Recently, I made the announcement that after 35 years as President and CEO of South Shore Mental Health (SSMH), I will retire in 2017. This was not an easy decision for me. I have always loved my job, and I appreciate how fortunate I’ve been to work with so many dedicated staff and committed board members who share a passion for SSMH and the communities we serve.
It seems like yesterday that I was assigned to South Shore Mental Health in 1971 as Area Youth and Drug Coordinator for the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Later, as DMH Area Director, I developed the successful application to the National Institute of Mental Health that established our organization as a comprehensive community health center, operating many of the programs that continue to this day.
Since 1926, South Shore Mental Health has been building hope and changing lives for children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens, and adults living with mental illness. Today, we have more than 700 employees based in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and our non-profit early intervention and mental health treatment and recovery programs reach 16,000 people from Boston to Cape Cod.
South Shore Mental Health is dedicated to improving the lives of children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens and adults living with mental illness.
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500 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171