About Us


To lead in providing quality, comprehensive healthcare that is affordable and accessible,
and to support the dedicated professionals who make caring for the individuals we serve their number one priority.

Community Treatment, Inc. or COMTREA

The agency’s legal name, Community Treatment Inc, was shortened to COMTREA (pronouced COM-TREE).  

Defining Our FamilyTrea

A family tree demonstrates the connection and genealogy of a family. Our patients, clients, doctors, nurses, dentists, therapists, staff, and volunteers form our familytrea. Our history, relationships, and future are defined within our familytrea.


18 Locations

COMTREA primarily serves Jefferson County, and while reaching more than ten surrounding counties

20,000 Patients

Jefferson County consists of 225,000 residents. We serve almost 10% of the county population

45 Years

With 45 years of service, we are proud of our rich history and look toward serving in the future

$150,000 Given Away

We partner with like-minded agencies in the community by donating $150,000 annually


Quality Care

COMTREA is committed to the highest quality care, and has received numerous awards

Affordable & Accessible

We strive to overcome financial, health background, and travel accessibility barriers


Through services such as telehealth and mobile clinics, we are dedicated to new and innovative approaches.


All staff are trauma-informed trained, and COMTREA collaborates in educating the public on this topic

What We Believe

A key principle of COMTREA’s mission and legacy is the pursuit of stable, healthy and equitable communities not only in Jefferson County but across Missouri.  We firmly believe that all individuals are of infinite value and worthy of complete respect and equal opportunity. We are committed to continuing to work towards leading all Missourians to stability and providing access to needed resources, especially for communities that have long been treated inequitably. It is our sincere hope that the pain we feel now will be the spark of actions that honor the dignity of all Missourians individually, organizationally, and systemically.

Issued by the COMTREA Board and CEO

Our Diverse Team


Staff and leadership currently consist of more women than men 

Race & Ethnicity

Staff and leadership consists of different races and ethnicities  


Staff and leadership are comprised of varying ages

Sexual Orientation

Staff and leadership identify in varying sexual orientations 

We are Taking Action


All staff complete discrimination awareness training annually


All departments meet regularly to address provision of care to all individuals


Policies are guided by equality and being trauma informed  

Hiring Processes

Interviews of applicants include a variety of equality sensitive questions

Meet our leadership

Sue Curfman, MA

Sue Curfman, MA

President & Chief Executive Officer

Sue Curfman joined COMTREA as its second Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. Since becoming CEO, she has focused on increasing health care access and integration of services for the vulnerable populations of Jefferson County. She strives to be a servant leader, and is an advocate for community health and the patients they serve.

Curfman attended California State University Fullerton, where she earned a Bachelor and Master of Communication Disorders. Her initial entry into healthcare was as a Speech Pathologist in a hospital and private practice setting, and quickly transitioned into operational and administrative management. She has pursued additional training in Six Sigma with certifications in Case Management and Quality Management. Curfman serves on numerous boards and committees, including Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA), Missouri Health Plus (MHP), Jefferson County Coalition to End Homelessness, and Pony Bird.

Curfman and her husband, Ken, have three children and eight grandchildren. Her hobbies include marathon running, art journaling, and card making. She has participated in more than 100 marathons and half-marathons, and loves the outdoors. One item on her bucket list was to backpack the Grand Canyon, which she did in 2014! She says “I saw such beautiful sights and natural wonders. It was amazing.”

Lisa Rothweiler

Lisa Rothweiler

Chief Operations Officer

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Amy Rhodes, MBA

Amy Rhodes, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

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Rachael Bersdale

Tony Sokolic

Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health

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Christopher Cook, DDS

Director of Oral Health

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Patty Vanek

Patty Vanek

Vice President of Quality Care

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Monica Johnson

Monica Johnson

Director of Integrated Nursing

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Cindy Vessel

Cindy Vessell

Vice President of Community Services

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Kim Elbl

Andrea Cuneio MA, LPC

Vice President of IT

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Katie Harman

Katie Harman, SPHR

Vice President of Human Resources

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Katy Murray

Katy Murray

Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Quality Management

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Lisa Wigger

Makenzie Beckham

Executive Assistant

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Lisa Wigger

Ashley Harvin

Director of Psychiatry

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Lisa Wigger

Joule Stevenson

Director of Primary Care

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Serving Jefferson County and Missouri

  • Private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization
  • Integrated, comprehensive Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary care, dental care, and psychiatric services
  • Community mental health center for Jefferson County, designated by the Jefferson County Commission
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Organization
  • Community mental health center for Jefferson County, designated by the Jefferson County Commission
  • Administrative agent for the Psychiatric Services Division of the Missouri Department of Mental Health for Jefferson County
  • Comprehensive substance treatment and rehabilitation facility for Jefferson County and St. Louis County (South of Highways 40 and 44)
  • Domestic violence shelter advocate for Jefferson County
  • Alcohol and drug use treatment facility for Jefferson County and surrounding areas, including the city of St. Louis
  • Certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Service, and Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
United Way of Greater St. Louis
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Missouri Department of Public Safety