We are a vibrant, community-based non-profit with more than 900 employees in 35 locations across Connecticut. Our culture celebrates quality, innovation, diversity and professionalism. We foster learning and professional development, and we respect and reward meaningful contributions. Our workforce is as broad and diverse as the array of clients we serve and the programs and services we offer, and we’re bound by a passionate commitment to a common goal: to foster positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities.
“It is truly a privilege to be part of this team.”
Tina Loarte-Rodriguez, MSQAc, BSN, RN, CIC, CPPS, CPHRM
Vice President of Nursing
Ericka Gardener, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Victoria Prestileo, LCSW, program manager, Multidimensional Family Therapy
Douglas Kerr, payroll manager, Human Resources
Jennifer Cannon, APRN, Primary Nurse Practitioner
Keturah Kinch, MPA, Director, Health Center Community Engagement
A Supportive Culture and Professional Growth and Development
Dieudonnee “Deedee” Kokoszka’s role within Wheeler has been a work in progress over the span of several years. She credits the organization’s supportive culture and leadership to her professional growth and development.
A clinical trainer in Wheeler’s Human Resources Department, Deedee teaches clinicians how to document services in the organization’s electronic health record system and navigate other aspects of required documentation. She also manages the agency’s internship program.
Deedee started her career in Wheeler’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Services as a clinician. She also worked as a clinician in the agency’s Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) program before transitioning into her current role.
“I’ve always felt supported by Wheeler, and I truly believe there’s always an opportunity to grow and learn and to acquire the skills I need to succeed,” said Deedee. “There are invaluable technological resources available to us, and we are consistently nurtured through training and other professional opportunities so that we can truly achieve our full potential.”