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Board & Staff



Board Members:

Steve Dale, President, Retired DCF Commissioner
Douglas Racine, Co-Vice President, Former Lieutenant Governor
Meg Herrington, Co-Vice President, LCMHC, Mental Health Counselor
Leo Clark, Treasurer, Retired Financial Administrator
Nancy Russell, Secretary, Child Care Provider
Pat McDonald, Former legislator, House of Representatives and Human Resources Consultant
Jennifer Harrison, Actress
Walter Bruska, President Emeritus
Bill Miller, Marketing Supervisor
Melody Shaw,Executive Assiatant/Travel Manager

Advisory Board Members:
Karyn Patno, M.D.*
Jerry Greenfield*
Joan Hoff*
Beth Yandow*
Normand Lucier
Terri O'Shea
Julie Frame, Esq.
Judge Ernest W. Gibson III
Karen Danaher
Ted Castle
Sandy Gartner
Christina McCaffrey
Lois H. McClure
Gerald Tarrant
Steve Kerr*
Ian Anderson*
Erikson Hameline
Sara Larkin
Ann Schmidt, Early Childhood Professor (retired)
Judy Reed
Suzanne Masland
William Cunningham, PhD, Psychologist
Paul Savas, Comcast
Stan Piotrowski, Corporate Chain Segment Manager, Coca Cola
Andrew B. Beyer, Board Member


Staff Members:

Linda E. Johnson, Executive Director
Ed Bride, Deputy Director
Jay Austin, Business Manager
Johanna Straavaldsen, MSW, Healthy Relationships Project Director
Beth Hoffman, MS, Healthy Relationships Project Senior Trainer
Lori Crotts, MS, Healthy Relationships Project Trainer
Anne Ward, M.Ed. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainer/Care for Kids Mentor
Steve Ness, Ph.D., Family Support Programs Manager
Cindy Wells, Family Support Program Coordinator
Suzan Marshall, Family Support Program Coordinator
Ann Shangraw, Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Manager/Trainer
Heather Niquette, Family Support Program Coordinator
Vini Emery, Nutrition, Admin, Development Coordinator