Dr. Paul Volosov, President of Salisbury Behavioral Health, has announced the promotion of Wendy Heines, MSW, LCSW to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Deaf Services Center effective January 1, 2007. In this new role, Wendy will be responsible for all operational and fiduciary activities associated with the program.
The Deaf Services Center is a unique program that targets the mental health needs of consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Under her direction and leadership the Deaf Service Center program has experienced considerable growth in the Partial Hospital Program and Residential programs. Also under her direction has been the addition of a Case Management program, Outpatient Therapy program, and Interpreter Services. Most recently is the addition of a Community Living Arrangement for deaf or hard of hearing consumers with Mental Retardation many of whom also have behavioral challenges.
Wendy, who has been an employee of SBH since January 2003, is a graduate of City University of New York at Queens College where she earned a BA in Early Child Education and Speech Pathology and Audiology. In 1990 she also earned a graduate degree in Social Work from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey.
Wendy is a national board member of American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) and is a frequent presenter at conferences related to deafness and mental illness. She is also on the Advisory Committee for PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). She has been married to her husband Michael for thirty three years and has three sons and one grandson. She resides with her husband in New Jersey.