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Meet the Staff of the Behavioral Health Community Partners Program

Tuyet Tran, LICSW

Project Director

Tuyet Tran is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience working in community mental health settings. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston College and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Emmanuel College. She is especially passionate about advocating, in partnership with under served populations. She served for many years as chair and board member of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts (SEACMA). Ms. Tran was instrumental in steering the SEACMA Coalition from its inception into a viable community organization. As a refugee from Vietnam, Ms. Tran spent several years, prior to and while attending college, working as an outreach worker in the Vietnamese community helping new immigrants connect to resources and finding employment. In her previous role as director of integrated care management, Ms. Tran was responsible for leading agency wide initiatives to integrate behavior health with medical care systems including hospital emergency departments.

Karen S. Scafidi, LMHC

Director of Population Health Management

Karen received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Assumption College. Prior to joining the Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest team she worked for Advocates as a Director of Quality Management. She also has previous experience working for Advocates as a team lead and continues to maintain clinical hours at Advocates Community Counseling in Framingham. Additionally, she worked for Spectrum Health Systems as a clinician and a clinical supervisor. Prior to beginning a career in human services, Karen worked in the financial services industry and as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer.

Aimee Abbott

Project Coordinator

Aimee has over ten years’ experience in health care settings with four of those years in behavioral health. She earned her associate’s degree in human services and will continue her education by studying for her bachelor’s degree in social work in fall 2018. Aimee is dedicated to ending the mental health stigma and enjoys working with others to provide support to individuals in the behavioral health setting. Prior to joining the Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest, she worked as a direct care counselor and rehab options specialist in Advocates’ Behavioral Health Residential Services.