Key Players

Staff

Amy Stonoha
Operations Coordinator

 

Amy brings expertise in developing cloud-based e-learning curriculum and design, as well as an in-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction. She has an undergraduate degree in human services, a master’s degree in business administration, an Ed.S degree in educational technology, and is currently completing her doctoral degree (ABD) in education with a focus on educational technology.

Karen Crowley
Executive Director

 

Karen Crowley has worked in various positions in the field of Human Services for more than thirty years, with an emphasis on substance use and mental health issues.  She has provided direct service in multiple modalities and held leadership level positions in several organizations.  For the past several years, Karen’s work has focused on workforce and organizational development.  She is skilled in the practice of implementation science, continuous quality improvement strategies, change management and training practices.  Karen is a graduate of the Snelling Center for Government Leadership Development Program, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is certified as a NIATx Change Leader.

Founding Partners

Annamarie Cioffari
Founding Partner

Annamarie Cioffari has been the Director of Southern New Hampshire University’s Graduate Programs in Clinical Mental Health and Mental Health Counseling (PCMH) since 2001. She has many years experience in the areas of workforce development, practice improvement, and education. Currently offered on location in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin and Alaska, PCMH was selected as an innovative practice by the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and recognized in five categories: consumer and family / adult mental health, child / adolescent and school-based mental health, leadership, rural mental health, and substance use disorders treatment and persons in recovery.

Ken Minkoff (Consultant)
Founding Partner

Kenneth Minkoff, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with a certificate of additional qualifications in addiction psychiatry; a dedicated community psychiatrist, and currently is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a senior systems consultant for ZiaPartners in San Rafael, CA.. He is recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on recovery oriented integrated services for individuals and families with co-occurring mental health, substance use, and health conditions, plus other complex needs (trauma, housing, legal, disability, parenting, etc.), and on the development of welcoming, recovery oriented integrated systems of care for such individuals.

Governance

Leadership Team

Annamarie Cioffari

Founding Partner

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Bill McMains

Medical Director, Child Psychiatrist

Vermont Child Adult and Family Unit

Dillon Burns

Mental Health Services Director

Vermont Care Partners

Ericka Reil

Wellness Workforce Coalition Coordinator

VT Center for Independent Living

Gwynn Yandow

Director of Social Work Services

Brattleboro Retreat

Jane Winterling

ALF, Recovery Education Coordinator

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

Karen Crowley

Executive Director

VCPI

Ken Minkoff (Consultant)

Founding Partner

ZiaPartners

Laura Flint

Supported Employment Integration

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Lynn Jones, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-CSP

Coordinator of Training & Compliance

Washington County Mental Health Services

Marcia LaPlante

Director, Planning and Community Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

VT Dept of Health

Matt McNeil

Quality Assurance

Howard Center

Matt Wolf

Young Adult Coordinator, YIT

Vermont Federation for Families

Stacey Ward

UVM Medical Center Nursing Program

Steering Committee

Alexander “Sandy” Smith

Direstor of Community Rehabilitation and Treatment

CSAC

Ann Burzynski

APRN

WCMHS

Ann Traverso Moore

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Springfield College

Anne Donahue

Editor

Counterpoint

Beth Tanzman

Assistant Director

Vermont Blueprint for Health

Betty Keller

Advocate

Bill McMains

Medical Director, Child Psychiatrist

Vermont Child Adult and Family Unit

Bob Jimerson

Medical Director

CSAC

Bob Thorn

Executive Director

CSAC

Carolyn McBain

Supported Employment

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Cathy Rickerbry

NAMI, Family Member

Colleen Fisk

Psychiatric Nurse Manager

Windham Center

Dillon Burns

Mental Health Services Director

Vermont Care Partners

Dr. Rick Barnett

Psychologist

Vermont Psychological Association

Ed Paquin

Executive Director

Disability Rights of Vermont

Ericka Reil

Wellness Workforce Coalition Coordinator

VT Center for Independent Living

Erin Campos

Administrative Coordinator

Vermont Council

Gwynn Yandow

Director of Social Work Services

Brattleboro Retreat

Jan Sherer

Chief of Patient Care Services

Springfield Hospital

Jane Winterling

ALF, Recovery Education Coordinator

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

Julie Tessler

Executive Director

Vermont Council

Karen Crowley

Executive Director

VCPI

Laura Flint

DMH Employment Coordinator

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Leslee Tocci

Director of Community and Support Programs

WCMHS

Lynda Marshall

HR Director

Lamoille County Mental Health

Lynn Jones, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-CSP

Coordinator of Training & Compliance

Washington County Mental Health Services

Marcia LaPlante

Director, Planning and Community Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

VT Dept of Health

Marcia Stricker

Recovery Services

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Matt McNeil

Quality Assurance

Howard Center

Matt Wolf

Young Adult Coordinator, YIT

Vermont Federation for Families

Michael Dorr

Psychologist

Private Practice

Mitch Barron

Executive Director

Centerpoint

Patricia Singer

Director Adult Services

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Paul Dupre

Commissioner

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Peter Mallary

VP of Government Relations & Community Outreach

VAMHAR

Rebecca Moore

Psychiatric Social Worker

Department for Children and Families

Sara Chesbrough

Coordinator, Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program

VDH/ADAP

Stacey Ward

UVM Medical Center Nursing Program

Steve Broer

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Northwest Counseling & Support Services

Ted Tighe

Psychologist

UVM

Will Eberle

Executive Director

Another Way

William Keithcart

LADC

Univeristy of Vermont Medical Center

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