About Whitmarsh House


Rob LaRocco, LMFT, CCTP II

Rob’s expertise in streamlining programs and maintaining compliance with regulations will be utilized as Whitmarsh House works to continuously improve and prepare for the future. Staff from the Whitmarsh clinical, behavioral and developmental disability programs report to him. His philosophy is to make the organization client-centric and staff-centric, eliminating obstacles in order to deliver the best care possible for our residents.

Rob comes from a student ministry background for where he spent seventeen years serving students and families in MA, and RI. He later served as a therapist at an agency in MA, working with families in their homes toward reunification of children under DCF care. He was quickly promoted to supervisor, then Clinic Director.  For the past 5 years he was responsible for 26 therapists, 2 nurse practitioners as well as administrative staff in the Attleboro/Taunton catchment area.



Lauren Johnson, BSW
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Johnson began her journey of helping others in 2008 as a student at Rhode Island College's Social Work Program. During her last two years of school she interned with Whitmarsh House, after which she was recruited to stay on as a permanent employee. Seeing a great opportunity to learn and be well-rounded in the field, she happily accepted the offer. In 2011 Lauren graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and continued at Whitmarsh House with a passion for her work in residential care.

Lauren started as a residential worker in our developmental delay program. Working with her mentor, Ernie Campagnone, she trained in all aspects of the job and learned how to be an advocate for the youth in care. She has worked as a Case Manager, Program Director, and Behavioral Director for Whitmarsh House. Through the years her love for her job has continued to grow and currently she is now the Chief Operating Officer.

Beth Crowley, RN, BSN
Corporate Compliance Officer

Beth has been a registered nurse in MA for 25 years. During nursing school, she worked her way up from Regulatory Secretary to Sr. Regulatory Affairs Associate covering the in vitro diagnostics division of a major biotech company in Cambridge, MA. She is proud of being a member of the first class to complete and pass the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) process.  Once she completed school, she decided to join the ranks in bedside nursing where she developed many skills that would prove to serve her well throughout her career.

She demonstrates her personal commitment to putting people first through her ability to support and advocate for individuals who might need a little extra help. She is a highly skilled professional with practical experience in non-profit human services, developmental disabilities, pediatric primary care and school nursing. With her regulatory background, she chose to move into Clinical Compliance in 2021 as she stepped back from direct care. After two years working in that capacity within Senior Living and Adult Day Health, she decided she “missed her people” and needed to return to a smaller agency that focused on developmental disabilities and mental health.  We are very pleased to have her join our family as the Corporate Compliance Officer for Whitmarsh.


Raymond Lambert, LMHC
Clinical Director

Raymond Lambert is a licensed psychotherapist from East Providence, Rhode Island. Raymond has over 10 years experience in the mental health field where he has had clients ranging from children, adults and families. The core of Raymond’s therapy style is to bring out the best in each individual he works with. His expertise is working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD.





Roxane Rusnak, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Generalist

Roxane Rusnak, SHRM-CP joined Whitmarsh in 2023 as the HR Generalist. Roxane has been working in the human resources field  for over 20 years. She brings her HR experience, knowledge, and passion for compliance to our organization. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Roger Williams University, along with her SHRM-CP HR Certification. She has worked as a HR professional in many industries, such as hr consulting, retail, healthcare, and nonprofits. Additionally, Roxane is a Board Member for Rhode Island SHRM where she is the Foundation Director. Roxane takes pride in building a company culture where the employees feel valued and supported. She strives to serve as a catalyst for continuous improvements.



Katherine Brinkman, BSW
Director of Adult Services

Katherine started her career in human services in 2013 when she began her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Rhode Island College. During her schooling, Katherine worked as a Direct Support Professional at West Bay RI and interned at RHD-RI. In 2017 Katherine completed her degree and accepted a full-time position at RHD-RI as an Employment Specialist, helping to build up the Employment Services Program and became a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP). After helping develop the Employment Services Program, Katherine was asked to help revamp the School Services department, which led her to becoming the Director of School Services in August 2018. Katherine then became the Director of Vocational and Transitional School Services in August 2019, combining her knowledge and experience to help manage both the Adult Vocational Program and the School services Program.

After RHD-RI closed down, Katherine briefly worked as a Mental Health Worker on the psychiatric units at Rhode Island Hospital before accepting the Director of Adult Services position at Whitmarsh.



Board of Directors


John Haynes

Vice President/Clerk

Jon Riley


Chris Guillemette


Kevin Fusco, JD

Robert LaRocco, LMFT-CCTP II

Lauren Johnson, BSW

Dan O'Grady

Bruce Ciummo