Our Management

  • David Howe, LCSW

    Clinical Director

    Clinical Director

  • Mark Cavanagh

    Chief Experience Officer

  • Bonnie Cocchiola


    Society of Support (SOS)
    Permanent Supportive Housing Program

  • Francine Nido

    Development Coordinator




  • Biography

    Holly Nichols

    Holly Nichols has worked for the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. for over 20 years. Holly serves as the Program Director of Casa De Rosa, a licensed residential rehabilitation program in Waterbury, CT. As the manager, Holly oversees the daily operations of the program, including staff supervision, ensuring standards, and overseeing all client activities, documentation, and progress.

    Holly is a graduate of both Naugatuck Valley Community College and Southern Connecticut State University where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Sociology. During her tenure with the St. Vincent DePaul Mission, she has engaged in multiple trainings, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Sexual Harassment, Cultural Competence, Safety Strategies, and Motivational Interviewing.

    Holly thoroughly enjoys working with the clients we serve and watching them grow during their recovery process and transition into more independent living situations. With a compassionate approach, she inspires others with hope and motivation. Understanding that each client has a unique set of challenges, she feels a great sense of reward in designing recovery plans that, in the end, help clients to genuinely move forward in their personal success stories.

    In her spare time, Holly enjoys being out on the water and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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