For Immediate Release: March 2, 2018
Allison Bernier Appointed Vice President of the Central Community Health Partnership The Central Community Health Partnership (CCHP) has appointed Allison Bernier, LICSW, QMHP as its Vice President. Prior to joining CCHP, Ms. Bernier served as Director of Care Integration for The Providence Center, the largest community mental health provider in Rhode Island. In that role, she managed the integration of the center’s behavioral healthcare services with organizations including community agencies, health centers, and primary care practices. During her tenure at The Providence Center, Ms. Bernier also served as a Clinical Supervisor, and as Associate Director of Wellness, Employment, and Network Services. She holds a Master’s degree in social work, and has completed the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program.
As Vice President of the CCHP, Ms. Bernier will lead a team of Nurses, Clinicians, Care Managers, Recovery Coaches, and Care Coordinators. Ms. Bernier states “I’m excited about this new initiative. In the CCHP model, we can address all of the individual’s needs in a care plan, and line up the supports they need to follow through on that plan. That might mean addressing chronic mental health or medical concerns, looking at physical fitness and wellness goals, or helping them to identify ways to achieve housing or employment stability – essentially any issues that may be contributing to their hospitalizations or poor health outcomes.”
The Central Community Health Partnership unites five human service providers – AdCare, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Alternatives, LUK, Inc. and Venture Community Services – as one Community Partner, serving thousands of MassHealth members across Central Massachusetts. Within the new model, the CCHP will provide both Behavioral Health and Long-Term Services and Supports. The partner agencies serve individuals and families with complex behavioral health challenges, intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, and brain injury. Together the agencies provide person-centered services to more than 8,000 people.
Contact: Lorie Martiska, Vice President of Advancement
The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
(508) 755-0333, Ext. 1239