Meet Andrew Caires, Pathlight’s New CFO

  Pathlight has named Andrew Caires to be its new Chief Financial Officer and VP of Administration! Executive Director Ruth Banta announced the appointment prior to Caires start date on Monday, April 9. “I am thrilled that Andy has joined the organization” said Banta. “His financial skills, human services experience and compassion will help Pathlight […]

Maggie Rice to Receive the Michel Reberkenny Supervisor Award

  Maggie Rice, Director of Whole Children, will be presented with the Michel Reberkenny Supervisor Award at this year’s Annual Dinner! Maggie’s dedication and exemplary performance as a supervisor is hard to go unnoticed. Her adaptability, open-mindedness, and outstanding commitment to Whole Children and the development of its staff are just a few of the admirable […]

Erika Gleason Receives Donald Fletcher Scholarship

Erika Gleason, Pathlight’s Behavior Specialist, has received the Donald Fletcher Scholarship! This scholarship was established in honor of Pathlight’s former Executive Director, Donald Fletcher, by the Board of Directors to offer financial assistance to dedicated Pathlight employees who are furthering their education. It is awarded once per year (this year being the first) in the amount […]

Pathlight’s Employee Referral Bonus

  Have you heard about our employee referral bonus for Direct Support Professionals and Nurses? Pathlight will pay current employees a referral bonus if a new candidate for employment was referred by them and hired for per diem, part time, or full time employment in one of the targeted positions! Kirsten Gurley, one of our […]

Rich Niedel Earns Jim Quinn Human Service Award

Rich Niedel, Pathlight’s Program Director for Family Based Living, will receive the Jim Quinn Human Service Award at this year’s Regional Social Work Conference at Western New England University. The Jim Quinn Human Service Award honors a human service professional who has made outstanding contributions to the profession. The award is named in memory of James N. […]

Let’s Dance Couples: Aidan & Arlene

Get to know Aidan O’Donoghue and Arlene Rodriguez, one of our Let’s Dance couples! Pathlight Dancer: Aidan O’Donoghue Aidan is a College Steps student at American International College. He is very excited to be a part of Let’s Dance: “I love dancing and I love Milestones. At Milestones I take Friendship Band, Grease, Ball Blitz and […]

Let’s Dance Couples: Fortune & Brian

Get to know Fortune Rodriguez and Brian Melanson, one of our Let’s Dance couples!   Pathlight Dancer: Fortune Rodriguez Community Dancer: Brian Melanson “My name is Brian Melanson. I’ve been playing music, singing and dancing my heart out for four years at the High Meadow House. The guys and I enjoy a one-hour music-and-dance party […]

Let’s Dance Couples: Alex & Debra

Get to know Alex Mody and Debra Vega one of our Let’s Dance couples! Pathlight Dancer: Alex Mody Alex, who has been a Milestones participant since its inceptions, says that Milestones “means a lot to me because when I was in high school I didn’t have many friends and I felt stuck most of the […]

Let’s Dance Couples: Anna & Mary

Get to know Anna Barre and Mary Beth Cooper, one of our Let’s Dance couples! Pathlight Dancer: Anna Barre Anna’s keeping it simple. When asked why she’s participating in Let’s Dance! she responded, “I want to learn new dance moves!” Community Dancer: Mary Beth Cooper Mary-Beth Cooper is the 13th President at Springfield College. She […]

Let’s Dance Couples: Chris & Oliwia

Get to know Chris Drewniak and Oliwia Bragiel, one of our Let’s Dance couples!   Pathlight Dancer: Chris Drewniak “My name is Christopher Drewniak. I am 25-years old and I am Down Syndrome. I have been working at Big Y in my home town of Ludlow as a service clerk for 5-1/2 years. I am […]