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Celebrating Achievement & Recognizing Excellence

Each year in the spring, Riverside Community Care gratefully acknowledges exceptional staff members, people we serve in our programs, and friends in the community who, each in their own way, strive and succeed in living out our mission and our commitment to leading-edge behavioral health care and human services.

Because of how they have inspired us, we were disappointed that we weren’t able to hold our annual award ceremony as planned on May 4.  But that does not diminish our desire to share their achievements with their colleagues, families, and the Riverside community. We invite you to join us to honor these special people now.

You can read all about them by clicking on the individual or team names below.



Alana Carroll (read Alana’s story) – Family Support Center

Jaiden M. & Kathleen E. (read their story) – Home-Based Services

Thomas Nelson (read Tom’s story) – Crossroads Clubhouse

 Jaime, Mackenzie, & Arron O’Donnell (read their story) – Arlington/Needham Community Service Agency



Artie Crocker (read Artie’s story)

Upton Police Department & Upton Fire & EMS Department (read their story)



Megan DeAngelo (read Megan’s story), Intensive Care Coordinator – Cambridge/Somerville Community Service Agency

Maureen Letellier (read Maureen’s story), Assistant Director – MetroNorth Individual Support Program

Anne Priestley (read Anne’s story), Program Director – Newton Outpatient Center

William Rollins (read William’s story), Primary Clinician – Adult Community Clinical Services

IT Help Desk & Network Support Teams (read their story):  Gemal Harrison, Desktop Support Specialist; James Kennedy, IT Team Leader; Sundeep Patel, Network Support Specialist; Tommy Toungthirath, Desktop Support Specialist; Thierry Verret, Principal Network Architect; Chris Vongkhamkeo, Desktop Support Specialist

Mindwise Innovations & Riverside Trauma Center (read their story):  Meghan Diamon, Director of Suicide Prevention Programs; Nanci Ginty Butler, SOS Program Trainer; Lea Karnath, SOS Program Manager; Erin Lerch, SOS Program Coordinator; Kara Neymeyr, SOS Program Director