Connecting People to Services

Professional Staff


Suzie Hauptmann,  MSW, LICSW

508-548-0533 ext 16

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Since her days as an undergraduate at Saint Michael’s College, Suzie has been engaged in projects and pursuits aimed at strengthening individuals and the communities in which they live.  After graduating college, she spent five years in Portland, Oregon working with homeless and at-risk youth before returning to Massachusetts to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College in 2001.  Following her graduate studies she was employed at Gosnold-Thorne Counseling Centers as a clinical social worker.  Suzie has been with the department since 2007 and has developed a strong knowledge base of the vast array of social services available in Falmouth and on Cape Cod.  Her strong community partnerships, an awareness of how to navigate complicated systems of care, and training in mental health, allows Suzie to empower residents to move their lives in a direction that improves their quality of life.



Licensed Staff

Mark Abbott, LICSW

508-548-0533 ext 14

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Mark earned his undergrad degree in Human Relations/Human Resources from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.  He worked for several years at Chrysalis in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Hollywood, CA helping homeless and low-income individuals find employment.  He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 2001, working as a clinical intern at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Gosnold on Cape Cod. Following post-graduate work, Mark was a clinical social worker on a homeless outreach team, and was a child and adolescent therapist prior to coming to Falmouth Human Services in 2008.


Lee Burwell, LMHC

508-548-0533 ext 15

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Lee was just eight years old when she moved to Falmouth with her family. She graduated from Lawrence High School, went on to earn her B.A. from Smith College and a B.S. in Nursing from Boston College, with advanced training in Pediatrics. Lee had a successful career with Discovery Toys while she raised her children, after which she trained as a parent educator and also worked as a program planner for Staff Development for Educators in Peterborough NH. Lee then went back to school to earn an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch New England Graduate School. After graduation, Lee moved back to Falmouth to care for her mother and to start a private practice counseling individuals and families. Prior to joining the staff at Falmouth Human Services in 2011, Lee worked as a parent educator for the Coalition for Children and as a therapist for the Community Health Center of Cape Cod.  Lee’s clinical focus is on strengthening relationships – within families, within the community, and also within a client’s internal system of thoughts and feelings.



Elizabeth Rodgers, LICSW                                                                                                   liz

508-548-0533 ext. 11

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Liz began volunteering for the soup kitchen in downtown Springfield when she was in high-school and this spurred her interest in social justice. She went on to Eckerd College where she earned a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Philosophy.  At college she studied the impact of poverty on people’s lives while doing volunteer work and fundraising efforts in her local community for women to have equal access to medical care.  Liz then went on to Boston University to earn her Masters in Social Work degree in 1999.  Liz has worked at Gosnold, Emerson House, MSPCC and the Community Health Center where her focus shifted to working with children, teens and families specializing in treating people with trauma.



Administrative Staff


Susan Clondas, BS                                                                                                                                                       

508-548-0533 ext 10

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Resourceful and well-organized, Susan has over 24 years’ experience in administrative and leadership roles within customer service and marketing teams.  Prior to joining our team in 2010, Susan’s passion for helping others began when she worked as a Customer Service Manager at Perrier Group of America/Poland Spring Water, Co.  This resolve stuck with her through her Marketing Director’s position at General Growth Properties/Silver City Galleria where she coordinated annual charity events that benefitted over 100 Southeastern Massachusetts non-profit organizations.  Susan earned an Associate’s degree in Retail Management from Burdette Business School and then a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bridgewater State College.  Susan provides support to our Director and Clinical staff and is happy spending her days helping the community get connected to resources, one resident at a time.


Pro-bono Clinician




Graduate Student Intern



508-548-0533 ext 17

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