Helping children who suffer from trauma isn’t just our job — it’s our calling.
Leading by Example
At The Bradley Center, our leadership team understands that serving children with special needs requires a heightened level of commitment, dedication, and trust. By working together, staying informed, and collaborating across departments, our shared knowledge and expertise shapes the programs and partnerships that our students, families, and educators rely on.
Lisa R. Fox, Chief Executive Officer
Lisa R. Fox has been with The Bradley Center since 1999. Her guidance and leadership has led Bradley to a position of prominence in the field of providing therapeutic and educational services to children who have experienced complex trauma. Today, Bradley is a certified Sanctuary facility, specializing in both trauma-informed care and organizational excellence. The organization is known throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia as a leading provider of services and support for families and children who are experiencing serious challenges.
Lisa began her career as a therapist at Warren State Hospital, where she worked with children and adults who suffer from serious mental illness. As a Community Resource Specialist at DuBois Regional Medical Center, she served as both an emergency room crisis worker, a mental health therapist, and was also directly involved in organizational development, training, and continuous quality improvement initiatives. In 1999, she joined The Bradley Center as Director of Community Services. She was quickly promoted to Administrator of Community Services, Residential Director, and then Chief Operating Officer before becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Throughout her career, Lisa has helped thousands of children in Pennsylvania and West Virginia overcome the impact of severe trauma histories and mitigate the symptomology of mental illness. As an advocate for these children, many of whom have grown to become healthy and productive adults with families of their own, Lisa is proud to have touched the lives of children and families in need for over 25 years.
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communications from Allegheny College, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Edinboro University. She has served on the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Children’s Advisory Committee, and as a professional co-chair in 2002. In addition, she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Council of Children Youth and Family Services Board of Directors. Lisa is a member of the 2014 FBI Citizens Academy Class and was the 2014 recipient of the Pittsburgh FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. In 2021, she was named to the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA). She serves on the Board of Directors of Beverly’s Birthdays, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit focused on delivering birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in-need. She has also volunteered extensively with the American Red Cross and United Way. Lisa’s organizational leadership and commitment to children extends beyond the professional realm, as she is actively involved with her local community and school districts. Lisa supports environmental causes both locally and nationally, and enjoys keeping several beehives. She also works with local animal shelters, through which she has helped many animals find their new forever homes through fostering and adoption.
Craig Taylor, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Craig A. Taylor, M.D., has been with The Bradley Center for 14 years. In his role as our Chief Medical Officer, he is responsible for managing the diagnoses, prescriptions, medications, therapy, and clinical care of our residents.
Dr. Taylor holds a B.S from Oregon State University, an M.A. from Temple University, and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. His post-graduate training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania included an internal medicine internship and psychiatric residency.
Dr. Taylor has previously held positions as Program Director, Division Director, and Medical Director at institutions including Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute, Allegheny General Hospital, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and Southwood Psychiatric Hospital. He has also served as faculty at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh Medical School. In addition to his work at Bradley, he also currently serves as a consultant to several Pittsburgh-area providers for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Beth Bremner, DNP, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner
Beth Bremner is a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Dr. Bremner has been with the Bradley Center since 2003 where she started as an intern/CDS and has continued working for the organization in various capacities. She is responsible for providing medication management for patients in the outpatient program and managing the diagnoses, prescriptions, medication therapy, and clinical care of our residents.
Dr. Bremner is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and currently working on her certification to be a PMHNP. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Carlow University, and her Doctor of Nursing at Robert Morris University.
Dr. Bremner has experience in acute care and outpatient, working with children, adolescent, and adult populations in the fields of neurology, medical surgical, family health, and pediatrics. She is experienced in treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, ASD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, DMDD, eating disorders, OCD, ODD, and PMDD.
Andrew Chomos, Chief Operating Officer
The newest member of our executive leadership team, Andy Chomos was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in October 2020 with leadership and insights vital to The Bradley Center as we continue to upgrade our IT infrastructure, integrate value-based contracting and risk-based payment structures, and expand our strategic initiatives.
Prior to becoming Bradley’s COO, Andy served on our Board of Trustees’ Finance, Audit, and Strategic Planning committees. His most recent work experience is in the medical devices sector, as the GM and Senior VP of Operations at Inspirata and previously as the CEO/CFO of Omnyx. His career experience spans more than 35 years in fields ranging from industrial to medical, with specializations in accounting, strategic planning, internal controls, enterprise resource management, and risk management.
Andy is the former President of the North Allegheny School Board, where he chaired the Budget & Finance Committee.
Beth Hines, Chief Program Officer
Beth A. Hines has been with The Bradley Center since 2017. As our Chief Program Officer, Beth is responsible for overseeing all of our Education and RTF programs and ensuring that our programs are relevant, effective, and meet the ever-changing needs of those we serve. She also identifies opportunities for expansion and growth within The Bradley Center’s program offerings, and provides mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional development to our leadership staff.
Beth has over 30 years of experience working with children and families in the fields of mental health and education, both in direct practice and in leadership/administrative roles. She began her career as a direct service worker in a residential program, and has since served in a wide variety of roles, including case manager, therapist, supervisor, director, and VP.
Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Grove City College and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has also earned a certificate in Executive Coaching from the Center for Executive Coaching in Sarasota, FL. Beth volunteers as a Mentor/Coach at The Center for Women, a Pittsburgh organization that provides programming, services, and referrals for women in transition with the goal of helping them achieve financial literacy and economic independence. When she’s not working, Beth enjoys spending her free time on the water with her family, friends, and two puppers.
Pat Hargest, Chief Development Officer
Pat Hargest joined the Executive Management Team in November of 2013, after having served on the Bradley Board of Directors for eight years. During her Board tenure, she served as both the Chair of the Nominating and Donor Relations Committees. She has previously held the role of Director of Development or Senior Development Officer at a range of diverse organizations, including The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.
As our Director of Development, Pat is responsible for developing and managing comprehensive fundraising programs, including annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, events, and membership, as well as funding diversification among individuals, foundations, corporations, government sources, and the United Way. Pat’s prior service on Bradley’s Board of Directors included board development and interfacing with various board committees, member prospecting, donor cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation; the development of donor communications including appeals, newsletters, grants, scripts, and cases for support; and online fundraising.
Pat is an active member of the Pittsburgh community, including: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Board of Directors; AFP Professional Development Committee, Chair; AFP Mentoring Program, mentor; City of God Foundation, Board of Directors, Chair; Shadyside Hospital, Eucharistic minister; Sacred Heart Church, volunteer; Sisters of Saint Joseph, associate.
Danielle Weber, Chief Financial Officer
Danielle Weber oversees the agency’s Finance Department, which includes Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Billing functions. Her role at The Bradley Center is to ensure internal financial controls, and provide accurate financial reporting and effective organizational budgeting and cash flow management.
Danielle began her career in private accounting before moving on to spend several years in corporate finance. Now through her work in the non-profit sector, she is proud to connect her love for numbers with a mission that serves such a meaningful purpose.
Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington & Jefferson College and her Master’s of Business Administration from Waynesburg University. She has been with The Bradley Center since 2017.
Megan Georges, Administrator of Quality Services
Megan has been with The Bradley Center since 1993, when she started as a Child Development Specialist. Since 1997, she has been in the Quality Services Department. As the Administrator of Quality Services, Megan oversees information management/data analysis, safety/risk and regulatory compliance. She is the Safety Committee Chairperson and serves as a Family and Client Advocate.
Megan attended the College of Wooster where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is co-author of the article “Reduction of Physical Restraints in Residential Treatment Facilities” published in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. Ms. Georges frequently participates in various state-developed workgroups and taskforces focused on meeting clients’ needs, regulatory interpretations, and regulation development.
Bailey Goldberger, Administrator of Program Compliance
As the Administrator of Program Compliance, Bailey is responsible for oversight of the Admissions, Quality Assurance, Case Management, and Medical Records departments. She also serves as Bradley’s HIPAA Privacy Officer, Corporate Compliance Officer, and is a Family and Client Advocate.
Bailey earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She received a Master’s of Science in Education from Duquesne University. In addition, She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds certifications from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling. She has been with The Bradley Center since 2002.
Lisa Lowrie, DSW, Director of Advocacy and Consumer Relations
Dr. Lowrie has been with The Bradley Center for over 17 years as the Director of Advocacy and Consumer Relations. As a Licensed Social Worker, she has extensive experience in social welfare policy, advocacy, regulation, and funding. In addition, she enjoys teaching and training, and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to mental health, critical time intervention, motivational interviewing, self-care, and disaster recovery.
Dr. Lowrie volunteers for community service with the American Red Cross serving as a lead and member of the Central Pennsylvania Disaster Mental Health and Services to Armed Forces teams. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University and a Doctor of Social Work Degree from Kutztown University and Millersville University. Her areas of interest are: children’s mental health; individuals and culture; the culture of generational cohorts; technology and its impact on the social worker; retention in the human services workforce; and policy, practice and education related to email use in the workplace.
Melanie Karpinski, Director of the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
Melanie Karpinski joined The Bradley Center in 2014 as the Assistant Director of Education, and she was promoted to Director of Education/Principal in 2018. Under her leadership, Bradley’s education department grew significantly to serve a larger population of children and offer more diverse programming for the students’ ever-changing needs. In 2021, she became the Director of The Bradley Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.
Melanie began her career in 2000 in the social services field, in the positions of QMRP/Caseworker and House Manager Aide at Allegheny Valley Schools. In 2008 she entered the education field as a Special Education Teacher at Career Connections Charter High School (CCCHS) in Lawrenceville. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she served as the Instructional Team Leader for the Special Education Department and was a member of the Professional Development Committee. After receiving her supervision certification in 2013, Melanie became the Director of Special Education/Transition Coordinator for CCCHS.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Education in Mental and Physical Disabilities from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she has a Pennsylvania teaching certificate in Elementary and Special Education, a Pennsylvania Supervisor of Special Education certificate, and a Pennsylvania K-12 Principal certificate.
Amanda Tobias, The Bradley School Principal and Director of Education
Amanda Tobias has been with The Bradley Center since 2017 when she was hired as a Special Education Teacher. Ms. Tobias became a Leader Teacher in 2018 and continued her advancement as Assistant Principal in 2019. She has over 10 years of experience in various educational environments with a variety of populations including alternative education and autistic support. Throughout her career, she has worked with students with behavioral needs in grades 1-12. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education English from Slippery Rock University in 2009. She received her Masters in Special Education from Slippery Rock University in 2010 and obtained her level II teaching certificate in 2015. Ms. Tobias earned her Principal certification at Point Park University in 2019.
As The Bradley School’s Principal and Director of Education, Ms. Tobias manages the school and oversees special education, student services, curriculum, and provides supervision to teachers. She ensures that the school is in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Ms. Tobias works alongside her leadership team to maintain a positive climate and culture within the school program by focusing on student centered education and promoting prosocial behavior.
Charles “Chuck” V. Lord, M.S., NCC, LPC, Director of Clinical Programming
Chuck has worked in the mental health community for more than 30 years, and has been with The Bradley Center since 1994. As the Administrator of Clinical Programming, Chuck trains staff members in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), The Sanctuary® Model of Trauma-Informed Care, and Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.). He also provides residents with group therapy, A.R.T., Sanctuary®, Body Awareness and Responsibility (BAR/Sexual Education), and LGBTQ 101.
Chuck oversees the Internship Program at Bradley, providing supervision for both Bachelor’s and Master’s level interns, as well as supervision for Mental Health Therapists seeking their licensure. He has recently begun teaching as a part-time faculty member at Robert Morris University in the University’s Psychology Department. Chuck received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Chatham University.