Our People

Passionate professionals. Compassionate individuals.

Mark Twain said it best: “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never work a day in your life.” Our highly trained teamed of dedicated professionals are living proof of this very sentiment. What we do isn’t work – it’s a pursuit of our collective passion to help individuals, families, and communities access resources, overcome adversity, build resilience, and achieve wellness.

Maria Coutant Skinner, LCSW

Maria has been serving the community with McCall Behavioral Health Network since 1997. She began working at the McCall Center for Behavioral Health in the prevention department after her first daughter was six months old. Maria now leads the organization as its President and CEO.  She earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She had the opportunity to have many diverse roles at McCall throughout the years; working with children, parents, families, and communities to help facilitate change, connection and healing on micro, mezzo, and macro levels.  In 2013, she co-founded and continues to co-chair the Litchfield County Opiate Task Force, a multilateral, multidisciplinary community collaborative that works to reduce addiction and overdoses in the region. The group has had far reaching impacts on shaping culture around root causes of addiction, education and connection amongst providers and community and influence on state and federal policies regarding healthcare. With the merger of McCall to our sister behavioral health organization; CNV Help, Inc., the now expanded organization has the infrastructure to reach and serve all of western Connecticut. Maria is proudest of the honor bestowed upon her as the Top Leader and consecutive Top Workplace awards; distinctions made possible by the extraordinary staff of McCall. 

Maria is the chair of the board at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, a past president of the Rotary Club of Torrington and Winsted areas, serves on the boards of the Winchester and Canton Youth Service Bureaus and co-chairs the treatment committee of the CT Alcohol and Drug Policy Council.  She presents at conferences throughout the region on topics related to addiction, trauma, parenting and community connections.

Board of Directors

  • Joseph Stanley, President
  • Paul A. McLaughlin, Jr., Vice President
  • Gail Petteway-Hardy, Secretary
  • Deborah Ullman, Treasurer
  • Dr. Michelle Apiado
  • Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Nancy Cannavo
  • Dana Coelho
  • Eugene Andrew Field
  • James Jones
  • Pamela Kennedy
  • Judge James Lawlor
  • Tami Jo Lind
  • Susan Suhanovsky
  • Frank Travisano
  • Thomas Quinn
  • Marie Wallace