What It's Like to Work at The Providence Center
“Rosalyn Carter once said, ‘A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.’ At The Providence Center our president/CEO, together with our senior leadership and staff, all work together to strengthen our organization so that we are ready to face any challenge the future holds. I am honored to work for a progressive organization that has empathy for its clients and offers its staff the opportunity for personal and professional growth. At The Providence Center we believe in our mission and work together as a family.”
-Dina Gagliardi, billing manager, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 1993.
"Working at The Providence Center has been a very positive experience for me. I have met many individuals at who are truly invested in helping those in need, and that gives me the motivation to continue to treat our consumers with dignity and respect. I continue to enjoy what I do and the individuals I work with."
-Kenia Richards, employment specialist, Employment and Education Services, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 2001.
"Working at The Providence Center has been very rewarding. My best teachers on the job have been the clients. Not a day passes that I do not learn something new from them. I derive a great deal of satisfaction working with them; they are the reason I am still here. I have worked with many wonderful staff here at The Providence Center who continue to make a difference in the lives of people in recovery and their families."
-Russ Cooney, associate director Community Support Program, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 1985.
"I love working at The Providence Center. Not only do we truly care about our clients and their families, but we also truly care about each other. I have always been able to count on the people I work with for understanding and support. You can't ask for better staff than at The Providence Center!"
-Jennifer Papineau, Child and Family billing manager, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 1993.
"I came to The Providence Center because I was looking for a way to support my family financially. As a group home employee and later as a case manager, I learned how to interact with and treat people with the most severe mental illnesses—schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and chronic depression. My career has grown and changed over the years. Currently I am the manager of the Intake Department and the Client Access Center. Throughout the years, my focus has always remained the same: to deliver quality client care both personally and by training and supporting caring, customer-friendly staff."
-Judy Watts, Associate Director, Intake, Access and HIS, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 1998.
"I thoroughly enjoyed working at The Providence Center. I have worked with many dedicated employees who have a diverse range of knowledge and expertise. My supervisors are supportive and motivating, and I know I can always count them and my fellow employees for understanding and support. The Providence Center also helps to foster relationship building between staff members through enjoyable activities such as our annual picnic and staff appreciation dinner. I feel like I belong at The Providence Center and love coming to work to everyday.
-Allison Sebastiao, Associate Director, Wellness, Employment and Network Services, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 2006.
"I have been a nurse for many years and have worked in various places throughout my career, but I have never experienced the kind of teamwork that goes on every day at The Providence Center. My co-workers in the Access Center really understand the concept that through teamwork a difficult job can be made easier and more enjoyable for everyone."
-Karen Chateauneuf, psychiatric nurse, Access Center, has been an employee of The Providence Center since 1999.