Dr. Cutter is one of the world’s foremost behavioral healthcare researchers and clinicians in the fields of psychotherapy development, behavioral medicine, and addiction medicine in urban and rural environments. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Southern California, and his BA in Psychology from California State University. He has held teaching and/or research positions at Yale University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and University of Hartford. Dr. Cutter is currently a tenure-tracked faculty member at Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center.
Previously, Dr. Cutter was a clinical program developer within some of Harvard’s teaching hospitals, and directed the Pain Treatment Services Units for Yale’s Department of Psychiatry and Silver Hill Hospital. A former assistant dean of Yale College and a Beck Institute Scholar, Dr. Cutter has received numerous professional honors over the course of his career and his work has been widely cited in peer-reviewed manuscripts and continues to direct a highly active and prolific behavioral science clinical research laboratory out of Yale’s Child Study Center.
Dr. Cutter hopes to one day leverage the exceptional outcomes produced at Turnbridge to lobby congress to support legislation that will increase access to long-term dual diagnosis treatment for all populations.
Turnbridge is a leader in adolescent care where young people become better and caregivers become their best. Compassion for each young person and family we are privileged to help is at the center of everything we do.
Education and Training
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine (School of Arts and Sciences), 2009
- Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2007
- Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University, 2007
- M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California, 2002
- B.A. Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, 1998
Honors and Recognition
- 2017 Eastern Pain Association, Outstanding poster presentation
- 2013 Beck Institute Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- 2011 National Institute on Drug Abuse Travel Award co-sponsored with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and American Psychological Association Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Drug Abuse) and 50 (Addictions)
- 2010 National Institute on Drug Abuse Psychotherapy Development Center Pilot Project Grant
- 2010 National Institute on Drug Abuse Junior Investigator Travel Award
- 2010 Psi Chi National Psychology Honors Society Summer Internship Teaching Grant
- 2009-14 National Institute of Health Clinical Loan Repayment Program by National Institute on Drug Abuse
Awards and Grants
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- 1 R01 DA019511-03: “Counseling for primary care office-based buprenorphine”
- 1 RO1 DA020576-01A1: “Buprenorphine maintenance vs. detoxification in prescription opioid dependence”
- 1 R01 DA019511-03: “Pain and Opioid Dependence”
- 2 P50DA009241: “Psychotherapy Development Center Pilot Program”
- 5 R01 AA01892303: “Reducing Heavy Drinking to Optimize HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention”
- 1 R01 DA034678: “Automated Recovery Line for Medication Assisted Treatment”
- Moore, B.A., Barry, D.T., Cutter, C.J., Sullivan, L.E., O’Connor, P.G., Schottenfeld, R.S., & Fiellin, D.A. (2012). Counseling and directly observed medication for primary care buprenorphine/naloxone maintenance: A pilot study. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 6(3):205-211.
- Beitel, M., Savant, J. D., Cutter, C. J., Peters, S., Belisle, N., & Barry, D.T. (2012). Psychopathology and pain correlates of dispositional optimism in methadone-maintained patients. The American Journal on Addictions, 21, S56-62.
- Moore, B.A., Fazzino, T., Garnet, B., Cutter, C.J., Barry, D.T. (2011). Computer-based treatments for drug abuse and dependence: A Systematic Review. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40: 215-223
- Garnet, B., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Savant, J.D., Peters, S., Schottenfeld, R.S., Barry, D.T. (2011) Pain catastrophizing and pain coping among methadone maintained patients. Pain Medicine; 12: 79-86.
- Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Garnet, B., Joshi, D., Rosenblum, A., Schottenfeld, R.S. (2011). Exploring relations among traumatic, posttraumatic, and physical pain experiences in methadone-maintained patients. Journal of Pain,12: 22-28.
- Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Breuer, T., Cutter, C.J., Savant, J.D., Peters, S., Schottenfeld, R.S., Rounsaville, B.J. (2011). Group-Based Strategies for Stress Reduction in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: What Do Patients Want? Journal of Addiction Medicine, 5: 181-187.
- Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Breuer, T., Cutter, C.J., Savant, J.D., Schottenfeld, R.S., Rounsaville, B.J. (2011). Conventional and unconventional treatments for stress among methadone-maintained patients: Treatment willingness and perceived efficacy. American Journal of Addiction, 20: 137-142.
- Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Joshi, D., Falcioni, J., Schottenfeld, R.S. (2010). Conventional and non-conventional pain treatment utilization among opioid dependent individuals with pain seeking methadone maintenance treatment: A needs assessment study. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 4: 81-87.
- Barry, D.T., Beitel, M., Cutter, C.J., Garnet, B., Joshi, D., Schottenfeld, R.S., Rounsaville, B.J. (2009). Allopathic, complementary, and alternative medical treatment utilization for pain among methadone-maintained patients: An exploratory study. The American Journal on Addictions, 18: 379-385.
- Weinberg, I., Gunderson, J.G., Hennen, J., Cutter, C.J. (2006). Manual-Assisted Cognitive Treatment for the Deliberate Self-Harm for Borderline Personality Disorder Patients. Journal of Personality Disorders, 20: 482-492.
Hassan M. Minhas MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with training in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry.
In addition to serving as the Medical Director of Turnbridge, Dr. Minhas is also the Chief of Autism Services at the Hospital for Special Care, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Law and Psychiatry.
He graduated medical school from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan, then completed his internship, residency, and pediatric psychiatry fellowship at Brown University. Following his clinical training, he completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale University.
Dr. Minhas has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships. Some of these include the APA Leadership Fellowship, the Brain Conference Travel Award, the Martin B. Keller Award, and the Haffenreffer Family Resident Award. Most recently, he was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as one of their 40 under Forty honorees.
Education and Training
- M.B.,B.S., Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
- The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
- Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Harvard-Macy Program for Post-Graduate Trainees
Honors and Recognition
- 2011 – 2013 Brown Psychiatry Residency Research Track Awardee
- 2011 Second Prize Psychiatry Residency Research Poster, Fourteenth Annual Research Symposium on Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
- 2011 Runner-up to the Weinshilboum Prize (invited to attend the 10th Annual Psychiatric Genomics Course), Department of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
- 2012 Second Prize Psychiatry Residency Research Poster, Fifteenth Annual Research Symposium on Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
- 2012 Travel Fellowship awardee, 17th Annual Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators, American Psychiatric Association
- 2012 – 2014 American Psychiatric Leadership Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
- 2013 Brain Conference Scholar Travel Award, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
- 2013 International Medical Graduate Fellow, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training
- 2013 Society of Biological Psychiatry, 68th Annual Convention, Mentor-Mentee Program Participant
- 2013 Martin B. Keller Award for the Outstanding Resident in the General Psychiatry Residency Graduating Class, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
- 2015 Haffenrefer Family House Staff Excellence Award; awarded to 5 graduating house staff across specialties for demonstrating excellence in clinical service, professionalism, leadership and scholarly activities, Rhode Island Hospital
State and National Organization Committees
- American Psychiatric Association
- Rhode Island Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Hospital and Training Program Committees
- Brown University
- Bradley Hospital
- Butler Hospital
- Minhas HM, Pescosolido MF, Schwede M, Piasecka J, Gaitanis J, Tantravahi U, Morrow EM. An unbalanced translocation involving loss of 10q26.2 and gain of 11q25 in a pedigree with autism spectrum disorder and cerebellar juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. April 2013;161(4):787–791
- Minhas HM, Vahabzadeh A. Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM-5. The Residents’ Journal, American Journal of Psychiatry, May 2013;8(5):4-6
- Banerjee R, Liu JJ, Minhas HM. Lyme Neuroborreliosis Presenting with Alexithymia and Suicide Attempts. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. October 2013;74(10):981
- Minhas HM, Lowenhaupt EA. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, 2015 edition.
- Minhas HM, Philip N. Antipsychotics. The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, First Edition, 2015.
- Minhas HM, Lowenhaupt EA, Xavier, SL. Conduct Disorder. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor, 2016 edition.
- Minhas HM, Elliot MB, Price LH. Altered mental status due to hand sanitizer ingestion. British Journal of Psychiatry, December 5 2011. bjp.rcpsych.org/letters/
- Aoun EG, Minhas HM, Hunt JI. Synthetic Marijuana: a serious emerging substance use problem in adolescents. The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL). January 2014; 30(1)
Ayotunde Ayobello, MD, is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing at the Turnbridge Adolescent Primary Treatment Centers in Woodbury and Killingworth, Connecticut, and a clinical instructor at the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Ayobello’s fascinating background and unique talents help him to appreciate the human condition and relate with patients, families, and colleagues. Dr. Ayobello, who speaks Russian, attended Crimea State Medical University in Ukraine during Russia’s annexation of the region. After earning his MD, Dr. Ayobello completed his psychiatry internship at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. While at Virginia Tech, Dr. Ayobollo was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Ayobello completed his specialized training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Yale’s Child Study Center, where he continues to practice and instruct.
Among his many achievements, Dr. Ayobello is an accomplished oil painter whose works are inspired and influenced by his fascination with the subject of the mind. His paintings and commentary, which often include themes rooted in his creative interpretations of psychiatric concepts, have been published in some of the most prestigious psychiatric journals.
In his 2019 article “Sunflowers and Mortality,” published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Ayobello cites the importance of appreciating “…the often-overlooked everyday pleasures that make life worth living: having breakfast with a loved one, the smell of fresh air in the morning, driving with the windows down, a laugh exchanged with a friend. Appreciating these little moments helps put things in proper perspective and, in so doing, ensures a life of fulfillment and contentment.” Dr. Ayobello’s exceptional intellect, talent, and relatability make him a tremendous asset to the patients and families he serves.
Dr. Mark Beitel is a practicing clinical psychologist, researcher, and professor. Dr. Beitel holds degrees in psychology from the University of Michigan, Fordham University, and the New School for Social Research. Beitel completed post-doctoral work at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Beitel serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, trains students and conducts clinical research. Beitel is a prolific author who has contributed more than 40 research papers and peer-reviewed articles on psychotherapy, substance use, chronic pain, and connections between culture and psychology.
Dr. Beitel brings a passion for helping people understand and manage their mental health conditions and in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of effective, evidence-based therapy to Turnbridge clients and families.
Education and Training
- Ph.D. Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2003
- MA New School for Social Research, The Graduate Faculty, 1996
- BA University of Michigan, Psychology Honors Program, 1994
- American Psychoanalytic Association, Research Associate (2004-08)
- American Psychological Association, Member (2003-08)
- Connecticut Psychological Association, Member (2004-present)
- Mind, Brain, Consciousness & Culture Faculty Group, Yale University, Member (2003-07)
- Society for Psychotherapy Research, Member (2003-present)
- The Diversity Initiative, Fordham University, Founding Member (2000-03)
- University of Michigan Alumni Association (2004-present)
- Yale Group for the Study of Native American (2013-present)
- Oberleitner, D.E., Marcus, R., Beitel. M., Muthulingam, D., Oberleitner, L., Madden, L. M., Eller, A., Barry, D. T. (in press). “Day-to-day, it’s a roller coaster. It’s frustrating. It’s rewarding. It’s maddening and it’s enjoyable:” A qualitative investigation of the lived experiences of addiction counselors. Psychological Services.
- Mun, C. J., Beitel, M., Oberleitner, L., Oberleitner, D.E., Madden, L. M., Bollampally, P., & Barry, D. T. (2019). Pain catastrophizing and pain acceptance predict pain severity and interference among methadone-maintained patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 2233-2247.
- Barry, D. T., Beitel, M., Cutter, C. J., Fiellin, D. A., Kerns, R. D., Moore, B. A., Oberleitner, L., Madden, L. M., Liong, C., Ginn, J., & Schottenfeld, R. S. (2019). An evaluation of the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for opioid use disorder and chronic pain. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 194, 460-467.
- Beitel, M., Wald, L., Hutz, A., Green, D., Cecero, J.J., Kishon, R., & Barry, D. T. (2015). Humanistic experience and psychodynamic understanding: Empirical associations among facets of self-actualization and psychological mindedness. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 14, 137-148.
- Beitel, M., Bogus, S., Hutz, A., Green, D., Cecero, J.J., & Barry, D. T. (2014). Stillness and motion: An empirical investigation of mindfulness and self-actualization. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 13, 187-202.
- Barry, D. T., Savant, J. D., Beitel, M., Cutter, C. J., Moore, B. A., Schottenfeld, R. S., & Fiellin, D. A. (2013). Pain and associated substance use among opioid dependent individuals seeking office-based treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone: A needs assessment study. American Journal on Addictions, 22, 212-217.
- Beitel, M., Hutz, A. E., Hopper, K. M., Gunn, C., Cecero, J. J., & Barry, D. T. (2009). Do psychologically-minded clients expect more from counseling? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 82, 369-383.
- Barry, D. T., Bernard, M. J., Beitel, M. (2009). East Asian child rearing attitudes: An exploration of cultural, demographic, and self-disclosure factors among U.S. immigrants. International Journal of Psychology, 44, 342-350.
- Cecero, J. J., Beitel, M., & Prout, T. (2008). Examining the relationships among early maladaptive schemas, psychological mindedness, and adjustment to college. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 81, 105-118.
- Hutz, A. E., Martin, W., & Beitel, M. (2007). Ethnocultural person-environment fit and college adjustment in light of relevant demographics: Some implications for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling, 10, 130-141.
- Beitel, M. (1997). Nuances before dinner: Exploring the relationship between peer counselors and delinquent adolescents. Adolescence, 32, 579-591.
Samantha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She was born and raised in Connecticut, and received her Master’s of Social Work from The University of Connecticut. Samantha specialized in group work treatment during her clinical training, and she is passionate about the growth and connections formed through group treatment for adolescents.
Samantha started her career treating at-risk youth and high school students in Connecticut before moving to Colorado to enjoy the Rocky Mountains. After spending time working with various populations in outpatient and emergency department settings, Samantha found her passion working as the Clinical Director of a long-term residential mental health and substance use program. In that role, she helped to develop a creative clinical program that included on-site equine-assisted therapy and rock climbing, a specialized nutritional recovery program, and experiential group work strategies. She also worked hard to provide the highest ethical and quality delivery of treatment and led the program to achieve remarkable levels of client completion and the agency’s first perfect audit from their governing body.
In her role as Clinical Director of the Turnbridge Adolescent Residential Program, Samantha uses her training in family systems, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential group work, and dialectical behavioral therapy to facilitate creative treatment that adolescents want to truly engage in. She loves to work together with Turnbridge families to ensure that a complete package of care is provided to everyone who loves our clients. She firmly believes that getting better can also mean having fun.
In her free time, Samantha loves spending time with her two children and getting to fall in love with the New England culture all over again.
Education and Training
- B.A. Political Science and Human Rights, University of Connecticut
- M.S.W. Group Work Concentration, University of Connecticut
Hannah Small-Oie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She brings a decade of experience working with youth suffering from mental health or substance use problems to her role as Associate Clinical Director of Turnbridge’s Adolescent Extended Care Program.
Hannah’s leadership capacity has been recognized since early on in her career, affording her many opportunities to work in supervisory and director roles. These opportunities have enabled her to hone her skills as a therapist, as well as a teacher and supervisor of other therapists. Additionally, Hannah has a high degree of competence in working with LGBTQIA+ youth and providing gender affirming supportive therapies. Hannah and her team at Turnbridge are passionate about helping our most vulnerable clients and their families thrive.
Sam Cohen has been with Turnbridge in various roles over the last 8 years. He has served our clientele and staff as a Case Manager, Admissions Coordinator, and most recently as head of our Professional Development department. He brings a passion and unique drive for serving others as a man with 12+ years of experience in the behavioral health field. Sam is DARC and CAC certified as well as an RCP facilitator for over 60 hours of class training. He is also a Mental Health First Aid instructor and has trained countless staff members in multiple competencies over the last 3 years.
There was a time in Sam’s life, due to his own mental health and SUD struggles, that he could not envision himself being a “happy” adult. As a married man with 3 sons, a loving family, and strong friendships, he has found that fulfillment. Sam is able to articulate that 15-year journey in a way that helps young people break down their own barriers. As Director of our Adolescent Extended Care Program, he has assembled a team equipped to give the gift of recovery to our clients and their families.
Matt Fields is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Matt earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. He holds experience working in detox, residential, and outpatient substance use and mental health treatment. As a postmodern systemic therapist, he uses a broad range of diagnostic and treatment tools to meet every person’s individual needs. Matt helps young people better understand themselves within the context of their family of origin and their living environments. He applies Bowenian, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help clients. In his free time, Matt enjoys researching military history and running.
Jacqueline Barbaro is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology from Cambridge College in Boston as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College. Jacqueline also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Anna Maria College.
Prior to joining Turnbridge, Jacqueline worked in various settings such as community-based residential programs, in-home and outpatient. Her preliminary experience was working with geriatric populations struggling with mental health and addiction. Over the course of her career, she has worked with at-risk court-involved youth and their families. Additionally, Jacqueline specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support clients through a trauma-informed lens and utilizes mindfulness and relaxation techniques as well.
Jacqueline enjoys an active lifestyle, spends time with her family, and appreciates events associated with the four seasons in New England.
Debbie Vieira is a Registered Nurse with 23 years of experience working with children and adolescents in both the school and home care setting. Prior to Turnbridge, she worked at Taft School as the Assistant Director of Nurses and for Torrington Public Schools.
Debbie has a love for Lifestyle Medicine and enjoys educating and motivating her patients to change personal habits and behaviors around the use of a whole food plant-predominant lifestyle along with regular physical activity.
Away from work, Debbie loves to cook and travel as well as spend time with her four children and their dog Lucy.
Kara has been a nurse for over 10 years. She completed her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College in classical cultures. Kara went on to complete her nursing degree and graduate work at Yale School of Nursing where she specialized in pediatric primary care. Kara comes to us with a wealth of experience in residential living and is passionate about adolescent care services and care coordination. Kara strives to integrate mental and physical health models into treatment programming and values building relationships with her clients.
Education and Training
- Yale School of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, August 2008
- Bryn Mawr College, B.A. in Classical Cultures and Society, August 2003 – May 2007
- Connecticut State Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, 2010
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Board Certified, 2010
- Connecticut State Registered Nurse, 2009
- Infant, Child and Adult CPR /AED certified, American Red Cross, 2018
- DCF Certified Medication Administration Instructor, 2018
Honors and Recognition
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society member, Delta Mu Chapter, Bryn Mawr College, May 2010
Jennifer Hichar is a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing at Yale University and graduated with honors. She was trained in a variety of clinical settings, including Yale New Haven Hospital’s inpatient children’s psychiatric unit and Yale School of Medicine’s outpatient adult psychiatric clinic.
Jennifer is dedicated to providing patient-centered, evidence-based care within a holistic approach to treatment. Jennifer believes in the importance of listening to patients and respecting their unique experiences. It is her mission to provide non-judgmental care delivered with respect and empathy.
David’s extensive business background combined with his personal story of recovery led to the founding of Turnbridge in 2003. Under his direction, Turnbridge has evolved into a nationally recognized program for young men and young women. He has pioneered innovative approaches and developed programs specifically for young adults that have changed the way the industry approaches transitional living.
His educational background includes a Liberal Arts education from Harvard University. In addition to spending most of his career in the non-profit world, his professional experience also includes a variety of leadership roles with start-up organizations and educational institutions.
He enjoys spending time with his ten year old daughter Alexis, is an aspiring musician, and an avid golfer.
As Executive Vice President, Brett provides oversight and support to all departments within Turnbridge. He joined Turnbridge in February 2010 and is responsible for maintaining focused and driven business operations, project management and execution, increasing programmatic efficiencies both clinically and residentially, and ensuring quality client care is accomplished.
As a graduate of the Turnbridge Men’s Program, Brett offers a unique perspective on client centered treatment. He is always willing to speak with families and residents to share his experiences and knowledge of the Turnbridge Program. Before joining Turnbridge, Brett worked for Blum Shapiro, the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm in New England. He graduated from Champlain College with a B.S. in Professional Writing. In his free time, Brett enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, the arts, and the pursuit of personal growth.
As Vice President, Jamie not only participates in and oversees the admissions process, but also spearheads the effort to build bridges between Turnbridge and other high quality treatment programs across the country. Maintaining close ties with other centers gives Turnbridge two distinct advantages. First, knowing the people, philosophies, and practices of other centers makes the process of integrating new residents from these centers smoother and easier. Second, by understanding the specialties of other centers, it allows Turnbridge to recommend the best care option when Turnbridge may not be their best solution. Jamie has helped hundreds of families navigate the difficult road of choosing a treatment program that best suits their loved one’s needs.
Himself a Turnbridge graduate, Jamie offers parents seeking hope a compassionate ear and first-hand knowledge of the Turnbridge program and its unique benefits. Before joining Turnbridge, Jamie attended college for nursing, and has extensive experience caring for people in need including his work with veterans for the American Red Cross. Jamie continues to live his passion for helping others as a Turnbridge Leader.
Gordon helps families in crisis find hope and help for their loved ones in need. As both a board certified addiction counselor and a Turnbridge alumni, Gordon’s intimate understanding of Turnbridge’s powerful ability to help young people overcome mental health and substance use disorders is informed by both personal and professional experience. This perspective allows Gordon to relate deeply to these issues, and to explain at a foundational level the many aspects of Turnbridge’s Programs.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University, Gordon realized a newfound desire to help others overcome mental health disorders. He subsequently completed a counseling certification program and in January of 2011 joined the team of professionals at Turnbridge, where he’s excelled in a variety of direct-care roles. In July of 2013, Turnbridge asked Gordon to apply his knowledge and insight to the work of Admissions, where he has the privilege of being among the first points of touch between families seeking help, and Turnbridge’s ability to give hope. Today, Gordon leads a team of compassionate and knowledgeable admissions coordinators who on the front lines supporting families through the process of evaluating appropriate treatment solutions for their loved one.
In his free time, Gordon enjoys playing the blues, patronizing New Haven’s many exceptional restaurants, and spending time with his wife and two young children.
Bill has over a decade of professional experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, having made significant contributions as a direct-care clinician and administrator in multiple settings and levels of care. Bill is both nationally and internationally credentialed as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and is a certified BLS & CPR trainer through the American Heart Association. Additionally, Bill’s personal experience in long-term recovery adds to his ability to combine professional expertise with a unique passion and motivation. This has afforded Bill the opportunity to help others achieve their own sustained recovery with approaches that are evidence-based, while respecting the unique needs of the individual.
In Bill’s current role as Director of Operations, he provides visionary leadership ensuring that the logistical systems of staffing, safety, and administrative and procedural reporting are in place and functioning effectively. Bill’s creative leadership has contributed to the growth of the organization through increased operational efficiency. Bill has an energetic style that, combined with respectful and constructive communication, has allowed him to increase the retention, ability, and capacity of his staff, which has directly led to improved outcomes for clients.
Beth is a certified interventionist with over 12 years of experience working in behavioral healthcare. She has dedicated her professional life to helping those who have been affected by mental health and substance use disorders. She is an energetic and passionate advocate for change who believes in the profound importance of early intervention.
As a person in long-term recovery, Beth relies heavily on her personal story to impart hope and inspire action in family members seeking support. Being on the front lines helping loved ones navigate the chaos of mental illness and addiction has been the most rewarding and challenging work of her life thus far. It has also cemented the gratitude she feels for the loved ones who fought for her many years ago when she was too sick to fight for herself.
Many moons ago, Beth attended Indiana University on a track and field/cross country running scholarship. She spent eight years working as a high-end real estate professional in New York City, where she collaborated with top marketing firms, architects and real-estate agencies.
Beth is an avid runner, a passionate dog-rescuer, and a loving wife and mother.