MVAP is made up of some amazing and committed medical and non-medical case managers. There are 5 full time case managers in the Manchester office. Three of the 5 medical and non-medical case managers in the Manchester office are Spanish speaking. There are two medical case managers in the Concord office and 1 part time medical case manager in the Laconia office. The case managers bring a wide variety of skills and experience to the agency.
The agency is run by Elizabeth Posey MS, MBA who is the Executive Director. Elizabeth brings to the agency 19 years experience in the Human Services field. She has experience in housing, employment, mental health, autism, developmental disabilities, trauma, traumatic brain injury, substance use, grant and fundraising and over 20 years management experience. Elizabeth is a passionate person who is very client focused and is working to bring more programs and offerings to the agency. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her puppy, painting, reading and working on DIY projects in home.
Dennis Morrison is one of the case managers at the Concord location. He was born and raised in Rye NH, his first job was working for the family commercial lobster fishing business on the New Hampshire seacoast, eventually branching off to customer centered related careers. Dennis then went on to work at Transitional Housing Services, working with adult clients with Mental Illness for close to 11 years. Being an artist Dennis found art is a great way for people to communicate and share life experiences. When the opportunity presented itself to become a Care Manager at MVAP Dennis accepted with much enthusiasm. Using his interpersonal consumer centered skills, sense of humor and creativity Dennis found a way to make clients feel at home and comfortable at MVAP. When not at work, Dennis enjoys being outside working in his garden, creating art or going to the gym to keep active.
Maria Caraballo is a Bilingual case manager in the Manchester office. In the past 20 years Maria has been a passionate advocate. Her compassion and integrity in helping those with the lease resources has brought so much joy to her and others.
Additionally, Maria has a Paralegal associate, from the Southwest Florida college, after a successful career as a paralegal, Maria decided to follow her passion and changed career to the social service field where she can fully provide supportive services and continue to advocate, with leadership, collaboration and dignity.
When Maria is not working, she spends her time reading, listing to instrumental music, and long walks for relaxation. And for fun and enjoyments her 8 grandchildren’s keep her busy and full of energy and of course young.
Terri Jerdes is one of the case managers at the Manchester MVAP location. She has been in the field of human services for the majority of her professional career, almost 20 years. She has worked in a variety of roles, from direct support of individuals to administrative and case management. She has worked with folks residentially and in the community. Her passion is supported employment, and she has a solid understanding of how employment and SSI / SSDI interact with each other. In addition, She is well versed in WIN / WIPA programs ( Work Incentives / Work Incentives Planning and Assistance) also known as “Ticket To Work”. She carries both the CESP (Certified Employment Support Professional ) and APSE (Association of Professionals Supporting Employment First) certificates, the leading credentials for supported employment. She is also certified in the INSTI HIV rapid test. In her down time, She enjoys Cross Fit and running 5k races (slowly) , and spending time with her family.
Seth Spector is one of the case managers at the Manchester MVAP location. Always being drawn with the passion for advocacy, Seth gravitated to make that ability a full-time career choice through the Human service field. He comes to us with 9 years of experience in the field. He has experience in drug prevention and advocacy programs, autism, mental health, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries. Seth is fueled by his passion for understanding and desire to better the lives of those around him and served at MVAP. When not enjoying a good laugh around folks in the office, he enjoys biking, hiking, snowboarding, music, and art.
T is one of the case managers at the Concord location, and uses they, them, and their pronouns. They hold an MSW from Boston University and has a wide range of experiences. T has had experience working direct care, case management, and administrative roles in residential programs for traumatic brain injury and supportive services at a residential facility working with adults 18 and older with varying mental illnesses. They have also worked with the legal system in a few roles, one being probation and parole, one as an instructor on family dynamics and residential support at a multiple offender program for drug and alcohol treatment, and the other helping women coming out of prison to enter drug and alcohol treatment and to gain state benefits and programming. T has also worked as a vocational instructor helping women in addiction treatment services to gain and maintain employment. T has a great passion for advocacy, especially of the transgender community. They are great listener who aims to understand and lend an empathetic ear. T loves hockey and football and is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves to read, listen to music, color, sketch, hike, and play board games and video games in their spare time.
Michael Garcia is a case manager in the Manchester office. He and his family are from the Dominican Republic. He graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in communications. He served three years in the Army National Guard. He has previous experience in social service initiatives and loves connecting with people from all walks of life. He is also volunteer coach for the local football high school football team. He is a Bi-lingual case manager here at the agency and works with both English and Spanish speaking clients He enjoys building relationships with his clients and helping them where he can.
Daisy Cruz has worked in a clinic for 15 years doing Interpreting, Care Coordinating for a few program and Medical Assistants amongst other things. In addition she has worked within Social Services and Case Management for a few programs. She enjoys singing, dancing, and spending time with loved ones.