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.
COMTREA primarily serves Jefferson County, and while reaching more than ten surrounding counties
Jefferson County consists of 225,000 residents. We serve almost 10% of the county population
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
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
“Services are offered to all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender identity/sexual orientation, or disability.
No one will be denied access to services at COMTREA based on ability to pay.”
COMTREA is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
We strive for racial equity and social justice in our recruitment, onboarding, and retention practices. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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
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
Interviews of applicants include a variety of equality sensitive questions
Meet our leadership
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.”
Chief Operations Officer
Lisa Rothweiler became Chief Operating Officer for COMTREA in 2018 after 20 years of providing operational support managing departments, projects, and personnel. Rothweiler manages daily operations of COMTREA with oversight of facilities, dietary, IT, communications, office administration, and marketing. She is involved at the state level with many initiatives stemming from legislation changes over the years.
Rothweiler and her husband are lifelong residents of Jefferson County. She has two children and two grandchildren, and enjoys time at the lake.
Amy Rhodes, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Amy Rhodes joined COMTREA in March 2007 as the Accounting Manager and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in July 2008. Rhodes has over 25 years of financial accounting experience. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor in Accounting and Missouri Baptist University with a Master in Business Administration.
Rhodes and her husband, Randall, are lifetime residents of Jefferson County and have three children and two grandchildren. She is very involved with several online support groups for Nemaline Myopathy, grieving parents, and military parents. Rhodes is a past member of the Jefferson County Developmental Disability Resource Board and a member of Rose of Sharon Full Gospel Temple.
Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health
Tony Sokolic joined COMTREA as a Community Support Worker in October 1994. Since that time he has continued his education, received his Master’s in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012. In March 2022 he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health. His focus is bringing wraparound services to the individuals in need in the community. This includes building a trusted rapport with community providers and working in harmony to support those in need.
Tony serves/has served on numerous committees and boards, including Developmental Disability Advocacy (DDA), Chair of the Missouri Behavioral Health Council (MBHC) Children’s Committee, Chair of MBHC’s Integrated Behavioral Health Council, Systems of Care, Parent as Teachers (PAT) Advisory Board, Fostering Court Improvement and MBHC C-STAR transformation.
Tony attended St. Louis University and earned his Bachelors in Psychology. He earned his Master’s in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University. He has worked in the nonprofit sector with COMTREA since 1994. His experiences includes providing clinical services, supervising staff and youth outpatient programs for mental health and adolescent outpatient and residential for substance use.
Tony and his wife Pam have two adult children who are both in college. He enjoys time at the lake while sitting on the dock listening to the quiet. He has lived in Jefferson County since the age of three and continues to work in Jefferson County.
Christopher Cook, DDS
Director of Oral Health
Dr. Cook is passionate about oral health education and increasing access to care in underserved areas. He is a St. Louis native, and has had the opportunity to work at multiple community health centers in the region. Since joining COMTREA in 2018, he has worked at Valley Middle School in House Springs, providing care primarily to Northwest students and their families. In June 2021, Dr. Cook moved into the Director of Oral Health role providing leadership for the mobile and clinic programs.
Dr. Cook earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from University of Missouri and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is married with a dog and two cats. During his free time, he enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Vice President of Quality Care
Patty Vanek joined COMTREA in October 2012, and transitioned into Vice President of Quality Care in 2018. Graduating from Jefferson College with her Registered Nurse degree, Vanek has over thirty years of experience working in the primary care clinical setting with eighteen of those working in a rural health center, followed by working at COMTREA, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Vanek seeks to assure and improve the desired health outcomes and overall satisfaction of individuals served by continuously monitoring COMTREA’s service delivery approach and correlation between the levels of improved health services.
Vanek and her husband, John, have been residents of Jefferson County since 1989. She is active in her community and feels privileged to work for an agency that gives so much back to local residents. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and anything that includes activities with her beloved dogs.
Director of Integrated Nursing
Monica Johnson has been a nurse for over 30 years, has 20 years of leadership experience, and has an extensive nursing background in behavioral health and substance use treatment. Johnson will support integration of care in promoting behavioral health training among health professionals for the highest quality outcomes. Johnson lost a friend early in her life to drug addiction and suicide. She decided to focus her nursing career on helping erase the stigma associated with addiction and mental illness. Monica believes COMTREA’s mission aligns with her desire to serve marginalized and underserved individuals.
Johnson was born and raised in the St. Louis City area, and enjoys exploring Missouri parks and leaving painted rocks behind with positive sayings on them. She loves community and professional theatre, comic books, movies, music, special FX makeup, basketball, bonfires, and spending time with family and friends.
Vice President of Community Services
Cindy Vessell has worked for COMTREA since 1991. As Vice President of Community Services, she works with managers, directors, staff, and volunteers of COMTREA’s grant-funded service programs. Programs include the School Liaison program with integration in behavioral health, the Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri, and A Safe Place domestic violence shelter. Prior to her current position, Vessel held multiple roles within the Agency including Vice President/Clinical Director of Children and Youth Services and Vice President/Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Vessell has a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomat. She is a member of the board for the Children’s Advocacy Center, and serves on the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board, which is a senate confirmed appointment.
Andrea Cuneio MA, LPC
Vice President of IT
Andrea Cuneio, MA, LPC, has been with COMTREA since 2004 and Vice President of IT since 2019. She began her career at COMTREA as a Community Support Specialist and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Saint Louis University while in that role. Andrea worked in a variety of roles in the Adult Behavioral Health division at COMTREA before transitioning to IT in 2016, which allows her to combine her passion for helping others and love of data and technology.
Andrea grew up in Jefferson County in Arnold and Festus and now resides in St. Francois County with her husband, stepdaughter, dog, and two cats. One cat, Zoloft (Zoey) was adopted in 2011 after letting herself into the office in Festus and refusing to leave Andrea’s desk. In her free time, Andrea enjoys being active outdoors, baking, and spending time with family.
Katie Harman, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources
Katie Harman joined COMTREA in 2014 as a Senior HR Generalist, providing guidance and support to agency leaders and coworkers. In 2019, Harman assumed the role of Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing all functions of the department. The HR team is focused on employee culture, engagement, and development of coworkers within the agency.
Prior to joining COMTREA, Harman worked as a Human Resource Officer in the financial industry, covering various functions of HR including implementation of compensation plans, benefits, coaching and development of staff, and employee relations. Katie has over 10 years’ experience in HR and is an active member of the National Human Resource Association.
Harman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State and a Master of Human Resources Management from Webster University. She is married with one child, two dogs, and a rabbit. During her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.
Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Quality Management
Katy Murray has spent over twenty years administering policies at COMTREA. She serves as the Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Quality Management and COMTREA’s HIPAA Privacy Officer. Facing challenging accreditations, recognitions, and re-certification is daily work at COMTREA. Murray fully acknowledges that it is the providers and support staff that enable COMTREA to be recognized for its excellence in serving the underserved and community.
Murray began her career as a teacher with a Bachelor of Science from Concordia Teachers College in 1970. Teaching was interrupted by three years of active duty in Germany. In 1978, she received a Master of Science in Psychology and Organizational Development at Southern Illinois University. While a reservist, Murray worked at Bellefontaine Habilitation Center in North St. Louis. She has spent over 40 years in the service of others.
Hello, my name is Makenzie Beckham and this July will mark 5 years being a part of the COMTREA family. During my time at COMTREA I have had the opportunity to grow into many different positions here. The first position I held was a Patient Care Coordinator for our Tooth Titans Mobile Dentistry Program where I completed the follow up for all the patients served. As the program grew, I became the Tooth Titan’s Event Coordinator where I scheduled all of the events and made sure that these events ran efficiently. Currently, I am working as the Oral Health Clinic Manger at Fox Comprehensive Health and help fill in at several locations as the Office Manager. I look forward to continue my journey with COMTREA and transitioning into my newest role as the Executive Assistant to our wonderful CEO.
I attended and graduated Ste. Genevieve High School. After graduation I attended Jefferson College earning my Associate of Arts degree. I graduated from Missouri Baptist with a Masters in Counseling which helps me serve our mission at COMTREA every day. I love working at COMTREA because no two days are ever alike. We are able to help so many people here and while doing so, work alongside an amazing team makes the rewards that much greater.
I have the most amazing family and love being with them. This May, I will be married for 15 years to my husband, Mike. We have 3 children- Allison 23, Landon 19, and Taylor 12, all of which keeps us very busy! We spend a lot of our time volunteering at their school, attending many sporting events, and helping them in any way we can.
Besides working at COMTREA I also have worked at the Dew Drop Inn in Bloomsdale for the last 4 years.
My personal motto is… “To choose Joy and be Happy, Life is too short to be unhappy.”
Director of Psychiatry
Dr. Harvin completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. She earned a Master of Science in Anatomy and Neurobiology and Doctor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA. She completed her internship and residency in adult psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She obtained board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2021. She has served as an author of several peer reviewed manuscripts and presented at national conferences on the use of bioinformatics technologies in psychiatry. Dr. Harvin has served as a contributor to the Richmond Times Dispatch on the topic of global health equity and has participated in several organizations advocating for policies promoting access to health care across the globe. As a psychiatrist she promotes an evidence-based and integrated approach to mental health tailored individually for each patient. She provides treatment for general psychiatric conditions as well as medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. As Director of Psychiatry, she collaborates with several nurse practitioners and enjoys mentorship and teaching in this role. She is passionate about providing high-quality care to underserved populations.
Director of Primary Care
Joule Stevenson, M.D. is a board-certified family medicine physician who provides care to patients of all ages. Dr. Stevenson earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency training at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis.
Patients can see Dr. Stevenson for treatment of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma and more. Dr. Stevenson is committed to treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.
Outside of work, Dr. Stevenson enjoys walking, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with her family.
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