Andy Ward, LICSW Director

The Director of the Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center,  Andy received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the Boston University School of Social Work.  Andy has experience working with individuals suffering with Post Traumatic Stress and substance use disorders. Additionally, Andy has training working with families and systems to aid in change efforts to promote recovery and health.  Andy has been a trainer - consultant to a variety of programs serving an urban population.   Andy has been with the Collaborative Center since 1997.  

Lori McElmoyle, LICSW    Clinician

Lori McElmoyle has been a clinician with the Collaborative Center since 2003. She received her master's in clinical Social Work from Boston University in 2003, and currently holds her LICSW certificate.  In 1998, Lori received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College, with a focus on sociology.  Lori specializes in working with adults and adolescents who struggle with substance use, depression/anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress. Lori is also a practitioner of yoga and mindfulness. This skill adds to her work with individuals and groups to support healthier lifestyles and improved coping skills.   

Kelly Andrews-Duffy, MA    Clinician

Kelly received her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College's Lynch School of Education in 2016. Before joining the Collaborative, she completed an internship with Tufts Medical Center’s South Boston Behavioral Health Program.  She has experience working individually and in groups addressing issues related to substance abuse/dependence, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress. Kelly is also interested in treating the whole person and integrates yoga- and mindfulness-based practices into her therapeutic approach. At the Collaborative, she provides individual counseling, and facilitates the Mindfulness Groups and Men's Anger Management Group.

Catherine Harvey, LCSW   Clinician

Catherine received her Master's Degree in Social Work in 2017 from Simmons College with a specialization in Mental Health and Substance Use. Prior to working at the Collaborative, Catherine completed her clinical internships in a therapeutic high school as well as at the Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR). Catherine’s earlier work included work with adolescents and young adults in residential treatment and a permanent supportive housing program providing direct care services and case management support. Catherine provides individual and group therapy as well as case management services at the Collaborative. Catherine’s work at the Center focuses on helping adolescents and adults struggling with substance use, Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety and depression as well as attention disorders.

Sophie Staton, LCSW Clinician

Sophie joined the Collaborative in July 2019 as a full-time Clinician. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2019 from Columbia University with a specialization in Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities. Prior to working at the Collaborative, Sophie completed her clinical internships at an Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) for adults living with HIV/AIDS, an outpatient behavioral health unit, and an outpatient substance use clinic. Sophie’s earlier work included clinical work with adults with substance use disorders, depression/anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress, as well as work within the LGBTQ+ community. At the Collaborative, Sophie specializes in working with clients struggling with Post Traumatic Stress and Dual Diagnoses.

Mark Schroeder, LADC-II Substance Abuse Counselor/ Case Manager

Mark joined the Collaborative in September 2017. He previously worked as an Addiction Therapist in Rochester, NY where he completed chemical dependency evaluations, facilitated early and advanced recovery skills groups and provided individual addiction counseling. Mark is a proud resident of South Boston, a serious student of recovery and actively engaged in the South Boston Recovery community recovery. At the Collaborative Center, Mark provides individual and group counseling, case management services and community outreach.

Patty Collins, Administrative Assistant

Patty joined the Collaborative in April of 2017, bringing many years of administrative and clerical experience. Originally from South Boston, Patty is connected with the community and excited to return in this capacity.


 Joseph "Dodo" Nee South Boston Collaborative Center  Board

Board Officers

Edward Foley-President

Jon Cronin -Vice President

Cathe Walsh - Treasurer

Anthony Gilardi - Clerk


Peter Barbuto,  Thomas Devlin, Andrea Flaherty,  Michael Kineavy, Kieran McAllen, Ciaran McNelis, Brian Nee, Kristin Nee, Patrick O'Sullivan,  Robert Pacitti, Joseph Rull, Robert Sances, Peter Welch, Andrew Ward, Lauren Woods-Smyth