Community Care Network Summer Picnic


The Community Care Network held its summer picnic at the Hathaway Farm in Rutland on July 25.  A fun time was held by all.  The 1881 barn was fantastic along with an array of farm animals that kids of all ages enjoyed.  There were wagon rides and a 12 acre corn maze and games, music from our own Charlie Woods and enthuastic singers.  The food was fantastic and after the wagon ride, marshmallows were roasted by the campfire.  The rain held off and the view up in the hills was fantastic.  Thanks to all who attended and to the picnic organizers.

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Update on Senior Leader Team


Rutland Mental Health Services’ Senior Leaders as of August 1, 2016:

Chief Executive Officer Dick Courcelle
Chief Financial Officer Jim DiCosimo, CPA
Chief Services Officer – Behavioral Health Laura Kass
Chief Operations and HR Officer Lorraine Jenne
Chief Services Officer – Developmental Disabilities Ellen Malone
Medical Director Judith Tietz, M.D.

New Senior Leaders for RMHS

Rutland Mental Health Services is pleased to announce the addition of several new members to its Senior Leadership Team.  The individuals below join CEO Dick Courcelle and Chief Services Officer-Developmental Disabilities Ellen Malone to complete the Senior Leadership team.

Laura Kass, LICSW, joined RMHS in December 2015 as Chief Services Officer-Behavioral Health, following the retirement of David Long.  Most recently, Laura was 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 has extensive experience in many facets of Behavioral Health.

Lorraine Jenne joined RMHS in a full-time capacity in February 2016 as Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer.  Lorraine had previously served as Chief Operations Officer at Howard Center in Burlington, and was assisting RMHS in a part-time capacity during the agency’s Re-Designation process in 2015. She has held leadership positions in Operations and Human Resources in the home health, utility and electronics fields.

Judith Tietz, M.D., was named Medical Director for RMHS in July 2016. Dr. Tietz has been with RMHS as a practicing psychiatrist for nine years and is Board-Certified in adult psychiatry.

James DiCosimo, CPA, joined RMHS in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, following the retirement of Tom Pour.  Jim had been working in finance at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, and since 2009 has been Assistant Vice President for Finance at the college.


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RMHS Senior Leaders 2016


Dick Courcelle announced that Lorraine Jenne will remain with RMHS in a permanent capacity.  Lorraine has served since the summer as Interim Director of Human Resources.  She will become Director of Operations and Human Resources for RMHS effective February 1.  Since joining RMHS, Lorraine has quickly assimilated to the work of the agency and has been an integral contributor to our Re-Designation process and a valued member of the Senior Leader Team.  Dick went on to say that he is very pleased that Lorraine has chosen to remain with RMHS in this leadership role.


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