I’ve worked in other organizations that were striving to become trauma informed, but the emphasis and ownership at Grafton is different...it changes the whole perspective."

— Grafton employee

Our Team

Grafton’s multidisciplinary team — its greatest asset — is comprised of caring, compassionate individuals with a broad base of knowledge in mental health care. Our physicians, nurses, teachers, therapists, and direct service professionals have specialized training in many areas including:

  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Attachment specialists
  • Certified sex offender treatment
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • High fidelity wraparound services
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy
Executive Team

James H. Stewart

CEO/President

James (Jamie) was appointed CEO in June 2016. He joined Grafton in August 2008 as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice-President. As a successful financial and administrative leader he has over twenty years’ progressive experience in a healthcare environment.

Kent Houchins

Chief Administrative Officer

Kent is Grafton’s Chief Administrative Officer and joined the organization in September 2010. Kent brings a wealth of experience to Grafton, having worked in the behavioral health services field for over sixteen years.

Kimberly Sanders

President, Ukeru Systems

Kim has worked with children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities for nearly 20 years. During her tenure at Grafton, Kim has served as Program Supervisor, Case Manager, Adult Services Administrator, Residential Administrator and Executive Director of the Winchester facility.

Scott Zeiter

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Zeiter is Chief Operating Officer of Grafton Integrated Health Network. He has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of a residential treatment center for children with mental health and sexual offending behaviors. He has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and has practiced as a clinical social worker in a variety of settings including a children’s outpatient mental health clinic, a partial hospital program, and a large inpatient psychiatric treatment center.

Our Board
Dr. Janice LeBel — Board Chair

Dr. Janice LeBel is a licensed, Board-Certified Psychologist with more than twenty five years experience in the public sector working primarily in mental health but also with child welfare, juvenile justice, and intellectual and developmental disability populations. She oversees a statewide system of inpatient, secure residential and community-based care for children and adolescents. Dr. LeBel leads the Department of Mental Health’s’ nationally-recognized Restraint/Seclusion (R/S) Prevention Initiative and an Interagency Initiative with the same focus involving all child-serving state agencies and the public and private special education schools in Massachusetts. She is a founding member of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Office of Technical Assistance Center’s (OTA) teaching faculty, co-authored an evidenced-based curriculum on R/S Prevention, and works to implement trauma-informed care and R/S prevention efforts throughout the United States and internationally.

Dr. LeBel was awarded the Governor’s Carballo Award for her work, which is the highest public service award in Massachusetts. In 2009, Dr. LeBel and her team received the Gloria Huntley Award from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill for their statewide R/S prevention effort. In 2010, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration awarded the MA DMH Child/Adolescent Statewide System, its first Restraint/Seclusion Reduction Recognition Award. Dr. LeBel has provided expert testimony at Congressional Briefings and legal proceedings. She has researched and published on seclusion and restraint-related issues and presented at many national and international forums. Dr. LeBel also serves as a peer reviewer for several journals.

Jerry B. Partlow — Vice-Chairman

Jerry is C.E.O. of Partlow Insurance Agency, Inc. He is a nationally recognized expert on professional and general liability insurance matters for 501(c) 3 organizations as well as medical malpractice insurance. Jerry and his agency are endorsed by various associations across the country including NAPSEC (nationally), VAISEF (Virginia), ASAH (New Jersey), IAPSEC (Illinois) and AAPSEP (Arizona).

Jerry has presented at national and regional conferences on such topics as “When Bad Things Happen to Good Organizations”, “Is Your Organization the Next Second Mile?”, “Employment Practice Liability” and others. He serves on the National Agents and Brokers Advisory Counsel for Philadelphia Insurance Company and recently on the Commercial Lines Task Force for Erie Insurance Group.

Jerry is a native of Winchester, Virginia and attended West Virginia University on a full football scholarship. He served for 12 years on the Winchester City Council, on the Handley Board of Trustees, as a volunteer football coach at Handley High School and various other civic organizations. Jerry is currently on the Board of Directors for the Leary Educational Foundation and an instrument rated pilot.

Osborne F. Abbey, Jr.  — Secretary

Dr. Abbey is a practiced entrepreneur and visionary leader with competence in business development and education design in B2B and B2C markets for private, non-profit, for profit, and public organizations. He presents high levels of expertise in human capital management, grant and RFP development, financial planning, program design and product development, marketing and PR, government relations, and data driven decision making.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Abbey has led school districts, corporate divisions, and non-profit organizations. He also has for-profit and nonprofit board experience and currently serves on several non-profit boards. He is a published author and has written often on various aspects of educating children and young adults with learning challenges ranging from autism spectrum to emotional/social and cognitive dysfunction.

Dr. Abbey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Waynesburg College and a Master of Arts in Special Education from Kean University. He also has a M.Ed and Ed.D in Education Administration from Columbia University.

Demetrius Carmichael — Treasurer

Demetrius has served on the Grafton board since 2008 as a member of the Finance Committee and currently serving as Chair. He is a Certified Public Accountant working at University of Louisville as Director of Finance. Demetrius has worked in Higher Education for over 11 years. He has also served our nation in the United States Army for 6 years.

Demetrius attended St. Thomas University where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He also completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • James Gaynor II, CEO, ProEventa
  • Brian Hester, Business Service Officer, BB&T
  • Marc Jaccard, Executive Director, Henry and William Evans Home for Children
  • Sue Jones, former  Board Chair of Grafton, Trustee at Shenandoah University, Vice Chair of the Clarke County Education Fund, and Chair of Our Health
  • John Markwood, Ph.D. Vice President, Association Services at Partlow Insurance Agency, former Executive Director of Leary Educational Foundation
  • Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., C.C.O for NetSmart Technologies
  • Harry S. Smith, Senior Vice President/Winchester Market Executive, Union First Market Bank