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Dr. Melanie Carbonneau


Clinical Program Director

Staff member Kristen Goffe

Kristen Goffe


Clinical Supervisor

Staff Member Alicia Merry

Alicia Merry



Tiffany Leyne

Director of Family and Community Relations

Lisa Vanella

Admissions Coordinator

Clinical Director Dr. Melanie Carbonneau

Melanie Carbonneau

Clinical Director

Melanie serves as the Clinical Director of the Massachusetts Center for Adolescent Wellness. Melanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Music Therapist and holds her Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies. Melanie received her Master’s and Ph.D. at Lesley University in Cambridge MA.

Melanie’s diverse clinical background is one of the essential factors that made her just the right fit to lead the team at MCAW. The program she has developed aims to treat the client as a whole and use different modalities to bring out each individual’s highest potential. Melanie’s program development at Massachusetts Center for Adolescent Wellness relies heavily on family and community supports as key elements to client growth, healing, and ability to thrive. 

Families of the clients will be required to participate in the client’s treatment planning to foster a supportive social environment and promote the transition to community-based settings.

Being able to provide direct patient care in the New England region has been a passion of Melanie’s for as long as she can remember.   In Melanie’s downtime she can’t seem to get away from the music.  She enjoys singing Karaoke wherever she can find an audience and a microphone.  When Melanie is not making her own art, reading or singing Karaoke, she is spending the most precious of her time with her son.  

Staff Member Tiffany Leyne

Tiffany Leyne

Director of Family and Community Relations

Tiff serves as the Director of Family and Community Relations. Tiff is a seasoned clinical outreach professional with extensive experience and an intense passion for helping families and clients in crisis find the right treatment resources. Tiff collaborates widely with psychiatric hospitals, social workers, therapists, treatment professionals, clients, and families as an on-call consulting resource.

Tiff has experience working at some of the top-rated, evidence-based healing centers in the industry. Tiff prides herself on being able to find the right program for each client based on the particulars of their situation.

She is a mother of three boys and lives in Wakefield, MA. Tiff is thrilled to support and offer services to the community that she lives in and the state she grew up in!

Staff member Lisa Vanella

Lisa Vanella

Admissions Coordinator

Lisa serves as the Admissions Coordinator at Massachusetts Center for Adolescent Wellness. Lisa’s ultimate passion is to help people. In this role, she helps guide parents and helps children receive the care they need and deserve. After realizing her ultimate passion, Lisa decided to further her education and received her Youth Coaching Certificate. She wanted the opportunity to provide further education and guidance to families and the children she serves. In Lisa’s role, she is the first to greet clients entering the program and walk through the process with their families.

Lisa believes to succeed in life we must help others and lift each other up. In her downtime, Lisa enjoys spending time with her daughter, going to Broadway plays, and taking road trips. Quality time with family and helping her community are the essential points that drive Lisa on a daily basis.