Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Staff Changes at GCASA

Kim Corcoran, GCASA's Director of Human Resources, sent this report to all GCASA staff on 09/17/08. It may be of interest to others who read this blog as well.

Both clinics competed interviews and are fully staffed for the first time since late 2007. The following are the list of new hires:

Internal changes

Kathy Cecere - Promoted from the Collocation Mentor to the Collocation Substance Abuse Specialist position in Livingston County.

Sarah Edwards - Moved from the 822 clinic to the 857 Gambling program as the Gambling Specialist in Genesee County.

Laura Lynch - Promoted from the Enhanced Case Management position to a Chemical Dependency counselor in the Genesee clinic.

Charlene Grimm - She moved from her position as Livingston County Collocation Substance Abuse Specialist to a position as a Substance Abuse Counselor in the women's program at the Genesee County clinic.

New Hires

Dawn Bumbarger - Hired as a Substance Abuse Counselor in Orleans County. She recently relocated from the Syracuse area where she worked as a counselor for the past seven years. She is a CASAC-T

Sherri Newman - Hired as the Enhanced Case Manager in Genesee county. Sherri worked for ABW in a women's shelter in Rochester NY. She attended SUNY Brockport in the Health Science program with a concentration in Substance Abuse counseling. She is a CASAC-T

Rebecca Carr - Hired as a Adolescent Counselor in Orleans County. Rebecca worked for DePaul in their downtown detox program. She has an Associates Degree in Alcohol and Substance Abuse studies from FLCC and is currently working on her Bachelors from Empire State College. She also interned with Parkridge Chemical Dependency. She is a CASAC-T

Mary Lou Szewezyk - Hired as the mentor for the Genesee County Collocation (para-professional position). Mary Lou worked for Curves in Batavia ny. She has Bachelors degree in English and has taken graduate courses in social work.

Drug Courts - Charles Evans recently became the Forensic Liaison for the Genesee County Drug Court and for Genesee Justice agency.

Orleans County DOC early release program has expanded the contract to include felony DWI prisoners. On the average we service 10-12 women from Orleans County correctional facility....this new contract should raise the census to 12-15 at any given time.

Kathy Hodgins (assistant director of satellite and forensic services in Orleans county) has recovered from surgeryand came back to work in late September.

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