Sandy Cole is a Vice President & Senior Director at Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for the administration of our government-funded programs and related services. During her tenure at the agency, Sandy has developed an extended network of CCFC’s community mental health programs, emergency food and financial assistance, homeless outreach and housing programs. Sandy has fostered relationships with both private and public service providers and worked at the local and state level to advance services that focus on client strengths and capabilities.
Sandy joined the agency in 1990 as a Case Manager at our Danbury office, working with adults with severe mental illness. Throughout her career, she has worked with Program Directors and staff teams to ensure that services promote self-sufficiency, growth, and community integration.
Sandy was instrumental in the implementation and operation of New Heights Recovery and Wellness Center in Danbury. CCFC and New Heights have been recognized by the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for innovative service planning, and success in hiring and developing staff in recovery.
Sandy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and she has worked as a clinician at a private practice, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complicated grief. She served as the Chairperson of the Northwest Regional Mental Health Board and Catchment Area Council.
She received her BA in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Haven and Masters of Social Work from Southern CT State University.
Sandy and her husband Ed live in Oxford with their dog, Halley.