A Welcome and a Good Bye

 Benhaven has a new Business Manager, Tonia Holland, who starts working with us on December 4th.  Ms. Holland has extensive work experience with providers who do similar work to Benhaven and has interacted with DDS and is knowledgeable of its financial reporting requirements. Tonia worked for the Southington ARC and most recently Sarah Tuxis. Some of you may remember Tonia when she worked at Benhaven in Residential Services. Tonia has holds two Masters Degrees: one in Accounting and Finance, and the other in Human Resources and Public Management.

We conducted an extensive search and involved members of the administration and the Board of Directors in the interview process.  The search committee was very pleased that Tonia accepted the position with us.

This opening was created as a result of Joe Spiteri’s decision to retire after providing 16 years of financial planning, oversight and leadership for Benhaven. Joe has placed a high priority on assuring the stability of our workforce and he values the contributions of our direct support professionals and educational paraprofessionals. He has been instrumental during his tenure to lead the efforts of Benhaven to provide incremental salary increases and comprehensive health coverage. I appreciate the support he has given me during my 18 months as your Executive Director.

Joe and Tonia will work together for the next few weeks so that the transition will be an effective one. I ask you to join me in welcoming Tonia to our administrative leadership team. Tonia can be reached at:


203-239-6425 ext. 303


Please join me in welcoming Tonia,



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