Peninsula Mental Health and Addiction Services
Staff

Staff

Mental Health

Michael B. Finegan, Ph.D.

Michael Finegan, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Peninsula Mental Health and its divisions, which include Peninsula Addiction Services and Peninsula Police Psychological Services. Dr. Finegan received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1984. He served his APA Clinical Psychology Internship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Psychology at the Texas Medical Center. Beginning with his first experience working with law enforcement at the Utah State Prison in 1983, Dr. Finegan has progressively dedicated more time to serving the special needs of law enforcement. Dr. Finegan also serves as Lead Psychologist for the Maryland State Police, heading a statewide emergency response team involved in critical incidents. His clinical interest focuses on treatment of trauma as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Finegan has responded as a volunteer to disasters in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Haiti, providing front-line psychologic interventions to the victims, first responders, and local/national leaders. He is a frequent guest on local CBS and ABC affiliate stations and has also been featured nationally on NBC’s Dateline, CNN Headline News and the Washington Post.

Dr. Finegan was named by Md Governor Hogan in 2015 to the the Maryland Emergency Heroin Opioid Task Force to address the opioid epidemic. Additionally, he is the governor’s appointee to the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission.

He has served as an invited speaker to the National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering as well as guest speaker at the International Conferences hosted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP).


Eugene White, Ph.D., LCPC

Dr. White earned his doctorate degree in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park and was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Salisbury University from 1978 to 2011.

He has been with Peninsula Mental Health Services since 1991 and is presently the Clinical Director of the practice.

He specializes in cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and Adlerian therapies, providing services to individuals, couples and families. He is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Clinical Professional Counselor.


Efigenio Bautista, M.D.

Dr. Efigenio Lynes Bautista was educated at St. Thomas Aquiras University, School of Medicine and Surgery 1970. He trained at Manhattan State Hospital, New York City with affiliations at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital in 1974.

Dr. Bautista is a retired U.S. Naval Medical Officer, rising to the rank of Captain (O-6). During his 22-years of service he was assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet, Naval Hospital Subic Bay, and Clark Air Force Base, PI. and with a 5 year tour (1981-1986) at 2nd Marine Dr. F.M.F. Camp.

Dr. Bautista is currently a psychiatric consultant at Peninsula Mental Health Services.

Addictions

Steven Daggs, ADT

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Steven Daggs has been a substance abuse counselor here at Peninsula Addiction Services for the past six years. His journey to becoming a substance abuse counselor at Wor-Wic Community College began in 2012, earning his degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 2015.

Steven received a bachelor’s degree at Grand Canyon University for a B.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis on Addictions and Substance Abuse in 2018. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Steven was awarded the 2019 NBCC Minority Fellowship Award for Masters in Addiction Counseling.

In addition, he is the drug court liaison for Wicomico County Adult Drug Court. He has held this position for the past four years. Steven is very active in the community. Giving back to the community, he is committed to helping people change and instilling in his clients that change is possible.


 

Christine Foote, LCADC

Christine joined Peninsula Addiction Services as Clinical/Program Director in January 2019. She earned a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Previously, she completed an Associate of Arts in Business Management from Wor-Wic Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services with emphasis on behavioral health from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Christine has over ten years of experience in community-based integrated treatment programs, inpatient, outpatient, halfway housing, and transitional housing, as a clinician and administrative capacity.

She is licensed in the state of Maryland as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Board approved supervisor for Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors and Alcohol and Drug Counselors with Trainee Status up to Licensed Graduate. 


Jaime Riley, MS-ADT

Jaime has been a substance abuse counselor at Peninsula Addictions since March 2021. She began working in the field of addictions as a tech at an inpatient program while she went to school for her Associate’s Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 2012.

Since that time, Jaime has worked in both addictions and mental health, earning her Master’s of Science in Psychology in January 2021.

Jaime is continuing her education with a graduate certificate in Contemporary Issues in Addictions Counseling and plans to begin her PhD in the fall.


Crystal Toomer, ADT

Crystal has been a substance abuse counselor at Peninsula Addictions for a 1 year and a half. She began working in the field of addictions as a peer at Wicomico County Health Department.

She attended Wor-Wic Community College for her Associate’s Degree in Associates of Science Specializing in Chemically Depending Counseling. Since that time, Crystal has worked on the COAT team in Salisbury, MD and given brief speeches throughout Salisbury, MD.

She is passionate about addictions and mental health, leading her team with fervor. She is moving to pursue a Bachelor’s in Christian Counseling.

Crystal Ellis, ADT

Crystal began her internship at Peninsula Addiction Services in January 2020.

After excelling in her role, she was then hired at our facility as an addictions counselor. She was educated at Wor-Wic Community College and will soon be obtaining her Associate’s degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling this coming Spring 2021.

Crystal plans to further her education to obtain a Master’s degree in Addictions Counseling.


Judy Sieg, ADT

Judy received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1992. She then received a Master’s Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education at Towson University in 1996.

Judy taught in the Baltimore County Public School system for three years prior to moving to the Eastern Shore. Upon moving, she began teaching history and government at The Salisbury School from 1999-2018. From 2011-2018, she also served as the Dean of Students.

Judy decided to make a career change and received her Certificate in Chemical Dependency from Wor-Wic Community College in 2019. She began interning at Peninsula Addiction Services in January of 2019 and has been a full time counselor since July 2019.

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