Sandra Lombardi

Director of Elder Services
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(203) 575-4209

Sandra Lombardi - Director of Elder Services at New Opportunities Inc.Sandy Lombardi is the Director of Elder Services programs at New Opportunities. Her background includes over thirty years of experience and two decades of leadership experience in providing community based mental health/substance abuse, rehabilitation services and residential programming to individuals ranging from young adults to the elderly.

At New Opportunities, Sandy is responsible for overseeing the agency elder services, which includes BRASS (Bringing Resources to Action to Serve Seniors), VoiceCare, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Companion Services, Foster Grandparents Program, In-Home services, Hospital to Home, as well as Senior Nutrition Services which includes Meals on Wheels and Senior Dine.

Within the community, Sandy currently serves as a member of the Naugatuck Social Services Network and the Western Connecticut Area on Aging Advisory Council.

Prior to joining New Opportunities in 2019, Sandy worked at Marrakech as the Vice President of Supportive Living Services where she supervised residential programs for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as an Acquired Brain Injury program. Prior to that, Sandy served 29 years at BHcare, a behavioral health organization. During this period, Sandy served as a Director for a variety of programs which included: Community Support Services, Behavioral Health Homes, Young Adults Services, Outpatient Clinic as well as Quality Management.

Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and Southern Connecticut State University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Sacred Heart University with a major in Marketing. Sandy has expertise in program development, quality management, compliance and grant writing on a state and federal level. She served as a DMHAS consultant and provided treatment planning and progress note trainings for housing programs across the state. In addition, Sandy was also a CARF surveyor and assisted many organizations to achieve accreditation.

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