About Our Staff
Potomac has closely-knit treatment teams across the country. These are comprised of professional Family Therapists, Family Coaches, Clinical Team Leaders, and leadership and staff members who are all passionate about helping families restore themselves to a state of health, balance, and vitality.
Our team members are hired for their strong clinical credentials and experience; once hired, all staff members continue their professional development in the form of seminars, classes, experiential learning, mentoring, case studies analysis, research, and writing. The large size of our team allows for constant supervision and safety.
As a founding member of InnerChange’s first program, New Haven, Dustin Tibbitts has shaped much of the CORE philosophy, its program leadership structures, employee training initiatives, and clinical policies and procedures. Dustin’s experience spans over two decades in long-term residential treatment, outpatient, and transition settings. He has served on the boards of Early Light Academy and the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC). He is currently a National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Government Relations Committee Memberand a Board Associate of ACRC. He is a popular presenter at national conferences and universities, and was the recipient of NATSAP’s prestigious Leadership Award in 2014. He holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amridge University. Dustin loves to travel, explore architecture and create things with his wife, and even dabbles with the Native American flute. (Side note: he put himself through college playing jazz trombone.) He’s always listening to music, especially jazz, rock, and Christmas classics (whether it’s the Christmas season or not).
Leah has spent over 20 years in the mental health field and knows the true value of building relationships and making them work within the community. From staying connected with past clients and staff to focusing on the importance of relationships in her own personal life, she prioritizes these things above all else. Leah is proud of the many strong relationships she has within the industry, from her time on the Board of Directors for NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) to serving as the Conference Chair of the Southeast Regional NATSAP Conference to leading the development of the Mentor Program for Evolving Women.
Having started her career in wilderness as a therapist and program director, Leah saw first hand the value of ongoing therapeutic work once a client returns home. In her most recent role as Vice President, Clinical Integration at InnerChange, she also realized the true value of using data in treatment and a high level of accountability for successful outcomes. Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Community Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
As a mother of two very active children, Leah, along with her husband, lives in Asheville, North Carolina and recognizes the importance of family and the hard work that is often times needed to nurture and maintain those tight bonds. Leah is an avid reader and has a regular yoga practice. She and her family enjoy camping and traveling together.