Our Staff

Janet Frechette, MSW: Janet, hired in 1999, serves as the SCA’s first Executive Director. Janet guides all aspects of the organization with a focus on mission and goal achievement. Janet is accountable for strategic program planning & analysis, financial management, insurance compliance, marketing & fundraising and policy creation in accordance with 14 Directors of the Board. Previously, Janet served as a social service case manager for the Town of Windsor. She held that position for 13 years. Janet has a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Social Work administration. You can reach Janet at janetf@suffieldcommunityaid.org



Patricia Beeman, MSW: Patricia was hired in October 2004. Pat coordinates services for persons of all ages with diverse service needs. Pat assists with issues related to aging, disability rights, substance abuse, mental health, housing and financial assistance in order to educate residents regarding resources. Pat serves as Suffield’s Municipal Agent for the Elderly as required by the CT Statute and participates as a member of the North Central Regional Mental Health Board and as a member of the CLASS (CT Local Administrators of Social Services).Pat received her Master’s degree from Springfield College. Prior to her employment with the EAA, Pat worked for the Y-House Supportive Housing in Torrington as a Supportive Service Coordinator.   You can reach Pat at Patb@suffieldcommunityaid.org


Beth Sheridan: Beth was hired as a social service coordinator for the SCA in May 2007. Previous to her employment with the SCA, Beth was employed as a social worker for West Mass Elder Care for 11 years. Beth’s primary functions include administering the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, the Operation Fuel Program and the Rental Rebate Program. In addition to these duties, Beth provides social service consults, responds to requests for food & fuel, assists with applications for financial and medical aid and connects residents to resources. Beth participates as a member of Suffield’s Local Substance Abuse Prevention Council. You can reach Beth at beths@suffieldcommunityaid.org



Josephine, “Jo” Dzioba: Jo was hired early in 2015 as the administrative assistant for the SCA. In addition to her administrative duties, Jo coordinates the Meals-On-Wheels Program. Jo began her affiliation with the EAA as a volunteer – assisting with meal delivery, the backpack program and soliciting donations for the food pantry. You can reach Jo at jod@suffieldcommunityaid.org

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