAC
Program Director, Community Residence
SCOTT LYNCH is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and is the Program Director for DYC’s Community Residence since its opening in March of 2008 and is the Coordinator for Dynamic’s Parent’s Association.
Mr. Lynch began his professional career at Dynamic Youth Community, Inc. and received his CASAC certification in 2001. Scott also has his CASAC-G which is a specialty certification in gambling. Scott presently serves as Commissioner of the Therapeutic Communities Association (TCA) of New York, Inc.’s Athletic League.
Our team is further supported by a group of dedicated and talented counselors and counselors-in-training many of whom hold professional degrees in social work and related areas as well as CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) certifications.