August 25, 2017

Howard Center hires new director of crisis

BURLINGTON — Howard Center has appointed Dr. Deanna Ryerson director of crisis following a competitive search and selection process. Ryerson will oversee the center’s newly integrated 24/7 mobile crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, as well as crisis stabilization programs. She received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

Catherine Simonson, Howard Center chief client services officer, says, “We are delighted to welcome Deanna. Her experience, expertise and leadership will be a tremendous asset to our crisis services as we serve members of our community when they are most in need.”

Ryerson, a licensed clinical psychologist, comes to Howard Center from Northeast Colorado, where she was the director of crisis response for the Northeast Region of the statewide crisis system, Colorado Crisis Services.

Anyone experiencing a crisis may contact First Call for Chittenden County at 802-488-7777.



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