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Panelists of Addiction Professional Panel Series - Warwick, RI



Raymond V. Tamasi
President / CEO
Gosnold

Mr. Tamasi joined Gosnold at its inception in 1972 and during that period has served in a number of clinical and administrative positions including addiction counselor, Director of Counseling Services, Program Director, and Vice-President.  He was named Gosnold’s President/CEO in 1992.  He oversees the Gosnold inpatient, residential, and outpatient programs that comprise the Cape’s largest behavioral health treatment organization, with locations from Falmouth to Provincetown.

The organization employs more than 375 professional and support staff.  Last year Gosnold admitted more than 4,500 individuals to its inpatient programs and provided 66,000 counseling sessions in its outpatient clinics.

Mr. Tamasi is on the Board of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment, the Cape Cod Hospital Board of Incorporators, and the Association for Behavioral Health.  Before joining Gosnold, Mr. Tamasi worked in the private sector for seven years in the greater New York area.  He received a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University and has a Masters in Education with a concentration in Counseling and Healthcare Administration from Cambridge College.

 


Bill Kelly, LMHC, LADC
Clinical Supervisor, Consultant
Hopewell Recovery Services

Bill Kelly is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has more than 20 years experience working in the mental health and addictions field in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as private practice. He is currently the clinical supervisor and a consultant with Beacon Addiction Advocacy Group and Hopewell Recovery Services.

He also provides therapy for clients at Northeast Health Services. He manages his private practice, Kelly Counseling and Therapy, an in-home service, treating patients throughout the greater Boston area and south shore in the privacy of their own home.

Previously, Bill worked for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addictions where he served as counselor supervisor at CT Valley Hospital inpatient addictions program engaging in individual, group and family therapy. Bill also worked as treatment coordinator for Gosnold at Cataumet residential treatment program.

 


Fay Baker, LSW
Director of Project Implementation and Acute Services
Providence Center

Fay Baker is a licensed independent social worker (RI and MA) with several decades of clinical and administrative experience in community behavioral health.  She has been working with a variety of integrated care models since the early 90's.

Currently Fay is The Providence Center's Director of Project Implementation and Acute Services and oversees TPC's current Emergency Services department, RESPECT program, Crisis Stabilization Unit, and Integrated Care programs. More recently, she has led the development of several new programs growing out of The Providence Center's partnership with the Care New England hospital system.  These include Symmetry at Duncan Lodge, a residential substance abuse treatment program and a new program to serve those who use emergency rooms as a source of regular behavioral health care. 

Fay is a long time visiting faculty member of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, St. Louis.  She has been a teacher, trainer and consultant on a local, regional, and national level for many years, most recently in training behavioral health staff and administrators regarding trauma informed care and gaining knowledge and skills for working in an integrated care environment.


Gary Enos
Editor of Addiction Professional

Gary A. Enos has been the editor of Addiction Professional since its inception. He blogs on topics of interest to counselors, advocates, and executives in the addiction treatment field. Enos will serve as moderator of the discussion.