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United Counseling Service Announces New Senior Leadership Hires

Paul DiIonno Appointed Director of Outpatient Services and Substance Abuse, Julie Pagliccia Announced as Director of the Northshire Division

United Counseling Service (UCS), the Designated Agency providing mental health and social services in Southwestern Vermont is proud to announce the appointments of Paul DiIonno as the Director of Outpatient Services and Substance Abuse and Julie Pagliccia as the Director of the Northshire Services.

“I am looking forward to developing and growing programs and leading the Outpatient and Substance Abuse team,” said DiIonno who joined UCS in 2013 as the Substance Abuse Coordinator. Paul was soon promoted to Substance Abuse Manager where he implemented and managed the Intensive Medication Assisted Treatment (IMAT) program. He has been in the field of human services for 23 years and is a member of the Vermont Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and the Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program. DiIonno holds a BA degree in Environmental Studies from Johnson State College, a MA degree from College of St. Joseph and a Certificate of Advance Study in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont.

Julie Pagliccia joined UCS in 1999 as a school based clinician moving to the position of Community Services Manager in 2005 and is a member of the Local Inter Agency Team (LIT) and the Integrated Family Services (IFS) Team of Bennington County. She has a BA in Sociology from Clark University and a MA degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Stetson University. “Our presence in the community has grown and I will continue working to foster our current relationships and build new ones in the Northshire,” said Pagliccia.

“We are very pleased to be able to promote from within and add such expertise to our management team”, said Executive Director Lorna Mattern. “Paul has helped develop our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and IMAT Programs. Julie has grown the Youth and Family Services programming in the Northshire as well as the School-based Clinical Services across Bennington County. Both are well respected by their colleagues and will continue to be an asset to the organization.”

UCS provides Bennington County with nationally recognized community-based mental health and human social services for children, adults, families, and seniors with the mission of “Building a stronger community by empowering individuals and families to live healthy and meaningful lives

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