Wayne Corporation was founded in 1981 by James S. Wayne, MSW, BCD, to provide high quality mental health services in community settings, not just in the isolation of the private office. Wayne Corporation has established Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in many organizations, providing consultation to businesses, industries, hospitals and schools. A variety of educational programs are designed and administered by the firm.

The Employee Assistance Programs of Wayne Corporation address the poor performance of employees with personal problems. All counselors are fully trained and licensed for independent practice as mental health specialists in either clinical social work of clinical psychology. Wayne Corporation maintains a strong commitment to diversification and continuing education of its staff.

Meet our team:


Founder and President, Wayne Corporation
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Graduate of Smith College School for Social Work (M.S.W.) with specialty in Psychotherapy
Coordinator of Psychiatry Consultation Team to Norton, Kosair Children’s and Jewish Hospital (1978-1979)
Taught at University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (1979-1981)
President, Wayne Corporation (1981-present)


Specialist in assessment and therapy with adults, adolescents, children and families
Training as a Substance Abuse Professional, Certified School Counselor and Juvenile Sex
Offender Counselor
Graduate New York University (B.F.A.)
Graduate University of Louisville (M.S.S.W.)
Clinical Social Worker, Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children (1997-2000)
Clinical Social Worker, Brooklawn Youth Services (2000-2004)
Clinical Social Worker, Family Treatment Center (2000-2001)
Clinical Social Worker, Louisville Behavioral Health Services – Mobile Assessment Team (2001-2002)
Associate, Wayne Corporation (2001-present)

Katelyn Tippett, M.S., LMFT

Specialist in assessment and therapy with adults, adolescents, children and couples.
Graduate, University of Kentucky (Master of Science in Family Science, Couples and Family Therapy)
University of Kentucky Family Center, Clinical Intern (2012-2014)
Lexington Therapy, LLC, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (2014-2015)
Our Lady of Peace, Therapist/Social Worker (2015-2019)
Wayne Corporation, EAP Counselor (2018-present)


Specialist in assessment and therapy with adults, adolescents, children and couples
Graduate of Centre College (B.A.)
Graduate of University of Kentucky (M.S.W.)
Safe Place Coordinator, Metro Group Homes (1992-1993)
Social Worker, Caritas Peace Center (1993-1995)
Family Specialist, Spring Meadows Children’s Home (1995-1996)
Associate, Wayne Corporation (2005-present)

Maria Scharfenberger, LMFT, MSSW (Spanish & English sessions).

Graduate of University of Dayton (B.A.)
Graduate of University of Louisville (M.S.S.W.)
Case Worker/Interpreter, Catholic Charities (1994-1997)
Co-founder, Vice Chair and Board Member, Hispanic/Latino Coalition (1998-2002 & 2005-2008)
Prevention Specialist, Seven Counties Services (1998-2008)
Marriage & Family Therapist, Private Practice (2008-present)
Clinical Social Worker, Seven Counties Services (2008-present)
Director, Centro Pastoral (2012-present)
Associate, Wayne Corporation (2015-present)


Specialist with individual, family, adolescents and group therapy
Graduate of John Carroll University (Bachelor of Arts)
Graduate of St. Louis University (MSW)
Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies Shelter (1991-1993)
The Harbour, Therapist and Caseworker (1995-1998)
Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Coordinator, Child & Family Therapist (1998-2006)
Wayne Corporation, Associate (2011-present)


Specialist in assessments, referrals and counseling
Graduate of Holy Cross College, (B.A.)
Graduate of Vanderbilt University (M.A. and Ph.D.)
Post-graduate training, University of Louisville Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
Associate, Wayne Corporation (1987-present)

Shannon Gonter, LPCC, NCC

Specialist in assessment and therapy with adults, adolescents, and children.
Graduate, University of Louisville (Masters of Education, Counseling and Personnel Services: Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
Communicare, Graduate School Practicum Student (2015)
Our Lady of Peace, Graduate School Clinical Internship (2016)
Our Lady of Peace, Mental Health Therapist (2016-2019)
Therapy by Shannon, Licensed Professional Counselor (2018-present)
Wayne Corporation, EAP Counselor (2019-present)

Tomarra A. Adams, Ph.D., LCSW

Graduate, University of Louisville (MSW)
Center for Women and Families, Crisis Counselor (1996-1998)
Seven Counties Services, Case Manager (1996-1997)
University of Louisville Counseling Center, Social Worker (1997-2000)
University of Louisville, Interim Director, UL Multicultural Center (2000-2002)
University of Louisville, Assistant Dean, A&S Advising & Student Services (2002-2015)
University of Louisville, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs (2005-present)
Wayne Corporation, EAP Counselor (2017-present)

Tomeika S. Leavell, LCSW

Specialist in assessments and therapy with adolescents, adults and families.
Graduate of University of Louisville (B.A.)
Graduate of University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work (M.S.S.W.)
Child Placing Supervisor/Program Manager, Families First of Virginia (2012-2017)
Adjunct Professor, Simmons School of Social Work (2017-present)
Utilization Review Clinician, Beacon Health Options (2017-2018)
Associate, Wayne Corporation (2018-present)