Sarah Quinn, PhD, Director of Arbour Counseling Services, Lowell, has retired after 31 years at the site.

Under her guidance, ACS, Lowell grew from billing 9,600 visits in 1984 to over 37,000 visits in 2015.

Among her many accomplishments, she is noted as having earned a PhD, being a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, experienced as Adjunct Professor in Psychology undergraduate and graduate studies, a past Joint Appointment as Associate Scientist with the Psychology Department at Children’s Hospital and Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Sarah’s management style epitomized the “open door policy.” Any time a staff member, whether administrative or clinical, had any type of problem they were welcome to talk it over with her. If Sarah did not have an immediate answer, she would research it and get back to the person.

Her open door policy applied to clients as well. There was a notice posted in the waiting area to “Stop in and talk” with any suggestions or concerns anytime her office door was open.

Sarah is highly respected and will be missed by colleagues and clients alike. Everyone at Arbour Health System wishes her the very best in her retirement!


From AHS News, March/April 2016