From: Ferguson, Debra (DBHDS)
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 1:50 PM
Subject: DBHDS Leadership Announcement
I am writing to announce a change in leadership at Northern Virginia Training Center.  Dr. Mark Diorio,  the current NVTC Facility Director, will be assuming a new role in DBHDS Central Office.  In his new role, Dr. Diorio will be responsible for several critical functions, including working with the training center facility directors and clinical directors and regional REACH programs.  He will also work with key stakeholders to deliver services to the residents of the Commonwealth who have challenging behaviors that require specialized interventions and services. In addition, he will facilitate the development of at least three regional treatment programs serving the Commonwealth.  His new office will be located at Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute. 
To ensure continuity of leadership, the current residential services director of NVTC,  Joe Rajnic, will become the acting facility director.  This leadership change will be effective January 5, 2015
I am very grateful to Mark and Joe for their willingness to serve in these capacities for DBHDS, especially during this time of transition.  I also want to extend my deep appreciation to the staff at Northern Virginia Training Center  for their daily commitment and dedication to the individuals and communities we serve.
Debra Ferguson, Ph.D.
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services


On December 6th, $1155.00 was raised at the Reston Alternative Gift Market to provide scholarships to NVTC residents to enjoy riding!