May 2010…Monadnock Developmental Services announces several additions and changes to its team of professionals in Keene and Peterborough. Alison Scalia has been promoted to the position of ASC Supervisor. Earlier this year, Richard Reho and Vivian Williams joined the Peterborough office as ISO Program Managers. Andrea Bazarnicki joined MDS as EDS Document Coordinator, and Gayle Treat is now in the Keene office as Receptionist and Administrative Assistant.

Alison Scalia of Keene has been promoted to the position of Supervisor of Adult Service Coordination. Prior to joining MDS as an Adult Service Coordinator in early 2009, Alison spent several years as High School Program Manager for Best Buddies in New Haven, CT where she coordinated leadership development training for students. She has also worked as a Direct Support Professional for MDS and as a Special Education Teacher/Assistant in Monadnock area schools.  Alison earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Biology at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She is originally from Rindge, NH and is a graduate of Conant High School. She lives in Keene with her husband, Derek.

Richard Reho brings many years of experience to his role as ISO Program Manager in Peterborough. He worked for MDS in the 1990s as one of the first ISO Coordinators, as Case Manager and as Community Resource Coordinator. Richard has worked in New York, North Carolina and California on many inclusive community-based projects, developing new models on themes ranging from self-determination, inclusion, person-centered planning and community development. He lives in Peterborough.

Vivian Williams of Rindge also joins the Peterborough office team as ISO Program Manager. After a successful career with a computer manufacturer in Massachusetts, Vivian moved to New Hampshire eight years ago. She brings her experience as a direct support professional to her new role at MDS.

Andrea Bazarnicki of Gilsum joins MDS as EDS Document Coordinator. Originally from New Jersey, Andrea moved to the region eight years ago. She is also a real estate agent and a member of the Monadnock Board of Realtors.

Gayle Treat of Winchester joins the MDS Keene office as Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. She brings with her many years of experience in customer service and account administration at Smith Medical in Keene.