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Vinnie Caesar Ensures Safe & Therapeutic Environment

Many of us wear more than one hat, but very few of us wear four or more on any given day. Vinnie Caesar does just that. Depending on the day, Vinnie could be an inpatient Mental Health Associate (MHA), a Behavioral Specialist at Laurel Hall Hagerstown, a Therapeutic Intervention Program (TIP) instructor or an assistant with the campus Safety and Security Office.

He is no doubt one of Brook Lane’s most dependable and flexible staff members. His various positions require balancing a multitude of tasks beginning with maintaining the safety and security of our clients, students and staff. He works within a multidisciplinary team to provide the best possible therapeutic environment for all.

After nearly 20 years of working in marketing and sales for the industrial air pollution control industry, Vinnie decided it was time to work where he could serve those who need help. He has been doing just that with Brook Lane for nearly 11 years. His favorite part of the job is when the students or clients thank him for making a positive difference in their treatment and in their lives. “Thanks are never expected or necessary, but when it happens, it makes all the hard work and dedication extra special,” says Vinnie.

Vinnie’s interest in helping others extends to sports as well. He has been involved with USA Hockey for many years, including coaching youth hockey teams for nearly 10 years. He enjoys watching his son play hockey and even plays himself in an adult league. In addition to his love of hockey, Vinnie also describes himself as an ardent fisherman.

Vinnie spent time growing up in Maryland and Wyoming. He loves the outdoors and appreciates all of the amazing wildlife in the United States. He is especially fond of the grizzly bears, black bears and wolves found in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and within the Yellowstone eco-system. His favorite places to explore with his family are Yellowstone National Park and the backcountry of Bridger-Teton National Forest, which is very close to his parents’ home. His wife Becki, whom he secretly married on New Year’s Eve in 2018 at the Frederick County Court House, and their combined family of five children all enjoy his passion for that area. Vinnie enjoys traveling anywhere, particularly when he can spend time with his wife. They like exploring Maryland by taking overnight trips to the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay region, the Western Maryland mountains, and anywhere else where they can get away together.

Vinnie and Becki currently live in Hagerstown and have plans to move to Wyoming when their children have all grown and are on their own.