Angela Rae Duhaime

Executive Director

Angela received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and applied social relations from ECSU in 2003, a master’s in community psychology from CCSU in 2011, and a graduate certificate from the UConn Community Medicine and Health Center in addiction science in 2017. She has 20 years of experience in nonprofit work and across the continuum of behavioral health care in Eastern Connecticut.

Jennifer Buckley

Regional Prevention Manager

Jennifer has worked in the prevention field for over 10 years. She is married, has an adult son and three dogs and has lived in Eastern Connecticut her entire life. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human service and business from ECSU. She enjoys collaborating with our 41 communities to implement healthier and safer environments.

Deborah Walker

Program Coordinator

Deborah has worked on SERAC initiatives including the State Opioid Response Grant, the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative, the Problem Gambling Awareness Grant, and the RBHAO grant. She is proud of the good work SERAC does and looks forward to continuing to reduce the impact behavioral health issues have on the community and its residents.

Victoria Baker

SPF & STOP Program Coordinator

The SPF-PFS and STOP grants focus on alcohol and substance use prevention through youth leadership programs and educating the community. This is where Victoria’s passions and position collide, as she feels that helping teens make safe choices for themselves and giving them the tools to share what they’ve learned can have a greater impact than we realize.

Sydney Tabor

Connect CT Program Coordinator

In addition to her position at SERAC, Sydney is currently pursuing her master's degree in public health at Boston University. She believes we all have the capacity to live happy and healthy lives, and she strives to be a driving force in empowering people to make choices that will put them on their desired life path.

Brenda Thibeault

Finance Director

Brenda has worked in the accounting field for 39 years. Her experience at other nonprofits and corporations has helped her handle multiple grant funding streams. She lives in Preston with her husband, has two married daughters, and enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren.

Mark Irons

Suicide Prevention Program Lead

Mark assists in developing the framework and activities needed to address suicide prevention and postvention planning through collaboration and coordination among various agencies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in organizational management. Mark is a trainer of QPR, Talk Saves Lives, Vital Cog, Postvention, Narcan and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Jennika Jenkins


Jennika facilitates data collection, analysis, needs assessment, and evaluation activities for the various state and federal grants that SERAC receives. In 2016, she graduated with a master’s in applied experimental psychology and is currently a health psychology Ph.D. candidate. In her free time, Jennika enjoys spending time with her two cats, Lynx and Calliope.

Megan Erdman

Project Connect CT Coordinator

After graduating from the University of New Haven in 2018 with a degree in psychology and criminal Justice, Megan began working in the community. In addition to her current position, she is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology. Megan’s passion for community work stems from her family's experiences. She hopes to support a healthier future for her children and the community.

Eric Reynolds

Recovery Friendly Workplace Project Coordinator

Eric started working in community outreach when he was 18, then spent the next 15 years in retail management. He came back to community outreach when his son was born and wants to make the world a better place for him to grow up in.