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Auburn – Shared Living

Suzanne Robichaud

Placement Specialist

With Nonotuck Since: 2000

Suzanne graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in Social and Rehabilitation Services in 1981 and with a M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1982. She has worked almost exclusively in programs that provide shared living services and is a firm believer that with the right match and supports it is the best model for almost everyone. Her favorite part of the job is hearing stories of how people are doing in the weeks and months after they have moved in with a shared living provider. She loves to read, cook, spend time with her family and friends and run (not really, but she feels so good when she is done!).
She recently completed a half iron distance triathlon in June 2014!

  • Email: robichaud@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-927-2834

Debra Schnare

Vice President of Residential Services

With Nonotuck Since: 2011

Debra began working with Nonotuck in August of 2011. Upon completion of her BA in Sociology from Framingham State College, she worked with Adolescents and Transition aged youth in a variety of community based and residential settings. She found her work in nurturing, home based settings to be the most beneficial for the individual, as well as, the most stratifying from a professional perspective. She enjoys working as part of an agency that is driven by a person centered mission and value system.

  • Email: schnare@nonotuck.com

Colleen Smith

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2010

Colleen Smith recently received her Bachelor of Human Services degree. Prior to working at Nonotuck, she spent 10 years working in the field as a Program Director at Malboeuf House which works with adults funded by the Department of Developmental Disabilities. Working with individuals and families has been a passion of hers for as long as she can remember. It gives her a sense of pride and fulfillment that is difficult to find in today’s working world. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, taking trips to the beach and enjoying the great weather. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to work for an agency that truly believes in the work it does.

  • Email: smith@nonotuck.com

Monika Staszkiewicz


With Nonotuck Since: 2013

Monika received her BA in Music with a Psychology minor from Salem State University in 2009. In 2011, she completed her Masters Degree in Expressive therapies, with Music Therapy specialization from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts in 2015. Prior to joining Nonotuck, Monika worked with children, adolescents and families using a variety of therapy techniques. In residential and home-based settings, Monika applied Expressive therapy techniques, Trauma and Substance Abuse practices as well as standard Cognitive-Behavioral approaches. Through her work she fulfilled her dreams and passion for helping others. Monika truly believes in Client Centered style of therapy, creating a non-judgmental, empathetic and supportive environment for all the people she works with. At Nonotuck, Monika has an opportunity to not only guide and support the people we serve but also use her skills to help improve an individual’s quality of life. That particular work aspect is exceptionally rewarding for her! In free time, Monika enjoys drawing/painting, music, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Email: staszkiewicz@nonotuck.com

Pecos Tarpeh

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2016

  • Email: tarpeh@nonotuck.com
  • Phone: 508-927-2837

Pamela Baker

Program Director

With Nonotuck Since: 2013

Pamela received her master’s degree from Bay Path University in applied behavior analysis and her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015. She began her relationship with Nonotuck in 2006 as a Shared Living Provider and later became a Care Manager in the Auburn Office. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, walking, and swimming.

Erica Groleau

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2018

  • Email: groleau2@nonotuck.com

Kayla McRoy

Assistant Program Director

With Nonotuck Since: 2018

A career helping others was a natural fit for Program Director Kayla McRoy. Inspired by her younger brother, who has autism, she set out on a personal mission is to bring goodness into the world while giving back to the community. Outside of her work at Nonotuck, Kayla, a former motorcycle racer, has been a dance instructor for over 13 years. When she’s not dancing or helping others, Kayla recharges during her downtime by spoiling her furbaby, Stanley.

  • Email: mcroy@nonotuck.com

Eileen Sabourin

Care Manager

With Nonotuck Since: 2018

Care Manager Eileen Sabourin offers the special perspective of someone who has spent a decade in human services, helping children and others with disabilities. Her lifelong passion for helping others brought her to Nonotuck in 2018. Today, she inspires Nonotuck clients by acting on one of her favorite quotes, “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”

  • Email: sabourin@nonotuck.com

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

—Jean Vanier

Caregiving with Love:
Guide for Shared Living Providers

Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.

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