Leadership Affiliates

The following professionals have endorsed the Coach-Mentor program by referring clients or providing professional expertise in training or supervision.



Jeff Brain, MA, CTS, CEP
Director

Jeff has been advising, counseling, guiding and mentoring youth, young adults and adults throughout his 26 year career. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a certified trauma specialist and a certified educational planner. Jeff has extensive clinical and administrative leadership experience in a variety of residential and outpatient settings and has worked with individuals with a variety of mental health, substance use, developmental and behavioral issues.

Jeff has served hundreds of families as an advisor, advocate, therapist, behavior specialist and trauma specialist working almost exclusively with individuals in their homes and the community. Jeff also developed and co-founded an innovative, residential transition program for emerging adults with mental health challenges as well as founded and leads a therapeutic youth group for adolescents with social skill deficits. He is an expert in anger management, having developed and copyrighted a successful and innovative anger management curriculum for adolescents and young adults.

As Director, Jeff provides leadership, training and supervision to coach-mentors as well as being a liaison to referring professionals, family members and the individual served.


Dr. Mark R. Dell, M.A., Psy.D.
Clinical Partner

Dr. Dell has his master's degree in counseling psychology and his doctorate in clinical psychology. Over the past 20 years Dr. Dell has had the opportunity to care for and treat a broad portion of the young adult population in a variety of different clinical settings such as high school, college, residential and hospital programs, as well as the New Jersey State Prison System. Presently, Dr. Dell manages his own private practice where he treats a majority of young adult males struggling with co-occurring diagnoses (i.e., depression and addiction).

Dr. Dell vehemently advocates for a holistic approach toward the mental health field. He sees his clients as individuals who share a universal struggle: creating a life defined by purpose and meaning. It is in this sense that he finds Coach-Mentors to be of inherent value because of the collective and collaborative treatment program that it affords the general public.

Dr. Dell believes that the integrative relationship between the therapist and coach-mentor enhances the personal growth, self-reliance, and self-confidence of each client along with expediting the overall therapeutic process.


Dana Quinn, B.A., M.A.
Regional Supervisor

"Hi, my name is Dana and I live on Long Island. I'm happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I obtained my BA from Stonybrook University and my Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University. I started my career in the "helping" profession in 1988 and have found tremendous joy engaging with so many wonderful people.

My experience includes working with teens and young adults, facilitating a mentoring program for youth and coordinating a family self-sufficiency program. I have had the pleasure to partner with so many individuals, who have repeatedly proven to me that the human spirit is resilient and that strength and personal growth is possible in any situation.

My strong belief that every individual is capable of self-determination, success and happiness has led me to Coach-Mentors. I look forward to partnering with you in your unique journey toward your goals, while lending support and guidance, teaching you helpful strategies and tools to overcome barriers and connecting with you on a personal level. It is my hope that while providing you with positive motivation, you will discover your own wonderful potential. "