Staff Testimonials

"This is, hands down, the best work place environment I have experienced. I know it will be hard to ever top it, should I no longer be a part of the CMC agency.”
– 2017 CMC Staff Survey Comment

"My decision to change careers and work in the field of human services several years ago was not without trepidation. After all, I was no longer in the proverbial “prime of my life”, on-the-job technology was advancing at an alarming rate, and there was an energetic pool of youthful candidates for open positions. Clara Martin Center welcomed me onto its Team, embracing my experience and looking beyond my age to what I could offer the Agency and, ultimately, its clients. Shortly after being hired, Clara Martin Center acknowledged my value, and I was promoted to a position in which I feel trusted and respected by my colleagues. At Clara Martin Center, I have found a nurturing culture that provides opportunities for Staff of all ages to benefit from each other’s strengths. Through Agency-sponsored trainings, I have grown professionally and as an individual. Its generous benefits package and work schedule options have allowed me ample time off, retirement planning options, and an overall sense of career stability balanced by a true concern for family life and commitments outside the workplace. Clara Martin Center’s mission of “People Helping People” rings true not only in the work it does with clients, but through its support of mature employees."
– Holly Benoir, Vocational Services Coordinator

"The Team-based approach offers a supportive, nurturing environment in which to work.”
– 2017 CMC Staff Survey Comment

"The Clara Martin Center has always been flexible and sensitive to my needs and obligations to my family. CMC sees me as an individual and not just an employee of the agency. I have had tremendous support and flexibility around getting supervision for my licensure. I am dually licensed which means I needed years of supervision by two different schools and I was able to obtain that all here. I feel CMC has been more than generous with taking my continuing education into consideration and I have had the opportunity to attend many trainings including week long intense courses. I feel heard and respected by my supervisor. CMC highly values good supervision which is something we need to be able to do these jobs. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to advance my career over the years here from a clinician to a part time supervisor and on to a program coordinator. I have had the opportunity to supervise interns and effect change in people entering this field. The best part of my job is enjoying the people I work with. My co-workers are smart, funny, supportive and flexible and I could not do my job without them!"
– Lexi Sargent, Integrated Site Coordinator

“I want to see the agency thrive in order to see the communities thrive.”
– 2017 CMC Staff Survey Comment

"I have worked at the Clara Martin Center for 14 years in the front office. I have had the opportunity to have contact with clients of all ages. It is wonderful to see the difference that the Clara Martin Center Staff can have on our clients and the improvements the clients can make. I also feel very supported by the staff at the Clara Martin Center and enjoy working here. I love my job!"
– Joy Appleton, Administrative Assistant

"Work at Clara Martin Center for 25 years and you are guaranteed to come across change. One thing that hasn’t changed in all the time I’ve been here is the remarkable care and compassion that I have witnessed from our staff and Board Members. They truly care about their community and the consumers we serve. The Board is made up of a wonderful group of community members that live in the service areas that Clara Martin Center covers. They know the feeling of their communities, and in turn, they know the concerns, needs and wants of their neighbors in those communities. They have a strong concern for our staff members, making sure they are supported in an ever changing environment so they stay strong for those that we serve. No one cares for some changes, but the changes at CMC are accomplished always with the needs of our community in mind. It pushes us forward to make us better and stronger for those we help."
– Gretchen Linton, Admin. Assist. Community Support Program & Board of Trustees

“I feel driven to see my clients succeed and I feel that I’m doing meaningful work with them.”
– 2017 CMC Staff Survey Comment

"I started working at the Clara Martin Center in 1987 and worked here for 12 years, left for a few years to work at other behavioral health organizations in New Hampshire but always missed it here so I came back in 2005. They have always let me be flexible with my schedule to accommodate my personal and professional life. They have always supported on-going training for my job that helped me develop skills far beyond what I came with. Now as I near retirement I have the support of Clara Martin execs to reduce my hours if desired and have access to retirement consultation with Susan Cooke who is a financial advisory for our 403B at CMC. I am so lucky to be ending my working career at Clara Martin with the best boss and team EVER."
– Deb Hawley, MIS Manager

“I am extremely thankful for this job, this endless journey of learning, the CMC community and connections.”
– 2017 CMC Staff Survey Comment

"I have appreciated working as part of a team that is committed to providing an important service to the community.  There is real sense of purpose that underlies what we do here and I feel that we’re good at keeping our service to the community as the priority.   I have also appreciated the unique connection to the Orange County area that working at Clara Martin has given me.  My clients over the years have come from all walks of life and it has been a rich and rewarding experience to be able to work with them."
– Andrew Nuss, Adult Outpatient Clinician