Senior State Implementation Specialist
Deborah Hibbard Brito has had a unique path to joining Therap Services. She began working in the Mental Health field in 1995 after graduating from Houghton College, NY with a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Camp Administration and a minor in Psychology. Since then she has worked in varied settings: one on one aid for an at risk youth, group homes for teenage mothers and their children, school based Treatment centers with 7-8th grade students, a Senior Emotional Growth Wilderness Instructor for at risk girls, Program Director for New Horizons for Young Women, and prior to Therap as a Program manager for 3 separate group homes for adults with IDD at an agency in Portland Maine.
She has a genuine love for people, and seeing people achieve their loftiest goals. Utilizing the Therap System she saw a increase in ownership of clients own goals. She was a Program Manager who saw Therap implemented at her last agency, and who saw a difference in how staff documented behaviors, daily goals, and day to day activities for clients.
Since joining Therap over 5 years ago Deborah has been involved with several large Therap Implementations. She is the Senior Training and Implementation Specialist who coordinates training for all state wide Implementations, working with several state governments to develop, evaluate, and maintain their Therap usage at both a state level and at a agency level. Deb has worked on similar projects implementing Therap for States in Nebraska, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Montana.
Deb lives with her husband and four sons in Lewiston, Maine.