For the past 22 years he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for both Peninsula Counseling Center and Hands Across Long Island that provide mental health, substance abuse, housing, wellness and homeless services. He has provided significant fiscal analyses for HALI including program evaluations, budgeting for new services/grant opportunities, and debt consolidation.
Ms. Dubois has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of most of the agency’s programs and services during her tenure, including the innovation of the mobile shower unit for homeless individuals in Suffolk County. She is committed to the HALI mission of recovery for persons with mental health conditions and the necessity of peer services in the larger mental health system.
Lorraine has developed internal systems which effectively enhanced companys’ infrastructures. Her respected voice in the insurance industry has brought her to serve on the Board of Directors of three major insurance companies. She continues her journey at HALI, bringing her business experience and furthering the agency’s success in serving the mental health population.
When looking for a career change, Michelle hired a life coach and realized the single thing missing in her life was the connection with people and the ability to make a difference in another person’s life. “Living life with meaning and purpose,” is Michelle’s personal Mantra.
Michelle has a natural gift to be able to connect well with others and is always looking for ways to cross-functionally contribute her talents throughout the agency.