Sterling

Monette Briggs

Registered Nurse

With Nonotuck Since: 2013
Works at: Sterling

Monette (Moni) has been an RN for many years. Prior to working at Nonotuck, Moni worked in a long term pediatric care facility for 15 years. She also works in a private homecare setting with severely disable children and young adults. Moni enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with her family.

  • Email: briggs@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-534-1950 x113

Jennifer Derby-Miller

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2010
Works at: Sterling

Jennifer Derby-Miller has been with Nonotuck since January of 2010. Before coming to Nonotuck, Jennifer worked at Community Healthlink as a Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator with the Department of Mental Health population. Jennifer attended Mt. Ida College as a Fine Arts Major and received her BA Degree in Human Services at Almeda University. She also holds a certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and feels quite strongly that helping the people that society has forgotten to be her calling. In her pre-Nonotuck life, Jennifer has been a model, done TV commercials, was a figure skater and coach for many years. Her true passion is for horses as she has been riding and competing with American Quarter Horses with many Top 5 and Top 10 finishes in the East Coast Region.

  • Email: derby-miller@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-534-1950 x105

Ann Marie Faler

Assistant Program Director

With Nonotuck Since: 2008
Works at: Sterling

Ann Marie graduated from Mount Wachusett Community College in June 2001, with an Associate’s degree in Human Services. She received a BS in human services from Walden University May 2015 and is working on her MSW in clinical social work at Boston University with expected graduation 2021. She has worked in the Human Service field since December 2001. Initially she worked with youth and families within the mental health system. Then Ann Marie worked with transitional age and adults looking to continue their education and or find competitive employment. These experiences are more valuable then she would have expected, it taught her how to work from a strength base approach and how to truly advocate for ones needs. In September 2008, she began her employment with Nonotuck as a Care Manager and in January 2010 she was given the opportunity to be involved as a Care Manager for the Adult Family Care program within the agency. Ann Marie loves the work she does and the team that she is a part of and the values of community importance and giving back. She looks forward to her future with Nonotuck.

  • Email: faler@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-927-2821

James J Kiely

Director of Clinical Services

With Nonotuck Since: 2004
Works at: Sterling

Jim graduated from Virginia Tech in 1977 with a B. S. in Biology and minor in Psychology. He included coursework in Biological Psychology, Ethology (animal behavior from the Biological standpoint) and Psychobiology (animal behavior from the psychological standpoint). He began work in the field of Developmental Disabilities and has sustained that track for 34 years. He was awarded his Masters Degree in Clinical/Experimental Psychology from Radford University in 1984. After earning his Master’s, he secured a series of positions as a Psychologist. First at a Training Center for the Intellectually Disabled in Virginia then at Fernald State School in Massachusetts, as a Clinician and Therapist for Mentor in Cambridge MA, as a Therapist for Human Resource Institute in Malden, MA and Consultant for Vinfen Corporation in Cambridge Ma. He began employment with Nonotuck in January 2003 as Clinician with duties including clinical assessment, consultation, client assessment and evaluation, client counseling, staff, provider and family consultation and counseling. The fit for him with Nonotuck has been nearly ideal as it embraces his clinical skills and matches his values toward a complete life focus for serving our people. He is skilled in individual and group therapy. His strengths therapeutically are Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational Emotive and Client-centered. His skills in Clinical Assessment include I. Q. testing, Personality Assessment, and Applied Behavioral Analysis. I am knowledgeable in psychotropic medications and medication and behavioral treatment plan development and analysis. Jim is valuable to staff, clientele, family members, etc. in situational analysis, problem diagnosis, developing clinical interventions and strategies.

  • Email: jjkiely@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-534-1950 x101

Marissa Lynch

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2015
Works at: Sterling

  • Email: lynch@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-534-1950 x104

Darlyn Nieves

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2012
Works at: Sterling

Darlyn was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She moved to Massachusetts in 2003 at the age of 17, and obtained a job in direct care as a Residential Counselor supporting people with disabilities. She decided to continue this career path and in 2011 graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, while still working one on one with persons with disabilities. This experience served as the foundation for her current position as an Care Manager at the Sterling office, where she works to promote and support the development of healthy relationships between caregivers and people served. She joined the Nonotuck team in November 2012, and is very proud of being a part of this team. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends.

  • Email: nieves@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-534-1950 x103

Beth Vincent

Program Director

With Nonotuck Since: 2004
Works at: Sterling

Beth has been in the field since 2000, starting as direct care staff in a day program and residential group home. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001 with a degree in Sociology. Beth started working as an Care Manager for Nonotuck in February 2004 out of the Auburn office. She became a Licensed Social Workers Associate in 2006. She is now a Program Director in the Sterling Office. The most fulfilling part of the work she does is giving someone the opportunity to enrich their own lives and seeing that they are also able to enhance the lives of others.

  • Email: vincent@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 978-534-1950 x100

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

—Jean Vanier

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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