Board of Directors

Steering our future

Our Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure we have adequate resources to advance our mission. They are passionate about the women we serve and everything they do is based on that mission and the goal of creating long-term sustainability.  Our board meets bi-monthly and volunteers a significant amount of time serving on committees and fundraising.
If you are interested in joining our board of directors, contact us for more information.


Our Board of Directors

Jennifer Chadukiewicz

Board Chair 

Ms. Chadukiewicz, Chief Strategy Officer at Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., joined the SCADD team in September 2022, bringing over 20 years of experience in development and leadership. Jennifer had the distinct privilege of serving as co-chair of the Governor’s Alcohol and Drug Policy Sub-Committee for Recovery and Health Management, bringing the Recovery Friendly Community initiative to cities and agencies across Connecticut. Ms. Chadukiewicz brings a wealth of knowledge to SCADD through project management and lived experience. She successfully implemented and grew the Emergency Department Recovery Coach Program for CCAR in 22 hospitals throughout the State of Connecticut.

Jennifer is a graduate of Charter Oak State University with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership and currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy through the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She is a respected Recovery Coach Professional and Facilitator, and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist successfully navigating team members through motivation, keen program evaluation, communication, and innovative recovery program development.

Jennifer has been awarded The Client Advocacy Award by The Connection, Inc. recognized for her exceptional care and compassion through her work for the recovery community in 2021, the NCADD/Westchester, Inc Those Who Are Making a Difference Award in honor if her profound work performed in service of those with addiction in 2019, and the North Central Regional Mental Health Board Connie Johnson Award, given for dedicated service and outstanding contributions on behalf of individuals with mental health and addiction challenges and their families in our community in 2018.

Jennifer is thrilled to bring her vast experience with organizational growth and creativity, blended with her love and dedication to women in early recovery to the Board of Directors at Coram Deo Recovery.

Aimee Nicolich

Aimee is originally from Long Island, NY and currently resides in Wallingford, CT. She is currently a 2L at Quinnipiac School of Law. She is concentrating in Criminal Law and Advocacy. Most active at QU Law, she is currently the Chairperson for the QU National Students’ Guild Students Against Mass Incarceration Week. Aimee is also Vice-President of both the Criminal Law Society and of Phi Alpha Delta. She also serves on the SBA Judicial Committee.

Having experience working both with the prosecution and with those re-entering society, after incarceration, she hopes to bring a new perspective to Coram Deo. She understands how important the services provided are to these women, in helping them to re-integrate into the society, especially work placement and housing.

Aimee has been coaching softball for over 13 years. For fun, Aimee enjoys trivia competitions.


Shannone Pettie

Shannone Pettie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing clinical services to a wide array of populations since 2001. Shannone is originally from New Haven, CT and earned her Masters degree in Social Work from SCSU, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Fordham University. In her experiences in social work, interactions with disparity, stigmas, and the lack of resources were common place. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Shannone witnessed a climate among her colleagues early on in her career. Despite their organizational structure, budget and available resources, some mental health professionals were struggling to provide quality services. This observed trend inspired Shannone to explore the work life balance of providers and dedicate herself to raising awareness about the relationship between provider wellness and efficacy.

Shannone works full time providing clinical services for hospice patients at the end of life, she consults with a private practice group, and she also supports adolescents with ASD. Shannone is the proud mother of two children, and enjoys family time, traveling, maintaining her self care, and cooking (baked macaroni and cheese is a family favorite). Shannone highly values the mission, vision, and individualized approach that Coram Deo Recovery offers and looks forward to contributing her time and expertise to this program.


Caroline Raynis

Caroline Raynis is a wife, mother, and avid volunteer. She first began serving the New Britain community, in college, under the guidance of CCSU English Professor Dr. Aimee Pozorski. Her time as a volunteer Girl Scout leader at Holmes Elementary School, was life-changing, as the Troop wasso impoverished that the girls could not afford vests, and shared one book. This inspired her continued work in the New Britain community. Upon graduating CCSU with a B.A. in Communications, emphasizing in Public Relations/Promotions, and minoring in Journalism and Criminal Justice, Caroline worked for the New Britain Department of Labor. While there, she became active in volunteering and aiding the homeless community, concentrating in career services. Always encouraged by the office’s director, Mike Bartley, and supervisors, Sandy Mello and Carl Walczewski, as a young professional she played a pivotal role in organizing homeless resource fairs, in a leadership position. Through liaison efforts with the local Job Center, Caroline also participated in Project Homeless Connect. It was during her time working for the Department of Labor that she met herhusband, a (now retired) New Britain Police officer. Together they continue to serve the New Britain Community in volunteer capacities. Most active in her church, St. Sebastian of Middletown, Caroline is President of Saint Theresa’s Guild and on the Feast Committee. Her volunteer work also includes previous school board roles at her children’s school, Holy Trinity in Wallingford, where she organized and ran many events, and is still involved. She holds an MBA in marketing, from SCSU, and is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW). She is most proud of her beautiful family, husband Allan, Jr., and their children: Abigail, Nathan, Lila, Lara, and Baby Al III. She enjoys yoga, a good plate of pasta, and her beloved fur children: cats Valentine, Smokey, Bandit, and Luciana, and dog Ammo. She lives by the motto of sharing. She looks forward to sharing her time, expertise, knowledge, and resources with Coram Deo.


Taylor Wood

Taylor was born and raised in Cromwell, CT. She earned a BA in Political Science and International Affairs from Skidmore College. Her passion is advocating for human rights and she is studying for law school to further her commitment. Taylor is currently working as an assistant manager for PeoplesBank in West Hartford full time and volunteers her time to provide financial guidance and education to communities throughout the state.
Taylor is also an active participant in the Connecticut chapter of LEAD, an organization aimed to facilitate the Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Development of women. Her role at the bank has allowed her the privilege to work with the New Britain community in the past and she is looking forward to continuing to serve the community. She is a member of the West Hartford Chamber, and Wet Hartford Rotary Club! In her free time, Taylor enjoys spending time in nature, reading about politics, and volunteering in the community.


Mona R. Sullivan

Mona Sullivan, resident of New Britain CT, joined Coram Deo Board in the summer of
2022. She earned a BS in Public Relations and Spanish from Boston University. She has
spent her entire adult career in community health care with a focus on women’s health
and rights. A passionate advocate for women, especially women in recovery, she brings
her acute lens for the future development of recovery housing at Coram Deo Recovery.
Mona, a woman in long term recovery herself, brings over 35 years of resources,
knowledge, and relationships in the local community of recovery to the table.

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New Britain, CT 06052


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