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Leadership

Meet our team

Green Tree School & Services holds a foundational belief in the power of a strong community to create a positive impact on students' lives. One of our core S.H.I.N.E. values is Nurturing, and we commit to encourage the personal, professional growth and development of every member in our community. Learn about our highly qualified administrative team that are leading our community each day.

  • Ashara Cashaw, MSW, PsyD

    Ashara Cashaw

    Executive Director

    Ashara Cashaw, MSW, PsyD

    Dr. Cashaw is the Executive Director for Green Tree School & Services. Dr. Cashaw has been providing therapeutic services to children with unique needs and abilities for over 20 years. She joined Green Tree School & Services in 2013 and served as the Clinical Director of Operations in the Behavioral Health Department. Dr. Cashaw received her bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cashaw is passionate about developing opportunities for everyone – our students and our team members – to grow and reach their full potential. With a keen eye focused on growth and development, Dr. Cashaw and Green Tree School & Services strive toward consistently elevating the standard for special education services.

    “Lasting change is different than a goal. You don’t always get your goals, but you always get your standard.”

    Ashara Cashaw

    Executive Director

  • Dana Monroe, Senior Vice President, Chief Education Development Officer

    Dana Monroe

    SVP and CEDO

    Dana Monroe, Senior Vice President, Chief Education Development Officer

    Dr. Dana Monroe assumed her role as the Chief Clinical Officer of Green Tree in 2017. Previously, she worked directly one-to-one with clients and students. She advanced into various middle-management positions and is now a senior manager.

    Monroe has a master’s degree in clinical counseling with a school counseling certificate and a doctorate in education. She loves being part of Green Tree’s growing quality program and working with all the amazing professionals who make the school so special.

    In her free time, Monroe volunteers at her church, spends time with family and friends, and is a member of many community organizations. She is a member of the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania Counseling and the National Board of Certified Counselors. She also works part-time as a therapist at Better-help.com

    “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

    Dana Monroe

    SVP and CEDO

  • Clinton Nelson, Director of Behavioral Services

    Clinton Nelson

    Director of Behavioral Services

    Clinton Nelson, Director of Behavioral Services

    Clinton Nelson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS, is the Director of Behavioral Services for Green Tree Schools. Clint began working with Green Tree School & Services in 2013 in the behavioral health department. Clint moved into the school in 2016 after a year as the Director of the Partnerships program. Clint brings over 20 years of experience as a clinician and consultant in the behavioral realm. He also has over eight years of experience as an administrator. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Clint earned both his BA (psychology) and M. Ed (Educational Psychology) from Temple University in Philadelphia.

    "I go to work every day strengthened by the knowledge that there is no greater privilege than to be granted the access to make a difference in the lives of children. My responsibility is to ensure that I prove myself worthy of that privilege every day.”

    Clinton Nelson

    Director of Behavioral Services

  • Maureen Manning, Director of Clinical Services

    Maureen Manning

    Director of Clinical Services

    Maureen Manning, Director of Clinical Services

    Maureen Manning, Ph.D., NCSP, BCASE, is the Director of Clinical Services for Green Tree School & Services. Maureen oversees the clinical services team and the implementation of tiered clinical supports, including nursing/school health, school psychology, social work, speech language pathology, and occupational therapy. She has over 15 years of experience as a school psychologist in public and private schools and has also taught graduate-level courses in school psychology and special education.

    Maureen received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology at St. Joseph’s University. She earned a master’s degree in school psychology and a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. She has national certification as a school psychologist and state certification in Pennsylvania. In addition, she holds a teaching certification in PA for elementary students in grades K-6 and special education students in grades K-12. She recently earned national board certification as a special education advocate.

    “I enjoy working at Green Tree because we are committed to implementing best practices for the students who need this the most. We continually monitor, evaluate and reflect upon our practices in order to improve the quality of services we deliver. Furthermore, we are committed to fostering the growth and development of our staff.”

    Maureen Manning

    Director of Clinical Services

  • Dareema Primus- DeVose, Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator

    Dareema Primus-DeVose

    Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator

    Dareema Primus- DeVose, Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator

    Dareema Primus-DeVose, serves as the Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator for Green Tree School & Services. Dareema has over 16 years of experience working in human services with a focus on working with youth. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After landing a job in the social services field in 2005, Dareema decided to pursue a career focused on impacting the lives of families and youth.

    In 2001, Dareema completed her graduate studies at Eastern University, earning her master’s degree in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Development. Dareema has been a part of the Green Tree family for 11 years. She has served in a number of different capacities throughout her tenure but is the most excited about her role as Admissions & Community Outreach Coordinator. Dareema enjoys having the opportunity to introduce students and families to Green Tree and to see the positive effects that a nurturing and supportive learning environment can have on a student’s life.

    “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

    Dareema Primus-DeVose

    Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Deeandra Knight, Office Manager

    Deeandra Knight

    Office Manager

    Deeandra Knight, Office Manager

    Deeandra Knight is the Office Manager for Green Tree School & Services. Deeandra began working with Green Tree in 2013. Prior to joining Green Tree , Deeandra worked as an English tutor at an after–school program and as administrative support staff at Temple University’s Campus Safety Services. She started with Green Tree as a receptionist but has proved invaluable and was promoted to human resources coordinator and then office manager. She is also active on the staff engagement and safety committees.

    She enjoys working at Green Tree because she is able to support every function of the school, including supporting her fellow colleagues with various tasks and projects. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and getting together with friends.

    “We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou

    Deeandra Knight

    Office Manager