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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.

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

Program 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.

Danielle Amaral

Program Coordinator

Dani has spent the last eight years providing direct care treatment in residential program and community-based settings for mothers living with mental health and addiction complications. She has now shifted her focus to prevention work to hone in on her true passions as they relate to her continued educational and familial experience. In her current role, she assists local communities in coalition building, training, and capacity building for prevention across substance use and mental health related issues.