• 1980 - 1990 Park Ridge Mental Health Center - Increasing responsibility as a clinical manager for a decentralized outpatient site and eventually became the Director of Clinical Programs for the whole agency. Facilitated the obtaining of JCAH Community Mental Health Center accreditation for the first time.

  • 1985 - 1992 Private Practice - Developed and engaged in a  private practice of psychotherapy with a family based practice. Worked with patients of all ages from children to geriatrics.

  • 1992 - August, 1999 The Health Association - Worked as the Deputy Director for Program Operations for a 12 million dollar nonprofit agency which has programs in the areas of substance abuse treatment and prevention, mental health services, and other services to people with disabilities. Has major responsibilities to design and monitor the implementation of quality assurance, program evaluation, and continuous quality improvement systems in the agency's diverse programs. The last 24 months the majority of time has been spent as the Acting Director of the MAIN QUEST Treatment Center which is The Health Association's 152 bed substance abuse treatment program which has a budget of 7 million dollars and a staff of about 150. This program involves a 40 bed detox unit, a 44 bed inpatient rehab unit, 4 community residences, 28 supportive apartments, and a 10 therapist outpatient program at two sites.

  • August 1999 - December 2000,  Private Practice and teaching part time at SUNY Brockport in Health Science and Social Work Departments

  • December 2000 - present, Executive Director of GCASA (Genesee Orleans Council for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services). This agency has two outpatient clinics, four satellite offices, one 16 bed community residence, 8 supportive apartments at 3 locations, a crisis service serving a general hospital and two county jails in Orleans and Gensee Counties in Western New York State with a population of about 110,000 people, and an EAP program with about 55 contracts with various businesses and organizations. The agency also has about 13 prevention/education workers. The agency budget is about 3 million and has approximately 75 employees.

Part time work experience

  • 1972 - present University of Rochester, SUNY Brockport, and CW Post extension of Long Island University  Taught as an adjunct professor  various courses at various times.

  • At Unversity of Rochester I taught Principles of Professional Practice for four semesters, Group Counseling for three semesters to students in the Community Services curriculum.
  • At CW Post I taught one section of Abnormal Psychology to Master's level students in a distance learning program for CSEA employees at the Rochester Psychiatric Center.
  • At SUNY Brockport, in addition to my full time work in 1979-1980 where I taught Human Behavior and Social Environment for the Social Work department, I have also taught Mental Health in the Health Sciences department for two semesters in the fall of 92 and the Spring of 93. In the Fall of 1999 I taught Social Work Methods I and Family Life. In Spring Semester, 2000 I taught Social Policy I, Mental Health, and Family Life.

  • 1972 - 1990 Rochester General Hospital, Genesee Hospital, Park Ridge Hospital - Provided mental health and substance abuse evaluations to patients medically cleared in the emergency departments of those three hospitals. Patients were all ages: children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric.

  • 1972 - present Workshop and Seminar Speaker - has given many workshops and seminars over the years to diverse audiences on a wide variety of mental health and human service topics. Most recent workshop topics in 1999 and 2000 have been: "Assessment and Intervention With Violent and Aggressive Youth" for Monroe County Youth Bureau and Americorps staff, "Effects of Popular Culture On Youth" for St. Louis Parish in Pittsford, NY, "Collaborative Therapy" for Schyler County Mental Health Staff, "Personal Experience With Restorative Justice" for Niagara University Criminal Justice Graduate Students, and "Collaboration in Community Based Settings" for The Health Association staff at their annual staff retreat. I also speak regularly at DWI impact panels and at the Victim Awareness Program at Orleans Correctional Facility several times per year.

  • May, 1985 -  Present,  Private Practice,  General private practice providing services to adults, adolescents, and children. Participates on the panels of most HMO and insurance companies.

Community Work

  • Previous member of  the Board of Directors of Lifetime Assistance, an agency serving the Developmentally Disabled and their families in Brockport, NY.
  • Has been active at various levels and in various ways with the Boy Scouts of America
  • Active member of Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, NY
  • Active as MADD and Stop DWI Impact Panel Speaker
  • Active with the Victim Awareness Program at Orleans Correctional Facility
  • Previous Board member of the Rochester Irish Festival Committee
  • Volunteer for the annual Rochester Feis for five years
  • Member of Rotary International, Batavia, NY club
  • Commissioner, Conditional Release Committee, Genesee County, NY



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