Oliver C. Joseph, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Open Sky Community Services and Clinical Consultant for CCHP
Dr. Joseph completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University, graduating magna cum laude and went on to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. He returned to Massachusetts to complete his residency in psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He first served as a consulting psychiatrist with Open Sky Community Services in 2018 and went on to become the Chief Medical Officer in 2019. He also provides clinical consulting for the Central Community Health Partnership.
Dr. Joseph has special interest and expertise in serving those with neuropsychiatric conditions, including intellectual/developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, acquired/traumatic brain injuries, and neurodegenerative conditions among other more traditional psychiatric conditions, such as chronic mood and psychotic disorders, anxiety/trauma disorders, and substance use disorders.
Jonida Duque, MHA, LADC, CADC, Director of Central Community Health Partnership
Jonida Duque came to the Central Community Health Partnership as a Contract Manager from Fallon Health where she was responsible for analysis, evaluation, negotiation, and implementation of ancillary contracts such as community partners, the health plan’s behavioral health vendor, aging services access point, independent living centers, fiscal intermediaries, adult foster care, group adult foster care, adult day health and durable medical equipment. During this time, Jonida worked closely with the OneCare, SCO, and PACE populations. Jonida began her career in Human Services as a Detox Counselor for adolescents and adults. Jonida pursued her passion to help individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders by serving as the Senior Navigator for a OneCare programs where she coordinated care for dual eligible members and provided oversight of the ER Initiative ensuring positive performance on pre-determined quality of care measures.
Jonida has earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Worcester State University, two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Health Education from Worcester State College, and achieved her Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) from Westfield State University.
Christine Brienza, MSW, Director of Administration and Quality
Christine Brienza joined the Central Community Health Partnership from Elder Services of Berkshire County, where she served as the Quality Assurance Supervisor, responsible for monitoring program performance, adhering to funder reporting requirements, and creating and implementing agency-wide quality improvement initiatives. Her background includes experience working within CBFS services, the international Clubhouse model, and as a facilitator and trainer for Inclusivity Workshops.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Clark University, as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work and certificates in Human Services Management and Gerontology from Boston University.
Jennifer MacNeill, Director of LTSS Services
Jennifer began her career at Alternatives 17 years ago. Initially hired as a counselor in a residential program, she grew through the ranks – first as a Program Coordinator and later as a Program Developer. Most recently, Jennifer led an initiative to transition individuals from group homes into Shared Living homes. This successful project provided opportunities for individuals to live in supportive homes selected to meet their particular needs and interests. She has experience working with individuals with disabilities with a variety of support needs, ranging from substance use issues to cognitive limitations to complex medical conditions.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has consistently worked to facilitate the development of real relationships between individuals served and other members of their community. She has witnessed the mutual benefits of these relationships for both individuals served and community members. Jennifer has also played an instrumental role in coordinating community-wide events in which individuals served have valued roles.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from St. John’s University. She is the recipient of the Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and Alternatives’ Leadership Award. She strives to help people live good lives.
Tracey L. Emond-Parkin R.N., B.S.N., Senior Nurse Manager
Tracey comes to the Central Community Health Partnership with 23 years of nursing experience, 18 years in behavioral health nursing. She began her career as a charge nurse at Providence House Nursing Home, then transitioned to Clinton Hospital’s Geriatric Medical Psychiatric Unit where she was the senior charge nurse working with older patients with both medical and behavioral health issues. She then worked as part of the leadership team for The University of Massachusetts Medical School Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP), where she managed the nursing department in caring for adolescents with behavioral health issues who required long term residential care. She also worked for McKesson Corp. as a care manager, working with MBHP’s PCC plan, assisting members to focus on health and wellness goals and positive outcomes of their health. Prior to coming to CCHP, Tracey was the Director of Nursing for YOU, Inc. as well as a Clinical Leader at Tara Vista Behavioral Health Center.
Tracey received an associate’s degree from Quinsigamond Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University both in Nursing Science.Tracey resides in Worcester with her family and is a licensed foster parent with the Department of Children and Families.
Mike Audet, Enrollment Manager
Mike Audet first started working with Alternatives Unlimited, now Open Sky Community Services, in 2012 as a CBFS Apartment Supports Counselor and then moved into the role of Rehab Quality Manager. In 2018 Mike started working at the Central Community Health Partnership. He has the unique experience of working in different roles for both the Behavioral Health (BH) and Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) Community Partners (CP) programs; first as a Care Coordinator with the BH CP and then as a Care Manager on the LTSS CP team. He started in his current role as CCHP’s Enrollment Manager in October 2020. Mike has extensive experience with case management, care coordination, quality management, and has also worked as a trainer at Open Sky.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science and History from Fitchburg State University.
Anne DeLomba, Director of Behavioral Health Services
Anne comes to the Central Community Health Partnership with a focus on helping people live their best quality lives. She offers her experience in the planning, analysis, and implementation of publicly financed health care delivery systems that are responsive to the needs of many. Anne is knowledgeable in the Medicaid and Medicare managed care program drivers that impact overall service delivery, including factors related to contract compliance, policy and process development, and family-centered support planning.
Her career in the Behavioral Health field includes experiences from residential care to outpatient services. These experiences were coupled with the completion of certificates in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Traumatic Stress Studies. Her career in the Healthcare Insurance industry was focused on the development of a program to assure contract and regulatory compliance for delegated services. This experience was coupled with a Certificate Course in LEAN in Healthcare and Project Management.Anne has her Master’s degree from Lesley University and holds her professional license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor ( LMHC).