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Direct Support Professional Conference

November 27, 2018

Massachusetts’ Department of Developmental Services hosted its Direct Support Professional Conference on November 5th & 6th in Cape Cod. The bi-annual conference, consists of two days of high quality learning for direct care staff with numerous workshops and presentations along with ample opportunity for sharing and networking with colleagues.  There were three plenary sessions, multiple break out session to choose from...

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2018 Employee Recognition Night

May 31, 2018

Bridgewell’s annual tradition continued this year with our Employee Recognition Night. This year, we celebrated employees reaching milestones ranging from 3 to 35 employment anniversaries, adding up to over 1,000 years of service. Close to 400 people attended including employees, Board of Directors and families and friends. Highest Service Award Recipients: 30 Years of Service – Wendy Kent, Director of Behavioral Health and Prevention...

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Bridgewell’s New COO: Chris Tuttle

May 1, 2018

Chris Tuttle, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Tuttle is responsible for the overall administration of programs and defined administrative services within Bridgewell. As part of this role, he oversees and provides strategic direction for operational activities in support of regulations, policies, goals and objectives, including maintaining the exceptional quality of Bridgewell’s services. Mr. Tuttle is actively involved in external activities that...

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New Year, New Changes

December 28, 2017

Introducing Bridgewell’s New Director of Professional Development Kristen Janjar I love the opportunities afforded to us at this time of year! We get to be thankful for all we have, be merry in our celebrations and be hopeful about the possibilities for the future. Our work, however, can bring us into the lives of people that don’t always have these...

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2017 Holiday Giving Tree

November 21, 2017

This year, Bridgewell staff created a Holiday Giving Tree for people in need in our services. Over 115 hand-made ornaments with gift requests were decorated by Bridgewell’s Boston Street Center. Thank you to all who made this possible – there were many elves involved at many levels so thank you!

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Program Director Sarah LePoer Receives Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award

October 23, 2017

On Saturday October 14 at the MA Advocates Standing Strong Annual Conference held in Marlboro, Sarah LePoer was awarded the Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award for the Northeast Region.  The Gunnar Dybwad Supporter Award is presented to a support staff who assists self-advocates in all aspects of the self-advocacy movement.  The supporter is a mentor, an exceptional listener, assists self-advocates in...

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Message from Bridgewell’s Board Chair

September 11, 2017

Dear Friends, I am delighted to inform you that the Board of Directors has enthusiastically voted to appoint Kelly J. Martin Chief Executive Officer of Bridgewell. Kelly has demonstrated over the last several months, along with her longstanding tenure, the qualities, skills and competencies needed to be successful as Bridgewell’s President and CEO. Kelly’s more than 30 year experience at...

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Provider’s Council Nonprofit Human Services Management Certificate Program

July 20, 2017

Program Director Robert L. Gustison, II recently completed the Provider’s Council Nonprofit Human Services Management Certificate Program. This year-long, graduate-level certificate program has been specifically designed for mid-career professionals in nonprofit organizations. It focuses on building skills that are necessary to excel in human services management. To learn more, click here. Q& A with Program Director Robert L. Gustison, II...

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Ask the CEO

June 13, 2017

Questions about Bridgewell? Certain programs? Policies? We’ve set up this form for staff to ask questions about the organization and will answer them in the CEO emails. [gravityform id=”13″ title=”false” description=”false”]   Please note: This form is for Bridgewell employees. If you are looking for information on a program or specific client questions, please click here.

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