Community Bridges

Barb Drotos Joins Community Bridges as Director of Case Management

Date posted: November 7, 2011

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November 7, 2011
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(Concord, New Hampshire) – Community Bridges, an agency that connects individuals with disabilities and their families with resources that help them achieve positive growth and change, announced today that Barb Drotos, MSW, LICSW, has been hired as Director of Case Management.

In this position, Ms. Drotos is responsible for the day to day operations of the Individual and Family Support department, with a primary focus on person-centered planning, service plan outcomes and maximizing the capacity of those served to direct and control their own services. Ms. Drotos manages a team that is involved in intake, customer support, service development, and vendor relationships in order to ensure the effectiveness and appropriateness of services provided to more than 850 individuals.

As a member of Community Bridges’ senior leadership team, Ms. Drotos will also coordinate and communicate regularly with service providers, members of the Family Support Council, state Health and Human Service representatives, and members of the public.

“Barb will be an excellent advocate for everyone who utilizes our Individual and Family Support services,” said Roy Gerstenberger, Executive Director of Community Bridges. “She brings tremendous human services experience to Community Bridges and we look forward to the contributions she will make to our organization and to the community we serve.”

With more than 15 years experience supervising programs involving case management, Ms. Drotos mostly recently served as NH/VT Regional Manager of Post Adoption Support and Education for Wide Horizons for Children, Inc., Concord, NH; Emergency Services Clinician, per diem, for the Riverbend Community Mental Health Center, Concord, NH; and as a Consultant for the Autism Program at Easter Seals, Concord, NH. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salem State College, Salem, MA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

About Community Bridges

Community Bridges connects individuals with disabilities and their families with resources that help them achieve positive growth and change. By managing a support network of community resources, Community Bridges matches individuals with disabilities to opportunities that help them realize their greatest potential through an individualized plan.

Serving individuals with disabilities of all ages and financial backgrounds, Community Bridges is a not-for-profit organization that solidifies funding and fosters relationships with a trusted network of organizations throughout the community to ensure the best opportunities for individuals in the areas of Early Childhood Services, Residential and Day Services, Career Development, Homecare Services, Self-Directed Services, and Individual and Family Support. For more information call 603-225-4153 or visit www.communitybridgesnh.org.

Community Bridges is a non-profit agency serving the communities of central New Hampshire. Disability is a natural part of the human experience and may occur as a result of developmental impairments, injury, or aging. We advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.