Reliance Health serves over 800 adults a year in 30+ programs with the dedication and passion of more than 200 employees. We are experts in mental health and are here to share our knowledge with our community.

Photo Collage 2016


Our Agency Leadership Team has over 240 years of combined experience within the mental health field. Learn more about their roles and what mental wellness is to them.

David Burnett, Chief Executive Officer
Carrie Dyer, Chief Operating Officer
Linda Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Kerry Lee, Clinical Director
Kate Caristo-Scalora, Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer
Laura Mello, Human Resource Officer

Sue Caplet, Property Manager and Executive Office Manager
David Norkeveck, Information Technology Director
Jennifer Brayman, Quality Services Director

Laurie Glaude, Service Director - Young Adults
Karen Palenski, Service Director - Residential Housing and Acquired Brain Injury
Mike Van Vlaenderen, Service Director - Outreach to Homeless; Permanent, Transitional and Veteran Housing

Shelia Lake, Service Director - Service Coordination, Education, Employment, and Clubhouse
Patrick Brown, Service Director - Department of Developmental Services
Nicole Reynolds, Development Director

Board Of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of  former members, business leaders, relatives of individuals who receive services, neighbors, and mental health advocates from the Norwich, CT community. The Reliance Health Board is responsible for advising on policies, programs, finances and overall agency direction.


Back Row: Allisa Mullikan, William Blanchette, Jack Malone (President), David Allard, Sam Bliven (Secretary)

Front Row: Jack Jacobs, Roy Bourque (Treasurer), Mark Gagne, John Mercier (Vice President), Eric Sandberg

Absent from photo: Alberta Sherman, Peter Camp and Ben Turner