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Management

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Lorna Little, LCSW

President and Chief Executive Officer

Lorna Little is a licensed clinical social worker and previously served as executive director of St. Agnes Family Center in West Hartford, Connecticut for 13 years....
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AMBER RIVAS, MSW, ASW

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Amber Rivas is responsible for ensuring the highest level of service and productivity possible for the organization. After earning a bachelor’s...
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Thomas Bernal

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Thomas brings over 25 years of financial management experience and expertise to St. Anne’s with over 20 of those years in...
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MARK HAZARD

Chief Human Resources Officer

Responsible for overseeing all of Human Resources and Training, Mark Hazard joined St. Anne’s in 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with...
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Dana Valenzuela

Chief Development Officer

With over two decades of experience in marketing, event management and nonprofit development, Dana leads St. Anne’s fundraising and communications team. She oversees St. Anne’s...
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Veronica Arteaga, LCSW, PPSC

Vice President, Housing Programs

Veronica Arteaga is dedicated to helping women and children who are recovering from significant trauma. Having worked at St. Anne’s since 2008, she earned her...
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Deborah Paratore

Vice President, Early Childhood Education

As Vice President of Early Childhood Education, Deborah oversees St. Anne’s early learning centers and home-based programs, as well as all content areas and speciality...
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DANIELE VEGA, LCSW, PPSC

Vice President, Community-Based Programs

Daniele Vega earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from the University...
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Jorge Alcocer

Director, Food Services & Conference Center

Jorge is responsible for preparing and planning hundreds of meals per day for St. Anne’s residents, children, cafeteria customers and catering clients, and supervising hundreds...
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Esperanza Evans, MBA

Director of Donor Relations

As Director of Donor Relations, Esperanza is responsible for St. Anne’s individual and major gifts.  Esperanza was recently the Associate Director of Annual and Major...
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VERONICA HERRERA, MS, CHDV

Director, Education Services

As Education Services Director, Veronica Herrera ensures all children enrolled in St. Anne’s Early Learning Education Programs receive the encouragement, care and support to be successful in...
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Sarah Machat, MSW

Director, Quality Improvement

Sarah is responsible for ensuring ongoing performance and quality improvement of programs, management and operations. She also conducts a regular assessment of agency risk, and...
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MALIN MATTSSON, LMFT

Mental Health Services Director

Malin Mattsson started working at St. Anne’s in 2005 as a therapist supporting the clients in our Residential Treatment Program, but also has experience providing...
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Marianna Oganesyan, LMFT

Family Based Services Director

Marianna Oganesyan began working at St. Anne’s in 2006 in the Residential Treatment Program. She worked as a Residential Counselor and later a Milieu Manager....
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JENNIFER RUI

Director of Finance

St. Anne’s Controller Jennifer Rui has 10 years of experience working in finance and has been with St. Anne’s since 2006. She holds a bachelor...
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Ani Sargsyan

Director of Residential Clinical Services

As Director of Residential Clinical Services, Ani oversees the overall mental health treatment program for clients placed in the short-term residential therapeutic program and is...
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MARYAM SESAY, MHA

Residential Treatment Program Director

Maryam Sesay began working as a residential counselor at St. Anne’s in 2005 and has since worked in various positions of increasing responsibility until being...
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Araksi Simidyan, MA

Director of Training

Araksi develops and implements all human resources training for St. Anne’s, in addition to supporting all departments with their specific training needs. Araksi learned about...
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CARLOS TOBAR

Quality Assurance Director

Director of Quality Assurance Carlos Tobar has 17 years of child welfare experience in contract management and resource development. Carlos joined St. Anne’s in 2006...
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TONY WEAVER, LCSW

Director, Supportive Housing Programs

Tony Weaver earned his Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College in New York City and holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from University of...
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