Robert Scholz is a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LHMC) with a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Salem State University. He has work extensively in project oversight and project development, including project development, implementation, and service delivery for individuals experiencing aging, dementia, and intensive medical needs. Robert has also worked to develop and operate the first START Services model in Massachusetts, and later operated the Sovner Center, a community mental health clinic specializing in progressive, person-centered treatment for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health and behavioral health challenges. Robert serves as the NCSS Director of Resource Center Development and works with START projects in the development and operational strategies to ensure successful Resource Center development and implementation in line with NCSS fidelity standards. He is also a Senior Project Lead, currently overseeing the development and implementation of the START clinical model in New Hampshire, New York, Maryland, Iowa, California and Pennsylvania. At the IOD , Robert currently involved with a CDC Health and Wellness Linkage grant in collaboration with other IOD colleagues. Robert enjoys outdoor related activities including hiking, kayaking, camping, geology, meteorology, and astronomy.
MS, Mental Health Counseling, Salem State College
BA, Counseling Psychology, Lyndon State College