Scott is Riverside’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Scott’s background includes working for a number of years in hospitals and community mental health settings, first as a clinician and later as a manager. He eventually grew frustrated with the services provided and decided to work to build an organization that respects the strengths of the people it serves and that cares about and supports its employees. Scott comes to work every day hoping to make a difference. When he isn’t at work, Scott writes about music and culture for several magazines.
Marsha is Riverside’s President. She has decades of experience as a clinician and was the CEO of an organization that merged with Riverside in 1995. All Riverside’s service divisions report to Marsha, and she is passionate about finding ways to fully integrate our programs so that the people we serve get the best care possible. She is actively involved in the national debate about how service delivery may change through healthcare reform. When on vacation, Marsha can be found in Asia or South America looking through binoculars at monkeys and birds.
Patrick is Riverside’s Chief Financial Officer. He has worked cross industry in strategy and technology consulting and has managed M&A teams, as well as built shared services organizations. A results-focused, process-driven executive manager whose capability spans nearly 30 years, Patrick’s expertise includes balance sheet and P&L management, budgeting and financial analysis, and organizational transformation. When not in the office, you can find Patrick spending time with his family or working out at the gym.
Paulo is Riverside’s Vice President of Human Resources. His goal is to make Riverside the employer of choice for people interested in a career in Behavioral Healthcare and Human Services. Paulo is a LICSW with many years of experience as a Clinical Supervisor in child, youth, and family as well as adult mental health services. Paulo’s career changed course slightly when he received his MBA and began working in Human Resources. He has experience as a Director of Talent Acquisition and with talent development teams. When not working hard to bring the best and brightest to Riverside he teaches his two daughters that it is ok to want to be princesses one day and play baseball the next.
Satya is Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at Riverside. In this role, Satya oversees service delivery, leads strategic initiatives including technology-related projects, and develops strategies and the infrastructure to enhance organizational growth. Satya has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector helping at-risk youth and adults. She has a Ph.D. in Social Work and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. At Riverside, Satya particularly enjoys mentoring and coaching managers to develop leadership and managerial skills that maximize innovation and quality service delivery. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, reading, and writing poetry.
Chip is Riverside’s Assistant Vice President for Finance and Financial Planning & Analysis. His background includes extensive experience in budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and accounting in both for-profit and nonprofit settings, and he has also earned his MBA. He is responsible for leading the annual budget cycle as well as driving the monthly forecast, key metrics, management reporting, and financial analysis. Chip joined Riverside because of a strong personal connection to our mission. If you look up in the sky on weekends, you might just see him piloting a small single-engine plane, which he often does in his spare time.
Helen is Riverside’s Director of Training & Professional Development. She is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a staff-training program for Riverside’s 1,400+ employees. She has a Master’s Certification in Human Resource Management and inspires people to learn through creative training modalities. A lifetime learner herself, Helen enjoys trying new things from learning how to play the guitar, golfing and knitting, to improvisational acting.
Chris is Riverside’s Vice President of Real Estate & Facility Services. His responsibilities include managing and overseeing all of our owned and leased facilities, fleet management, property and casualty insurance management, and centralized purchasing. Chris has many years of facilities and project management experience at EMC Corporation and is a licensed electrician as well as a former professional firefighter. Outside of work, Chris has a passion for exotic sports cars and racing and is very active in his community.
Angela leads Riverside’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts. She works in close collaboration with our leadership to foster an environment that values diversity in all aspects of our culture and operations. Angela holds a Doctor of Management degree in Organizational Leadership. Outside of Riverside, as an executive leadership coach and human resource consultant, she delivers training and coaching for public and private companies and online. She is also a professional development adjunct faculty for Bristol and Cape Cod Community Colleges. In her personal life, Angela likes to swim and sing gospel music, and she strives to live true to her passion and positively impact the lives of others.
Tarshe is Riverside’s Assistant Vice President for Child & Family Services. She has been in the behavioral health field for over 20 years and has extensive experience in outpatient and community-based settings for adults, children, and couples. Tarshe, who speaks Haitian Creole, is actively involved with programs in Haiti and has a special interest in supporting families experiencing domestic violence. In her free time, Tarshe likes to visit international destinations so that she can experience different cultures, or, closer to home, you may find her relaxing by the water on the Cape with family and friends.
Brandi is Assistant Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. In partnership with other Riverside departments, she is responsible for implementing a variety of systems and specialties within the Behavioral Health division including trainings on exposure therapy and suicide prevention. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Brandi has been with Riverside for her entire career and has worked with residential services, home-based family therapy, and outpatient therapy. Brandi’s true passion is working with children. Outside of Riverside, Brandi loves watching her sons play sports – especially baseball – and opens her home to foster children.
Beth is Riverside’s Vice President for Child & Family Services. Her background includes extensive experience in clinical work with sexually exploited young women and their families, and has presented on this topic at the National Conference for Human Trafficking in Washington, DC. She is deeply committed to family-centered care and spends as much time as possible in the field supporting our staff. Beth loves to go home at the end of the day to her three Pomeranian puppies!
Kim is Riverside’s Vice President of Behavioral Health Services. Kim has extensive experience in inpatient, residential, and community-based mental health and substance use settings for adults, youth, and families. At Riverside, Kim is responsible for the fiscal and clinical oversight of the outpatient centers, substance use recovery services, emergency services, and the behavioral health community partners program. Kim is particularly passionate about identifying inequities and gaps in services for people struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and developing programs to support their recovery in the community. Originally from Pittsburgh (and an avid Steelers fan), Kim came to Massachusetts on a clarinet scholarship. While not at work, Kim can be found singing with and running after her young son.
Monica is our Vice President of Quality Management. Monica ensures we comply with regulations, protect human rights, examine outcomes, investigate incidents, and generally deliver quality care. She has her Ph.D. in Public Policy and a particular interest in understanding how groups collectively define problems and solve difficult issues. Monica has recently tried ballroom dancing, kite surfing, and joined a kickball league. She also volunteers as a partner for people with disabilities who tackle the Spartan Race, an obstacle course held at Fenway Park every fall.
Norm is Riverside’s Vice President of Behavioral Health Innovation. Norm has decades of experience as an “intrapreneur” building innovative programs and services in a variety of industries including healthcare, biotech, consulting, banking, and fine art auctioneering. He was the CEO of an organization that merged with Riverside in 2018. Norm is passionate about finding ways to develop programs that combine early identification and prevention with behavioral health programs and services, improving health outcomes, and saving lives. In his spare time, Norm is actively engaged in a variety of philanthropic organizations whose mission is to leave the world a better place for the community and his three sons and their significant others (and someday his grandchildren…).
Tom is the Assistant Vice President for Clinical Services within Riverside’s Developmental & Cognitive Services Division. He has over 30 years of senior clinical consultation and management experience in supporting individuals with brain injuries and developmental disabilities. He has been nationally and internationally recognized for his varied contributions to the field. Tom is especially known for his ability to mentor and inspire staff. In his spare time, Tom can be found fishing and hauling his lobster pots.
Elizabeth is Riverside’s Assistant Vice President/MindWise Innovations Controller. In conjunction with Riverside’s CFO, she oversees, plans, and administers all the fiscal operations for Riverside. This includes providing financial support and analysis to executive management and ensuring our fiscal reporting, accounting, and billing meets all contractual, regulatory, and licensing requirements. Much of Elizabeth’s background is in the for-profit tech sector, ranging from Digital Equipment Corp. to working as a financial director/CFO in several dot com startups. To burn off stress, Elizabeth is a curling enthusiast and an avid saltwater swimmer.
Don is the Vice President for Community Living Services. He has worked in many roles at Riverside and is committed to offering recovery-oriented services that support individuals with mental illness in successfully pursuing their goals and aspirations around independent living, employment, and social connectedness. He currently oversees a broad range of clinical, rehabilitative, employment, and housing supports. Don is an avid music fan who enjoys going to local music clubs and concerts.
Melissa is the Vice President of Development. She is responsible for leading a development team to raise funds for the behavioral healthcare and human services Riverside delivers. She has 19 years of experience running mission-driven nonprofits in Massachusetts raising funds and influencing a range of health and public policy issues, including women’s reproductive health and food systems issues. When not at work, Melissa is ideally hiking in the White Mountains (or thinking about her next hike). If not doing that, she is cooking for friends or trying a new restaurant.
Bryan is Senior Vice President of MindWise Innovations. A technology strategist and innovator, Bryan takes technology initiatives from vision to implementation and is guided by a strong foundation in project management, a prowess for developing high-performing teams, and a passion for collaboration and doing good work. Bryan has a background in educational and collaborative technologies and organizational development and holds a Master’s Degree from Fordham University in Adult Learning. Bryan gets excited about a lot, but to name a few: skiing with his family, playing the drums, hanging out with friends, reading, running, and wearing a lot of black.
Sarah is the Assistant Vice President for Operational Support within Riverside’s Developmental & Cognitive Services Division. She has more than 18 years’ experience in this field starting with her work in residential settings for individuals with intellectual disabilities while in college. Sarah has worked in many different facets of the field, from Day Programming to Family Support, to Residential Services. Sarah has been with Riverside for over 10 years, and has worked in Quality Management as well as the DCS Division, and has a well-rounded view of Riverside as a whole. When Sarah is not working, you can most likely find her at an ice rink watching her kids play hockey, on a slope somewhere in Vermont with them, or dining out with friends at the newest foodie hot spot.
Kimberly is Riverside’s Assistant Vice President for Child & Family Services. Her background includes working with women and families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is committed to strength-based, family-driven care. She currently serves on the Area Board of the Cambridge DCF office and has been an active member of the Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative. She is passionate about helping staff reach their full potential by focusing not only on career development but also on self-care. When not in the office, Kim can be found spending time with her teenage son, enjoying photography, or hiking local trails with her puggle, Jax.
Marjie is Vice President of Riverside’s MindWise Innovations. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of Riverside’s newest tech-oriented division. Marjie is building the teams and the systems to provide behavioral health tools and services to support early detection and education. With an eye towards innovation, automation. and scalability, she is establishing the groundwork to allow Riverside to reach across the US and internationally. Marjie is a transplanted New Yorker who now (loudly) roots for the Celtics.
Charley is Riverside’s Chief Information Officer. He has decades of experience in building and maintaining networks, data center operations, commercial software, and application systems. Charley has also served as a volunteer in human services and healthcare for over 30 years. As CIO, he is able to combine those experiences and steer us on a path of practical and effective use of technology that continues to improve our services. In his spare time, Charley can be found playing the bodhrán at traditional Irish music sessions throughout Massachusetts and the Maritimes.
Matt is an Assistant Vice President for the Community Living Services Division. He began his professional journey with Riverside in 2005 and loved his experience so much, he chose to step away and earn a degree in clinical psychology. He has returned to the Riverside family after serving in the United States Air Force. Matt’s primary roles include providing Quality Management support for the Community Living Services division and delivering a range of training opportunities that allow programs to provide top-notch support and coaching. When he’s not at Riverside, you can find him chewing through audiobooks and podcasts while training for his next half-marathon.
Joseph Shrand is Riverside’s Chief Medical Officer. He is Board Certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine. As the organization’s lead physician, Joe advises on medical services and systems, develops and oversees policy, and has direct clinical care responsibilities in our outpatient centers. Joe is dedicated to helping the people Riverside serves to receive the best care possible in a supportive environment. He is the founder of Drug Story Theater, has published award-winning books, writes blogs for Psychology Today, and can be heard on his weekly radio show. A music lover who plays the piano and writes songs and musicals, Joe was in the original cast of the children’s television series ZOOM.
Loren is our Vice President for Developmental and Cognitive Services. She joined Riverside in 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience working with the intellectual and developmental disability community in both New York and Massachusetts. Loren is responsible for managing an ever-growing division of residential and specialized services and thoroughly enjoys supporting people to develop full, enriched, and independent lives in the community. When not at work, Loren can be found anywhere near the water including many weekends watching her son compete in swimming.
Carol is the Assistant Vice President for Community Living Services. She oversees many of our programs that support individuals with a mental illness that are living independently in the community. Carol is a tireless advocate for the people we serve and is always focused on their recovery as they build the supports that enable them to integrate successfully into their community. In her spare time, Carol can be found in the woods with her dog Scout or planning her next hike up a mountain.