Leadership

Mary D. Moulton, MPA

Executive Director

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.

Heidi Hall

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!

Nicole Grenier, MHA

Director of Children, Youth, and Family Services

Nicole Grenier, MHA, holds a Master’s Degree of Health Care Administration from the University of Scranton and has served as a mental health professional with 20 years experience serving children, youth and families across local systems of care in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont. Nicole first served at WCMHS from 2003-2014 as the director of a School-Based program, and later as the director of our Early Childhood programs, with a brief departure to embrace entrepreneurship as the owner of a local coffee shop. The coffee shop successfully continues under the day-to-day management by Nicole’s committed and capable team, allowing her to proudly return to WCMHS in 2018 as the Director of the CYFS Division where she continues her commitment to advocating for the best possible services and supports for children, families, and staff.

Margaret Joyal, MA

Director of Center for Counseling & Psychological Services

Margaret Joyal, MA, is the Director for Washington County Mental Health Services Counseling and Psychological Services, and co-founder of LINCS Adult Trauma Treatment Program. She started at WCMHS as an intern in 1989 and continued to develop her career at WCMHS. She was hired as a clinician in 1990 and became director of CCPS in 2000.

Ms. Joyal is a trainer and consultant on developing trauma related services and presents on recent advances in trauma treatment, the effects of psychological trauma, and treating survivors of childhood abuse. She serves on the Child and Family Trauma Workgroup, focused on providing trauma informed services to children and families.

Margaret received her graduate degree from St. Michael’s College in 1990. She has been a licensed psychologist-master since 1992.

The mission of CCPS is to provide trauma informed, strength based, client centered care of the highest quality to residents of Washington County regardless of their personal resources. In the years to come, we will continue to strive to meet this goal.

Karen Kurrle, MS

Karen Kurrle, MS

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 Michael’s for her graduate program.

Rachel Corbett Lavallee, BA, BSN, RN, TTS

Director of Nursing

Rachel Corbett Lavallee, BA, BSN, RN, TTS is our Director of Nursing Services. Rachel began her nursing career at Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) in 2012 and became Associate Director of nursing in 2016.

At WCMHS, she worked as a residential program nurse in both Children’s and CSP, led programming for Wellness and Smoking Cessation across the agency, taught medication training for all new staff, worked on policy development, and served on multiple agency-wide and community committees. Rachel believes in the importance of nursing in the positive outcomes of our clients. She believes that the medical care that our agency provides is hinged on the knowledge and credentials of the nursing staff and the education and skills that those nurses provide to staff and clients. Maintaining an educated, empathetic, professional, ethical, and driven nursing department is essential in the success of our agency and the care our clients receive. Rachel is privileged to represent and advocate for the WCMHS nursing team and for the care that each nurse provides.

Rachel obtained her BA from the University of Vermont and her BSN from Norwich University. When not researching nursing policies and caring for clients, Rachel can often be found hiking mountains or painting amongst fields of flowers.

Susan Loynd, MA, SHRM-SCP

Director of Administrative Operations and Human Resources

Susan Loynd, MA, SHRM SCP, is the Director of Administration and Human Resources. Prior to joining WCMHS in 2002, she worked in the private sector for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles including; Human Resources, 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 SHRM SCP– Society for Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional Certification. She has served in a variety of volunteer and elected roles for SHRM including the State Director for Vermont, and the Northeast Region’s representative of the Membership Advisory Committee.
Her focus and passion is supporting the people side of the agency. Through committee and project work, advocacy, policy writing and trainings, her ongoing vision is to create and sustain an engaged workforce.

Susan brings to the agency a passion for teaching and a flair for the dramatic. She is an adjunct faculty member at VTC, NVU, and CCV. She also teaches for SHRM on the state and national level. When she’s not on stage she sits on the Board of Directors for the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield, and is a member of the PRIDE committee at Chandler in Randolph.

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 Inter-agency Teams, and has been a member and Chair of the Developmental Service Director group.

Julie is originally from Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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.

Jessica O’Neil, DO

Medical Director

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.

Keith Grier

Director of the Community Support Program (CSP)

Keith Grier, MBA, is the Director of the Community Support Program (CSP). Keith has been working in the field of community mental health and developmental services since 1996. Prior to coming to Washington County Mental Health, Keith worked at the Counseling Service of Addison County where he held a variety of positions including case manager, program coordinator, crisis clinician, and as a member of the senior leadership team responsible for compliance, quality improvement, strategic planning, and risk management. He has served on a variety of statewide committees working on system wide efforts including as chair of the Vermont Care Partners Outcomes committee and designing values -based payment methodologies with the Department of Mental Health.

Keith has a commitment to inclusion and consumer voice and is an ardent advocate for self-determination, the dignity of risk, and meeting individuals where they are. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his Master’s degree from the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland, Vermont.

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