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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New Chief Financial Officer

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Welcome our New Chief Financial Officer Jim DiCosimo joined CCN on August 1 as Chief Financial Officer.  Jim comes to RMHS after 21 years at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, where for the

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

RMHS Board Update

Jul 7,2016 Chris Keyser, Board Chairman, is pleased to announce the following recent Board Member Appointments: Laird Covey Kris Benway Police Chief Brian Kilcullen Attorney Mike McClallen Lillian Jackson These individuals bring a wealth of

Judy Tietz, MD New Medical Director

I am pleased to announce that Judy Tietz, M.D. will become Medical Director for Rutland Mental Health Services effective July 1.  Dr. Tietz, a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, has been with RMHS for nine years and will increase her time here to serve as Medical Director, in addition to carrying a caseload.  Dr. Tietz will work
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RMHS Re-Designated by DMH & DAIL

Rutland, VT - February 26, 2016 - After completing a corrective action process that began last summer, Rutland Mental Health Services has received full Designation status from the Vermont Department of Mental Health (DMH) and

New CEO Appointed to Community Care Network

Dick Courcelle, a fourth generation Vermonter, was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Care Network which includes Rutland Mental Health Services and Rutland Community Programs.  Dick is a Rutland native with extensive experience

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