Agency Leadership

 

Senior Management

Eric L. Masi, Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer

Eric has served as the President & CEO of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network for over 30 years. Eric serves on various statewide committees and boards and is the past Chair of the Children’s League of Massachusetts and the past Chairperson of the Children’s Policy Committee for the Association for Behavioral Health. He is a member of the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Eric has also served as a Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Services to Children and Families. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.


Elizabeth Reid, LICSW, Vice President

Ms. Reid has nearly 35 years of experience in the field.  She has been at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network for 24 years, in many roles including clinical services, oversight of outpatient and family based services, quality management and compliance, and in the last eight years she has overseen Wayside’s residential & day services component.

Ms. Reid has a long list of local and national speaking engagements, including Harvard Medical School, Boston University, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the National Managed Health Care Congress. She also has trained clinicians in Massachusetts and across the country in clinical interventions, substance use, clinical evaluation, assessment of suicide risk in adolescents, quality management systems, outcomes management and career ladders for direct care staff in residential settings.

Ms. Reid’s served for six years as chair of Association for Behavioral Healthcare of Massachusetts’ Compliance Committee and served for six years on the Board of the Samaritans with two years as chair. She has also served as a member of the ABH Quality Management and Outcomes committee, and served on the Governor’s Task Force on Risk Management and the prevention of suicide in group care settings. She received a B.A. in Philosophy from Wells College, an MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work and is independently licensed (LICSW) in Massachusetts.


Andrea Salzman, LICSW, Vice President of Community Services

Andrea has worked at Wayside since 1993 when she was hired as a clinician in the HomeBase Program at Children’s Behavioral Health Care—which subsequently merged with Wayside.  Andrea has since served as Program Director of the HomeBase Program and Senior Program Director for Family Based Services at Wayside. Prior to her promotion to Vice President in October 2012, Andrea’s responsibilities included running the HomeBase Program, oversight of the FamilyWorks Program, Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI), Beaverbrook Outpatient, and Transitional Residential Services (TRS).  Andrea has also been a key leader on Wayside’s electronic medical record implementation team.

Andrea has her BA in Sociology from Middlebury College, an MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work, and is independently licensed (LICSW) in Massachusetts. She has previously worked as a Social Worker at DCF (then DSS) and as a Guardian Ad Litem and Court Investigator for the Middlesex Juvenile Courts.


David Simmons, CPA, Vice President of Finance

David joined Wayside as CFO in July 2009.  David has 25 years of professional experience serving as Professional Consultant, Controller, Director and Chief Financial Officer of several Public Accounting and Healthcare systems.  David earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bentley College in 1984.  David obtained his Certified Public Accountant’s license in 1988 and his Nursing Home Administrators license in 1996.

David adds extensive experience with budgeting, decision support, project management, system conversion, asset divestiture, product line acquisitions and all avenues of financing to Wayside’s senior management team.


Beth Chin, MSW, LICSW, Senior Program Director

Currently Senior Program Director of Wayside Lowell, Beth has played many roles at Wayside over the years. Beth joined Wayside twenty years ago as a part-time weekend and overnight residential counselor.  She then worked her way up to program director of one of the girls residential programs, while at the same time raising two sons and completing her BA at Framingham State University.  Later on, she also earned her MSW at Boston College.

In addition to her Wayside role, Beth is also adjunct professor for the Boston College School of Social Work and a statewide Wraparound Coach/Consultant for the Children’s Behavioral Initiative. When not working, Beth volunteers as a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop. For fun she loves to camp and hike with her family, including their dog Nyah.


Guimel DeCarvalho, LICSW, SHRM-CP, Director of People and Culture

Guimel is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and was the Program Director for Framingham Family Networks since early 2015. She previously worked for 5 years with the Department of Children and Family Services in Compton, CA prior to moving to Massachusetts with her wife and son.

Guimel built relationships, established an office culture, and fortified communication amongst staff and the Framingham DCF office. She worked diligently to boost staff morale, empower direct reports to consider their career development, and prioritized and streamlined process efficiencies. Guimel’s current role as the Director of People and Culture has allowed her to utilize her experience as a social worker while maximizing her organizational and analytical strengths. Guimel sees the position of Director of People and Culture as an opportunity to expand upon and broaden these initiatives across Wayside.


Sara McCabe, LICSW, Vice President of Wayside Campus Services

Sara has worked for Wayside since 2003. She began her career as a residential counselor and then a teacher at Wayside Academy. Sara has held many roles at Wayside including Assistant Director of Wayside Academy, Training Director, Campus  Director and most recently promoted to Vice President of Campus Services.

Sara has over 9 years experience training in the field of worker safety for social work settings and is on the NASW training taskforce for MA. Sara also is an adjunct faculty member at Wheelock College in the Masters of Social Work program. Sara received her BA in psychology from Framingham State University and her MSW at Wheelock College. She is independently licensed  (LICSW) in Massachusetts.


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