Mary D. Moulton, MPA
Mary Moulton, MPA, was hired as the Executive Director of Washington County Mental Health Services in July 2013. Mary began her career at Washington County Mental Health in 1990 as an Emergency Services Clinician on the WCMH mobile crisis team. She became Director of Intensive Care Services in 2005 and Chief of Operations in 2010 when she worked with multiple programs throughout the Agency. Following the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011, Mary was granted a leave by the Board of Directors to serve at the request of the State of Vermont as the Deputy Commissioner, and then Commissioner, of the Department of Mental Health. Her primary directive was to work with teams in all designated agencies to implement Act 79, also known as Vermont’s mental health reform act. As part of that reform, Mary was instrumental in developing law enforcement and crisis team training and remains actively involved in the continuing development of Team Two mental health response training today. She has also been the Coordinator of Vermont’s Behavioral Health Disaster Response Team, training 500 responders and creating a system for behavioral health response in the event of disaster. Mary received her Master’s in Public Administration from Norwich University in 2011.
Chief Financial Officer
Heidi Hall came to Washington County Mental Health in 2014. Prior to WCMHS, she worked for the State of Vermont for 22 years in various positions, the most recent being Director of Finance for the Department of Mental Health. There she developed and managed the department’s budget and assisted in creating program funding models and interdepartmental collaborations across the Agency of Human Services.
Heidi is active in her community and, when she is not in the office, she can be found cheering her children on at various sports and music activities, or climbing onto the ice for a game of ice hockey!
Cathy Chafin, RN, CDDN
Director of Nursing Services
Since being hired as a registered nurse in 1999, Catherine Chafin, RN, has worked in all WCMHS Divisions providing a variety of nursing services including medication administration, training, delegation and medication guidance. She also promotes wellness initiatives, vigorously advocates for patient autonomy with care decision, is an active member of the Ethics Committee, and was an active past member of the Board Staff Management Committee.
Cathy maintains a national certification in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has an Associates in Science Degree in Nursing from Norwich University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Social and Rehabilitation Services from Troy State University, and completed a Certificate Program in Gerontology at the University of Vermont.
In January 2014, Catherine began utilizing her vast experience as an agency nurse to provide leadership and guidance to the agency’s nursing department by accepting the position as Director of Nursing Services. She lives in Northfield with her partner of 15 years and her constant companion Buster the cat.
Michael Curtis, EdD
Director of Children, Family and Youth Services
Michael Curtis has worked at WCMHS since 1988. In 1990, he was appointed CYFS Division Director. During his tenure, he has had the opportunity to take part in the development of a wide range of programs, some of which have been replicated across the State. Michael has also had the opportunity to assist in a number of projects that have led to an improvement of WCMHS’ facilities and offered housing to Agency clients. In the course of this work, Dr. Curtis, has had the privilege to work with a dedicated, talented and persistent group of colleagues.
Academically, Michael has earned a Master of Education from Northern Michigan University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Vermont.
Jesicca O'Neil, DO
Director of Psychiatric Services
Jessica O’Neil, DO, graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2009, and completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry in 2014. She is Board-Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Board-Eligible in Child Psychiatry. She is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. O’Neil is a native of Wisconsin, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Science and Spanish from Coe College in Iowa. Dr. O’Neil’s research interest is in Eating Disorders and her clinical interest is in a wide variety of aspects of adult and child psychiatry. She began working for the agency in 2014, and in 2015 transitioned to the leadership role of Medical Director.
Margaret Joyal, MA
Licensed Psychologist-Master, Director of Center for Counseling & Psychological Services
Margaret Joyal, MA, is the current Director for Washington County Mental Health Services Counseling and Psychological Services, and co-founder of LINCS Adult Trauma Treatment Program. She is a member of the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, the National Association for Rural Mental Health and has held key positions with the Vermont Psychological Association, the North American Masters Psychologists, for which she served as President, and is Chair of the Adult Outpatients Director’s Group, a committee of the Council for Developmental and Mental Health Services.
Ms. Joyal is a trainer and consultant on developing trauma related services and presents on recent advances in trauma treatment, effects of psychological trauma, and treating survivors of childhood abuse. She is a current Consultant Trainer for the Center for Crime Victim Services and the Agency of Human Services. She serves on the Child and Family Trauma Workgroup, focused on providing trauma informed services to children and families.
Karen Kurrle, MS
Licensed Psychologist-Master, Director of Intensive Care Services
Karen Kurrle, Licensed Psychologist-Master has worked for WCMHS since 1997. Prior to working for WCMHS, Karen worked in an alternative high school classroom in a Vermont school. Karen started her career at WCMHS working in an adolescent day treatment program. She then became the Children’s Access Clinician and a Program Coordinator in 2005. Karen then became the Clinical Director for Emergency Services in 2010 and has been the Intensive Care Services Director since 2013.
Karen attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies and Saint Michaels for her graduate program.
Susan Loynd, MA, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
Susan Loynd, MA, SPHR, is the Director of Human Resources and a member of our senior management team. Prior to joining WCMHS in 2002, she worked in the private sector for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles including; HR, administration and accounting.
Susan received her Master’s degree in Literature, from the University of Kent in Canterbury England, after receiving her Bachelor’s from the University of Vermont, where she focused on English and Political Science. She also holds the SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources, Certification.
Julie Martin, MEd, MPA
Director of Community Developmental Services
Julie Martin, MPA, MEd, is the Director of Developmental Services at WCMHS. She has been in her current position since 1999. As Director, she has been on numerous state, regional and local committees including the State Standing Committee, Equity and Public Safety Funding Committees, both the Adult and Children’s Local Interagency Teams, and has been a member and Chair of the Developmental Service Director group.
Julie is originally from Hawai’i where she worked in the Developmental Services’ field since high school. She held positions in many areas including, but not limited to, direct support work at employment sites and in schools, residential management and case management. She also worked at the University of Hawai’i as faculty member on a Supported Employment Grant, which is where she received her Masters of Education in Special Education. She earned her first Master’s degree at Eastern Michigan University in the field of Public Administration and her Bachelors from Western Michigan University. Julie currently lives in Central Vermont with her husband and two children who keep her busy with their active involvement in numerous sports and community events.
Leslee Tocci, MS, LCMHC
Director of Community Support Program
Leslee Tocci, MS, LCMHC has been the Community Support Program (CSP) Director at WCMHS since 1996. She started her career at WCMHS in 1988 and has worked in various capacities in CSP over this time. Prior to her work at WCMHS, she worked at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts.
Leslee received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Vermont in 1993, after receiving her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology with a Sociology Minor from Ithaca College. Leslee’s professional interests include promotion of recovery & resiliency, wellness techniques, & fighting stigma. Leslee enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her family, and reading historical fiction.
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