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Passionate Advocates Working Together

The Kids In Crisis team is made of passionate advocates working together to ensure the well-being of children who need it most

Staff Members

Shari L. Shapiro

Executive Director

Alon Marom

Director of Development

Natasha Hafez

Director of Individual Giving

Katie Smiley

Development & Special Events Manager

Michael F. Ferguson

Director of Quality Assurance, Evaluation and Training

Corinne Luszcz

Assistant Director, Quality Assurance, Evaluation and Training

Denise Qualey, MSW

Managing Director of Crisis and Clinical Services

Kimberly Wolfson-Lisack, LCSW

Clinical Director Safe Haven

Debbie Katz, LCSW

Director of Outreach and Community Initiatives

Melissa Basile-Reolon

Community Services & Education Coordinator

Rob Fruithandler

Director of Finance

Jennifer Brown

Operations Manager

Tracey Blackman

Marketing Communications Manager

Beth Jabick

Corporate Partnership Manager

Barbara McLaughlin

Manager of Early Childhood Education Programs and Volunteering

Board of Directors

Eric Jordan

Chairman

Stuart Aronson

Michael Case

Legal Counsel

Joseph Chu

Assistant Treasurer

Richard Fedeli, Jr.

Briggs Forelli

Stan Galanski

Rich Granoff

Christine Hikawa

Previous Past Chair

Amy Lewis

Joanne Mortimer

Vice Chair

Craig Packer

Vice Chair

Jeffrey Palma

Treasurer

Bill Pierz

Lisa Schneider

Jami Sherwood

Secretary

Tanya Smith

Vice Chair

Karina Solomon

Jennie Stehli

Angela Swift

Eileen Walker

James Wenning

Ralph Wyman

Honorary Members

Daniel and Phyllis Finn

Bill Forrest and Nancie Julian

Kim and Mary Jeffery

Jim and Ann Martin

Tom and Barbara McKelvey

Brian and Heidi Miller

Bob and Nancy Rosen

Scott and Heidi Smith

Barry and Mimi Sternlicht

Steve and Jan Zide

We Cannot Do This Work Alone

Kids In Crisis works in close partnership and collaboration with over 75 agencies, organizations and service providers throughout Connecticut including; Statewide homeless advocacy groups, mental health collaborators, counseling agencies, law enforcement, schools, hospitals, recreation programs, funders, state protective services, juvenile courts and child advocates.

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