TLI Director expands training and services for FHR staff

Published 07/01/2011

Mental Health First Aid training is just one of the programs that Susan Logan plans to develop

Lincoln, RI – July 1, 2011 – Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) has promoted Susan P. Logan to Director of the David L. Taton Learning Institute (TLI) to oversee the development and training of all regional employees.Susan Logan

As a Newton, MA, native, Logan graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA with a BA in Liberal Studies. She received a Masters Degree in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is currently working on her Doctorate Degree at Capella University in Education; Training and Performance Improvement.

Logan also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Quincy College in MA, and explains some of her motivation to educate. “I was recently certified by the Health Educational Institute in Portland, ME, to train others in Motivational Interviewing. I’ve been presenting Motivational Interviewing in Massachusetts in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health, and hope to bring this training to all of our FHR Regions,” she says.

After spending many years in skilled Nursing in Massachusetts, Logan came to FHR almost five years ago. “I was the Director of the Dorothy Bearse Apartments in Hyannis and then started with the Taton Learning Institute in Rhode Island to increase training opportunities for all of our regions,” Logan says.

Her certification through the American Red Cross as an Instructor for Instructors in First Aid and CPR has allowed her to train 11 staff members at FHR in the Northeast regions to train and certify their own staff members in First Aid and CPR.

Collaboration with the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College has also permitted FHR to offer additional educational opportunities. The certificate in Case Management Program, where students attend classes remotely, offers staff the opportunity to further their education. Logan supervises the Field Placement course for the FHR students participating in the certificate program.

“I hope to continue finding more educational opportunities for FHR employees, and I would like to explore the possibility of a similar program with the Human Services Department at Quincy College,” Logan says.

For more information about the programs already available at the Taton Institute, please contact Director Susan Logan 401-365-2602.