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Affiliated Associations

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Council for Behavioral Health
The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services
Association for Behavioral Healthcare
EAP
mhac
Ohio Integrated Care Providers
The United Way

Healing and hope for every age and diagnosis.

Allwell Behavioral Health Services is a private, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive community mental health services in Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry counties.

Allwell was created in 2016 as a merger of Six County Inc. and Thompkins Treatment Inc. While Six County offered services to all ages, Thompkins Treatment specialized in youth aged 2 to 18. After conducting an analysis of our services, we determined that we could better serve our communities as a single entity.

The merger will improve access to our services, enhance our quality of care, and reduce costs. Together, we integrate mental and physical care to offer the hope of wellbeing for you and every member of your family.

Since the 1950’s, our services have expanded to meet the changing needs of our diverse communities. Because every client comes to us with unique values and problems, we mold our services to their needs to help them reach their full potential.

Accreditation

Our professional accreditations represent our ongoing commitment to the highest quality services and programs.

Accreditation Details

  • CARF International (Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health

Board of Directors

The Mission of Allwell Behavioral Health Services’ Board of Directors is to establish policies which ensure that the Corporation’s Code of Regulations is adhered to and the Corporation’s Mission and Philosophy are accomplished assuring that services offered are accessible, affordable, and of the highest professional quality with a sensitivity to the needs of consumers and the community at large.

Our board members are residents of our six-county service area. Each is committed to improving the delivery of behavioral healthcare to our community.

Board of Directors Details

  • Wendy Cedoz, Muskingum County
  • Pamela Chaney, Coshocton County
  • Donna Cole (Past Chair), Muskingum County
  • Rick Glass (Vice Chair), Perry County
  • Walter Jones, Morgan County
  • Madelyn Joseph, Guernsey County
  • Angie Long, Guernsey County
  • Caren Maniaci, Perry County
  • Gloria Meyer (Secretary), Coshocton County
  • Russ Smucker (Chair), Muskingum County
  • Dr. Richard Tuck, Muskingum County
  • Madeline Watson, Noble County
  • Jeff Massey, Muskingum County

Senior Leadership

The Allwell leadership team provides guidance and advice as we pursue our vision of being the region’s leading behavioral health provider.

Senior Leadership Details

  • James McDonald, President and CEO
  • Daniel Carpenetti, Chief Operating Officer
  • Robert Santos, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Mary DeNoble, Chief Quality Improvement Officer
  • Stephen Scrimenti, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer
  • Connie Bullens, Human Resources Director
  • Sue Ellen Foraker, Chief Financial Officer
  • William Mason, Information and Community Technology Director
  • Raymond Bishoff, Community Relations and Marketing Director
  • Lorraine Oliver, Guernsey County Director and PH/CORE Supervisor
  • Chris Gallagher, Coshocton County Director and IFAST Coordinator
  • Robert Montgomery, Adult CPST Director and Housing Manager

Site Directors

Our Allwell Counseling Center directors provide the local leadership needed to tailor our care to each county’s behavioral health needs.

Site Directors Details

  • Melissa Johnson, Muskingum Director
  • Leslie Ridenbaugh, Newark Road Site Director
  • Chris Gallagher, Coshocton Director and IFAST Coordinator
  • Ken Sheffield, Main Street Site Supervisor
  • Susan Dorsky, Perry County Director
  • Lisa Harper, Airport Road Site Supervisor
  • Jill Riley, Morgan County Director
  • Tammy Stillion, Noble County Director
  • Rainy Oliver, Guernsey County Director and PH/CORE Supervisor
  • Billye Dailey, Wheeling Road Site Supervisor

Program Directors

Our programs are led by hands-on directors with years of experience in their respective fields of job training, crisis management, maintenance, medical care, medication and out-patient programming.

Program Directors Details

  • Steven Francis, C.O.R.E. Director
  • Bonnie Taylor, Crisis Unit Director
  • Eric Rinehart, Maintenance Director
  • Patricia Gainor, MD, Medical Director
  • Kenneth Boerner, Medication Program Director
  • Mary Mirgon, Partial Hospitalization Director
  • Heidi Mazgay, Residential Services Director

Types of mental health providers

 Types of mental health providers


Allwell’s trusted team of specialists offers expertise, compassion and respect. All our providers are licensed by the State of Ohio.

The mental health provider you are scheduled with will have one of these types of licensures:


Psychiatrist
A psychiatrist is a physician (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health. A child psychiatrist specializes in treating children and teens. Psychiatrists can:

  • Diagnose and treat mental health disorders
  • Provide psychological counseling (also called psychotherapy)
  • Prescribe medication


Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)
This advanced psychiatric mental health nurse is a registered nurse with training in mental health issues. A psychiatric mental health nurse has a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing. Mental health nurses can:

  • Vary in the services they can offer, depending on their education, level of training, experience and state law
  • Assess, diagnose and treat mental illnesses, depending on their education, training and experience
  • Prescribe medication


Psychologist
A psychologist is trained in psychology, a science that deals with thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Typically, a psychologist holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D.). A psychologist:

  • Can diagnose and treat a number of mental health disorders, providing psychological counseling, in one-on-one or group settings
  • Cannot prescribe medication, unless he or she is licensed to do so
  • Will work with another provider who can prescribe medication, if needed


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
A LPC normally has a master’s degree and provides many of the same services as a LPCC. However, a LPC practices under the supervision of an experienced LPCC.

  • Are not licensed to prescribe medication
  • Will work with another provider who can prescribe medication, if needed


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Training required for a LPCC may vary by state, but most have at least a master’s degree with clinical experience. These counselors:

  • Provide diagnosis and psychological counseling (psychotherapy) for a range of concerns
  • Are not licensed to prescribe medication
  • Will work with another provider who can prescribe medication, if needed


Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
A LSW is trained specifically in mental health, providing many of the same services as a LISW. However, a LSW practices under the supervision of an experienced LISW and is not required to have a master’s degree. A LSW:

  • Is not licensed to prescribe medication
  • Will work with another provider who can prescribe medication, if needed


Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)
A LISW is trained and experienced specifically in mental health and must hold a master’s degree in social work (MSW or MSSW). A LISW:

  • Provides assessment, psychological counseling and a range of other services, depending on their licensing and training
  • Is not licensed to prescribe medication
  • Will work with another provider who can prescribe medication, if needed