ANDREW MATUSIAK, MSW LCSW, OWNER & CEO
“Agency success, at any size, must be an intentional process, beginning with the individual and rooted in the soil of a positive culture.”
– Andrew Matusiak, MSW LCSW, Owner and CEO
Andrew Matusiak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of contributing to the human services industry. In this time, he has worked in management and direct care roles in group homes, skilled nursing facilities, as a school social worker, private consultation, and as a contracted therapist. In his career, he has participated in the opening of three successful behavioral programs ranging from a day program for developmentally disabled adults, a court diversion program for adolescents, and more recently he has broken ground by creating a dynamic geriatric-psych program.
Andrew offers a unique perspective to training and developing staff and corporate leaders across the human services field. This perspective was developed as an alumnus from Fordham University with a graduate degree in clinical social work, and an undergraduate degree in psychology, along with years of experience in administrative roles and direct operations. More recently, Andrew moved into consultation work as he supported corporations with the pursuit of innovative programming endeavors.
In his professional career, Andrew has had the privilege of working alongside many industry leaders. Our trainers and consultant team are all equally invested in the mission at Challenging Minds to improve corporate cultures, train staff, and community members on best practices of mental health and behavioral engagement, program development, and individual competencies at every level.
Jonah Francis is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and the President of Pansy Homecare Service. Jonah has been contributing to the human services industry for seven years, in-which he has successfully assisted clients, their family members, and their care team manage the daily challenges and stress related to aging.
He provides continued training utilizing the habilitative approach to Dementia as well as the power of etiquette and effective communication. Outside of his professional accomplishments, Jonah has larger ties to the community, he is an active member of the Rotary club, a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, and a youth basketball coach.
As a trainer and consultant, Jonah is equally invested in the mission at Challenging Minds to improve corporate cultures, train staff and community members on best practices of mental health and behavioral engagement, program development, and individual competencies at every level.
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30 Peck Road, Building #2
Lower Level Suite 2105
Torrington, CT 06790