Dianne L. Moynihan, LICSW
Raised in Foxboro, Massachusetts and currently living in Cumberland, RI, Dianne is currently serving as the Director of the Employee Assistance Services Unit with the Massachusetts Department of Correction, providing essential services to approximately 5,000 employees within 16 statewide facilities. Beginning fall of 2019, she will be assuming the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Director for the State of Connecticut – Department of Correction.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology from North Adams State College (North Adams, MA) and a Master’s of Social Work degree from Simmons College School of Social Work (Boston, MA). As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) for 25 years, she also holds several additional certifications, including but not limited to: critical incident stress management, Red Cross community AIDS educator, divorce mediator, sexual assault and domestic violence counselor, Mental Health First Aid counselor, and QPR suicide prevention.
Dianne has worked as a Chief Executive Officer for 15 years on behalf of local non-profit organizations administering, developing, and supervising clinical staff and programs. She volunteered for 12 years with the Rotary Club of Attleboro, MA, including serving in all executive capacities including President, as well as, serving as a former Assistant District Governor. She began her career in the Employee Assistance industry in 1992. She is experienced as a program director, clinical supervisor, mental health clinician, public and community relations specialist, professional team-builder, grant-writer, and public speaker. She recently presented at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health statewide “2019 Innovations on Suicide Prevention” conference, as well as, the 2019 American Correctional Association Conference in Boston, MA on “Correctional Professional Wellness & Suicide Prevention”.
She also has correctional experience with the State of Rhode Island in developing and implementing community integration programs for incarcerated adjudicated youth.
Dr. Dawn Cisewski
Dr. Dawn Cisewski is a full-time Associate Teaching Professor and Head Advisor in the Psychology Department at Northeastern University. In addition to her academic work, she is a practicing licensed psychologist, and has worked in several clinical settings, including state prisons, VA hospitals, private practice, nursing homes, and community mental health centers.
On a professional level, she recently completed her term as President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, helping to address needs of diverse patient populations. Prior to becoming President of MPA, she also served on the Board of Directors for MPA in numerous roles, including Secretary, Central Region Representative, and Metro Region Representative. On a national level, she served on the Board of Directors for Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) of the American Psychological Association, as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section, Program Chair, and Education Chair. Most recently, she was a member of the Special Commission on the Prevention of Suicide Among Correctional Officers, as Designee of the Commission of Mental Health.