People with a Passion

Over 100 staff members play a role in helping to change our boys' lives. In addition to our Management Team listed below, our team is comprised of Masters Level Therapists and highly trained Direct Care Staff who are with the boys 24/7.

Meet our Staff


Dr. Michael Catalana


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Michael Catalana serves as Executive Director for Generations.  An accomplished executive and professor, Dr. Catalana brings a unique blend of leadership, academia, and clinical oversite to Generations.

Dr. Catalana began his career in behavioral health as a clinician and has since worked in various roles across a wide array of behavioral health services in various settings.  Previously he served as Director of Behavioral Health for South Carolina Mentor and prior worked at PRISMA health where he acted as manager for the Children’s Program as well as Learning and Development for Marshal I. Pickens Hospital.  Dr. Catalana also served as adjunct professor for Clemson University and continues to teach students; particularly those in internship or practicum.

Currently Dr. Catalana is working closely with the Board of Directors, the management team, and all other employees at Generations to ensure the residents’ programmatic and clinical needs are being met accordingly, the day-to-day operations are running smoothly, and the company as a whole is thinking innovatively and moving in a positive direction.

 

 

Chris Leach


Facility Director

 

As Facility Director, I have the distinct pleasure of working side by side with the Program Directors to ensure the staff and residents are working towards our common goal.  I joined Generations in 2007, and I knew after a few short months that I was in the right place.  I know we make differences in the lives of the adolescent at risk males as evident by the growing number of successful young men who leave our program.

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Heather Smith


Compliance Director

 

As the Compliance Director for Generations, I monitor our various contracts, coordinate national accreditation, and ensure our compliance with state and federal regulations.  In 2010, I began working as a Residential Counselor part time with the hopes of sharing my counseling skills and empathy for others. I later became an HSP and then PRTF Therapist/QA Coordinator before earning a promotion to the management team in 2014. I enjoy witnessing the residents transform into competent and kind young adults throughout their time in our program.

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Cassaundra Gamble


CLINICAL DIRECTOR

I began my journey at Generations as a Masters level therapist at Pathways and have since served in many tiers within the organization. As the Clinical Director, I am responsible for overseeing the clinical department and implementation of treatment used to stop the cycle of abuse. I work closely with the management team to ensure that our residents’ clinical and mental health needs are being met. I also work alongside the Program Manager in overseeing daily program routine and functioning. I began my journey as a mental health advocate after graduating from Winthrop University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. My passion for mental health grew stronger as I obtained my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2018. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor. I look forward to working with our boys every day and take pride in watching them transform into productive members of society.

Sue Dove


HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

I began working part-time at Generations in 2015. I hoped that Generations would be a good place for me to carry out my passion for helping others. I enjoyed working with the residents and helping Generations succeed in their mission to end the cycle of abuse. This led me to taking a full-time Mental Health Counselor position.  I have worked for Generations as a Mental Health Counselor, a Human Services Professional, the Staff Development Manager, and in 2019 I was promoted to Human Resources Manager. Although my position is different than when I first started with Generations, I love that I am still able to make a difference in the lives of others. I still participate as an aftercare counselor when the residents graduate the program and I enjoy being an advocate for Generations employees. I firmly believe that it takes a village and that we are all in this together.

 

Cam Porter


OPERATIONS MANAGER

As Operations Manager, I have the opportunity to engage with all our staff on a daily basis. I oversee payroll, payables and purchasing for Generations. I am a native of Greenville and attended Anderson College majoring in Business Administration. I have been with Generations for 8 years.

David Fields


PROGRAM MANAGER

David Fields serves as Program Manager for Generations. Through past experience David works to bring a combination of diligence, understanding, and resiliency to the program.

David began his career at Generations in 2014 and has had the opportunity to provide service as a mental health counselor, shift supervisor, and staff development coordinator. He is certified in Cornell Universities Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children in Residential Environments (CARE) and provides staff detailed training in various areas such as trauma, development focus, and creating therapeutic milieus.

David works closely with Generations staff, residents, and volunteers to help secure a program that ensures our mission through providing residents with activities, a manageable schedule and routine, opportunities to learn and contribute, and a safe environment.