Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Meet the President 

Joseph E. Futschik, LCSW, LADC, SAP
PRESIDENT of Family Intervention Center

Joe is a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and a substance abuse professional. Joe started the agency as the Central Naugatuck Valley Consortium for Alcoholism Services, Inc. on May 1, 1975, and he has guided the agency through multiple changes to our present system of alcohol, drug and food addictions and mental health services. He pioneered the Assertive Early Intervention Approach to Addictions and has trained extensively in the addiction field. In addition to providing direct clinical services, he is versed in Planned Family Interventions and is an adjunct faculty member of a number of university graduate programs.  

Meet Our Caring Staff

DEBORAH HARRIS - Office Manager

Deborah has been with the agency since September 1988 and is responsible for handling our financial system, working closely with insurance companies, and keeping the agency on target with state and federal mandates. She makes sure that we stay afloat.

JENNIFER DEWITT - Executive Director

Jennifer has been the Executive Director of the Regional Action Council for the Central Naugatuck Valley area since 1999. She is responsible for organizing the region in terms of prevention of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and smoking. She works closely with municipalities and community citizens to develop a healthy atmosphere and approach to addressing health issues. Jennifer recently earned her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University.


SANDY VARGAS, MNSW - Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program.

Sandy joined our agency full time on February 1, 2013, as Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program. She has a master’s degree in social work and is working on her licensure. She interned with our agency in September 2010 and had been working as a part time clinician until joining the staff full time.

SONIA MESQUITA, MSW – Fee For Service Clinician

Sonia joined us as an intern in social work in October 2010, and in May of 2011 she began working as a fee for service clinician.

EDWARD DURETTE, DARC 

Ed joined us as an intern in the DARC program in September 2010 and began working as a fee for service clinician in May 2011. He is now working with the Intensive Substance Abuse Outpatient Program and facilitating the Anger Management/Domestic Violence Group.

STACY PINO – Receptionist

Stacy has been our receptionist since 2001. She handles appointments and coordinating everyone's schedules and on rare occasions someone messes with the calendar. 

DANIELLE ACKLEY, DARC - Fee For Service Clinician

Danielle joined us as an intern in the DARC program in September 2012 and began working as a fee for service clinician in May 2013.


KAREN SFORZA, MSW - Fee For Service Clinician

Karen joined us as an intern in Social Work in September 2009 and began working as a fee for service clinician in August 2010.


LAURIE DUNCAN, APRN 

Laurie joined us in May 2012 providing psychiatric evaluations and medication management services.

LEONARD STERN, MD – Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Stern began acting as our staff psychiatrist in 2007, providing evaluations and medication management for clients who are actively involved in treatment. He consults with clinicians on clinical issues.

DANYELLA PEREZ, DARC – Fee For Service Clinician 

Danyella joined us as an intern in the DARC Program in September 2012 and began working as a fee for service clinician in June 2013.

CHANANYA ABRAHAM, MA, DARC - Fee For Service Clinician 

Abe joined us as an intern in the Human Services Program in October 2010 and began working as a fee for service clinician in May 2011.

SMYRALDA GEORGE, MSW - Fee For Service Clinician

Smyralda joined us as an intern in Social Work in September 2010 and began working as a fee for service clinician in June 2011.

JILL RUISI, MSW - Fee For Service Clinician

Jill joined us as an intern in Social Work in September 2012 and began working as a fee for service clinician in June 2013.

DAWN WILDA, MSW - Fee For Service Clinician

Dawn joined us as a Prevention Specialist in September 1997 and has been working as a fee for service clinician since October 2000.


MANDY DUPONT, AS - Program Coordinator of Elderly Services

Mandy joined us as Program Coordinator of Elderly Services in September 1996. She has an associate’s degree in Social Work.

BONNIE BASILE, BA 

Bonnie has held a number of positions in the agency since she first began as a Prevention Specialist in 2001. Presently she is providing mental health workshops in various senior citizen housing complexes along with prevention outreach and training in area school systems. 

RAFAEL AQUINO, DARC – Fee For Service Clinician

Rafael joined our staff in May 2012 working as a fee for service clinician.
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