Our Team

Suzanne Brock – Executive Director

Suzanne Brock

Suzanne has worked at Barnabas Home for twenty years.  She has served in many different capacities during this time.  Suzanne’s philosophy is – Children First.  She has seen many children come and go and has been privileged to see many grow to be successful adults.  She enjoys her job and looks forward to the challenges each day brings.

Suzanne’s email:  Suzanne@barnabashome.org

Sean McNierney – Assistant Director

Sean McNierney

Sean is the Assistant Director of Operations with Barnabas Home.  He began his career with At-Risk Youth with the United States Air Force. Upon leaving the military, Sean began working at Auberle Home for Children in Pittsburgh, PA.  Sean transferred to Eastern Kentucky University and worked full-time with Barnabas Home.  Sean has developed this program since 1992, accumulating almost 25 years of experience managing youth under his care.  Sean began as a frontline staff in 1990 and has continued to learn as a recreational therapist, program coordinator, work program/community service worker and Crisis management Instructor.  Sean believes deeply in providing a safe, structured and unconditional environment for our children to build the necessary skills needed for adulthood.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hiking, motorcycles, road cycling and 15 years of coaching soccer.  Sean has three wonderful children ages 24, 21, and 15.


Mike Fee – Finance Manager

Mike Fee

Mike has been a member of the Barnabas Home family since October 1992 – when it was established.  Mike has five years experience as a Child Care Worker (CCW).  During this time he was promoted to Unit Supervisor and was awarded the “Best Performing Supervisor” and “Outstanding Performing CCW” awards.  Mike received the majority of his training at Eastern Kentucky University.  His course of collegiate study included classes such as:  Team Building, Conflict Resolution, De-escalation, and Leadership.  Mike is also a certified Safe Crisis Management Instructor and has undergone advanced training in Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, Budget Forecasting, and Financial Planning.


Mark Combs – Office Manager

Mark Combs

Mark is a 2002 graduate of Jackson County High School.  Upon graduation, Mark joined the U.S. Army and completed three years of service including a stent in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In 2006, Mark began working at Barnabas  Home as a member of our residential staff.  Mark is currently pursing a degree in information and technology.

Matt Brown – Medical Supervisor

Matt Brown

Matt, a native of Eastern Kentucky, comes from a large family consisting of seven younger brothers and one younger sister.  Likewise, Matt is well accustomed to the issues and struggles encountered by children and youth.  Matt feels that his work at Barnabas Home is an excellent fit considering his childhood and upbringing.  Matt began working at Barnabas Home in 2005.  Since then, he has held various positions including Night Monitor, Child-Care-Worker, and Unit Supervisor.  Matt’s ability to handle emergency medical situations earned him the responsibility of being the CPR and First Aid Instructor.  Since January 2014, Matt has served as resident Physical Health and Well-Being Custodian.

Keith Lakes – Clinical Supervisor


Keith, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), has been practicing in the field of mental health for fifteen years. He has also earned certification in Individual Intellectual Assessment and as a National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Specialist. Keith served as guidance counselor at the high school and elementary school levels. He also worked for twelve years as a Child Behavior Specialist.

Contact Keith at:  keith@barnabashome.org

Paul Gay – Counselor

Paul Gay

Paul has been with Barnabas Home since 2003.  He has twenty-three years experience in residential treatment and out-patient mental health.  One of Paul’s primary strengths is his life experiences which have helped him to understand and connect with clients.  Paul has been trained in Comprehensive Child Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Assessment and Treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorders, Childhood Developmental Disorders, Self-Mutilation, and Asperger’s Syndrome.


Dennis Coil – Unit 1 Supervisor

Chris Bailey – Unit 1 Supervisor

Chris Utz – Unit 2 Supervisor

Adam Smith – Unit 2 Supervisor

Vic Caldwell – SCM Trainer

Vic Caldwell