Elaina Noblet joins the Brien Center as Program Director for the agency’s new Behavioral Health Community Partners program

The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services today announced the hiring of Elaina Noblet, who will join the agency as Program Director of Care Coordination for the new Behavioral Health Community Partners (BH CP) Program.

Part of a statewide initiative, the BH CP program will work collaboratively with new Accountable Care Organizations and community-based organizations to provide comprehensive care management services to adult MassHealth members with high behavioral health and medical needs. The program is designed to serve members in a community setting to avoid unnecessary inpatient medical and psychiatric hospitalization.

Noblet comes to the Brien Center with broad experience in behavioral health care, including specialized addiction and mental health counseling in medical settings. She has worked as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician for over 17 years, and also served as a victim advocate for a rescue squad for several years.

“The Behavioral Health Community Partners Program will represent an important new initiative in Berkshire County,” said M. Christine Macbeth, ACSW, LICSW, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brien Center.  “I’m very pleased that Elaina will bring proven leadership and skill to its care coordination. The program will focus on meeting the physical, behavioral and long-term care needs of MassHealth members, including those with disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.”

Noblet earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Antioch University and another Master’s degree in Counseling from Burlington College. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in International Psychology.

The Brien Center is a community-based, non-profit agency with over a 95-year history of providing a continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and families with serious and persistent Behavioral Health disorders in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.

For more information about the Behavioral Health Community Partners program or the Brien Center, please contact Mary Murphy at mary.murphy@briencenter.org