Board of directors

Volunteering as a way of life

Deacon Stan Piotrowski wearing light blue shirt

Deacon Stan Piotrowski

Chairman of the Board


Stan has been a lifelong Bristol resident and has been very active in the community as long as he can remember. Besides being Chairman, he is a Deacon at St. Frances de Sales in Bristol. Also, he is Treasurer for the Bristol Veterans Council Inc.; Veterans Strong Community Center; Capt. Edmund P. Zbikowski Post #2; Dept. of CT Polish Legion of American Veterans and Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus, Palos Council #35. He is a member of the Cemetery Commission City of Bristol, and the Shamrock Run & Walk Committee. He also initiated, with the Knights of Columbus, Operation We Can, a food drive for ten different groups who feed the needy in our community. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. Stan has been married 44 years. He has two married sons and two grandchildren.

Picture of Kathy Young, Director

Kathy Young



Katherine Young is a mother of two, and is proud to have three grandchildren. She is currently employed by St. Joseph Church as Business Manager.  She brings many years of experience in business management and finance in a nonprofit environment. She has worn many hats since beginning at St. Joseph in 1986. She started St. Joseph Food pantry back in the late 1980s, which is still operational today!  She is also a lay minister in the Archdiocese of Hartford with a concentration in Social Justice.  Katherine is a member of the vocal choir at St. Joseph and serves in other ministries as needed.  Being one of ten children, Katherine was always taught to help those in need.  This has been an integral part of her life and who she is She tries to live out the corporal works of mercy in her daily living.  Katherine began her involvement with the SVDP Shelter under the dedicated vision of Fr. Philip CasciaHer passion for social justice teaching and ministry is carried out in the mission of the shelter.  Katherine has participated in many fundraisers for the shelter as well – Fr. Cascia’s Walk for the Homeless, Rockwell Ride & Walk, The Shamrock Run, Super Heroes Walk for the Homeless (as part of the Mum Festival), and most recently the annual Hope for the Homeless Events. Our most generous Katherine is more than willing to support anyone who needs a hand up – to enable them to make a better life for themselves. Katherine’s greatest joy is sharing family time with her children and grandchildren.  She loves animals, nature, gardening and floral arranging.   

Tim Broderick

Tim Broderick



Tim Broderick, a CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer of The Arthur G. Russell Company located in Bristol. Tim serves as our Treasurer and has been a member of our Board since 2019. Tim, with his wife Lori, reside in Middletown where they have been active in many charitable organizations. We are so fortunate to have Tim as an active member of our Board!

Carol Beam wearing green blazer

Carol H. Beam



We have been thrilled to have Carol H. Beam as an active member of our Board for so many years! She is the liaison from the Church of St. Matthew, where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister. Carol is a retired teacher of the Talented and Gifted in Torrington and works part-time, as well as volunteers, at the Plainville Senior Center. She is involved in several community/volunteer activities:  Zion Lutheran Church Meals for Neighbors Soup Kitchen, member of Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society for Women Educators where she is the editor of the Connecticut Organization newsletter, The Keynote, and serves as communications chair for the Delta Chapter. 
E. Lee Sinkwich, Director profile

E. Lee Sinkwich



We are proud to boast about our Board member Lee Sinkwich who is a CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), graduate of the University of Connecticut, and perhaps most importantly, a former United States Army Officer! Lee has been employed for many decades at the Roland Dumont Agency, Inc. Lee is proud to be a member of the Bristol Rotary, Bridge Community Church, Farmington Valley Trails Council, New England Claims Executives, and the Society of CIC. As Lee believes in the concept of “Service above Self”, he also generously supports the Agape House, Family Promise of Central Connecticut, and Meals for Neighbors. Lee states that participation on our SVDP Board is important to him because by addressing homelessness he is not only directly helping the affected individuals and families, but the Bristol community as a whole.


TIm Driscoll



Tim Driscoll is a Bristol native and has served in Bristol as a dedicated elementary school teacher for over 35 years.  In 1996 he was honored to be selected the Bristol’s Teacher of the Year.  Tim has led a life of service as a former officer of the Friends of the Bristol Library, a former member of the Democratic Town Committee, and served as a Zoning Board Commissioner for several terms.  He is also an active member of B.A.R. T. (Bristol Area Retired Teachers) and currently Co-Chair of the Social Service Committee.  In Tim’s spare time, he enjoys reading and traveling to both new and familiar destinations.  Thank you, Tim, for what you bring to our SVDP Board! 


Nancy Roy



Nancy is a former educator having taught thirty five years in the Bristol School System and an additional year as an Extension Volunteer in La Grange, Texas.  She did further volunteer work one summer on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana and twice has done service projects in Tobati, Paraguay in conjunction with Kingswood Oxford School.  She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary international women educators association.  In addition to serving on our Board for over twenty years, she is active in her parish of St. Joseph where she serves as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, counts offertory money, serves on both the Funeral Ministry and the Prayer Shawl Ministry and works at the Zion Lutheran Soup Kitchen.  She loves to read and travel and has visited all seven continents and all 50 states! 

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Director profile

Mary Ellen Aldrich



Mary Ellen was raised and educated in Bristol, CT and graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a degree in English. She spent over 30 years teaching in Bristol in a variety of positions including the Expulsion Program, ESL, and other adult education courses. She worked with the Bristol College Club in the early years of the Mum Festival and is now active with the Friends of the Bristol Pubic Library. As a board member of SVDP, she hopes to bring in volunteers to assist in the many functions of the shelter.

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Sue Tyler



Susan Tyler’s lively passion has driven her to contribute greatly to our Board! We are fortunate to have her as our Committee Coordinator for the annual Hope for the Homeless event.  Her background includes retiring after twenty seven years as a law enforcement officer and subsequently started her own successful real estate business.  Susan is a dear neighbor and friend to not only our Mission here in Bristol but to countless people in the community. 


June Schilling



June has been a Bristol resident and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church all her life. She attended Bristol public schools and graduated from Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. June is married, with two adult children and four grandchildren. For the past six years June has operated her own graphic design business in Bristol. Over the years she has volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations throughout Bristol. 

  • The Agape House  
  • Bristol Mum Festival 
  • The Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center 
  • The New England Carousel Museum
  • Prospect United Methodist Church

With an extensive career in graphic design/marketing and her community involvement, June brings that experience to the SVDP Board of Directors to help the organization to achieve its mission and goals.

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