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Program Description

Becket Family of Services offers a range of customized, person centered services to meet the needs of individuals living with acquired brain injuries. Our services utilize evidence -based practices and are developed to enhance positive outcomes and quality of life for individuals served.

Community Staffed Residences

Our community residences provide a safe, secure home-like atmosphere and are staffed 24 hours per day, supporting individuals who require a high level of support structure and personal care. Our homes are accessible and tailored to the needs of the individuals. Staff receive specialized training in acquired brain disorders and are provided with ongoing clinical supervision.

 

Day Services

Our day services are unique and developed to support individuals in successfully reintegrating into the community. We build relationships within the community to create opportunities that are inclusive and person-centered. Our Community Integration Specialists assist individuals to increase independence, fulfill personal goals, learn or improve decision-making skills, safety skills and/or social skills

 

Employment Services

We believe that the individuals who want to work should have the opportunity to work in a meaningful employment setting in their community. We work closely with employers to identify individual staffing needs and match individuals to jobs that they will have the opportunity to succeed in. We provide customized support and on the job training to individuals employed.

Clinical Services

Behavior Support Services

Our Behavior Support Services are designed to help individuals with acquired brain disorders regain skills lost due to injury, reintegrate into the community while developing positive adaptive coping skills to help improve their quality of life. Our behavior support plans are developed using evidenced based practices and are customized to the individual’s unique needs.

Clinical Intervention Support Services

Our Clinical Intervention Support Team utilizes a wraparound team-based planning model that is multi-faceted and individualized for individuals with complex medical and/or behavioral needs. Our Clinical Intervention Support Team includes an array of professionals with extensive experience working with individuals living with acquired brain disorders. Our team includes a licensed psychologist, physician, nurse and a behavior analyst. The team engages the individual, providers, and staff to assess and monitor evolving needs, make recommendations, and create strategies to support the individual in a holistic and person-centered manner.

Meet The Team
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Jennifer Cordaro is Executive Director of Shared Living Services. She has twenty years’

experience in the areas of business development, advocacy, clinical and program

leadership in the developmental disability, child welfare, and behavioral health fields. Jennifer

served as the Senior Vice President of National Operations for LifeShare Management Group

for fifteen years, where she developed and managed services in six states. She was

instrumental in the development of a cutting- edge crisis response service utilized as an alternative to traditional behavioral health crisis interventions for managed care organizations.

Most recently, Jennifer served as Vice President for Easterseals NH where she managed the

community-based services division. As the Executive Director at Becket, Jen has developed an

innovative array of specialized services for individuals who have intellectual and

developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders, and is working to expand these services

throughout New England. Jen holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the

University of Massachusetts at Boston. She resides in Kensington with her husband and two children.

jennifer.cordaro @ becket.org

Executive Director

Jennifer Cordaro, M.Ed.

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Laura Smith Emmick is the Physician for Becket’s Shared Living Services. She received her

Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, and

her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Cognitive Psychology from Johns Hopkins University.

Laura completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Highland

Hospital where her special interest in patient-centered care lead her to work with patients in

hospice and home care settings. Laura completed a fellowship in Learning, Education, and

Developmental Disabilities at the Golisino Children’s Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Laura has extensive experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities

and mental illness. She has worked in a wide variety of healthcare settings including

outpatient, inpatient, and urgent care. Her approach to medicine has always included holistic

patient care. Laura’s experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities

and mental health diagnoses brings a unique and holistic perspective to our wraparound team.

laura.emmick @ becket.org

Physician

Laura Smith Emmick, MD

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Thomas Vincent serves as Clinical Director for Shared Living Services and Executive Director of Northeast Forensic and Treatment Services in Massachusetts. He has extensive experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring metal illness. Prior to joining Becket, Thomas was Vice President of National Clinical Operations for a major insurance company. He developed and managed a crisis response team that supported individuals with co-occurring disorders. Thomas also served as Director of Outpatient Service for NFI Ambulatory Services in Massachusetts, a mental health/addiction facility, and he is a consultant to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission on individuals with complex clinical pictures.

 

Thomas received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. He completed the Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certificate Program with Marsh Linehan in 1995. Since that time, he has taught, trained, consulted, and supervised the use of DBT principles and practices across multiple states. Thomas has adapted his DBT approach to several populations which he includes in trainings, supervision as well as the DBT course he has taught at Salem State University for 10+ years. He brings a unique, compassionate, person-centered perspective to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and makes recommendations that have positive, long-lasting effects on the people he serves.

thomas.vincent @ becket.org

Clinical Director

Dr. Thomas Vincent, Psy.D.

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Sandy Webber is a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Trainer, and Certified Dementia Capable

Care Trainer. She graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Nashua, New Hampshire

and later obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing. Sandy currently is working toward her

Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Nursing at Southern New Hampshire

University. She has a passion for teaching Medication Administration and Health Care

Coordination courses to staff and providers working with individuals who have intellectual

and developmental disabilities. Sandy has traveled to over 27 countries and specializes in

educating others in cultural sensitivity and advocacy.

sandy.webber @ becket.org

Director of Nursing

Sandy Webber, RN

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