Executive Leadership Team

Fabio van der Merwe, M.A., CHC

Chief Executive Officer

Fabio van der Merwe started his career with DeKalb Community Service Board in 2006 and has served in management positions in the departments of Compliance, Quality, and Utilization Management. In 2016 he joined DeKalb CSB’s Leadership Team as the Chief Operating Officer and in June 2020, he was appointed to his current position as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to his work at DeKalb CSB, Fabio held positions in managed care, substance abuse, and other behavioral health organizations. Fabio has a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, a M. A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and holds certification in Health Care Compliance.

Renee Dryfoos, LCSW, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer

Renee joined DeKalb Community Service Board in 1999 and has served as Director of DeKalb Addiction Clinic, the Director of Winn Way Mental Health Clinic and the Director of QI/UM and Staff Development prior to her current position of Chief Clinical Officer.

Renee has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami, a M.A. in Human Services from Nova Southeastern University, a M.S.W. from the University of Georgia, and an M.B.A. from Mercer University. Renee has over 25 years of experience with a continuum of care in behavioral health and substance abuse organizations including public and private hospitals, not-for-profit substance abuse residential and day programs and DeKalb Community Service Board services.

Jockars Wedlowe

Chief Financial Officer

Jock served as the Controller of DeKalb Community Service Board since January 2018 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January 2022.

His over 20 years of experience in finance includes serving as the Controller, Accounting Manager and Budget and Reports Analyst for Behavioral healthcare organizations. Jock holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Albany State University.

Albertine B. Robinson, MHRM

Chief Human Resources Officer

Albertine joined DeKalb Community Service Board in November 2013 as the agency’s Human Resource Manager. In September 2020 she was appointed to her current position as Chief Human Resource Officer.

Albertine has more than 20 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining DeKalb CSB she served as the Recruitment and Training Manager for Clayton State University. Albertine has held positions in Information Technology, health care services and secondary education. Albertina has a Bachelor in Networking and Communication Management and a Master in Human Resource Management.

Chatele' Chester, M.Ed

Chief Quality Officer

Chatele’ joined DeKalb Community Service Board in June of 2021 as the Chief Quality Officer. Chatele’ has over 15 years of experience in the area of performance and quality improvement in the behavioral health and human service fields, with over 10 years in quality improvement leadership.

Chatele’ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Education degree from Strayer University, with additional studies in the specialization of Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University.

Carmen Sofia Martinez Villar, MD.

Medical Director

Dr. Martinez joined DeKalb Community Service Board in 2012 and has served as psychiatric support for all our addiction programs as well as the Winn Way Clinic.  In June 2020, Dr. Martinez was appointed to her current position as Medical Director and since has provided the agency with extensive consultation and direction in relation to our ongoing service delivery.

Dr Martinez completed her Doctor Of Medicine at Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo and her General Psychiatry Residency at Drexel University College Medicine.  She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.