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Gardner Area Interagency Team (GAIT)

Community Networking at its Best!

The GAIT Team is committed to the coordination and improvement of health and human services in the Greater Gardner Area. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for networking, communication and collaborations between area concerned citizens and the Community at large. To promote the development and enhancement of health and human Services in our area. To advocate on behalf of consumers seeking, receiving or in need of health and human services in our area. To promote CLAS: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards within the Greater Gardner Service Area.

Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month at 8:30am in Dining room Conference Room A. Except for July and August. We do not meet during the summer and November and December's meeting are joined on the 2nd Friday in December due to the holiday season.

Special Highlights


Katherine Barnes,
LSW
2012 recipient of the Massachusetts National Association of Social Workers "Nursing Home Social Worker of the Year" Award

Cheryl Boissy, LICSW
2009 recipient of the Massachusetts National Association of Social Workers "Life Time Achievement Award"


Barbara Nealon,
 LSW, FAPA, CMC, CCJS, CDVC, SWAC, CHS-I, CFSW
2010 Leadership and Community Service Award, North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition; 2009 Shining Star Award, YWCA/Battered Women's Resources recipient;  2013 recipient of the Central Mass YWCA's Katharine Erskine Award for Women in Leadership in the area of Health, Science and Technology; 2014 Sentinel & Enterprise 'Salute to Women' 


National Certifications

Along with state licensure staff may also posses national certifications demonstrating their competencies in other areas such as: Fellow-APA {FAPA}; Social Work Addictions Counselor {SWAC}; Criminal Justice Specialist {CCJS}; Forensic Social Worker {CFSW}; Homeland Security {CHS-I}; Master Chaplain {CMC} and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work