Our Board Members

Suzan Kircher, President
Suzan Kircher, President

Suzan Suddaby Kircher — President

I grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  I have lived in Goshen for 25 years with my wonderful husband, Ed.  Together we have raised our beautiful family here.  Ed and I are on our last child of our pack, a red and white basset hound Ben.

In my free time I love to cook and bake.  I also like to garden and fish with Ed.  My new love is power lifting, dead lifting is my favorite!

Tricia Porier– Vice-President

Tricia Poirier — Vice President

My husband and I have been residents of Goshen since 2005. We have two school-age children and love the community feel of Goshen! I have always worked for nonprofits, focusing on marketing and fundraising. I currently work at Connecticut Community Foundation, where I partner with donors to assist them in meeting their charitable goals. I also coordinate the annual Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield online fundraising campaign. I look forward to serving the community as a board member at Goshen Community Care and Hospice!

Sarah Leonard– Secretary

Sarah Leonard— Secretary

My name is Sarah Leonard, I’ve lived in Goshen for over 10 years. I love the sense of community here and I feel very connected to my neighbors and the people that surround me.

I live on a small farm, I work as an assistant coordinator in a recreation department in one of the surrounding towns, I have a background in recreation, a masters degree in therapeutic recreation, and my most important job is being a mom to a wonderful son. I love to run and I’m always looking for another project, event, or farm/garden challenge.

I’m very excited to start a new chapter with Community Care and Hospice in Goshen. I hope to incorporate my experience and knowledge to further the vision of the organization.

Chris Cosgrove, Treasurer

Chris Cosgrove — Treasurer

I moved to Goshen with my family in 1999. Since that time I have worked in the Health Insurance Industry as a Healthcare Fraud Investigator and then for 8 years as a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate at Bantam court. I am currently employed with the Town of Goshen Assessor’s Office. I am honored to be on the Board for such a great organization and an looking forward to doing all that I can to give back to such a wonderful community.

2022 Board Members

Ed Kircher

Edward Kircher

Edward Kircher — Hi!  My name is Edward Kircher, husband of Suzan Kircher.  I graduated from O.W.T.S. in 1972.  I married in 1976 and have two beautiful daughters.  Started my career at Northeast Utilities in 1974 where I worked for 40 years.  I have two children and three step-children.  I have four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

I love to go fishing and being outdoors doing yard work and spending time with my wife and with our dog.  I am also a huge Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Francine Fabbri Komisar

Francine  Fabbri Komisar

My husband and I lived in Branford, Ct. Our wonderful daughter was born at Yale New Haven Hospital.  In 1994, a job change brought us to the Litchfield area , where I grew up.  My background is interior design. I opened my own design firm, FFabbri Design about 25 years ago. I love what I do and stay very busy around Woodridge lake and the surrounding areas.  I look forward to working with everyone at Goshen Hospice.

Janice Laplaca

Janice Laplaca

My husband, Jerry and I built our home in Goshen in 1984 and haveraised our 3 daughters here, Jennifer, Julie and Janelle. I worked at C.J.R. for 33 years as a Child Care worker (7 years) and a Special Education teacher.  We started our Oil and Propane business here over 36 years ago.  I enjoy long walks, reading, puzzles and most importantly my friends and family.  I look forward to helping where needed and giving back to the community thru my participation on the board of directors.

Danielle Mastrocola

Danielle Mastrocola

I was raised in Torrington and moved to Goshen with my husband Zachary 5 years ago.  I am a mom to our amazing son Landon and beautiful stepdaughter Sydney.  Currently, I work as the Director of Social Services at one of the area local skilled nursing facilities.  I have over 20 years experience working in health care and with the seniors.  I love the Goshen community and  I look forward to my time as a board member with Goshen Community care and Hospice. 

Mary Tracy

Mary Tracy

I have lived in Goshen since 2005. We renovated a house that stared out as a log cabin with Chestnut beams.  The additional 15 acres are used to house our dairy goats.  We also have chickens and board an alpaca. My husband and I have been a host family for Healing the Children for 25 years. It has been a challenging joy to have children from all over the world stay with us while they have medical treatment here in the U.S.   We enjoy visiting their families when they return home.

I am a retired nurse, working with hospice since 1985. Prior to this, I have been a nurse’s aide for 15 years while raising our family of three boys. My first son was severely handicapped and he has fostered in us an appreciation for perseverance and living fully no matter what the circumstances. I have worked as a visiting nurse, staff nurse, supervisor and volunteer.

My special interests are healthcare and therapeutic horseback riding. I enjoy walking my dog each morning in the woods, going whale watching and providing goat milk and cheese to my community through the herdshare arrangement.

Patrick Reilly, photo coming soon.

Patrick Reilly

Darleene Wadhams

Darleene Wadhams

I have lived in Goshen since I was three years old. My husband, Rick and I raised our son, Brent, and our daughter, Brooke, here as well. We have five beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy reading, quilting/crafting, cooking, baking, and traveling. Most of all I love spending time with my family and friends.