Meet our Leadership Team!

Kim Sonafelt

Kim Sonafelt

Chief Executive Officer

Kim joined Mainstay as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2018. In her role, Kim provides executive leadership and strategic direction in all aspects of operations – including finance, human resources, information technology, property management, agency communications and fundraising – to ensure Mainstay carries out its mission to the fullest extent.

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Craig Douglass

Craig Douglass

Chief Program Officer

Craig joined Mainstay as Chief Program Officer (CPO) in 2021. In his role, Craig provides strategic leadership for all Mainstay programs – ensuring efficiency, quality, stewardship, and an exceptional experience of care so Mainstay can carry out its mission. Additionally, he is responsible for compliance, program development, and building operating capacity for sustainability and growth.

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Jodie Esper

Jodie Esper

Chief Financial Officer

Jodie joined Mainstay as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2017. As CFO, Jodie is tasked with implementing the infrastructure and systems needed to support Mainstay’s mission, operations, financial objectives and strategic initiatives.

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Dorothy Gordon

Dorothy Gordon

Chief Advancement and Engagement Officer

Dorothy joined in 2021 as Mainstay’s first ever Chief Advancement and Engagement Officer (CAEO). In her role as CAEO, she spearheads fundraising efforts and promotes Mainstay’s mission through the donor experience. Additionally, she is responsible for leading the effort for raising philanthropic dollars through major giving, annual giving, legacy gifts, grants, and special events.

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Willette Walker

Willette Walker

Chief Human Capital Officer

Willette Walker joined Mainstay in 2022 as its Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO). In her role she supports the organization’s strategic human capital initiatives as a multifaceted leader through organizational development, employee relations, talent strategy and strategic business partnering.

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Barb Dyer

Barb Dyer

Director of Quality & Performance Improvement

Barbara joined Mainstay in 2010 as a Community Services direct support professional and was promoted into the positions of Community Services Manager and Community Services Coordinator before accepting the role of Director of Quality & Performance Improvement (DQPI) in 2022.

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Aaron Lucas

Aaron Lucas

Administrative Director

Aaron joined Mainstay as Administrative Director in 2019. As Administrative Director, Aaron is tasked with overseeing operations of facility management, fleet management, strategic development and general administration.

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Ned Ochester

Ned Ochester

Director of Program Operations

Ned Ochester was promoted to Director of Program Operations in 2022. In this role, he provides strategic leadership in service to Mainstay’s mission while overseeing all residential, community, clinical, and employment program operations.

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