Key Players

Staff

Amy Stonoha
Operations Coordinator

 

Amy brings expertise in developing cloud-based e-learning curriculum design, as well as an in-depth knowledge of and experience with 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, and is currently completing her doctoral degree 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
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

Implementation Team

Alexander “Sandy” Smith

Director of Community Rehabilitation and Treatment

Counseling Services of Addison County

Annamarie Cioffari

Founding Partner

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Jane Winterling

Advocate

Karen Crowley

Executive Director

Ken Minkoff

Founding Partner

ZiaPartners

Laura Flint

Supported Employment Integration

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Laurie Emerson

Executive Director

NAMI VT

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

Coordinator of Training & Compliance

Washington County Mental Health Services

Marcia Stricker

Recovery Services

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Michael Dorr

Psychologist

Private Practice

Nick Emlen

Mental Health Services Coordinator

Vermont Care Partners

Nick Nichols, MSW

Director of Policy

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Steve Broer

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Northwest Counseling & Support Services

Victor Martini, MSW

Director of Community Rehabilitation and Emergency Services

United Counseling Service

Steering Committee

Alexander “Sandy” Smith

Direstor of Community Rehabilitation and Treatment

CSAC

Amanda Back
Ann Burzynski

APRN

WCMHS

Ann Traverso Moore

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Springfield College

Annamarie Cioffari

Director, Program in Community Mental Health & Counseling

SNHU

Anne Donahue

Editor

Counterpoint

Barbara Cimaglio

Deputy Commissioner

ADAP

Bernard Norman

‎Chief of Clinical Operations & CRT Director 

NKHS

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

Brenda Bean

Project Director

Youth in Transition (YIT)

Carolyn McBain

Supported Employment

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Cathy Rickerbry

NAMI, Family Member

Colleen Fisk

Psychiatric Nurse Manager

Windham Center

Daniel Baslock

Director, Outpatient Services

Howard Center

Daniel Baslock
David Hutchinson

Professor

Johnson State College

Dr. Craig Knapp

Psychologist

Private Practice

Dr. Rick Barnett

Psychologist

Vermont Psychological Association

Ed Paquin

Executive Director

Disability Rights of Vermont

Elaine Soto

Program Director

Howard Center

Elliott Benay

Director of Psychology

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Erin Campos

Administrative Coordinator

Vermont Council

George Nostrand
Gwynn Yandow

Director of Social Work Services

Brattleboro Retreat

Jackie Corbally

Chief of Treatment Services

ADAP

Jan Sherer

Chief of Patient Care Services

Springfield Hospital

Jane Winterling

ALF, Recovery Education Coordinator

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

Jeff Rothenberg

Executive Director

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital

Jennifer Fauntleroy

Psychologist

Private Practice

Jerri Brouillette

Substance Abuse Program Coordinator /Director of Crash

ADAP

Joseph Lasek

Associate Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Howard Center

Judy Rosenstreich

Senior Policy Advisor

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Julie Brisson

Director

Wellness Workforce Coalition

Julie Tessler

Executive Director

Vermont Council

Karen Crowley

Executive Director

Kathryn Holsopple

Executive Director

Vermont Federation for Families

Kim Bushey

Program Services Director

Vermont Department of Corrections

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

Lynda Marshall

HR Director

Lamoille County Mental Health

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

Coordinator of Training & Compliance

Washington County Mental Health Services

Mary Moulton

Executive Director

WCMHS

Matt Wolff

Young Adult Coordinator, YIT

Vermont Federation for Families

Michael Sabouri
Mitch Barron

Executive Director

Centerpoint

Nick Emlen

Mental Health Services Coordinator

Vermont Care Partners

Nick Nichols

Director of Policy

Vermont Deparment of Mental Health

Patricia Singer

Director Adult Services

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Paul Dupre

Commissioner

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Peter Albert

CEO

Brattleboro Retreat

Peter Mallary

VP of Government Relations & Community Outreach

VAMHAR

Ralph Provenza

Executive Director

UCS

Rebecca Moore

Psychiatric Social Worker

Department for Children and Families

Robert Duncan, M.D.

Psychiatry

Washington County Mental Health

Ruth Kennedy Grant

Family Member

NAMI

Sandy Steingard

Medical Director

Howard Center

Sara Chesbrough

Coordinator, Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program

VDH/ADAP

Sharon Conley Haas
Simone Rueschemeyer

Executive Director

Vermont Care Network

Steve Broer

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Northwest Counseling & Support Services

Steven Morgan

Pathways Vermont

Susan Onderwyzer

Mental Health Services Director

Vermont Department of Mental Health

Ted Mable

Executive Director

NCSS

Ted Tighe

Psychologist

UVM

Victor Martini

Director of Community Rehabilitation and Emergency Services

UCS

Whitney Nichols
Will Eberle

Executive Director

Another Way

William Keithcart

LADC

Univeristy of Vermont Medical Center

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