Cheryl FasanoPresident & CEO
Cheryl Fasano joined MHA in 2013. Cheryl has held the position of CEO/President and Chief Financial & Operating Officer at New Hope in CT and the positions of Executive Director and Finance Director at Womanshelter/Companeras in MA. Cheryl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Western New England University.
Lynn GreguoliVice President of Human Resources
Lynn Greguoli was hired in 1990 as a Program Director to open several residential programs for people moving out of Belchertown State School. In 1997 Lynn became the Human Resources Manager and then the Human Resources Director as the agency grew. Currently Lynn serves as the Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing the HR and training functions. Lynn received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources.
Sarah SmithVice President of Finance
Sarah Smith joined MHA in 2013. Sarah is a certified public accountant and spent nine years auditing various non-profit and real estate entities in the greater Springfield area. Sarah decided to change careers and move into private accounting, which lead her to MHA. Sarah began her MHA career as the Director of Finance and was promoted to the Vice President of Finance. Sarah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western New England University.
Linda KlossVice President Residential and Support Services
Linda Kloss joined MHA in 1992 and became the Director of the Developmental Disabilities Division (now Residential and Support Services) in 2003. Linda started at MHA as a support worker and served as a supervisor and a program director. Earlier in her career she participated in the opening of the first group homes in Springfield and Westfield for people leaving Northampton State Hospital. Linda holds a BS in Social Work from Elms College.
Christine Palmieri, LRCVice President of Recovery and Housing
Christine joined MHA in October of 2014. She has over 15 years of experience in providing community-based rehabilitative services to adults and adolescents with disabilities. Christine has worked in residential, vocational, educational, and outreach settings with a focus on teaching skills to foster independence. Christine has extensive leadership experience, training and supporting staff to empower people with psychiatric challenges to recover and thrive. Christine has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. She is also a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor.
Jennifer MolinaClinical Director
Jennifer Molina joined MHA in 2015 after working ten years in the Human Service Field. She started her work in a local Women’s Shelter, became an Outreach Worker on a Dual Diagnosis Team and spent six years working with adolescents, young adults and their families who were connected to the Department of Youth Services. Jenn has worked throughout Western, MA in many different communities, programs and facilities providing therapy, trainings and her favorite: group support. She completed her Graduate Degree from Westfield State University and is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is excited to be working on the MHA team and share her experience by providing creative clinical support to staff and participants.