SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968
The Administrative Leadership Team offers a wealth of expertise and commitment to Gilead’s mission with many members having been with Gilead for over 10 years. A real sense of stability, family, and teamwork is created for both clients and staff.
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Dan is proud to be a living example of Gilead’s broad opportunities for advancement. He began his 13-year career at Gilead as a “per diem” employee, was then promoted to a variety of clinical and administrative roles, and recently took on the role of Chief Executive Officer in December 2013.
Dan is passionate about serving the needs of individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities. He has committed his career to making sure that their voices are heard, and that they are empowered to reach for their dreams. Dan has experienced firsthand the powerful process by which Gilead adds value to both the individuals who are receiving services and to those who live and work within the communities where Gilead operates. Social justice, compassion and quality care are important values that Dan stresses to all Gilead employees. He continues to fight for these values despite the daily challenges.
Throughout his career, Dan has also remained active at his local church and has devoted his time to the middle school youth program. For Dan, faith and human services go hand in hand. Spending family time with his wife and two daughters, playing with Sadie (his 13 year old dog), keeping up with the local sports teams, participating in local road races, and an occasional search for a rare football card are what gives Dan joy outside of Gilead.
Dianna joined Gilead’s Executive Team as the Chief Financial Officer in August of 2015. She made a conscious decision to move to the nonprofit sector because she enjoys the fact that her number crunching skills actually add tremendous value, ultimately helping to change lives.
She is inspired by trying to do her best every day and setting an example for her coworkers and her children. Her three children are what life is about; taking them to baseball, dance, and gymnastics and just hanging out. While she is excited about her role as Gilead’s CFO, she admits that “Mommy” is the best title she has ever had.
Beginning at Gilead in 2002 as a Program Director Justin has enjoyed the opportunity to develop creative interventions, inspire staff, and help them grow to be effective and compassionate leaders and caregivers. With almost thirty years serving youth and adults in residential, outpatient, partial hospital, mental health and substance abuse treatment, Justin has a unique approach and deep commitment to recovery and well being that is grounded in fostering the individual’s innate ability for healing through facilitating a deeper sense of self and connection to others.
With a B.A. in Religious Studies from Yale University, his work at Gilead feels like a vocational direction with a slice of spirituality. Justin brings a wealth of healing experiences to his current position as Chief Operating Officer, including an 18-month journey to Japan to study martial and healing arts, and becoming certified in Rubenfeld Synergy Method (an alternative healing modality that integrates touch and talk therapies).
Meaningful relationships are very important to Justin, which has led him to meet with a group of 7 male friends for the past 20 years to explore the depth of relationships and personal growth. Justin has a love of family, food, cooking, swimming, sailing, and acting. Before grilling vegetables seasoned from his garden, he and his dog Chloe can be seen walking at the nearby lake.
Lucy joined the Gilead Team as the Director of Development and Public Education in 2005. Lucy had heard about Gilead for years from her father who was very committed to our mission to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness.
Before earning her MPH from Columbia University, Lucy worked in the nonprofit sector as a mental health worker, a clinical case manager, the director of a family shelter and transitional living program and the director of marketing and community relations for a nonprofit affordable housing developer.
Lucy’s love of people, parties, dance and music came together when she produced and managed, Middnight on Main, a New Year’s Eve celebration for the city of Middletown in 2011 and 2012. Her personal involvement and commitment to community development efforts are demonstrated by her involvement on several nonprofit boards and her United States Peace Corps Volunteer work in Togo, West Africa.
Rob came to Gilead in 1994 thinking he would gain some hands on experience and move on. He quickly realized he really wanted to stay because “Gilead is something special”. Starting as a Program Manager, Rob found his passion in analyzing the great work done on a daily basis at Gilead. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a love for technology, Rob brings a unique set of skills to his current position as Director of Quality Assurance. During his 21 year tenure Rob created a systematic infrastructure that allows Gilead to analyze the work we do, demonstrate our successes, and examine areas that need improvement.
Helping others to have a better life and navigate things they might not have the knowledge or skills to navigate on their own led him to nonprofit work. Rob is very proud to work at Gilead, which is demonstrated by his participation in all aspects of the work. He rarely misses a Gilead event, especially if chocolate is on the menu.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls. They often go hiking, and kayaking, and are sure to make an annual camping trip to Acadia National Park, one of Rob’s favorite places. Protecting the environment is a priority for Rob, which led to his investment in solar panels for his home and an electric car for his family. Up for any challenge Rob has been seen sky diving, bungee jumping, driving a motorcycle across the United States and backpacking through Europe.
Ed has served as the Director of Human Resources of Gilead Community Services since February of 2011. He has over 10 years of Human Resources expertise at the Director level, and has worked in various corporate and nonprofit environments.
Ed earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University. Ed has personal as well as professional experience serving individuals with special needs. He is passionate about supporting and donating to local food pantries, and providing clothing and goods for individuals in need throughout the community.
Ed particularly enjoys his participation in the Health & Wellness initiative at Gilead, and actively participates in several sports in his spare time.