Executive Director: Joanne C. Kelleher

2023-2024 Board Members:

Rachel Wardwell, Chair
Real Estate Agent

Lisa Chaplinsky
Assistant Director, Town and Country Early Learning Center

Shannon Fitzsimons
Director, Family Resource Center of Southington

Amanda Gilbert-Largent
Partner at Legacy Law Partners, PLLC

Tony Mastroianni
Owner, The Party Rental Place

Patricia Johnson
Retired Realtor, Former Southington Board of Education member

Shaun Slight
Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Originator, Ion Bank

Molly Virello
Head of the Children’s Department at the Southington Public Library

Brian Williams
Financial Advisor & Founder of Northshire Consulting

Previous Board Members:

Meredith Bandish
Communication Foundations, LLC

Michelle Beauregard
NAEYC, former Director of Village Green Nursery School, former Preschool teacher at Pre-K Magnet school in Hartford; former National Association of Family Child Care Regional Representative for MA CT RI and CTAEYC Family Child Care Representative

Samantha Drotar
Psychotherapist at The Alliance: Psychology, Advocacy, & Support, a private practice in Cheshire

Ryan Howe
Owner of Bright Beginnings Childcare Center

Erika LaBearde
Occupational Therapist, Hospital for Special Care

Krista Pisano, Co-Chair
Former Director Family Resource Center of Southington and Former director of Margaret Griffin Child Development Center

Adrienne Ricciardi
Former President of the Hartford Association of Education for Young Children, on the New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative and School Readiness Council, Director of The Goddard School of Newington

Nan Sheridan
Former Director of Village Green Nursery School

Kanwaljit Singh
Connecticut Sikh Association

Cindy Wall
Former Head of the Children’s Department at the Southington Library