Manager, HRSA Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program
Maureen Donovan is the Program Manager of the HRSA Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program (EB THNP) at Athol Hospital. This grant is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT). The two-fold purpose of this program is to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care for patients, providers, and payers. Ms. Donovan has a particular interest in implementing tele-health services to varied populations, and believes in bringing behavioral health services to adolescents in rural high schools. She currently is a speaker at colleges across Massachusetts, bringing the concept of tele behavioral counseling to future clinicians and encouraging the implementation of tele behavioral clinical training in academic institutions across the Commonwealth. Ms. Donovan is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she received her M.ED in Education and her B.S. in Public Health/Community Health Education Morgan Ban-Draio Morgan is Program Manager for the Dana Day-Treatment Program at the Quabbin Retreat in Petersham and is responsible for supervision of Behavioral Health Clinicians associated with the Tele-Health Grant. Morgan has served as Clinical Supervisor for staff at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, and more recently, for the Center for Human Development in Greenfield. Morgan received her Master’s in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and has been a licensed mental health clinician since 2010. Morgan is also a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor through the Massachusetts Department of Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Treatment. Morgan resides with her husband in Athol, Massachusetts.