Executive Director: TRUDY BIRKEMEYER FUNK, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Funk is the Executive Director at Curran Seeley providing program direction and staff supervision to the organization. She is a Master Addictions Counselor as well as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). During her time with Curran Seeley, she has worked in each program and recently piloted the Co-Occurring Mental Health Program at Curran Seeley. Ms Funk received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Wyoming.
JOANN CIOFFI, Finance Manager
Ms. Cioffi joined the Curran Seeley Foundation in February 2009. She is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. She also assists the Executive Director with financial and state reporting as well as special projects.
ANNE ELLINGSON, Certified Addictions Practitioner
Anne works with the Women’s and Men’s Outpatient Treatment programs. Anne graduated with a BA in English from Hollins University, then received her Masters of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has two children and has lived in the valley for 28 years. She loves to hike, bike, and Crossfit.
Clinical Director: DR. MANI FAEZ, M.A., PsyD, LMFT -226
Dr. Faez specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy with training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Strategic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Multidimensional Family Therapy. Prior to joining Curran-Seeley Foundation, Dr. Faez served as a Lead therapist, Clinical Director and Chief Clinical Officer with some well-known treatment centers throughout California. Dr. Faez has worked with individuals and families in the field of mental health and substance abuse for more than 9 years. His work focuses on restructuring individual and family dynamics as well as psychoeducation of clients regarding attachment and trauma. Dr. Faez believes that the family of origin is fundamental in how we learn to love, support and communicate with others and we can either repeat the examples that were given to us, or we can find other solutions that work better for us. Also, he believes that being authentic and genuine is critical for healing.
Curran-Seeley Foundation in his words
“It is the greatest honor I could hope to be associated with such a passionate and dedicated team. In addition, this group is committed to the success of each and every one of our clients. Therefore, every member of the Curran-Seeley Foundation team goes beyond what is expected. As a result, we uphold a standard of excellence that we have become known for in our industry.” -Mani Faez
JAMIE LASDEN, Clinical Programs Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jamie has a diverse social work background working in residential facilities, law enforcement agencies, homeless shelters, state agencies and schools. Jamie is passionate about advocating for policies that affect her clients. Jamie works with individual clients, treatment groups, and manages clinical programs for Curran Seeley. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jamie received a Masters of Social Work from the University of New England and a Bachelors of Fine Art from Parsons School of Design. Jamie spends time with family, friends and her dogs finding joy in relaxation, being outdoors, sharing a meal and laughter.
DIONIS RISTO, Provisional Clinical Social Worker
Dionis works in the men’s intensive outpatient program and the adolescent treatment program at Curran Seeley Foundation. He has a diverse clinical background working in residential facilities, mental health agencies, as well as agencies that work with victims of domestic/sexual abuse. Dionis is passionate about mental health and advocating its importance and understanding in the Jackson Hole community. A provisionally licensed clinician, Dionis received a Masters of Social Work from the Northwest Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Dionis enjoys a variety of sports, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and ping-pong. His truer passions include traveling and Mediterranean cuisine.
MARY RYAN, Provisional Clinical Social Worker
Mary is a Provisionally licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working with both the women’s and men’s Intensive Outpatient Program groups and individual clients at Curran Seeley. She is also a Registered Dietitian and her experience includes intensive work with eating disorders. She completed her Master of Social Work degree through the University of Wyoming, her Master of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Utah, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Saint Michael’s College. She enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, cooking, and anything outdoors with her husband and black lab.
HILLARY LAVINO, Provisional Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Lavino is a provisionally-licensed Clinical Social Worker at Curran-Seeley.
Hillary is a provisionally-licensed Clinical Social Worker working with individual clients and treatment groups at the Curran Seeley Foundation. Before gaining her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wyoming, Hillary worked locally as a high school art educator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Vermont in Art Education and Art History. Hillary has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings ranging from residential treatment facilities to public schools and she’s very passionate about this demographic. Having been born and raised in Jackson, Hillary is very invested in this community as well as in the field of substance abuse treatment. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, traveling, & spending time with family and friends.
HEATHER FRANKLIN, Provisional Clinical Social Worker
Heather is a provisionally licensed social worker and prevention specialist at Curran Seeley Foundation.
Heather is a Provisional Clinical Social worker and Prevention Specialist at Curran Seeley. She is currently teaching prevention curriculum to grades 4th through 9th in the Teton County School District. She also provides outreach to local businesses to share prevention strategies for their employees. In addition to prevention and outreach, Heather is a substance abuse therapist for individuals and groups. Heather has been part of the Jackson community since 1994. Before she attained her MSW from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, Heather was a yoga instructor for 13 years. Yoga has taught her the value of mindfulness, compassion, and the holistic approach to healthy living. She loves sailing, mountain biking, and being outdoors in the summer and skiing throughout the winter.