Marcie Dimenstein of Hamden has been senior director of The Connection, Inc. (TCI), a statewide human services and community development agency, it was announced recently by Peter Nucci, president and CEO of the Middletown-based agency.
In her new post, Dimenstein is one of three new senior directors to oversee four core service areas: supportive housing, women and children’s services, behavioral health and community justice.
The new appointments reflect changes to the agency’s organizational structure that, according to Nucci, are intended to “streamline operations and leverage resources, enabling The Connection to better serve Connecticut communities and clients.”
Dimenstein has operational and managerial oversight over TCI’s 11 behavioral health programs. Immediately prior to her appointment in 2009 as senior director of programs and services – New Haven, Dimenstein was director of programs and services for ALSO-Cornerstone, Inc., the agency with which The Connection merged in January 2010. Previous positions with ALSO-Cornerstone, Inc. included privacy officer, clinical director, and director of pretrial education. As a consultant to ALSO-Cornerstone, she coordinated an inter-agency team and provided leadership in writing the competitive grant that resulted in the development of the innovative Park Street Inn program. She also served as the Park Street Inn’s interim director.
Dimenstein holds a B.S. in human services from New Hampshire College, and an M.S.W in planning and administration from Fordham University. She is licensed by the State of Connecticut as a Social Worker (LCSW) and is a certified Social Work Manager. Dimenstein was also executive director of Meri-Care Health Services, Inc (Meriden); of the Hill Health Corporation in New Haven; and of Women’s Health Services, Inc. in New Haven..
In addition to Dimenstein, TCI named Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore of Danbury and Jake Villeneuve of Middletown as senior directors.
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