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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Keri-Ann Wagner, MEd, LMHC

President & CEO

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Keri-Ann Wagner specializes in working with adults with Post-Traumatic Stress. She earned her master's degree from Cambridge College and a post-master’s certification in the Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Trauma from Boston University; she is also trained in evidence-based trauma treatments of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Keri manages a successful private practice Envision Counseling, LLC, where she works with people to overcome a wide range of obstacles, to reduce stress, improve relationships and find balance in their lives. Keri founded Path to Healing to help Veterans and their families heal from Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress, resulting from military trauma.

Melanie P. Lima

Secretary

Melanie Lima is Director of Development at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) where she strategically plans and implements fundraising, communications and public relations initiatives to sustain and grow MSPCC’s programmatic impact and footprint across the Commonwealth. Melanie has more than 30 years of development experience, holding key leadership positions for non-profit organizations in Massachusetts, Vermont and California. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has a Bachelor's degree in communications from Emerson College.

Laura Cassidy

Treasurer

Laura Cassidy is a registered dental hygienist.  She was introduced to the field of dentistry while serving in the United States Air Force.  She served four years active duty, and completed her final two years in the Air National Guard at Otis Air Force Base.  She and her husband built both a home and a family in Middleborough.  It is there they raised their two daughters.  Laura very much enjoyed her time in the service and looks forward to giving back to the community she so respects.  Path to Healing is allowing her that opportunity. 

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Cory R. Ahonen

Director

Cory Ahonen is Deputy Director of Health and Community Services for The Town of Easton. In this role, he serves as the town’s Veterans’ Services Officer, providing assistance to veterans and their family members with federal, state, and local veterans benefits. In addition to this, Cory also serves the needs of residents seeking financial and housing assistance as well as assistance with food insecurity.

Cory is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Security Forces overseas and stateside from 2008-2014. He is also a person in long term recovery from substance use and an advocate for the recovery community. He holds a Master of Public Administration Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bridgewater State University.

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Elizabeth M. Riley

Director

Elizabeth is a military veteran, having served over twenty eight years in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. Her career included time on active duty, in the MA Army reserves and member of the MA, KS and NE National Guard.

 

Elizabeth is a LCSW, specializing in mental health and military families. Her experiences, both military and civilian, have included training, mentoring and counseling soldiers, family members and others of culturally diverse populations. Elizabeth has many years of outreach experience and in collaborating with local community agencies in addressing and meeting the needs of individuals. She believes strongly in volunteerism and has worked in a range of settings such as Long Term Care Ombudsman, Hospice volunteer, Social Services Navigator with AmeriCorps, and as a CYO basketball coach. Elizabeth continues to serve in several military organizations including; the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Disabled American Veteran Auxiliary Unit (DAVA) and American Legion. She is very excited to join the Board of Path to Healing and looks forward to an exciting and successful year.