Kurt Isaacson, Chief Executive Officer
Kurt Isaacson, M.B.A., joined Spectrum in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer, a position he held for three years before being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Mr. Isaacson has been instrumental in Spectrum’s significant growth and expansion since joining the organization. He is a seasoned behavioral health administrator, having more than thirty years of experience managing a number of multi-site organizations located throughout the country. Mr. Isaacson holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration.
Sherry Ellis, Chief Operating Officer
Sherry Ellis, MSW, LICSW, ACSW, serves as Spectrum’s Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Ellis brings more than twenty years of clinical and operational experience within a variety of health care organizations, including acute care hospitals and several non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as vice president of crisis and rehabilitation services at South Shore Mental Health in Quincy, Mass. for seven years. In this role, she oversaw the operation of thirteen programs, involving 300 employees and multiple funding mechanisms. Ms. Ellis spent the early years of her career as a counselor, therapist and behavioral health consultant. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College.
Robert Brandner, Chief Information Officer
Robert Brandner joined Spectrum in 2015 as the organization's first Chief Information Officer. Prior to Spectrum, Mr. Brandner had a long career at Dell Computers in IT Enterprise Architecture, where he focused on infrastructure assessments and strategic plan development for the company's healthcare and higher education customers. As Spectrum's CIO, Mr. Brandner is responsible for leading the development and implementation of information technology in support of Spectrum's business operations.
Janet Langlois, Chief Financial Officer
Janet Langlois serves as Spectrum's Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Langlois joined Spectrum in 2001. She brings more than twenty-five years of experience in all areas of financial operations. Previously, Ms. Langlois served as CFO and Controller within the northeast region of HealthSouth Corporation, supporting multiple management contracts, an acute care hospital, two nursing homes, and two acute rehabilitation facilities across Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Baxter, Chief Medical Officer
Jeffrey Baxter, M.D., served as Medical Director for Spectrum’s network of outpatient treatment centers for five years before being appointed as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Baxter is responsible for providing executive oversight of all medical operations for Spectrum’s inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. Dr. Baxter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Stacy Flanagan, Vice President of Human Resources
Stacy Flanagan joined Spectrum in 2002. As Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Flanagan oversees employee relations, recruitment, retention, compensation, and training for Spectrum. She also ensures compliance with employment laws and regulations. Ms. Flanagan brings more than twenty-five years of experience in human resources management in the healthcare field. She previously served as the Director of Human Resources for CareMatrix Corporation where she managed all human resource functions for 3,600 employees. Ms. Flanagan has a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in Health Administration.
Christopher Petrozzi, Senior Vice President of Correctional Services
Christopher Petrozzi, M.A., brings over twenty-five years of criminal justice experience. As Senior Vice President of Correctional Services, Mr. Petrozzi is responsible for executive oversight of Spectrum's nationwide correctional treatment programs. Prior to joining Spectrum, he worked for a large corrections company with national oversight responsibilities and was previously employed with the Colorado Department of Corrections in various managerial positions. He also spearheaded major criminal justice and treatment reforms and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute of Corrections. Mr. Petrozzi has a Master's degree in Community Psychology.
Cindy Buraczynski, Vice President of External Affairs
As Vice President of External Affairs, Cindy Buraczynski, M.S. is responsible for corporate communications, proposal development and marketing communications. Ms. Buraczynski has more than twenty-five years of business development and communications related experience in the behavioral health field. Since Ms. Buraczynski joined the organization in 2002, Spectrum has experienced significant growth, including expansion into several new states across the country. Previously, she was the Director of Communications for The Mentor Network, a national human service provider based in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Buraczynski holds a Master's degree in Health Services Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Kristin Nolan, Vice President of Outpatient and Inpatient Services
Kristin Nolan, M.A., M.B.A, is responsible for executive oversight of Spectrum’s community-based continuum of addiction treatment, including both inpatient and outpatient services. Ms. Nolan began her career with Spectrum in 2000 as a substance abuse counselor before being promoted to Program Director of Spectrum's largest outpatient treatment center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ms. Nolan also served as Spectrum's Director of Outpatient Services for six years where she was responsible for the operation of six outpatient treatment centers. Named one of the Worcester Business Journal's "40 under Forty" honorees in 2010, Ms. Nolan has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Business Administration.
Romas Buivydas, Vice President of Clinical Development
Romas Buivydas, Ph.D., LMHC, has more than twenty-five years of experience in the behavioral health field. His expertise spans program development and implementation, training, quality assurance, risk management, compliance and data management. As Vice President of Clinical Development, Dr. Buivydas provides training and consultation in clinical methods and instructional techniques to program staff throughout the organization. Previously, Dr. Buivydas provided consultation to numerous behavioral health organizations and was formerly the Director of Evaluation at a hospital-based psychiatric/addiction department for six years. He is also a national presenter/trainer at conferences/symposia across the country.
Donna Pellegrino, Vice President of Business Development
Donna Pellegrino, M.S. is responsible for fostering new business as Spectrum continues to expand its continuum of care including the New England Recovery Center for private pay and commercially insured clients. Ms. Pellegrino has more than twenty years of healthcare experience, including direct service and various business development roles. Ms. Pellegrino holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling.