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Leadership Team

Executive Management Team

Marsha Medalie

Marsha is Riverside’s Chief Executive Officer. She has decades of experience as a clinician and served as CEO of an organization that merged with Riverside in 1995. Marsha 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.

Vicker V. DiGravio III

Vic, Riverside’s President, is responsible for strategic direction, organizational planning in response to funding opportunities and community needs, and advising on service delivery and overall strategy, mission, and marketing. Well-versed in the behavioral health marketplace and legislative affairs, Vic served for 12 years as President and CEO of the Association for Behavioral Healthcare of Massachusetts. Immediately prior to joining Riverside, Vic served as Vice President for Strategy at eHana, a health information technology company. Earlier he served as Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry. Vic received a BA from Connecticut College and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He and his wife Karen reside in Milton and have a daughter and son. Vic enjoys reading contemporary fiction and American history, and stays active on the baseball diamond in a competitive men’s senior league.

Patrick Chilcott

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 Fulton

Paulo is Riverside’s Chief Human Resources Officer. 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 Montgomery

Satya is 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.

Senior Managers

Andrew Beckman

Andrew is our Assistant Vice President of Information Technology.  His goal is to ensure that Riverside is positioned to best meet the needs of the people we serve and drive Riverside’s business objectives through strategic technology investments. His career has included managing teams at Bose Corporation in HR Technology, Talent Development, and Global Business Services divisions.  He has extensive experience in system implementation, training design and delivery, change management, Lean practices, and people management. Andrew’s passions outside of work include ultra-trail running and performing as a keyboard player in several music groups.

Christopher Burke

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.

Daniel Callahan

Dan, Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, has over 15 years of experience in accounting, internal auditing, planning and analysis, and business intelligence.  He earned his undergraduate degree in business management at Roger Williams University and his MBA from Suffolk University and has worked for regional and national companies such as Adidas, Rockport, and CVS. Dan brings a strong dedication to strategic financial analysis and the development of processes that enhance fiscal performance to Riverside’s financial operations and is committed to team-building and cross-departmental collaboration. In his spare time, Dan enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends, traveling, and playing and coaching sports

Angela Crutchfield

Angela is Riverside’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. 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 Derival

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 to experience different cultures, or, closer to home, you may find her relaxing by the water on the Cape with family and friends.

Brandi Ditch

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.

Elizabeth Everts

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!

Kimberly Fisher

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 Garlick VP QM

Monica Garlick

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.

Thomas Hall

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.

Don Hughes

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 Kogut

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 Kohl

Bryan is Executive Director 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 Macri

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 or with them on a slope somewhere in Vermont, or dining out with friends at the newest foodie hot spot.

Kimberly Martin

Kim is an Assistant Vice President for Child & Family Services. She has over 20 years of experience in direct care and management roles, and earned a certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership. She has worked with women and families experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, and, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with individuals, couples and families struggling with mental health or healing in the aftermath of trauma.  Deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives in the workplace, Kim supports staff by facilitating conversations in wellness, resiliency, and professional development. Recognizing the intersection of behavioral and physical health, she recently became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine.  When not at work, Kim enjoys traveling with friends, kayaking at local water spots, and photography.

Janet Maund

Janet is Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. Before joining Riverside, she worked in various human resources leadership positions within the healthcare field, including at a teaching hospital in Boston where she oversaw the daily operations of an HR department serving over 10,000 employees. In her current role, Janet provides consultation on employee relations and collaborates with leaders to support Riverside’s mission and goals, and oversees compliance with state and federal employment laws. Janet believes that employees are an organization’s greatest asset, and takes pride in providing consultation and guidance to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect.  A Cape Cod native, Janet enjoys boating, walking the beaches in any season, skiing, and snowmobiling in Maine with her husband and daughters.

Marjie McDaniel

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.

Emmanuel Oppong

Manny is Vice President of Service Integration at Riverside. In this role, Manny leads our initiatives to strengthen coordination across Riverside’s broad array of services.  He also oversees our suite of Emergency Services programs, a critical component of integrated service delivery. Manny received his LICSW from Simmons, and later studied Human Services Leadership and Public Management at Suffolk University through a fellowship with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. He has worked extensively in inpatient facilities, outpatient therapy, emergency services, and government, including with the Department of Children and Families. Manny has a passion for clinical work and strongly believes that all people served and employees deserve the utmost respect and dignity. When he’s not working, you’ll find him on the soccer field playing or coaching young people.

Alison Rivers

Alison is Vice President of Marketing & Communications and feels privileged to help spread the word about the important work Riverside does. In her role, Alison oversees marketing strategy, brand identity, the communications plan, and media relations. Invigorated to work at such a mission-driven organization, Alison loves to unearth feel-good stories, break down communication silos, and connect people to Riverside’s services. Alison worked for many years in book publishing in New York City and Santa Barbara before moving to non-profit marketing more than a decade ago. When not managing her family, Alison likes to try new restaurants, walk cities, and read gripping fiction.

Matt Schmitt

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

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.

Amie Sica

In her role as Director of Recovery and Peer Services, Amie provides consultation, training and development across Riverside’s divisions.  Her background includes staff and supervisory roles in both residential and community-based services, where she supported those living with substance misuse, mental health differences, and co-occuring disorders.  She is a certified peer specialist and is also on the Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist training team.  Amie is passionate about collaborating across roles to support individuals seeking services, promoting harm reduction and recovery-based principles, and training others on the importance and implementation of person-centered care.  Away from work you will find her annoying her kids, practicing yoga, or with her nose in a book.

Loren Singer

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’s swimming competitions.

Mark Taricco

As Vice President of Information Technology, Mark oversees the management and strategic planning of advanced technology infrastructure for the growing Riverside community. He previously spent 20+ years in the higher education, for-profit, and healthcare sectors, focusing on business and information technology strategies and building collaborations with clients, vendors, and teams. Mark has a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island, along with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Information Technology Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For fun, Mark coaches Special Olympics soccer and basketball, plays guitar, and loves a good game of pinball!

Carol Webber

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 mountain hike.