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Resume for Christopher W. for Project Manager / Healthcare & Social Assistance in Edgewood, Kentucky

Occupation: Project Manager Industry: Healthcare & Social Assistance
Country: United States City: Edgewood
State: Kentucky ZIP: 41017

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Christopher M. W. 

Beth Court n Edgewood, KY


Clinical Management n Program & Project Leadership n Therapist/Counselor 

  • years’ experience working in roles of clinical direction, crisis management and behavioral health therapy in the areas of children and families, substance abuse, and mental health issues.
  • Proven ability to progress within both forprofit and nonprofit organizations by utilizing leadership, organizational and technical abilities. Management of up to staff members in some of the leading clinics in the area.
  • Numerous awards and grants given based on improvements and sustainable program success.
  • Areas of Expertise 

    n  Collaboration of multifunctional teams   n  Budget creation/control  n  Staff Development  n  Grant Writing

    n  Program & Project Direction  n  Continuous Quality Improvement implementation  n Regulatory compliance

    n  Community Outreach & Marketing   n  MultiSite Coordination n  Assessment and highlevel decision making 


    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

  • Master of Science n Social Administration, Concentration in Mental Health n

    Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH

  • Bachelor of Arts n Psychology/Sociology n

    Professional Experience  

    East Indiana Treatment Center CRC Health Group, Lawrenceburg, IN

    Clinic Director  – f/t

    Managed operations of the country’s nd largest methadone clinic which serves over patients daily.  Oversight of medical and clinical associates.  Responsible for community outreach, marketing, and advocacy.

    Selected Achievements

  • Successful creation and control of $ million annual budget.  Successfully negotiated lower rates with vendors to come in under budget.
  • Created and instituted quality assurance and improvement standards for first time in organization’s history.
  • Accomplished state recertification under harsh new rules thus preventing large fines.  Renewed CARF Certification.
  • Conducted research in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati for innovation ways to address opiate dependency.
  • Asked to provide a radio interview on Methadone.

    Centerpoint Health affiliated with Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH

    Child & Family Outpatient Manager  – f/t

    Management of staff members at five different sites for the Child & Family Outpatient department.  Developed quality improvement measures for all three cluster programs.  Created and coordinated Community Crisis Response Teams and assigned therapists when/where needed. Maintained $ million annual budget which came in under budget each year.

    Selected Achievements

  • Increased utilization by % and % from FY ’ to FY ’.
  • Appointed to the Affiliation Executive CQI Team which monitored CQI activities for all programs at Talbert House and Centerpoint Health.
  • As a result of a grant awarded from the Healthcare Foundation, primary health care and behavioral healthcare were integrated at two agency sites in collaboration with the HealthCare Connection.
  • Increased submission and improvement rates of the Ohio Consumer Outcomes Ohio Scales by % and % in programs managed.  This enabled the agency to receive $, in incentive funds from the mental health board.
  • Took a lead role in achieving agency’s first CARF Certification.
  • Won spot on annual Leadership Team – Affiliation Wide.

    Commonwealth Substance Abuse Specialists, Florence, KY

    DUI Assessor present p/t

    Provided state required assessments for DUI offenders and made referrals to appropriate levels of care.  Conducted ongoing weekly group counseling on an as needed basis. 

    Reading Youth Services, Reading, OH

    Clinical Director  p/t

    Developed, implemented and lead a hour psychoeducational program for low risk adolescent drug/alcohol offenders.  Enhanced learning through visual aids, guest speakers, activities, lecture and small group discussions.  Hired, trained and supervised assistant facilitators.  Provided education and referral for parents on the specific impact of drugs and/or alcohol on their children. 

    Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH

    Project PASS Supervisor  f/t

    Managed and developed a team of schoolbased therapists, case managers, and mental health/substance abuse prevention specialists in twelve Hamilton County schools. Ensured medical necessity of all services provided by reviewing all clinical work for accuracy and clinical appropriateness.  Created program procedures, policies and forms relevant to accrediting bodies.  Cultivated relationships with school psychologists and principals in order to market and develop the program. Site safety officer.

    Selected Achievements

  • Increased school participation from to schools.
  • Raised $, in donations each year for the Summer Program for Youth.
  • Utilized Lean/Six Sigma concepts to streamline Continuous Quality Improvement activities – Affiliation wide.
  • Awarded the highest competency score on annual evaluation in our service cluster.
  • Lead role in successful CARF & ODMH Certifications on first attempt. 
  • Member of suicide workgroup which determined suicide protocols for adolescents – Affiliation wide.
  • Featured in annual Agency Magazine for work in coordinating School Crisis Team.

    Life Management Systems, Cincinnati, OH

    Contract Therapist  p/t

    Provided shortterm Employee Assistant Program EAP therapy to individuals, couples, and families with mental health and substance abuse issues. 

    Family Service, Cincinnati, OH

    Clinical Social Worker II  f/t

    Provided psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment to clients of varying backgrounds in individual, couples, families and group formats at the outpatient clinic and an offsite clinic. Led substance abuse, anger management, and divorce education groups.  Was oncall and provided emergency clinical intervention services as needed.

    Selected Achievements

  • CoChair of Substance Abuse Service Team – reviewed all agency substance abuse cases.  Lead role in successful ODMH certification.
  • Praised by HCMHRSB auditors for thoroughness of clinical documentation for anger management groups.
  • Served on the Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Created a Resource Library for agency clinicians to access for educational purposes and to inform/impact treatment.

    Icarius LTD, formerly The Center of Warren/Clinton Counties, Cincinnati, OH

    Driver Intervention Counselor  p/t

    Completed DUI assessments, provided group counseling and made recommendations for appropriate levels of followup care for court ordered DUI offenders. 

    Hopewell Behavioral Healthcare Systems, Cincinnati, OH

    Crisis Therapist  p/t

    Completed prescreening assessments/authorizations to determine level of crisis treatment need versus availability while coordinating staff psychiatrist and nurses to provide such care.  Dispensed formal and informal therapeutic contacts with clients in a five bed, inpatient crisis stabilization unit.  Assisted clients with Adult Daily Living Skills.  Answered hotline calls. 

    The Center of Warren/Clinton Counties formerly Clinton Community Counseling Center, Wilmington, OH                       f/t 

    Sr. Case Manager  f/t

    Maintained an active caseload of Severely Mentally Disabled SMD adults. Matched community resources with client needs.  Worked in multidisciplinary inter and intraagency treatment teams to advocate for client interests.  Supported recovery through education, recreation and vocation.  Coordinated treatment, discharge and followup treatment for state mental health hospital residents by completing diagnostic assessments and determining need for psychiatric referral.

    Selected Achievements

  • Promoted to Team Leader and assigned administrative tasks.
  • Agency Representative for United Way.  Coordinated successful doortodoor campaign and education for “Kids Mental Health Yes!” Levy.

    Case Manager  f/t

    Provided linkage, referral and advocacy for SMD adults to private and governmental agencies.  Coordinated and assisted in crisis intervention and stabilization.  Formal and informal community support activities were developed on behalf of clients served.   

    Volunteer Work 

    People Advocating Recovery, Louisville, KY

    Board Member present

    Elected to help remove the stigma and discrimination of people in longterm recovery in Kentucky.  Currently serving on the legislative committee. 

    Dearborn County Citizens Against Substance Abuse CASA, Lawrenceburg, IN


    Multidiscipline collaboration with police, schools, local communities, and social service agencies to enhance public awareness of the dangers of substance use and abuse.  Invited to write an article on the stigma of Methadone treatment in a local paper. 

    United Way Speakers Bureau, Cincinnati, OH

    Volunteer Speaker 

    Selected to speak at various venues on behalf of the charitable organization by educating attendees on the activities and objectives of the United Way. 

    Honors and Awards 

  • selected for international recognition as a subject matter expert sme in and by ic&rc
  • harmon o. degraff graduate scholarship
  • assisted in research that eventually led to a professional paper published in justice quarterly
  • Department of Psychology outstanding student award
  • Eagle Scout
  • Awarded FourYear Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Nominated to the US Naval Academy by Congressman Paul Gilmore
  • American legion buckeye boys state representative

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