About PPI

Board of Directors

PPI Employees

Since 1970, our dedicated staff has ensured accessible, culturally competent, individualized, and cost effective services for our clients and the community. We understand that each person has unique strengths and we help to build upon those strengths. By emphasizing trust, respect, confidentiality, communication, and compassion, we continuously strive to improve the quality of client care, while anticipating changing community needs. We provide group and individual treatment in both Spanish and English. We are a dynamic and responsive agency, committed to you!

We believe that addictions are biological, psychological, social, and behavioral disorders which can adversely affect a person’s physical, psychological, economic, spiritual, and social well-being. We also recognize that mental health disorders and criminal behaviors are often closely associated with each other and with substance use. As a result, we offer multiple treatment modalities, using evidenced-based approaches to assist every client in developing cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social resources to live healthy lives.

Our expert staff is trained and ready to provide help and support for:

Substance use
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Opioid use
Bipolar Disorders
Psychiatric concerns

Drug use
Suicidal thoughts
Medication issues

Alcohol use

Our mission is to reduce our clients’ at-risk behaviors and to promote their mental and physical health, family and social supports, lawful behavior, employment, educational goals, and overall health and safety. We provide seamless care for every person, from admission to treatment to aftercare. We are accredited by the Joint Commission and ensure that our staff have appropriate certifications and licenses.

View our Annual Report

Our Board of Directors, representative of the community it serves, works together to maintain the integrity and quality of our programs and services. They proactively assess the needs of our clients and encourage program evaluation. The CEO maintains an awareness of, and adheres to, all pertinent federal, state and local statutes, regulations and codes. Most importantly, they encourage client responses and evaluations so that we can strengthen our program design and planning.

Perception Programs Board of Directors

John F. B. Haney, M.D, Chair
Christopher Burke, President
David Correll, Treasurer
Cynthia Van Zelm Secretary

Margaret Martin, Ph.D.
Janit Romayko
Mary Gawlicki
James Mercurio
Brian P. McCarthy
Roderick Wilson, Sr.

Kristie Scott, LCSW, CEO

Kristie Scott, LCSW

Chief Executive Officer

Denise Keane, LCSW, Chief Program Officer

Denise Keane, LCSW

Chief Program Officer

Selma N. Ward, MBA, CFO

Selma N. Ward, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Brittney Stanley, LPC, EMHL, Chief Strategy Officer

Brittney Stanley, LPC, EMHL

Chief Strategy Officer


Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH)
– AIDS Network of Windham
– Community Assistance Network
The Alliance
– Criminal Justice Providers (CJP)
– Juvenile Justice Providers (JJP)
Eastern Region Services Center (ERSC)
Northeast Communities Against Substance Abuse (NECASA)
– Ryan White Consortium of Northeastern CT
The Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Windham
– Windham County Reentry Council