Mary Barr
Associate VP of Human Resources

Mary Barr is Associate VP of Human Resources at Sarah Reed Children's Center, where she oversees employment, staffing, benefits administration, regulatory compliance, HR policies, and training for the Center's programs.  As a long-term employee, Mary has the advantage of seeing many entry level employees, who often begin their careers with Sarah Reed while in college, and then advance into clinical and leadership positions, where they continue to make a difference for our youth in very meaningful ways.  Mary is involved with HR efforts affecting mental health providers through the Pennsylvania Council for Children, Youth and Families and the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association. 

"My goal is to elevate our standards by recruiting individuals who challenge us to be our best selves."

Emily Ferguson
Staffing Specialist

Emily Ferguson is a Staffing Specialist with Sarah Reed Children's Center.  She actively recruits candidates for the Partial Hospitalization Program, SELF/SBLP programs and Community Support.  Emily coordinates the employee rewards program in addition to the monthly President's Circle Breakfast for recognizing outstanding employees to continue improving employee retention.  Utilizing her art background, Emily creatively generates different ways to recruit new talent for Sarah Reed through social media, advertisements, job fairs, and building connections within the Erie community.  She began her career with Sarah Reed Children's Center as a Clinical Care Staff in the Residential Treatment program. 

"My goal is to connect candidates with a position at Sarah Reed Children's Center that develops into their dream career."

Dakota Cohen
Staffing Specialist

Dakota Cohen is a Staffing Specialist with Sarah Reed Children’s Center. He actively recruits candidates for the Residential Program and heads our internship placement program. Dakota uses his background in direct care and recruitment to best meet the hiring needs of the Residential Program and of Sarah Reed Children’s Center as a whole. Dakota started with Sarah Reed as Behavioral Health Worker in a pilot School Based Program, but his goal of providing the best support for our clients, remains the same.

“My goal is supply our clients with the best supports that I can.”