Garcia and Tausek Join Sweetser Leadership Team

Michael Tausek and Jennifer Garcia

Sweetser recently welcomed two additions to its leadership team. 

Jennifer Garcia joined Sweetser in 2022 and has been promoted to Clinical Director of Residential and Day Treatment. Jennifer collaborates with the Director of Education, children’s residential programs and Saco CSU to ensure the quality of clinical care is best meeting the needs of children and families. She is responsible for developing structure and implementing processes. Jennifer is involved in the day-to-day needs of the programs’ clients and staff. Prior to Sweetser, Jennifer worked in residential programs and had a private practice for nearly 10 years. Her therapeutic focus has been on co-occurring disorders, substance abuse disorders and mental health diagnosis. Jennifer earned a master’s in mental health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a licensed LMHC in Florida and LCPC in Maine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking with her black labs, photography, and exploring new places as she re-acclimates to her home state.

Michael Tausek joined Sweetser in 2023 as the Director of Recovery Services. In this role, Michael oversees our peer-focused recovery programs. Prior to Sweetser, Michael spent a career in various leadership roles in government and non-profits focusing on program development, case management and community relations. Michael is passionate about working with justice-involved and marginalized populations. He is also Veteran of United States Coast Guard. Michael earned a BA in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine and a Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law.