Meet Us

A little bit about us.

Sierra McNeil, Director of Workforce Development

As a proud social worker, Sierra McNeil's approach to life and the profession is simple; she strives to create opportunities that promote awareness of underrepresented groups in spaces that largely negate the importance of including persons with diverse lived experiences which is crucially needed to create much needed system change. Sierra is currently the Director of Workforce Development and Temple Alum where she is an adjunct professor. Sierra has had the opportunity to participate in the update of 1993 PA Crisis Regulations, 988 Advocacy Coalition. Additionally, she is the incoming President of National Association of Social Workers. Sierra brings the knowledge and skills of working in the mental and behavioral health system and is passionate about improving the mental and behavioral system so that people are receiving appropriate and effective care.

Susan Lonker, Enhanced Placement Administrator

Since 2004, Susan has served as the Administrator of the Philadelphia Connections Enhanced Placement (EP) Program. In this capacity, her responsibilities include: scheduling seminar dates in conjunction with presenters, academic, and holiday calendars; resolving student-related issues; and leading the program’s final “Wrap-Up” seminar. She has managed the Professional Training and Development Series, which began in 2007, and is open to EP alumni, field placement, and college and university representatives. She also works as an Independent Career Consultant and Trainer delivering group training in the private, non-profit and government sectors, and providing individual career consulting and management services. Susan received her BSW from Temple University.

Luciane Green, Office Administrator

Luciane Green is the Office Manager for Family Training & Advocacy Center (FTAC), Family Resources Network (FRN), Forensic Systems Solutions (FSS), Philadelphia Connections and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council (PPLC).  She studied Psychology at Temple University.  She has worked over 20 years in the mental health system at various positions, working at a psychiatric hospital, foster children, sex offenders and juvenile delinquents.  She has worked at these various agencies; Northwestern Psychiatric Hospital, Boys & Girls Town, Caring People Alliance – MORDY program, Neil Perloff and Associates, and ACE insurance.  She has been at PMHCC for the past 10 years.