Thrive Welcomes New Human Resources Director

Thrive Welcomes New Human Resources Director

Published 07/27/2020

Warwick, R.I. (JULY 27, 2020) – Thrive Behavioral Health recently welcomed Linda Ann Morales as its new Human Resources Director. 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’ candidacy for the position was highly endorsed by Scott Seaback, President of RI Temps/RI Personnel and Programs/Professional Development Director of RI SHRM. “When I learned Thrive was hiring a new HR Director, I knew Linda Ann would be the perfect fit,” said Seaback. “She is a talented, dedicated leader who excels at motivating those around her.”

“I believe Linda Ann to be a dedicated and compassionate HR professional who leads by example,” said Daniel Kubas-Meyer, President and CEO of Thrive Behavioral Health. “She projects self-confidence, energy and enthusiasm. I am confident she will help Thrive reach its goal of becoming the employer of choice among Rhode Islanders.”

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.”

Thrive Behavioral Health offers counseling, case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community support services, housing services, crisis response services, and educational programs. Current and new clients may call 401.732.5656 to schedule an appointment. Individuals facing a behavioral health crisis can receive immediate help by accessing Thrive’s Emergency Services line at 401.738.4300 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

About Thrive Behavioral Health

Thrive Behavioral Health has been providing services in Rhode Island since 1976. It currently offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare programs and services annually to over 3,700 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our team is committed to improving clients’ quality of life through an extensive range of community-based and outpatient mental health, substance use, educational, and housing services that are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and family-focused. Thrive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Thrive is a founding member of Horizon Healthcare Partners (HHP), which is comprised of three Community Mental Health Centers (Community Care AllianceNewport Mental Health, and Thrive), CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, and Tides Family Services, a community-based service organization for youth and families. Thrive is one of only three nationally Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Rhode Island. CCBHCs were created through the “Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act” as an initiative to expand access to behavioral healthcare in America. In Rhode Island, only three community mental health organizations—Community Care Alliance, Newport Mental Health, and Thrive Behavioral Health—achieved this standard of excellence. For more information, visit