Connecting People to Services

Professional Staff


Suzie Hauptmann,  MSW, LICSW

508-548-0533 ext 16


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



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


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.



Administrative Staff


Susan Clondas, BS                                                                                                                                                       

508-548-0533 ext 10


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


Beth Cox
Beth Cox

508-548-0533 ext 17


Beth is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Simmons College.  She has been teaching gerontology for the University of Maryland for the past 15 years since graduating from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate in Gerontology and Public Administration.  Beth has managed housing projects for low income elderly in Los Angeles, and has built strong relationships with her students and the elders she has worked with.  Beth has a passion for working collaboratively with adults in all stages of life.