Linda Ann Morales
Director of Human Resources
Thrive Behavioral Health welcomed Linda Ann Morales as its new Human Resources Director in July 2020. She brings over 25 years of human resources and occupational health and safety expertise and has worked in the nonprofit sector for seven years. Linda Ann has served as a committee or board member for several nonprofit organizations including Middlesex United Way, where she was honored by its Community Service Award in recognition of her impactful work to make its community a better place to live.
Morales was awarded an MS in Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Haven. She received her Occupational Health and Safety Certificate from University of Connecticut and is a national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Morales will oversee the human resources requirements of Thrive’s 300 employees while helping it reach its initiative to become a more diverse agency. She has expressed her excitement about joining Thrive’s Executive Management team: “To be part of an organization whose vision and guiding principles include dignity, respect, cultural awareness and sensitivity while supporting the professional development of its employees is inspiring. I continued, “I take pride in the organization’s mission and support its goals and objectives.”
Vocational Specialist & ACT Team Leader
Cecilia Pomar-Nichols, Vocational Specialist & Assertive Community Treatment Team Leader chaired a mask-making initiative to help ensure the health and safety of Thrive's staff and clients. The project involved five Community Support Program clients who volunteered to hand-make masks that will be donated to Thrive's staff and clients. Thrive is appreciative to Ocean State Job Lot and Jo-Ann Stores for donating supplies for this project.
Certified Case Manager
Carol Belasco has been with our company for 22 years! She started as a Case Aid when the company was named Kent County Mental Health and is now a Certified Case Manager within Thrive’s Community Support Program. In her various roles over the years, Carol has been responsible for productivity tracking, Medicaid benefit paperwork, new client paperwork and treatment plans, psychiatric evaluation appointment scheduling, and monthly meetings with her case management clients. As a Case Manager, she loves spending time with her clients out in the community and providing them with her listening ear.