Who We Are

Chong H. Park, MSW, and Pooja Park, MSW

President & Director of Program Development





Timothy Sutfin, Esq.

Executive Director




Pauline Park, Esq.

Program Director




Elizabeth Westermann, LCSW*

Director of Social Services




Barbara Graffeo*

Regional Director—Florida




Jane Lee

Program Director; Morocco




Maureen Reichardt, M.Ed.*

Adoption Consultant and Social Worker




Wafa Bennani

Program Liaison; Morocco




Griffin Smith

Case Manager; Morocco




Rich Goldstein

Administrative Assistant, Archivist





Other Members of New Beginnings

Mohammed Osman, Pakistan Program Coordinator
Henry Deni, EdD, LCSW* Regional Coordinator – Pennsylvania
Antoinette Gauthier, LCSW Social Worker
Diane Hall, LMSW* Social Worker
Sue McNerney, LMSW Social Worker

New Beginnings’ Board of Directors:

Maureen Reichardt*, Chairperson
Michelle Herrmann*
Chong H. Park
Joan Lazarus*
Kimberly Graffeo
Junaid Khalil, Esq.*

* Adoptive Parent

To Our Prospective Adoptive Families:

As an adoptive parent, my work at New Beginnings is especially gratifying. Being part of the adoption process, I see the compassion and professionalism displayed by my co-workers. New Beginnings is a small agency, but the professionalism in services is outstanding. The approach we take with our families is one of mutual respect and cooperation. We know our families personally and they know all of us. If there is a problem or a concern, we will take whatever time is needed to have it resolved. We share the joy of adoption with each of our families. We pride ourselves in providing support and information to our families before and after placement.

The fact that I am part of bringing children into healthy, caring families where they can grow and reach their full potential is very rewarding.

Kindest Regards,
Elizabeth Westermann, LCSW

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