Leadership Team


Brendan J. Young, President/CEO

Brendan is President/CEO and owner of MHC.  He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). Brendan is currently Vice President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of EAPA (Employee Assistance Professionals Association) and a board member for EASNA (Employee Assistance Society of North America). He received his Undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he serves on the National Alumni Board. After graduation, he entered AmeriCorps National Civilian Conservation Corps (NCCC) and traveled the Mid-West United States doing volunteer service projects. After AmeriCorps, he worked in various capacities in business, technology and behavioral health. While working in the behavioral health field, Brendan found his professional passion and decided to pursue a graduate degree in the field of behavioral health and earned his Master’s degree from the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and Social Research.



Valerie Salico, Executive Director

Valerie is the Executive Director at MHC, overseeing all clinical and business operations.  She is is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of clinical experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.  She received her Undergraduate degree from Wilkes University and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Marywood College.  Valerie has worked exclusively in the employee assistance field for the past 20 years, and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). She is trained to conduct Critical Incident Stress Debriefings, crisis intervention services, and smoking cessation programs.