SARANAC LAKE - North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network has announced a new addition to its staff.
On Feb. 1, Erica Retrosi joined NCBHN staff as the project specialist for housing. Her primary role will be the continued coordination of NCBHN's efforts to eradicate homelessness in the North Country.
In this capacity, Retrosi will oversee the administration of grant funds awarded to NCBHN and partner agencies specifically targeting the treatment and prevention of homelessness in Franklin, Essex, Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties.
Thrilled about the opportunity to work alongside agencies whose expressed mission it is to help people in need, Retrosi is looking forward to her role in supporting them as they carry out that mission.
"The eradication of homelessness in our rural communities is such a noble goal," Retrosi said. "I'm honored to be part of a team of people here at NCBHN so dedicated to making that happen."
She will also contribute to NCBHN's outreach efforts, including the composition of ePathfinder, NCBHN's e-newsletter featuring updates of interest to the North Country rural health community.
Retrosi returns to her hometown of Saranac Lake from Washington, D.C., where she worked as an outreach coordinator for the Biophysical Society, a nonprofit professional society for scientists furthering biophysics research in the academic, industrial and government sectors.
Retrosi holds a Bachelor of Arts degreein English language and literature from Smith College, which she earned in 2006 after graduating from Lake Placid High School.