Nestled in the hills of central-western Vermont, the corporate administrative headquarters of The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. provides administrative oversight and logistical support for the multifaceted operations of the organization.

Employing a team management concept, the senior officers and directors meet routinely at the corporate headquarters to coordinate activities among the states and develop common standards of practice. Management team participants include the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Director of Information Technology, Director of Quality Assurance and State Directors of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Executive and Clinical Senior Leadership Team

Louis Giramma, M.Ed. Chief Executive Officer 802.229.9515 Lou Giramma
Lois MacGill Nial, B.S. Chief Financial Officer 802.229.9515 Lois MacGill Nial
Steve Schultz, B.A. Chief Human Resources Officer 802.229.9515 Steve Schultz
Scott Schulman Director of Information Technology 802.229.9515 Scott Schulman
Susan Sczerzenie, Ph.D., BCBA-D Director of Quality Assurance 978-502-6691 Susan Sczerzenie
Melodie Peet, M.P.H. Connecticut State Director 203.317.2700 Melodie J. Peet
Sandy Chilton, B.A. Maryland State Director 410.497.3000 Sandra V. Chilton
Lisa Lauretano, M.H.S.A. Massachusetts State Director 978.353.3480 x1214 Lisa Lauretano
Le’Ann Milinder, Ph.D., BCBA-D New Hampshire State Director 603.224.8085 x1807 Le'Ann Milinder

The corporate headquarters houses a staff of dedicated and skilled professionals, who are responsible for the administration of the complex financial management system and the management information system, including network operations. Integrated financial operations are centralized in this office to facilitate cash management strategies, and to assure required uniformity and consistency throughout the agency. The corporate office is responsible for audit and tax filings, as well as all related contractual and regulatory cost reporting. Many of the corporate office staff are long-time employees, bringing a personal commitment to The Institute’s mission.