Ginny is currently in her 47th year as an educator. She graduated from West Chester University in 1971 with a degree in Education and an area of concentration in Special Education. Ginny began her teaching career at York Suburban School District, where she was the first Special Education teacher in the district. She retired in 2003 after 32 years with the York Suburban District to begin a new career with Folium, Inc. Now in her 14th year with the company, Ginny serves as Director of Special Education. She provides a crucial service for our school district customers through reviewing Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) referrals sent to our Affinity Educational Solutions for compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Education standards. Ginny also serves as the District Administrator for PSSA’s and Keystones.
Ginny often says that her real passion was realized when she began working for Folium. One of the most enjoyable parts of her job is mentoring new staff. She enjoys training the Special Education staff on the “ins and outs” of Special Education law and paperwork requirements. Ginny also enjoys traveling to the Transition programs to be a resource for Special Education questions and be part of their support network.
Shannon has worked in the mental health field since 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Syracuse University in 2006. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Shannon worked in a residential facility for children in crisis and then transitioned to behavioral support for students in an alternative education placement. Shannon earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in 2009. She has worked in a variety of unique settings including providing mobile therapy as well as chronic care for people suffering from mental health illness while incarcerated.
Shannon is a certified secondary school counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has also earned the title of Nationally Certified Counselor as well as Licensed Professional Counselor. Shannon is credentialed with multiple insurance providers.
Shannon joined Laurel Life as a school based counselor during the 2014-2015 school year. She has worked as an outpatient therapist specializing in thought and mood disorders as well as working with clients who have experienced trauma across all ages. Shannon has experience as a psychological associate completing best practice psychological evaluations. Shannon became the supervisor of Dauphin and Cumberland County School Based Services in 2016 and was promoted to Director of School Based Services in 2019.
Shannon provides clinical supervision for clinicians trying to obtain licensure. She works closely with multiple school districts to help provide the therapeutic component of Emotional Support programs as well as a trauma classroom within the public school setting. She values the collaborative relationship between the therapeutic and district staff as well as the parents and caregivers of our students.
Janna began working with children in the mental health field in 2008 doing in-home therapy and behavioral consultation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lehigh University in 2005 and her Master of Education in Secondary School Counseling from IUP in 2007. Janna continued her education in 2017 and received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling. Janna is PA certified in school counseling and is currently pursuing her LPC. She began working for Laurel Life in 2012 as a Brief Treatment therapist and then moved to a Transition Classroom in 2014. In 2016, Janna became a Supervisor of Transition Classrooms and began implementing the Transition Model throughout various school districts across the state. She is currently a Senior Director of Transition Classrooms.
Janna is passionate about helping students work through past trauma through resiliency practices, relationships and building empathy. She loves brainstorming behavior and developing creative ways to meet student needs. Janna also works closely with school district staff and enjoys building positive relationships within school communities. In addition, she is energized by the team she works with and the work being done.
Janna would love to someday combine her love of animals with working with children and open a therapy farm to continue to help children experience situations and themselves differently.
Nicole graduated Wagner College and Saint Francis University with a BS and Masters degree in Education, respectively. She earned a doctorate in Education, Administration, and Leadership from Walden University in 2014. Nicole has worked in the Education and Mental Health fields for 15 years, and has been an adjunct English Professor as well.
In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and younger daughter, and being a movie buff!
Wilson has worked in the counseling and behavioral health field for more than 25 years. His work in criminology, behavioral and therapeutic work has paved the way for leading the Family-Based Mental Health Services as their Director. Wilson joined Laurel Life in 2015 as a Brief Treatment therapist and also was the JUMP therapist for the JUMP wellness Court which was designed to provide services to juveniles involved in the delinquency system with presenting behavioral health needs in a manner consistent with evidence based–practice. Wilson’s previous experience in the field include as a Therapeutic Staff Support, Case Manager, Mental Health Counselor, and within the forensic sector.
Wilson graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, then continued on to earn his Masters of Science in Human Behavior from Capella University. He has also started and hopes to complete his PhD in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis on trauma. Wilson is also a Licensed Behavioral Specialist and a Certified Family Trauma Professional.
An avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, Wilson enjoys coaching sports and providing motivational speaking engagements. Through his extensive experience, Wilson has gained comprehensive knowledge working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with mental and behavioral health issues. He specializes in working with children with Autism and moderate to severe behavioral issues while motivating individuals around him and others to be at their best at what they do.
In the Fall of 2016 Darren joined Folium Inc., where he became the Regional Director. Darren’s responsibilities include being the Administrator for the Laurel Life, and Affinity Educational Programs serving Franklin County. He works closely with partnering District Representatives to provide an array of Educational services which benefits students both within and outside the District setting.
Darren’s unique Position branches into all four divisions of Folium Inc, the only employee to have that distinction other than the Senior Leadership. Other duties include assisting with New Staff Orientation, a member of the Core TIC Team, and most recently a certified trainer for the organization through the American Heart Association.
Darren is the Administrator for the Mill Road Adventure Challenge and Team Building Course. The Mill Road Adventure Challenge Course is located on the grounds of the Brown’s Mill Center, where School Districts, Sports Teams, and Businesses have all contracted for challenging, fun, adventurous team building activities.
Darren’s other responsibility is the Administrator of the Rolling Hills Transit. Rolling Hills Transit provides transportation services to Districts for their “public and non-public students”. Services include daily transportation to and from school, field trips, and “special trips” such as athletic teams. Currently, Rolling Hills Transit has over 60 Vans and mini-vans in operation on a daily basis throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Folium, Darren began his career as an Emotional Support Teacher with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15 where he continued to work for 8 years. In 2002 Darren joined a Private Adventure Education organization where he served in the capacities of a teacher, a coordinator, and an Educational Director
Darren attended Dickinson College where he earned a BA in History and Education. He also completed 57 graduate credits in “Instructional Strategies” and “Special Education” from Wilkes University and Shippensburg University respectively. Darren has coached Basketball and Baseball for over 18 years, and enjoys golfing, fishing and vacationing.
Jennifer started her experience at Laurel Life in 2010. Through the years, she held therapeutic roles within School Based Services, Brief Treatment, and Outpatient offices. She is now the Director of Outpatient Services.
Jennifer's specialties include EMDR, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and PTSD She has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families in individual, group, and family therapy for the past 13 years. She is very active, energetic, involved and personal in her therapy sessions. Jennifer incorporates a blend of approaches, evidence-based practices, styles, and treatment modalities to find what is most helpful for each individual client. She provides support and understanding to help clients build on their strengths in order to gain the personal growth they would like to achieve.
She has been utilizing EMDR in her practice since 2020 and believes that our emotional well-being is interwoven with our physical state. She works with a variety of concerns including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, behavioral disorders, divorce and grief.
Originally from upstate New York, Margaret has worked in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. While attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a Masters of Arts in Sociology she began working in day groups and homes for adults with Intellectual Disabilities. After moving to Chambersburg in 2010 she began working in a school setting specializing in Autism support as Director of Operations.
In 2014, Margaret started with Laurel Life as a Mobile Therapist and Behavioral Consultant with the Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) team. In 2015, she transitioned into a supervisory role at the Franklin/Fulton program and in 2021, with programming changes occurring from BHRS to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), Margaret transitioned into the role of Operations Director.
She enjoys working with families to help them find the best level of service for their child and working with the IBHS team to understand program guidelines. Margaret enjoys spending time with her daughter, being outdoors, and reading.
Polly is the Co-Founder of the Transition Classroom concept. She saw a need for classrooms that focus on helping students who have behavioral needs as well as those who have experienced significant trauma.
Polly has a degree in K-12 Special Education and K-6 Regular Education. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education. Polly has taught both special education and regular education during her career at the elementary and middle level in both private and public schools. She also taught preschool in the past, and she is currently an adjunct professor for Wilson College.
In addition, Polly holds a Special Education Certification in Administration and was a Director of Special Education for a school district for 14 years.