Vanessa Lane, LADC – Clinical Director
MALS, Psychology; Dartmouth College
BS, Joint Honors Degree in Psychology/Biology ; Surrey University, England
Vanessa joined the Ranch in 2015 from Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, one of Vermont’s largest community mental health treatment facilities, where she served as Assistant Director of the Adult Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Community Rehabilitation, and Treatment program. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) with more than 15 years of experience in the field. As the Ranch’s Clinical Director, Vanessa oversees the Resident Services Program, which incorporates all clinical programming, med room/nursing and psychiatric services, and recovery coaching services. Vanessa lives on the Hill with her husband, horses, donkeys, and cat.
Cynthia Hanson – Clinician
MA, Mental Health Counseling; Johnston State College
MA, Transformative Art; John F. Kennedy University
Graduate Certificate in Dream Studies; John F. Kennedy University
BA, Writing and Literature, Transpersonal Psychology; Burlington College
Cynthia is drawn to residential treatment because of the “it takes a village” approach to helping individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Everything is therapeutic at the Ranch, from a range of crews offering structure, skills, and meaningful work to the building of relationships with peers and staff; from informal in-the-moment mentoring to scheduled therapy. The Ranch excels at caring on many levels and in many forms and Cynthia is glad to be a part of a community of staff that all bring their unique experience and areas of expertise together to deepen the pool. She has previously worked as a Clinical Director and Private Practitioner.
Theresa Hoffman, LCMHC – Clinician
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Antioch University New England
BS, General Science; Houghton College
Theresa’s connection with the Ranch began in 1993 as a House Advisor. She came and went a number of times over the years as Work Crew Leader and Life Skills Coach. She returned to the Ranch in 2016 as a Clinician. Theresa appreciates working in the holistic community environment of the Ranch where as residents explore issues in their lives, they also have the opportunity to live in connection with others and with nature, and to engage in meaningful work. When Theresa finishes her workday she can often be found swimming in Spring Lake, hiking, biking, or skiing around local trails.
Gina Fucci – Clinician
MS, Community Counseling; College of St. Joseph
BA, Sociology; University of Vermont
Gina joined Spring Lake Ranch in April 2018 after serving as a Licensed School Counselor in Rutland City Public School, Allen Street Campus for nearly 9 years. She also works as a private practice therapist in Rutland, providing individual therapy for adults and older adolescents. She has experience in one-on-one and group counseling, CBT, DBT, and client-centered therapeutic models. Gina's previous work includes serving as a Psychiatric Intern at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Diane Northrop – Resident Services Case Manager
BS, Psychology; Community College of Vermont
Diane joined the Spring Lake Ranch community in 2011 working as a Case Manager for the Rutland Program. She made the transition to Cuttingsville in 2017 and is responsible for keeping track of insurance, assisting residents with employment goals, as well as finding classes and other educational opportunities. Prior to her time at Spring Lake Ranch, Diane worked as a Paraeducator at Stafford Technical Center and as a Teller at Heritage Family Credit Union. She lives in Rutland with her partner and has two grown children.
Wendy Currie – Registered Nurse
BS, Nursing; Castleton University
Wendy joined the Spring Lake Ranch community in 2017 after working for more than 20 years in co-occurring disorders settings. She is responsible for overseeing medication administration at SLR. Wendy is an avid gardener, USDF bronze medalist in dressage, and the proud grandma to Jace! Her favorite place to be at the Ranch is “on the Hill” with residents and staff.
Donny Grenier – Medical Assistant
BS, Nursing; Castleton University (In Progress)
Donny came to Spring Lake Ranch in 2017 and can be found assisting residents in the Med Room. Born and raised in Vermont, he is currently working toward his BSN at Castleton University. Donny’s favorite place to be at the Ranch is in the community dining room.