Director, Riverside Trauma Center
Larry is the Co-Founder of Riverside Trauma Center. He has provided direct therapeutic services for over 20 years and managed mental health services for over 15 years. His clinical areas of expertise include work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are trauma survivors and/or suicide survivors. He coordinates and provides disaster response services and post-suicide intervention for individuals, schools, workplaces, and communities, and conducts trainings on suicide prevention. Larry holds a doctoral degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts. He is on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, serves as the Co-Chair of the Northeast Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and holds an appointment as a Teaching Associate in Psychology, Part Time, at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry.
Clinical Director, Riverside Trauma Center
Joanna is the Clinical Director for Riverside Trauma Center, where she responds to community disasters and provides training on trauma, resilience, trauma-informed care, and suicide prevention and postvention. She has worked with youth, families, adults, and communities that have experienced traumas in a wide range of settings in the U.S. and abroad for more than 20 years. Joanna has an MSW from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Health and a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Center at JRI. She has training in a range of trauma and loss specific therapeutic modalities.
Assistant Vice President of Addictions, Riverside Behavioral Health Services
Kim is Riverside’s Assistant Vice President of Addiction within the Behavioral Health Services Division. Kim has extensive experience in inpatient, residential, and community-based mental health and substance use settings for adults, youth, and families. Kim is particularly passionate about identifying inequities or gaps in services for people struggling with substance use disorders and developing programs to support their recovery in the community. Originally from Pittsburgh (and an avid Steelers fan), Kim first came to Massachusetts on a clarinet scholarship. While not at work, Kim can be found singing with and running after her young son.
Nanci Ginty Butler
Senior Clinician – Coordinator for Program Development, Riverside Trauma Center
Nanci is a seasoned clinician and trainer with 20 years of experience. Her specialties include adolescent mental health; family systems; school-based programming; community-based psychotherapy; program analysis, development, and management; and suicide postvention. She has been a Trauma Responder at Riverside Trauma Center for broad-scale events like the Boston Marathon bombing and for more localized events such as suicides and other sudden losses in schools and communities. At Riverside Trauma Center, Nanci conducts trainings and is responsible for program development and trauma responses. She holds a specialty certificate in family therapy, is a Certified Instructor for QPR Gatekeeper Course for Suicide Prevention, a Certified Instructor in Youth Mental Health First Aid, and a Certified Trainer for the SOS Signs of Suicide school-based prevention curriculum. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers – Massachusetts Chapter and is President Emerita of Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association.
Assistant Vice President for Clinical Services, Riverside Developmental & Cognitive Services
Tom is the Assistant Vice President for Clinical Services within Riverside’s Developmental & Cognitive Services Division. He has over 30 years of senior clinical consultation and management experience in supporting individuals with brain injuries and developmental disabilities. He has been nationally and internationally recognized for his varied contributions to the field. Tom is especially known for his ability to mentor and inspire staff. In his spare time Tom can be found fishing and hauling his lobster pots.
Associate Director, Riverside Trauma Center
Jim is the Co-Founder and Associate Director of the Riverside Trauma Center. Jim provides mental health support for schools, workplaces, and communities affected by traumatic events. He has consulted with numerous schools and communities in Massachusetts and New England on trauma responses. He gives consultations and trainings on suicide postvention services, suicide clusters, and suicide prevention coalitions. He has presented at statewide, national, and international conferences on these topics. He also has extensive experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults and previously managed outpatient mental health clinics and programs for children for more than 20 years. Jim is a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work and also was a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Suffolk University for more than 30 years. An Army veteran, he has a special interest in developing and providing services for returning vets. Jim is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Chief Information Officer, Riverside Community Care
Charley has decades of experience building and maintaining networks, data center operations, commercial software, and application systems. He has also served as a volunteer in human services and healthcare for over 30 years. As CIO, Charley is able to combine these experiences in order to steer Riverside on a path of practical and effective use of technology that continues to improve Riverside’s services. In his spare time, Charley can be found playing the bodhrán at traditional Irish music sessions throughout Massachusetts and the Maritimes.
Dionne Wright Poulton
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Riverside Community Care
Dr. Poulton is an educator, diversity and inclusion consultant, and conflict mediator with over 20 years of experience specializing in youth and adult education, adult learning and behavior, intercultural dialogue, and addressing and mitigating bias in the workplace. In addition to her Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, Dr. Poulton also holds an M.A. in Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies in Adult Education with special emphasis in Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University, a B.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), and a B.A. in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she earned her degree while competing as an NCAA Division 1 track and field scholarship athlete. Her work has been featured in Forbes and other media outlets, and she is also author of the acclaimed book, “It’s Not Always Racist…But Sometimes It Is: Reshaping How We Think About Racism.”