SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968
At Gilead, we all work together as a team to help each individual on their road to recovery. Whether you are in the office greeting clients for an appointment, providing clinical services to a client, or helping ensure that Gilead property is safe and well maintained.
Our clients are members of the Gilead family. You’ll notice something special about our staff. For us working at Gilead is not just a job — it’s what we love to do. Our services are marked with excellence and compassion because of the value that we place on each life that we touch.
It is important to us that we do everything with integrity. We bring respect, openness, and honesty to our encounters with clients, families, coworkers, and community members.
Stacey Owens was the recipient of Gilead’s Staff Excellence Award in 2017. Stacey is always willing to help out, regardless of the task. She doesn’t hesitate to offer assistance to anyone in need, whether it is a client or a coworker. She is kind and considerate in all of her interactions. Stacey manages the versatility of her position eagerly and with grace. Between her complex responsibilities in managing the billing for services, she also covers the front desk at OPC (where she cherishes the opportunity to welcome clients) and participates on countless committees and events. Stacey is the first to offer her time and effort to help make Gilead a great place to work and receive services!
Gilead is proud to recognize Gena Privott, Kim Falango, Chip Hnatiuk and Sammy Santos as the Shining Star Award Winners for the 2nd Quarter of 2017.
The award was instituted in January 2017 as a way for Gilead staff to nominate their peers for going above and beyond in service to our clients and to the agency. On behalf of the entire agency, Gilead would like to say CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to this great group for their passion, commitment and dedication. Keep up the great work!
Cindy Lee is a well-seasoned clinician with over 30 years of clinical experience, including eight years at Gilead working with individuals with severe and prolonged mental illnesses.
After attending clinical training on “The Maastricht Interview,” a nontraditional approach for persons hearing voices and another for persons with unusual beliefs, she expanded the scope of Gilead treatment services.
“Cindy has gone above and beyond in supporting and empowering individuals to examine, learn from and develop a different relationship with their voices, delusions, or unusual beliefs.”
As a Hearing Voices Network (HVN) Facilitator, Cindy played a key role in motivating clients to become HVN facilitators, securing a community site and beginning a support group in Middletown.
Rob Snyder, Linda Walsh and Mary Winalski, Gilead’s administrative staff, dedicated their time, energy, and skills over the past year to ensure that Gilead’s new Electronic Health Record, Evolv, was effectively implemented agency wide. This was an essential step to Gilead continuing to provide the high quality services for which Gilead has become known.
Their heroic accomplishments included completing 4 rounds of agency wide trainings, problem solving to keep the software running smoothly, offering tutorials and small group trainings, and responding to many of our endless questions about this new system!
They have done an outstanding job of implementing this complex software! Throughout this process, Rob, Linda and Mary maintained a tremendously positive attitude, and provided exemplary customer service to the entire Gilead workforce! We would not have been able to successfully implement this complex system if it were not for the dedication of these three employees!
Brad from Young Adult Services (YAS)/River Valley Services (RVS) contacted Gilead because he really wanted the Administrative Team at Gilead to know that working with Athena White is a pleasure.
“She is very accommodating and goes way above and beyond her job duties, not only for clients but also for the RVS Team.”
Brad could not say enough about Athena; he went on to explain how she has been developing positive clinical relationships with the individuals she works with, and the skills she offers are much more than just financial.
Her positive attitude with staff and clients alike is warm and welcoming and she takes her work to “another level” which positively impacts the work done throughout RVS as well.