Chong H. Park, MSW
Chairperson of the Board
New York State Certified Social Worker. Received a Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, 1969. Received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Korea University, 1959. Co-Founder of New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
Timothy Sutfin, Esq.
Received Jurist Doctorate Degree from Albany Law School, Albany, NY, 1996. Received a Masters of Art in Political Theory from the State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, 1990. He has been with New Beginnings since 1997.
Director of Social Services
Received a Masters of Social Welfare from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, 2006. Received B.A. in Economics and Business from Lafayette College, Easton, PA 1984. She has been a New Beginnings Consultant and Social Worker since 2006.
Pauline Park, Esq.
Received Jurist Doctorate Degree from Albany Law School, Albany, NY, 1996. Received Masters of Arts in International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1991. New Beginnings employee since 2002.
Completed the program for Bi-lingual Secretary at the Latin American Institute, New York, NY, 1980. Complete the requirements for English as a Second Language at Queens College, Flushing, NY, 1978. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. A New Beginnings employee since 1986.
Received a Bachelors of Science in Human Services from Empire State College, Old Westbury, NY, 1997. Co-Founder of New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
Pooja Park, MSW
Director of Program Development
Received a Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, 1972. Received a Bachelor of Social Work from Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, 1960. Co-Founder of New Beginnings Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
Maureen Reichardt, M.Ed.*
Adoption Consultant and Social Worker
Received B.S. Ed. from St. John’s University, Queens, NY 1969. Received Masters of Education form Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 1974. New Beginnings caseworker since 2000.
Faye Hosien-Caperna, BSW*
Received BSW for Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, Stony Brook, NY, 1982. Direct Superior for DowneySide from 1988 to 2003. A parent of one biological child and seven adopted children. A member of New Beginnings from 1985 to 1988 and since March, 2003.
Other Members of New Beginnings
Henry Deni, EdD, LCSW* Regional Coordinator – Pennsylvania
Patricia DeMatteo, LMSW Social Worker
Antoinette Gauthier, LMSW Social Worker
Barbara Tomko, LMSW* Social Worker
Gregory Sutterlin, LMSW* Social Worker
Diane Hall, LMSW* Social Worker
Sue McNerney, LMSW Social Worker
Jeryl Skinner, LMSW Social Worker
New Beginnings’ Board of Directors:
Chong H. Park, Chair
Patricia L. Hawxhurst
Andrew Park, Esq.
Dr. Donald Peterson
* 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 what ever 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.
Elizabeth Westermann, LMSW