NEW BRITAIN – Community Mental Health Affiliates has appointed Grace Cavallo as its new chief program officer.
Cavallo, who takes over following the retirement of Victor Incerti, will oversee over 40 programs at the behavioral health care agency, including outpatient therapy for adults, children and families; intensive home based care; residential programs; and Medication Assisted Treatment for those struggling with opioid addiction.
“Having served in a variety of roles at CMHA, I’ve been able to gain an understanding of services and client needs from the ground up. I experienced firsthand the changes that the organization has undergone as it’s developed into one of the state’s leading behavioral health care providers,” Cavallo said.
Cavallo also said she plans to continue to help the agency grow and evolve based on the needs of individuals and families seeking care.
“CMHA continues to be a leader, even during these difficult times, providing high quality services to the most vulnerable people in the community,” Cavallo said. “Victor supervised me for the past seven years, so I was able to learn from a great leader. I hope to provide similar support to the agency and community as he did. I envision continuing his legacy by building upon our open access model of offering treatment on demand, expanding our Medication Assisted Treatment services for addiction, providing increased access to innovative and evidence-based trauma-based therapy, expanding our child outpatient services and further integrating CMHA into the New Britain community.”
Incerti is confident CMHA’s programs and clients are in capable hands with Cavallo, who has been instrumental in helping to adapt and implement innovative new treatment models to better care for individuals seeking recovery from mental illness and addiction throughout her 17 years at CMHA.
“I am so pleased for Grace to assume this new role and responsibility,” Incerti said. “She has demonstrated over the past several years her natural talent as well as managerial and diplomatic skill set, which makes her perfect for the position.”