Ribbon Cutting & Hoyt Dedication

Join us as we officially launch our new program – The Venture Advancement Center.  The new initiative provides supports to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  This transitional program focuses on assisting with the training, education and social skills required to find meaningful employment. In general, engagement in meaningful work provides a host of benefits in addition to compensation and self-sufficiency.

We will also be unveiling our dedication to our longtime supporter, Dick Hoyt.  His family will be assisting with the ribbon cutting.

Tours of the program will be available after the ribbon cutting.


Thursday, March 31st @ 10:30am

Venture Advancement Center | 1 Picker Road, Sturbridge, MA

Please rsvp to: pmador@venturecs.org


New VP of HR

We are pleased to announce that Shaunna Monts is our new Vice President of Human Resources & Professional Development.  In this role, Shaunna will oversee all of the agency’s HR initiatives compliance, while ensuring HR is aligned with Venture’s vision.

 Shaunna brings over 15 years of professional experience to Venture and has a strong history of human resource management that includes strategic initiatives, employee retention programs, labor relations, policy management and employee development.

She most recently served as The Director of Human Resources for Wellmore Behavioral Health where she served an employee base of 350 people who provided clinical and home-based treatment to those in need.  Shaunna has also held positions in the HR field at Community Health Resources, The Metropolitan District and American Medical Response.  She has served on the Diversity Committee of the Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut, the African- American Affairs Commission and on the board of Jewish Family Services.

 “We are very pleased to have Shaunna join our Senior Management Team,” said Venture President & CEO Mike Hyland.  “Shauna brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to Venture’s workforce and mission.”

Shaunna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development & Family Resources from University of Connecticut in Storrs and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Haven as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT.