Rochester Rehabilitation Names Cynthia Kelly, RN, LCSW-R as Mental Health Services Division DirectorAugust 16, 2012
Cynthia Kelly, RN, LCSW-R, formerly Mental Health Center Director, has been promoted to Director of Mental Health Services for Rochester Rehabilitation. This announcement comes on the heels of John H. Olsan, MPH’s appointment to President/CEO, after serving more than two years as the agency’s Mental Health Services Division Director.
Kelly – who brings 28 years of mental health experience, 19 of which have been in a supervisory role – will oversee and supervise a comprehensive range of personalized, patient-focused, mental healthcare services, which now includes employment counseling, support, and training.
“Having worked with Cindy for the past two years, I know what a dedicated and effective program manager she is,” says Olsan. “She understands the needs of our community and knows how to deliver the highest standard of care to patients.”
As a licensed, clinical social worker and registered nurse, Kelly believes that the agency’s mental health offerings have a distinct advantage over other mental health programs in the area in that it provides personalized, patient-focused care. “We go the extra mile,” says Kelly. “Our goal is to see people without delay, and we have one of the shortest mental health clinic wait times in Rochester.”
An added advantage is that people can get all their needs met at a single agency. Clients can access a full range of mental health center services including counseling, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), crisis intervention, group and individual therapy, and psychiatric evaluation, as well as Ventures PROS (personalized recovery oriented services), and Employment Connection (employment counseling, support, and training program). Kelly holds a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Niagara University. She resides in Pittsford.
About Rochester Rehabilitation
Founded in 1919, Rochester Rehabilitation (a 501-c-3 corporation) operates six innovative programs in the rehabilitative areas of adaptive sports and inclusive recreation, employment and job support, driver evaluation and training, and mental health. Working with a $10 million annual operating budget, the agency serves more than 3,300 people in the Greater Rochester area living with disabilities.
Rochester Rehabilitation is one of the original founding members of the Al Sigl Community of Agencies – a collaborative network that provides high quality, cost-effective real estate and business services for nonprofits. Rochester Rehabilitation is supported by United Way’s Community Fund.
For more information, please visit our website at rochesterrehab.org.