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Our Team

Our commitment to a supportive work environment has resulted in a low turnover rate. This has allowed employees opportunities for advancement and promotion. Residential employees receive on-going, quality training which is utilized on a daily basis. The residents of Benhaven benefit from the consistency of the employees.

Sam Picard, Residential Director

Sam Picard is responsible for Residential Services, both for the residents and employees. She is responsible to build the leadership capabilities of her management team, and to ensure that the mission and philosophy of Benhaven is realized in each of our home settings fostering independence, dignity and community inclusion for each resident. She is responsible for creating and overseeing the budget for residential services and for all program development.

Cynthia Beesley, MS, Clinical Director

Cynthia Beesley is responsible for the creation and oversight of behavioral and clinical programming for each resident of Benhaven, while incorporating best practices in the field of supporting people with autism and developmental disabilities. She is responsible for creating and upholding behavior and clinical policies that are aligned with DDS licensing regulations.

Patrick Hackett, Residential Coordinator

Patrick Hackett is responsible for the Residential recruiting and on-boarding. He leads the recruitment and retention committee, is responsible for monitoring and implementing Benhaven’s training curriculums, and leads the agency safety committee. He is a resource for direct support professionals, house managers and the administrative team. Mr. Hackett is the Medication Certification Coordinator and assists employees to successfully complete initial courses and re-certifications. He oversees the DDS licensure process and works with teams to ensure compliance with state regulations.

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