Please join us on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 9 am, when Sue Gunderman and Beth Hines of the Connecticut Reentry Roundtables, will be our guests on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven and live-streaming at newhavenindependent.org. Rebroadcast at 5 pm. Sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Now More Than Ever.
Elizabeth “Beth” Hines is the Chief Operating Officer for Community Partners in Action (CPA), where she has worked for over 27 years in a variety of capacities. She has extensive leadership and operations experience guiding several programs including CPA’s Alternative in the Community Programs (AICs) and Transitional Houses. Under Beth’s direction, the AICs have piloted several new innovations, including its implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy and transformation to evidence-based programming. Beth manages administrative tasks and key initiatives agency-wide and is well versed in building and maintaining external partnerships and alliances. Beth is the Chair of the Greater Waterbury Reentry Council and in this role led the opening of and provides oversite for the Waterbury Reentry Center, the first for the City. Beth holds a BA from the University of Connecticut in Sociology.
Sue Gunderman has more than 20 years in the human service field and more than a decade of that time has been spent working in the field of reentry providing comprehensive services to incarcerated parents. Sue has been with the Greater Hartford Reentry Council for the past eight years and one of its leaders for five years. During this time, she has built a proven track record as a leader in reentry through her collaborative approach to building successful relationships with community partners to provide quality services to individuals returning home from incarceration.
She designs and organizes a quarterly newsletter called CT Reentry Voices where she shares stories from around our state about success and hope. She created the “Hire One” campaign to encourage employers to hire someone with a criminal record. Most recently, she worked with the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at Central CT State University (CCSU) to create a statewide reentry website called www.ctreentry.org to centralize resources and information here in Connecticut.
In April 2018, Sue joined the Office of Mayor Luke A. Bronin as the Interim Director of Reentry Services. In this role, Sue’s primary focus has been planning and preparing for the successful opening of the Reentry Welcome Center in Hartford. In addition, she will lead the City of Hartford’s efforts to increase the number of local employers hiring individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system along with many other projects around reentry.