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Meet the Team

P2P Leadership

Nancy Coughlin, Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Coughlin joined Person to Person in June of 2019, bringing expertise and experience in food insecurity, anti-poverty, and women’s and children’s issues. Prior to joining P2P, Nancy served for seven years as the executive director at Neighbor to Neighbor, a Greenwich-based organization dedicated to providing food and clothing to low-income families and children. Ms. Coughlin received a BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and a J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School. In 2012, Coughlin was selected as one of 10 inaugural Executive Leadership Group (ELG) members by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. She has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council, Junior League of Greenwich Community Advisory Board, and Needs Clearing House Advisory Board. Nancy is a 20-year Darien resident who has been active in several local organizations including the YWCA Darien/Norwalk, Royle School PTO, and the Methodist Family Center Preschool.

Lauren Franciamore, Chief Programs Officer

Lauren Franciamore supervises the Person to Person Casework staff and oversees the implementation and success of the agency’s Emergency Financial Assistance program, Financial Opportunity Center® and Campership program. She joined P2P as chief programs officer in 2017. Lauren is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), who is also SIFI certified. She came to P2P from Community Centers, Inc., in Greenwich, where she worked for 10 years, first as a social worker and then, since 2014, as its Executive Director. Prior to Community Centers, Inc., Lauren served as a residential psychology specialist with the YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network. Her earlier experience includes service as a social work intern at Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial Center, Prospect House Homeless Shelter, and Family & Children’s Agency. Lauren received her Masters in Social Work from New York University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Sacred Heart University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Juri Garone, Chief Services and Community Relations Officer

Juri Garone joined Person to Person in September 2019, and recently became chief services and community relations officer, a new role which focuses on volunteer management including recruitment, training, engagement and retention as well as community relations, focused on engaging civic, faith, and corporate partners in the mission of P2P.  Prior to that, Juri worked in the Library Learning Commons at Weston High School for 7 years. During the time she spent as a stay-at-home mother, Juri co-chaired the Weston Domestic Violence Task Force advocating for local victims and raising money for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Juri spent a decade in broadcast journalism, working as an Emmy Award-winning television news anchor and reporter in Westchester, New York, and Bergen County, New Jersey. She has won numerous television industry awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists among others. Juri and her husband, Christopher have 2 children, Lilly and Renzo and a terrier named Luna, and live in Weston, CT.

Debra Ritchie, Chief Operating and HR Officer

Debra Ritchie joined Person to Person in early December 2022 as the interim chief operating officer and was appointed permanent COO in early April 2023. Her responsibilities include financial operations, site operations, and human resources. Deb graduated from Villanova University in 1991 with a degree in finance. After working in corporate banking covering media and telecommunications companies for nearly a decade, Deb served as an elected official in Darien for 12 years including four years on the Darien Board of Education serving as co-chairman. Deb has volunteered in many capacities, including Board of Directors for Darien Nature Center, The Community Fund Allocation Panel, Co-Chair of Council for Darien School Parents, Town of Darien Youth Commission, Volunteer for YMCA Darien/Norwalk and St. Thomas More Parish.


Finance Department

Janeen Eckert
Finance Associate

Operations Department

Christina Mason
Executive Assistant

Sarah Demark
Volunteer Manager

Lorena Gonzalez
Client Receptionist

Darien Site Staff

Patty Salgado
Darien Site Manager

Sal Torres
Darien Assistant Site Manager

Corey Simms
Darien Site Support Associate

David Garcia
Darien Site Support Associate

Leah Quinn
Clothing Center Manager

Norwalk Site Staff

Greg Dobbs
Norwalk Site Manager

Steve Callow
Norwalk Assistant Site Manager

AJ Jackson
Norwalk Site Support Associate

Stamford Site Staff

Rick Nixon
Stamford Site Manager & Food Manager

Ernesto Uquillas
Stamford Driver & Delivery Services Coordinator

Trevor Atkins
Stamford Site Support Associate

Programs Department

Flor Gonzalez

Casework Staff

The casework model at Person to Person uses the team approach, which combines extensive professional experience and collaborative energy to meet the immediate and long-term needs of Emergency Assistance clients at our offices in Stamford, Darien and Norwalk. Working together under the guidance of the Chief Programs Officer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, P2P’s programs team includes bilingual caseworkers, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a volunteer caseworker with more than 25 years of experience at the agency.

Deborah Arrieta

Patricia Obando

Sandra Canales
Casework Admin Coordinator

Natasha Ducasse

Kislene Bosse Belizaire

Tania Parrales

Shirley Vega

Development and Marketing Department

Ruta Pakstas Cole
Development Officer-Grants

Julie Moeller
Corporate Engagement Officer

Sarah Lippman
Development and Salesforce Manager

Leonie Fillingham
Gift Entry Associate

Courtney Galvan
Director of Marketing and Communications

Board 2023-2024

Christina Johnson Wolff

Mike Riccardi
Vice-President of Strategy

Caroline Gillespie-Greer

Betsy Wilson

Yakut Akman

Russell Chapman

Celeste Cox Baldwin

Shawn Cummings

Allison Gagliardi

Mimi Griffith

Norman LaCroix

Michelle Lappas

Todd Lindvall

Eric Lobenfeld

Lauren Matthiesen

Natalia Pedroza

Mara Peters

Angela Riley

Lucia Rilling

Holly Schulz

Meghan Thornton

Christopher Willis

James Winter

Ex Officio: Nancy Coughlin

Directors Emeriti

Harry Geller

Wilder Gleason

Judy Kilmartin

Jutta (Judy) Nemec

Patricia Phillips (deceased)

Per Sekse

Jan Smith

William Taggart

Avery Whidden

Rebecca Wilson

OPUS for P2P

Founded in 1996, OPUS (which means “great work”) is built on the vision and commitment of a group of Darien women who each “shared a need to be part of and to help the community.” From the very beginning, OPUS embraced the opportunity to do great work and to make a difference.

OPUS is a valuable driver of both awareness and funds for P2P programs, including Campership and Baby Basics. Learn more at opus4p2p.org.


425 Fairfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902


1864 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820


76 South Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854


1864 Post Road
(Behind Saint Luke’s Parish)
Darien, CT 06820
Fax: 203-655-8082

More Info

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri | 9am – 1pm

Mon | 9am – 1pm
Tues – Wed | 9am – 1pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Thurs | 9am – 1pm, 1:30 – 5pm
Fri | 9am – 1pm
Sat | 9am – 12pm

Please do not leave donations after hours (or call to arrange)

Programs offered in Darien
Clothing Center, Food Assistance, Caseworker Assistance, Main P2P Offices


425 Fairfield Avenue, Building 1
(Warehouse Only)
Stamford, CT 06902
Fax: 203-724-9112

More Info

Hours of Operation

Mon – Thurs | 9am – 4pm
Fri | 9am – 1pm

Donations & Volunteers Only

Programs offered in Stamford
Warehouse is not a client location (staff and volunteers only); Client services offered via P2P on Wheels mobile food and casework truck at locations throughout the city of Stamford: View schedule


76 South Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Fax: 203-299-1777

More Info

Hours of Operation

Mon, Fri | 9am – 1pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs | 9am – 3pm
Select Saturday Openings | 9am – 12pm; View Saturday schedule

Programs offered in Norwalk
Food Assistance, Caseworker Assistance


Person to Person believes that every individual who asks for our assistance should receive it, regardless of background or circumstance. Every member of the P2P team, from full-time staff to our network of volunteers, makes an immediate and lasting impact on the 28,000 people we serve in lower Fairfield County.

P2P is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all present employees as well as for applicants in all phases of the employment process.

P2P offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a supportive workplace culture.