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Casting Our Vision

Guided by compassion and respect, CHR transforms lives by offering hope. CHR’s Senior Management Team is directly responsible for ensuring this happens. As experts in their respective fields, each brings years of training and experience to providing the highest standard of quality services.

Executive Management Team

  • Heather Gates, President and CEO
  • Turkessa Antrum, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Coleen Dobo, Senior Vice President, Adult Services
  • Michele Gaudet, Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Steven Madonick, Medical Director
  • Maureen McGuire, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Communications
  • Jaquel Patterson, Vice President of Operations
  • Kathy Schiessl, Senior Vice President, Child and Family Services

Our Commitment to Excellence

Consistent with our dedication to being Connecticut’s most comprehensive behavioral health provider for adults, children and families, CHR has received a Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission, an independent healthcare accreditation organization, evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country. The Gold Seal of Approval™ designation validates that CHR meets or exceeds quality and safety standards.

By achieving and maintaining accreditation, we strengthen our quality of care, demonstrate our ongoing commitment and add a layer of trust and confidence for those using our services. For more information about The Joint Commission visit their website at

If you wish to report quality-of-care or safety concerns to the Joint Commission you may do so online, by e-mail, fax or regular mail.

Online- click here.
E-mail – click here.

Fax: Office of Quality Monitoring, (630) 792-5636

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


CHR accepts Medicaid, HUSKY Part A & Part B, Medicare and most major health insurances as partial or full payment for services. CHR receives program funding, in part, from the Connecticut Departments of Children and Families, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health, Social Services, Court Support Service Division and the United Way. We continue to diversify our funding resources, competing for federal grants, establishing relationships with donors and holding events that highlight the needs of those we serve. CHR has also strengthened the organization’s capacity through strategic planning and sound financial policies. Through these initiatives, strong leadership and community support, we continue to listen to the changing needs of those we serve and deliver a broad scope of exceptional services.




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