About PPI


Board of Directors

PPI Employees

EXPERTISE. DEDICATION. RESPONSIVENESS.
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:

Addictions
Substance use
Anxiety
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Opioid use
Gambling
Bipolar Disorders
Psychiatric concerns

Drug use
Depression
Suicidal thoughts
Medication issues

Alcohol use
Trauma
PTSD
ADHD

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.

ANNUAL REPORT
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
Ethel Mantzaris, President
David Correll, Treasurer
Margaret Martin, Ph.D., Secretary

Members
Christopher Burke
Gay Douglas
Ellen Lang, RN, MPH
Mary Gawlicki
James Mercurio
Janit Romayko


Kristie Scott, LCSW, CEO

Kristie Scott, LCSW, CEO

Denise Keane, LCSW, Associate Director

Denise Keane, LCSW, Associate Director

Selma N. Ward, MBA, CFO

Selma N. Ward, MBA, CFO

Ruth Gordon, MSW, Human Resources Director

Ruth Gordon, MSW, Human Resources Director


AFFILIATIONS

Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH)
– AIDS Network of Windham
– Community Assistance Network
The Alliance
– Criminal Justice Providers (CJP)
– Juvenile Justice Providers (JJP)
AIDS CT (ACT)
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