Compass Community Health Announces Staff Promotions
by Brenda Gibson
Ed Hughes, CEO of Compass Community Health, parent company of The Counseling Center, Inc., Compass Community Health Care Center and Compass Point Housing, is pleased to announce a series of staff promotions, in anticipation of the expansion and integration of mental health and community-wide physical health services.
Effective immediately, Andy Albrecht will be assuming the leadership role of Executive Director of The Counseling Center, Inc., directing a significant expansion and consolidation of outpatient services at The Counseling Center’s new location, 411 Court Street, formerly the Scudder school building. By mid-February, The Counseling Center will be moving services to TCC on Court, and hope to be fully operational with all consolidated treatment services held on the site by March.
Compass CEO Ed Hughes, explains, “We are very fortunate to have a new generation of leadership ready to assume greater responsibility within our family of helping organizations. The Counseling Center, Inc. continues to strive to meet the growing need for addiction and mental health treatment. Over the past ten years, Andy Albrecht has devoted himself to gaining education and experience which will enable him to effectively guide a continuing expansion of our services. It helps to have such a tremendous team of dedicated people who are always pulling together to inspire each other and the clients we serve.”
Albrecht will be overseeing all outpatient and intensive treatment recovery services, as well as coordinating residential and ancillary recovery-community support programs such as vocational training, transitional housing, and community volunteer service partnerships.
With a master’s degree in community mental health counseling and LPCC-S, LICDC licensure, Andy Albrecht explains his connection to The Counseling Center, “I’ve been really fortunate to work alongside great people, and to be a part of a lot of tremendous programs over the years. Andy, who holds a master’s degree in community mental health counseling, and LPCC-S, LICDC licensure, will be overseeing all outpatient and intensive treatment recovery services, as well as coordinating residential and recovery-community support programs such as vocational training, transitional housing, and community volunteer service partnerships.
Albrecht says, “It’s an exciting time to be in our field; we are moving forward with health care reform, which will give more people the opportunity to seek our services. I’m a strong advocate of integrating substance abuse and mental health treatment with physical health care like we are doing at Compass in order to meet the growing needs of the people we serve. I’m really eager to have the space and the bigger facility at Scudder to orchestrate treatment. It will be exciting to see what we can do with more space. I’m also looking forward to having so many of our staff together in one location. It will help clients get what they need in a more coordinated way.”
Also moving into an elevated leadership role is Jay Hash. Jay will be the Associate Director of The Counseling Center. In the past he has overseen the men’s residential program and made key contributions to developing the highly successful Second Chance jail-diversion program with other community partners.
Newly-named Vice President of Integrated Services, Rick Calvin will continue in his role of overseeing integration of services between all three divisions of Compass, including The Counseling Center, Inc., Compass Community Health Care Center, and Compass Point Housing, and expand his leadership role to include coordinating development of health and wellness programs, as well as staff training and enrichment.
Pam Johnson, Vice President of Quality & Compliance, an LPCC-S, LCDCIII, and CARF accredited surveyor with a Master’s degree in Education, will also be expanding her responsibilities, leading corporate compliance and quality assurance, as well as strategic program planning for all three companies of the Compass family.
Angee Tuggle is also expanding responsibilities, and will be taking the role of Director of Professional Staff Development for TCC.
About The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center’s Outpatient Services have shared space with the family medical center since 2005, located at 1634 - 11th Street. With the consolidation and expansion of services into the 26,000 square foot building at 411 Court, TCC on Court will house an on-site medical treatment facility dedicated to clients, as well as space for group treatment, a wellness gym, and vocational training classes.
This means Compass Community Health Care Center’s 1634 - 11th Street location will be fully dedicated to serving the community’s health needs, and serve all members of the public as a primary care, family practice. The Community Health Care Center will remodel and expand to include administrative offices, more exam rooms, and an evaluation room for the Pediatric Occupational Therapy program.
With same-day/next-day appointments, extended hours and free transportation for our patients, Compass Community Health Care Center is dedicated to coordinated and comprehensive care. CCHCC is now accepting new patients, and medical director Dr. Terry Johnson is overseeing patient care, while medical program director Sonie Hash oversees administrative and management of the care center. For more information, contact Gina Collinsworth, Director of Community Relations and Development, (740) 354-3829, ext. 240.
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