CraigValoneOn April 18th Craig Valone greeted Day Program individuals and employees as the new Director.

ACT’s Day Program’s provides daily activities to address individual goals in various areas such as socialization, safety, communication, etc. and to provide increased access to the community through on-site, facility-based activities and off-site, community outings.

“ACT’s reputation in the community is what brought me here,” Valone says of his decision to join the ACT family. “I have heard nothing but positives from current and past employees and many community members.”

Valone has a deep history providing much-needed human services at Burrell Behavioral Health here in Columbia.

He began his career serving in the Army and Army Reserves. In 2005 Valone was deployed to Iraq. “This period taught me a great deal about the importance of making our time and work matter,” Valone says.

His impressive education includes a Masters in Counseling from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and a Masters in Administrative Studies from Missouri State University.

Valone is from Erie, Pennsylvania and has lived in Columbia since 2009 with his wife of 12 years, Tonia, and two sons Mark and Luke.

In his spare time Valone likes to work on his small farm with his sheep, chickens and ducks. He loves being outdoors with his family canoeing, practicing archery, and participating in 4H activities.

Valone will never turn down a good cup of coffee and Chinese food.

We are pleased to welcome Valone to ACT.


“Members of our community deserve quality care and I wanted to be a part of that at ACT,” Valone says. “I would like to express my appreciation for how welcoming everyone has been.”