These thoughts represent my opinion only, but my opinions are haunting!-What can you say when the original owner of the Village South sues the corporation he sold to-Westcare? Yes, Matt Gissen sued the Westcare corporation. I was a 7 year employee of the Village South in a management position. My unit thrived in that it was productive and successful. My employees
gained national recognition for their work in a NIDA sponsored study.
What we got from the Village South was - no pay raises for 5 year period. In fact, my staff was paid more than I was even though I was responsible for this unit which included over 5 employees. I was paid as a case- manager even though I was a manager with over 25 years of experience.
The Village South management team stole all the rewards- Dr Michael Miller names frequently turns up in articles published pertaining to this , Miller known for compulsively calling staff members to place demands on them could not be located, after staff had complaints and sought his help.
Dr Frank Scarfidi an other long time employee- is know for only helping his friends out but to no avail for others. Scarfidi made the most of his position by grabbing all the frills such as becoming national research for Westcare when th e companies merged. Diana Alvarez -Human Resources Director-constantly spoke of the benefits we will be getting but in fact never did. Cathy Rogers, MSW was responsible for many good people leaving the agency because of unprofessional conduct.
Village management knew of her problems, with staff but rolled over like a puppy to ignore these complaints. The fact that her and Scarfidi got along well was all that counted to keep this dynamic duel together. In fact, thoughout all the budget problems Alvarez, Frank Rabitto, Scarfidi all be reclassified in their positions thereby giving them raises -their leadership is inadequate at best and misleading at worst.