Staff Photo 2019

As a volunteer-driven organization, Person-to-Person operates with a staff of 25 full- and part-time professionals, which includes 8 casework staff.

Front Row: (L to R): Natasha Ducasse, Shirley Vega, Kislene Bosse Belizaire, Lauren Franciamore, Tracy Cramer, Ceci Maher, Marie Cartagena, Patty Salgado, Jessica St. Angelo, Megan McGrath

Back Row: (L to R): Steve Callow, AJ Jackson, Marcelo Astudillo, Damone Johnson, Christian Mendoza, Ana Luisa Crivorot, Greg Dobbs, Elizabeth Finn, Susan Zelman, Corey Simms, Claudine Jean-Baptiste, Rebecca Cosgrove, Elizabeth Thompson, Kim Collibee Darcy Burgund

Not in Picture: Deborah Arrieta, Kelly Wheeler, Rick Nixon

Senior Staff

Ceci Maher, Chief Executive Officer

A Stamford native, Ceci is a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience in leadership, long-range planning, program development, evaluation, fundraising and marketing. Her first career was in fashion marketing in NYC and involved product development in Asia and Europe. Post graduate school, Ceci was a clinical social worker at Four Winds Hospital working with children and youth, and served as Executive Director of Horizons National Student Enrichment Program for five years. A graduate of University of Massachusetts and Columbia University School of Social Work, Ceci has been the P2P Executive Director since 2005. Ceci is a member of the Advisory Board for Stamford Cradle to Career and a member of the Wilton Board of Finance and a college coach/mentor for a student in the Wilton A Better Chance (ABC) program. She has completed the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University and professional training at the Stanford Social Innovation Nonprofit Management Institute and the Harvard Business School Executive Education program.

Elizabeth P. Finn, Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth oversees finance including budgeting, cash flow and financial reporting as well as human resources and technology. 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.

Tracy Cramer, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Tracy brings 10 years of non-profit experience as a Development Director to this new role at P2P.  Tracy, who will focus on Donor Stewardship and Strategic Planning, joined P2P from Keep America Beautiful where she was the Development Director with special responsibility for corporate gifts and sponsorships. Previously, Tracy has held development positions with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Habitat for Humanity in Austin, TX and in New York, NY, which have uniquely equipped her with experience in major gift fundraising, corporate engagement and sponsorship, strategic and tactical planning, Board and volunteer relations, communications, and marketing, including direct response marketing programs and social media. Tracy holds Masters in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation and a BA in Art History and spent the first twelve years of her career as an urban planner.

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 Assistance program. She joined Person-to-Person 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.

Staff

OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

Jessica St. Angelo, Finance Associate

Megan McGrath, Executive Assistant

Darien Site Staff

Marie Cartagena, Darien Site & Operations Manager

Patty Salgado, Darien Assistant Site Manager

Corey Simms, Darien Site Associate

Norwalk Site Staff

Christian Mendoza, Norwalk Site Manager

Steve Callow, Norwalk Assistant Site Manager

AJ Jackson, Norwalk Site Associate

Stamford Site Staff

Rick Nixon, Stamford Site Manager & Food Center Manager

Greg Dobbs, Stamford Site Associate

Marcelo Astudillo, Stamford Driver & Delivery Services Coordinator

PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT

Kim Collibee, Director of Technology and Programs

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 Darien and Norwalk. Working together under the guidance of the Director of Social Services, the paid staff includes bilingual caseworkers, Master’s level social workers and a Master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor. The team also includes a volunteer caseworker with more than 25 years of experience at the agency and is supported by a casework associate.

Deborah Arrieta, Caseworker

Kislene Bosse Belizaire, Caseworker

Ana Luisa Crivorot, Casework Admin Coordinator

Natasha Ducasse, Caseworker

Claudine Jean-Baptiste, Casework Supervisor

Damone Johnson, Caseworker

Darcy Burgund, Volunteer Caseworker

PHILANTHROPY DEPARTMENT

Kelly Wheeler, Development Officer- Major Gifts

Elizabeth Thompson, Development Officer- Grants

Susan Zelman, Director of Volunteers & Community Relations

Rebecca Cosgrove, Marketing and Communication Manager

Jean Moore, Development Database Manager

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Board 2017-2018

Victoria de Toledo, President
Kaysie Uniacke, Vice President
Chris Whitney, Treasurer
Clare Kretzman, Secretary
Sheryl Battles
Bill Bradley
Steven Chin
Kim Dickinson
Pam Dysenchuk
Jen Forlizzi
Amy Gold
Michael Hyman
Jackie Leonard
Daniel Lota
Liz Mackie
Tina Madon
Valerie McNeil
Mike Riccardi
Virgil Williams
Betsy Wilson

 

Directors Emeriti
Wilder Gleason
Judy Kilmartin
Judy Nemec
Patricia Phillips
Jan Smith
William Taggart
Rebecca Wilson

Ex Officio:  Ceci Maher