HCRS is very pleased to announce that Katherine Cook has accepted the position as Director of their Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services program.
Katherine joined HCRS in July of 2014 as the Director of its Quality Assurance program. Since that time, she has made significant progress on quality efforts across the Agency including numerous staff trainings, enhanced auditing processes, and improved clinical supervision documentation.
Katherine moved with her husband and daughter in 2011 to New Hampshire from a ten-year assignment in DownEast Maine where she had been Director of Behavioral Health at Eastport Health Care, a regional FQHC. Katherine most recently worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Monadnock Family Services, one of New Hampshire’s ten designated community mental health centers.
Katherine spent many years as a mental health therapist, drug and alcohol counselor, and was Director of Social Services for Northern Ohio’s largest AIDS service organization. She has also worked in several front-line inner city and rural social work activities, including Health Care for the Homeless, providing assistance to homeless families and individuals living on the street and in the woods.
In her new role, Katherine will be applying her extensive experience and training to lead the programs within Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services. “I am pleased to join this dedicated team of people committed to the emotional and physical well-being of our community. I, along with the greater HCRS team, am determined to erase barriers created by stigma and discrimination and to strengthen the voice of those needing to be heard. Together we can address the myriad challenges faced by people experiencing mental illness and addiction and offer hope for healing.”