Staff promotions at Crittenton

Crittenton Services is making staff changes in response to growing demands for services, especially in the Wellspring Family Services division. Wellspring Family Services operates five office sites in Northern West Virginia, as well as providing in-home services to individuals and families in need of mental health services.

“At Crittenton, investment in our staff and support for their continuing development is a priority. Because of this, we are fortunate to have qualified, dedicated employees who understand the changing needs of the organization and are excited about meeting new challenges,” says Kathy Szafran, President and CEO.

Beverly Petrelli, ACSW, LCSW, is the new Chief Operating Officer. Petrelli has been with the agency for 15 years. She was promoted from her position of VP of Community Services, overseeing Wellspring Family Services. As the new COO, Petrelli will oversee Wellspring, as well as the residential program and the newly developed transitional living program. Petrelli has more than 37 years of experience in the field of social work, primarily in the area of clinical therapy for adults and families.

Two employees, Ken Nice and Michael Kuhn, have been promoted to the position of Wellspring Program Managers. As Program Managers, they will work with Site Directors to assess needs, provide supervision, and offer support for clinical staff.

Nice, MSW, LGSW, has been with the agency for nine years, serving as the Site Director of the New Martinsville Wellspring office for the last three years. In his role as Program manager, he will oversee both the New Martinsville office and the Parkersburg office.

Kuhn, joined the Crittenton staff in 2013, as a therapist in the Wheeling Wellspring office. For the past year, he has served as Site Director for that office. In addition to supervision of the Wheeling office, Kuhn will also oversee operations of the Weirton office.

Promotions are taking place in Crittenton’s residential program, as well. Amber Bentz, former Residential Administrator, is now the Residential Program Manager, overseeing day-to-day operations of the program and organizing all aspects of direct staff scheduling and training. Tracee Chambers, MA is the new Client Care Program Manager. Chambers will manage all phases of the intake and referral process, as well as supervising residential case managers and classroom staff. Veronica Reynolds, MSW, LCSW, therapist in the residential program, will now oversee all therapeutic services for residential clients, as Clinical Program Manager.

Crittenton Services, Inc. is a trauma-informed behavioral health agency serving more than 1200 young women, children and families from all 55 counties of West Virginia. A comprehensive continuum of care is provided, with services that include before/aftercare and Pre-K education within Ohio County Schools, community-based mental health services, comprehensive residential care for girls, and, coming soon, transitional living for young women with children.

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