Staff

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Lisa Tepper Bates

Executive Director
Email: ltbates@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 103

“Every human life has equal value.” – Anonymous

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Mary Jane DeFilippo

Finance Director
Email: mjdefilippo@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 102

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

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Mary Ann (Mimi) Haley

Deputy Director
Email: mhaley@cceh.org
Office: 860-721-7876 113

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Ann Frank

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Jeanne D. Miner

Research Coordinator
Email: jminer@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 104

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
– William Butler Yeats

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Sarah Fox, LMSW

Director of Advocacy and Community Impact
Email: sfox@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 100
Cell: (203) 535-3967

“Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming. ” – Goethe

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Pamela Ralston

Opening Doors of Fairfield County, Manager
Email: pralston@cceh.org

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Madeline Ravich

Development Consultant
Email: mravich@cceh.org

“There’s no place like home.” – The Wizard of Oz

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Sorimar Vazquez

Executive Assistant
Email: svazquez@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 105

“Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

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Brian Roccapriore

Director of Homeless Management Information Systems and Strategic Analysis.
Email: broccapriore@cceh.org
Office: 860-721-7876 110

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

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Katie Kenney

Programs Development Coordinator
Email: kkenney@cceh.org
Office: 860-721-7876 101

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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Linda Walker Horbal

Project Coordinator Opening Doors Fairfield County
Email: lhorbal@cceh.org
Office: 203-583-1472

“Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.”
– Anonymous

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Jackie Janosko

 Research Analyst
Email: jjanosko@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 111

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Sarah Chess

Training and Communications Coordinator
Email: schess@cceh.org
Office: (860) 721-7876 116

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax – Dr. Seuss 

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David Pascua

Southeastern CT Community Impact Coordinator
Email: dpascua@cceh.org
Office: (860) 215-5791

“Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman

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Carl Asikainen

Waterbury-Torrington, Central CT Community Impact Coordinator
Email: casikainen@cceh.org
Phone: (860) 315-2898

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” -Martin Luthor King Jr.