Andy Ward, LICSW Director

The Director of the 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 as well as providing forensic evaluations for the juvenile courts.  He additionally 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.  

Colleen McHorney, LICSW  Senior Clinician

Colleen McHorney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in treatment of addictions and dual diagnosis among adults and adolescents.  She provides individual and group psychotherapy services at the South Boston Collaborative Center and she has also worked in high school and K-8 school-based settings in the past.  Colleen has experience treating addictions, co-morbid disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD), relationship and family issues, anger management issues, self-esteem enhancement and self-harming behaviors. In addition, Colleen has experience working closely with the court system and Department of Children & Families to conduct substance use evaluations.

In 2005, Colleen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of New Hampshire, and she earned a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical Health & Mental Health, from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2011. Her practicum training took place at STEP, Inc, an outpatient substance abuse agency in Boston, MA, and at Jackson-Mann K-8 School in Brighton, MA, a school-based counseling program through the Children’s Wellness Initiative at Franciscan Hospital for Children. In both settings, Colleen provided individual and group psychotherapy services, as well as case management and coordination of care with families, outside providers, and clinical treatment teams.

Lori McElmoyle, LCSW    Clinician

Lori McElmoylee has been a clinician at the South Boston Collaborative Center since 2003. She received her master's in social work from Boston University in 2003, and currently holds her LCSW certificate. 

In 1998, Lori received her bachelor of art degree from Assumption College, with a sociology major and psychology minor. Lori is also a practitioner of yoga and mindfulness, and will apply this training in individual as well as group counseling when applicable. Lori is currently working a part time schedule.   

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 Centers 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 clinical internships in a therapeutic high school as well as at Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR). She provided both individual and group psychotherapy at both of these programs. Prior to starting graduate school, Catherine worked with adolescents and young adults in a residential program and a permanent supportive housing program where she provided direct care services and case management. Catherine provides individual and group psychotherapy as well as case management services at the Collaborative. She has experience working to help people address issues around substance abuse, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and ADHD.

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 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 Southie recovery community. At the Collaborative, he provides individual and group substance abuse therapy, case management services and undertakes community outreach activities.

Yelana Loiselle, Social Work Student Intern

Yelana is in the second year of her Master's in Social Work program at Boston College, where she is specializing in Health and Mental Health. Yelana completed her first year field placement at Bowman Elementary School in Lexington, MA where she provided individual and group psychotherapy to children in K-5th grade. Prior to graduate school, Yelana taught 1st and 2nd grade in East Boston and Mattapan, and ran the Americorp's Jumpstart Program at Northeastern University.  

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,  John Hynes IV, Michael Kineavy, Mark Little,  Patrick Mahoney, Kieran McAllen, Ciaran McNelis, Brian Nee, Kristin Nee, Patrick O'Sullivan,  Robert Pacitti, Joseph Rull, Robert Sances, Catrina Supple, Peter Welch, Lauren Woods-Smyth