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About Community Care Network

Community Care Network is comprised of Rutland Mental Health Services and Rutland Community Programs. The mission of CCN is to enhance the health and well-being of our communities, individuals and families through responsive, innovative and collaborative services. The programs of Community Care Network serve more than 3,000 people each year throughout Rutland County. 

The dedicated staff of Community Care Network is focused on improving the health and well-being of Rutland County residents and their families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

Community Care Network Senior Leaders

Dick Courcelle, CEO

Dick Courcelle

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Dick Courcelle has over 30 years of leadership experience. Dick has been employed by the Agency for 10 years. Prior to his role as CEO, Dick served as the Director of Rutland County Head Start as well as Director of Organizational Excellence for Rutland Mental Health Services. Prior to his employment with the Agency, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Vermont Achievement Center in Rutland, Vermont. Dick believes our organization “is a crucial link to a healthy community. Our Agency provides a safe place for individuals who need us to find necessary support and care.”

Jim DiCosimo

Jim DiCosimo, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Jim DiCosimo has over 30 years of experience in fiscal operations. Prior to coming to our Agency, Jim worked for the Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York as the Assistant Vice President for Finance at the college. Jim is instrumental in leveraging resources to maximize our financial efficacy. Jim believes that “it is my job to ensure that our present and future resources are sufficient to support staff so that they can support our clients.”

Laura Kass, LICSW

Chief Services Officer

Chief Services Officer, Laura Kass has 24 years of experience in her field. Laura joined the Agency in 2015. Prior to coming to our Agency, Laura served as the Director of Behavioral Health for Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, where she provided leadership and clinical supervision for the 75-member Behavioral Health team. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Laura believes “in the unlimited capacity of our clients’ to experience personal growth and change.” Laura feels that her role at our Agency is to “support staff and remove obstacles where ever possible.”

Lorraine Jenne

Lorraine Jenne

Chief Operations and HR Officer

Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer, Lorraine Jenne has over 30 years of experience in human resources and operations with 16 of those years spent in human services. Lorraine joined the Agency in 2015. Prior to coming to our Agency, Lorraine worked for Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont for 14 years as Director of Operations. Lorraine believes that her greatest contribution is in “providing a structure and platform that allows staff to feel nurtured and supported. We simply cannot do what we do without caring and committed staff and I want to make our organization a place that they can make their home.”

Judith Tietz

Judith Tietz, M.D.

Medical Director

Medical Director, Judy Tietz, M.D. has been with our Agency since 2007. She has tremendous breadth of experience in health strategies for individuals with persistent mental and behavioral health needs and for those with developmental disabilities. Judy believes in the resilience of those we serve and helping them find their innate ability to live empowered and healthy lives.

RMHS Board of Directors

Opportunities for Public Comment at Board Meetings

The Rutland Mental Health Services Board of Directors meets the second Friday of every other month from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the agency’s 78 South Main Street administration building in Rutland. The Board provides an opportunity for public comment at the beginning of each Board meeting. The public comment period takes place during the first 15 minutes of each meeting. To schedule time on the Board agenda, please email boardpresident@rmhsccn.org, or call Onicia Cassel at 802-775-2381. Requests to participate in Board meetings must be submitted no later than noon on the day before the meeting.

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