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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.

Elizabeth P. Finn, Chief Operations Officer

As the Chief Operations Officer, Elizabeth oversees finance including budgeting, cash flow and financial reporting. Elizabeth began working for P2P in 2012 as a consultant and became the COO in May, 2015. She has a strong background in finance with previous work experience in Private Banking in Manhattan and Richmond VA. In addition, she has numerous years of volunteer experience including as past president of the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, the board of The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival as well as many other organizations in the Fairfield area. Elizabeth received both her MBA and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Richmond.

Lauren Franciamore, Chief Programs and HR Officer

Lauren Franciamore supervises the Person to Person Casework staff and oversees the implementation and success of the agency’s Emergency Assistance 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.

Joel Weiss, Chief Philanthropy Officer

As CPO, Joel oversees the agency’s philanthropic efforts, which provide 98% of the agency’s financial funding, as well as marketing and communications. Joel comes to us from Delivering Good in New York City, where he served as the Director of Financial Resource Development. Previous experience includes senior management roles at Reconstructing Judaism, the Jewish Senior Life Foundation, United Way of Pioneer Valley, MA, and the Jewish Federation of Western MA. Joel acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University, an MSW in Social Work from yeshiva University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.


Staff

Finance Department

Jessica St. Angelo
Data and Finance Manager

Operations Department

Christina Mason
Executive Assistant

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

Kat Puccinelli
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

PROGAMS

Flor Gonzalez
Assistant Program Manager

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
Caseworker

Patricia Obando
Caseworker

Sandra Canales
Casework Admin Coordinator

Natasha Ducasse
Caseworker

Claudine Jean-Baptiste
Casework Supervisor

Tania Parrales
Caseworker

Shirley Vega
Caseworker

Kislene Bosse Belizaire
Caseworker

Philanthropy Department

Ruta Pakstas Cole
Development Officer-Grants

Sarah Lippman
Development Database Manager



Board 2022-2023

Mike Riccardi
President

Christina Johnson-Wolff
Vice-President

Caroline Gillespie-Greer
Treasurer

Yakut Akman

Russell Chapman

Celeste Cox Baldwin

Shawn Cummings

Allison Gagliardi

Mimi Griffith

Norman LaCroix

Michelle Lappas

Eric Lobenfeld

Katherine Michele

Natalia Pedroza

Mara Peters

Angela Riley

Lucia Rilling

Holly Schulz

Meghan Thornton

Christopher Willis

Betsy Wilson

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.

Stamford

425 Fairfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

Darien

1864 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

Norwalk

76 South Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Darien

1864 Post Road
(Behind Saint Luke’s Parish)
Darien, CT 06820
203-655-0048
Fax: 203-655-8082

More Info

Hours of operation
Mon – Fri | 9a – 1p (Donations and Appointments); Tues – Thurs | 1:30p – 3:30p (Pantry, By Appointment Only); Fri | 1:30p – 5:30 (Pantry, By Appointment Only)

Saturday | 9a – 12p (Pantry, By Appointment Only)

Please Do Not Leave Donations After Hours (or call to arrange)

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

Stamford

425 Fairfield Avenue, Building 1
(Warehouse Only)
Stamford, CT 06902
203-724-9111
Fax: 203-724-9112

More Info

Hours of operation
Mon – Thurs | 9a – 4p; Fri | 9a – 2p
Warehouse: 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: P2P on Wheels: Schedule and Locations Update

Norwalk

76 South Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
203-939-1650
Fax: 203-299-1777
 

More Info

Hours of operation
Mon, Fri | 9a – 1p
Tues, Wed, Thurs | 9a – 3p
Select Saturday Openings | 9a – 12p
2022 schedule | Jan 8 | Jan 22 | Mar 12 | Mar 26 | Apr 9 | Apr 23 | May 14 | May 21 | Jun 11 | Jun 25 | Jul 9 | Jul 23 | Aug 13 | Aug 27 | Sep 10 | Sep 24 | Oct 8 | Oct 22 | Nov 12 | Nov 19 | Dec 17

Programs offered in Norwalk
Food Assistance, Caseworker Assistance

Careers

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.

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