Ms. Maranda has spent the last eleven years as the Executive Director of Caritas Central Intake, the largest facility of its kind in the state, and has also served for five years on the volunteer Board of Directors of TWTC. Her prior leadership roles were in residential and out-patient substance abuse treatment programs at Cornell-Interventions, Illinois.
Ms. Maranda is held in exceptionally high esteem by her peers in the field of social work and substance abuse treatment. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Xavier University, Chicago. She also maintains CSADC and MISA II certifications through the Illinois Certification Board.
“I am pleased to be a part of The Women’s Treatment Center’s rich history of helping women obtain the recovery tools and parenting skills necessary to maintain a sober lifestyle as they rebuild their lives and mend the bonds with their families. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the team that will make The Women’s Treatment Center a beacon of light and hope for the women and children who seek our services.” - Linda Maranda.
Patricia E. Shaw, RN, BSN, MS
Ms. Shaw began her employment at TWTC as Director of Nursing in 1991, soon after the facility opened. She became Deputy Director in 2001, continuing to supervise TWTC’s nursing services, and adding responsibilities for facility operations, quality management, information technology and dietary services. Most recently, she managed TWTC’s transition to electronic medical records.
Ms. Shaw holds a Master of Science Degree in Health Service Administration from the University of St. Francis and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Lewis University.
"Lives have been changed here, and the bonds between countless women and children have been mended. It is very satisfying to have a role in this process - and their journey," she said.
Florence Wright, MS, CAADC
In her more than seven years at The Women's Treatment Center,Florence Wright has been continually rewarded and fulfilled by helping the women and children who benefit from the clinical operations she oversees in Residential Treatment, Outpatient and Nursing. She also manages family support services, including Parenting and the Daycare Center.
Florence has worked in both the public and private sectors since beginning her career in addition treatment in 1977. Her experience, coupled with a Masters of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis and a designation as a Certified Advanced Addiction and Drug Counselor, contribute to the wealth of knowledge she brings to TWTC.
Lionel Barberousse, Jr., M.D.
As the Medical Director of The Women’s Treatment Center (TWTC), Dr. Lionel Barberousse supervises the physicians who provide medical services and monitoring of TWTC clients. Among his clinical duties are medical management of TWTC’s Detoxification unit, Residential Treatment units, and the Outpatient Methadone Maintenance programs.
Dr. Barberousse, Jr. holds an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and earned his doctorate in Medicine from Finch University of Health Science/The Chicago Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at the Loyola-Provident Family Practice Residency Program in Maywood, Illinois.
"As with all practices in medicine, I find it rewarding to observe what the women are learning about themselves to make positive changes for their lives. As a result I am a better medical provider in aiding them to achieve their goals".