Chief Operating Officer
Eleanor Vincent, EdD, LPC, CSAC serves as Chief Operating Officer working closely with the President & CEO to manage the agency operations including agency outcomes and communication, strategic planning, quality assurance, community partnerships, accreditation and training, technology, and organizational planning and implementation.
Dr. Vincent has worked in the mental health field since 1990. She has a background in Psychiatric Nursing, and worked in a variety of hospital and community settings within the National Health Service in England for several years. During that time, she worked in acute admission serving individuals with a variety of diagnoses including mothers with postpartum depression and their babies, as well as individuals admitted for inpatient detoxification from psychoactive substances. She also worked in psychosocial rehabilitation, community psychiatric nursing with the elderly, general medical, and a specialized eating disorders unit. She moved to the US in 1995 and worked as Program Director for a variety of residential and supported housing programs in Boston, Massachusetts and Fairfax, Virginia, providing services to adults with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Dr. Vincent also spent two years managing the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration providing mental health information and education to individuals and organizations across the US. During her time at NMHIC, Dr. Vincent and her staff were commended for providing “invaluable support and resources” to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.
Since coming to work for Pathway Homes in 2003, she has served as Project Director at the regional Discharge and Diversion Program for adults with severe mental illness and other co-occurring disorders. She also served as Director of Quality Improvement, creating and implementing the agency’s outcomes management system. She continues to provide oversight of the agency’s continuous quality improvement activities in her current role.
Dr. Vincent is passionate about community outreach and advocacy and served as President of the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute Advisory Council from 2004 to 2006. She also served as moderator for the regional Mental Illness Awareness Conference for several years and continues to support that process as a member of the Recovery and Wellness Committee. A surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) from 2007 to 2013, she provided consultation and feedback to behavioral health organizations throughout the US on clinical and administrative practices in inpatient, outpatient, and community treatment settings. She is a current member of the Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Council.
An instructor since 1995, Dr. Vincent has developed curricula for clinical training modules and graduate level courses, and is currently adjunct professor in the Forensic Psychology Master’s program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. campus.
Dr. Vincent received her Diploma in Psychology from University of London, BA from UMASS Boston, MPA from Suffolk University and a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Virginia, Board Diplomate - Fellow (AFACASAC), and is currently completing her clinical residency towards licensure.