Program Director, The Hub
Giovanna is a social worker and substance misuse prevention professional who's been in the prevention field for the last 5 years. She has 20 years of experience in social work, including 7 years with DSS and 6 years at Chapel Haven. For the last 2 years she has served as an Adjunct Professor for Western CT State University; where she has taught in the Social Work Program and at Housatonic Community College teaching an Ethics course for the Human Services program. She is also a field supervisor for WCSU undergraduate program and Sacred Heart's Master of Social Work program.
Giovanna is a suicide prevention trainer in safeTALK, Talk Saves Lives, and Question Persuade and Refer (QPR). As well as an A-SBIRT and Naloxone trainer. With already having a full plate at work and home she finds time to work for Living Waters Therapy Services as a Therapist. She has an MSW from Fordham University, a BSW from SCSU, and is fluent in Italian.
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