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September Staff Spotlight

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT RECIPIENTS!Staff Spotlights 2021 5

 

Molly Satalino, Assistant Clinical Director

A stellar Ambassador for CMHA, Molly continuously advocates for the agency and furthers our involvement with the community. Recently recognized as a "Living Legend" by the Consolidated School District of New Britain, she also continues to represent CMHA within the ongoing New Britain Recovers initiative with aplomb. Congratulations, Molly!

 

Tanya Banas, Assistant Program Officer

Tanya Banas has played an integral role in maintaining services across the agency, especially IOP and AOP, during the course of the pandemic. Tanya advocates for staff, cultivates agency talent, and finds countless ways - both big and small - to boost morale and have a little fun, all while keeping her team informed. Thank you so much for all you do ,Tanya!

 

Sol Karnuk, Practice Manager

For nearly 15 years, Sol Karnuk's fast-paced, indomitable work ethic and supportive leadership have helped shape CMHA's client-facing services. Never one to be caught standing still, Sol is a resource to staff across the agency. Just recently, she helped realize the new, centralized CMHA Call Center that will increase accessibility and streamline our intake process. For this and all you do every day: Thank you, Sol!

August Staff Spotlight 2021

August Staff Spotlight 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AUGUST SPOTLIGHT RECIPIENTS!Staff Spotlights 2021 5

 

Chris Marino, Clinical Director

For his significant contributions to the community, Chris Marino, Clinical Director was recently nominated as a "Living Legend" of New Britain. The Consolidated School District of New Britain invited Chris to be interviewed by their Grade K-3 summer students, where he discussed his work, hobbies, and involvement in the community. Well done, Chris!

 

Dawn Zabek, Clinical Director I

The pandemic continues to impact how we provide services and manage our programs - especially those for children and families. Dawn Zabek, Clinical Director I in Waterbury has wonderfully handled numerous changes and challenges, working tirelessly to ensure that our clients and their families continue to receive the best care possible. Kudos to you, Dawn!

 

Maria Torres, Residential Monitor

CMHA's Residential staff provide around-the-clock care to some of our most vulnerable clients, and helping them cope with the ongoing pandemic has not been easy. Maria Torres, Residential Monitor at Harvest House has a unique way of engaging residents, and is able to reach even the most challenging clients 'where they're at'. Maria, you truly care about their well-being, and it shows every day. Thank you, Maria!

Gorman Appointed to Governor's Task Force

Gorman Appointed to Governor's Task Force

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President & CEO Raymond J. Gorman has helped to lead CMHA, one of the largest behavioral health care providers in the state, for nearly 15 years. 
 
A staunch advocate for quality, accessible care during his 40+ years of experience in the public and private sector, Gorman has recently been given the opportunity to further serve the people of our state as an appointed member of Governor Ned Lamont’s Task Force To Study Peer Support Services.
 
“I am confident that the knowledge and experience that [Gorman brings] to this position will be of great value to the Task Force,” wrote Matthew Ritter, Speaker of the House.
 
"Peer Support is critical to the recovery centered services that we provide at CMHA and throughout Connecticut's behavioral health system," said Gorman, "I appreciate Speaker Ritter's confidence and look forward to the work of the Task Force."
 
CMHA Staff pose with the puzzle mural completed by CSDNB students

CMHA at the CSDNB Summer Showcase

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CMHA staff members volunteered to help students from the Consolidated School District of New Britain's X-Factor summer program complete a large art project over the past few weeks. The artwork, a giant puzzle mural, is going to be displayed at the Student Showcase starting August 8th at the New Britain high school.

Special thanks to the CSDNB for having CMHA be a part of this, and to the Fund for Greater Hartford for sponsoring this special initiative.

Thank you Chris, Haley, Luis, Shasterin, Adleen, and Leah for volunteering your time and being stellar representatives of CMHA!

July 2021 Staff Spotlight

July 2021 Staff Spotlight

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JULY SPOTLIGHT RECIPIENTS!Staff Spotlights 2021 3

 

Czes Dzierlatka, Lead Peer Recovery Coach

A staple of CMHA since starting with the agency in June of 2019, Czes has recently been promoted to the position of Lead Peer Recovery Coach. Czes' engaging, personable nature has helped countless clients access and stay in treatment. He looks forward to providing leadership support to his fellow Peers and developing more peer-led groups in his new role!

 

Raymond J. Gorman, President & CEO

Peer Support is critical to the recovery centered services that CMHA provides. That is why Gorman, a staunch advocate for quality, accessible care throughout his years of experience in the public and private sector, has accepted a position as an appointed member of Governor Ned Lamont’s Task Force To Study Peer Support Services.

 

Ali Saleh, Recovery Specialist

CMHA aims to provide compassionate, culturally aware services to all who enter our doors. As a CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic), we continue to expand our ability to serve diverse communities. Ali Saleh, Recovery Specialist is actively helping to coordinate those efforts with our Muslim & Arabic-speaking community members, recently providing leaders of the Attaqwa Mosque in New Britain with a tour of 233 Main Street. Thanks Ali!

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