Stephanie Cinque, MSW, Executive Director
Stephanie N. Cinque, MSW, is a social worker who lives in Sandy Hook, CT with her two children. Stephanie graduated from Columbia University with her Master of Science in Social Work and then went on to spent the past decade working within the criminal justice system in New York City and for the state of Connecticut. While working as a social worker Stephanie performed advocacy, trauma-informed crisis counseling, community referrals and mitigation for the indigent population along with child protection work.
Stephanie completed her undergraduate studies in social work at Western Connecticut State University where she still remains active by serving on the Phi Alpha Honor Society board, of which she was a prior recipient.
Beth Hegarty, MBA, Client Relations & Administrative Support Specialist
Beth holds a MBA from Fordham University and has worked at GE Capital and Salomon Brothers prior to staying home to care for her family. As the first point of contact with RCN clients, Beth’s role is extremely important to the clients we serve. She conducts intakes to ensure clients have a good experience at the Center and coordinates camps, groups and other program offerings.
Lisa Donohue-Olivieri, MA, LPC, LADC. LCAT, ATR-BC, Art Therapist
Lisa Donohue-Olivieri, ATR-BC, LPC, LADC completed her Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy at Hofstra University in 2001. She has been working as an Art Therapist for 16 years with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. She began providing Art Therapy at the Resiliency Center of Newtown in September, 2013. Lisa had previously developed Creative Arts Therapy programming at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ and at Endeavor House in Kearny, NJ. Lisa specializes in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma as well as substance abuse and addiction. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), and an Art Therapist who is registered and board-certified with the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Lisa has additional training in Brainspotting, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and psychodrama. She continues to provide high quality individual, family, and group art therapy, as well as, educational outreach for all ages of the Newtown, CT community.
Suzanne Arnone, LPC, Play Therapist
Suzanne Arnone is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified School Counselor in the state of Connecticut. Her work has been primarily in schools with young children, ages 4-9, alongside their parents and teachers. Additionally, Suzanne is trained to provide Play Therapy for Children, which she has been doing at RCN since November 2014.
Suzanne and her husband, Frank, have two wonderful sons and two adorable Bichons who keep their hearts full of love.
Samantha Denzel, MA, Art Therapist
Samantha Denzel completed her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling at Long Island University. She has clinical experience providing both talk and art therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Samantha has worked in various mental health environments including outpatient, acute inpatient, partial hospitalization, and schools. She has experience providing therapy for a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, substance abuse, and trauma.
By integrating the aforementioned wide-ranging experiences, Samantha is able to flexibly utilize an eclectic approach to meet the needs of any client in her care. She has a humanistic / person-centered philosophy, with a passion for helping people to reach their highest potential. Her empathic and a positive demeanor helps her clients to feel at ease and promotes a healing therapeutic experience. She firmly believes in the inherent healing power of art and creativity. Samantha has an unwavering passion for encouraging growth, healing, self-expression, and self-awareness through the power of art making and the creative process.