Who We Are | Our Staff

The Men & Women for Human Excellence, Inc. (MWFHE) endeavor began with the vision of Co-Founders Kenny Ali and Keith Johnson. Their dreams of making a difference and reaching out into the community where they lived fostered their desire and pushed them into action. They were tired of watching their friends, neighbors, and the broader community; especially the younger generations stand on corners and get swallowed up by drugs, violence, hunger, prostitution and total ignorance. They noticed that the number one employer in their neighborhood was the drug pusher, and the pay was death and jails. They remembered the time when they were among the army of the living-dead, and living life without hope was the criteria for membership.

In 2014, Men and Women for Human Excellence, Inc. (MWFHE) operated three programs, Drug and Alcohol Recovery; Mental Health Recovery; and the Residential Therapeutic Community. These programs provided a variety of services utilizing three MWFHE locations that employed thirty-six (36) full-time staff; eleven (11) part-time staff; and three (3) consultants. Our staff includes a Medical Director, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Master’s-level Therapists, Certified Addiction Counselors, Certified Peer Specialists, and administrative personnel.

In our programs, people in recovery are encouraged and supported to be fully involved in the entire recovery process from the screening and assessment procedure; to planning their recovery treatment services; and eventually, developing their Continuing Care Plan when transitioning out of the program.

12 Guiding Principles of MWFHE

Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF)

Men and Women for Human Excellence, Inc. (MWFHE) is proud to have achieved the distinction and honor of receiving the CARF accreditation. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers. CARF International founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a premier evaluator of profit and non-profit entities that provide human services. A CARF accreditation is based on Quality Standards that form the cornerstone of CARF accreditation. By MWFHE having a CARF accreditation, it signifies and confirms that our conformance and adherence to Quality Standards help us to deliver the best possible substance use, mental health, HIV and viral hepatitis services that are available.

CARF accreditation signals a service provider’s commitment to continuously improve services, encourage feedback, and to faithfully service the community needs.

CBH In-Network Provider

Since 2006 MWFHE is a service network providers under the CBH Provider Network : CBH manages behavioral health and intellectual disability services through a network of providers and works to ensure they are providing high-quality care for all.

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is responsible for the licensure of any partnership, corporation, proprietorship, or other legal entity intending to provide drug and alcohol treatment services. The department has regulatory responsibility through its licensure authority over both public and private drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

The Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is responsible for the licensure of any partnership, corporation, proprietorship, or other legal entity intending to provide mental illness and substance use disorders treatment services. The department has regulatory responsibility through its licensure authority over both public and private mental illness and substance use disorders treatment facilities.

Meet Our Staff

Philadelphia Staff:

  • Keith Johnson, MSW, CAC,
    • President,CEO
  • David Simpson, BA
    • Compliance Manager
  • Dr. Juanita Story-Jones, Ed.D, MHS
    • Director of Programs, Operations & Training Coordinator
  • Tony Moses, MHS
    • Clinical Supervisor

Board of Directors:

  • David Simpson. BA
    • Board Secretary
  • Steven Ridley, MHS
    • Professor at Drexel University
  • David Simpson, BA
    • Board Secretary
  • Adul Shakur
    • Board Member

Decatur, Georgia Staff:

  • Dr. David Whiters, PHD, LCSW, MAC
    • Program Director
  • Shernequa Tennyson
    • Office Manager