President: Linda Vigorito
Linda Vigorito has served as President to the SARAH, Inc. Board of Directors since 2014. Linda previously served on the SARAH, Inc. Board from 1997 to 2008. She has remained active with SARAH for many years, most recently as the SARAH Foundation Board President.
Vice President: Dan Brill
Dan is currently an advisor for H.S. Grace & Co., Inc. He enjoys teaching business at Sacred Heart Academy, and mentoring young men for Dept. of Child and Family Services. Previously, Dan was senior executive at Citibank responsible for lending and global risk functions.
Secretary: Joe Norris, III
Joe served more than 32 years at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. before retiring in 2009. During his 32-year career, he held various leadership positions, most recently as the Deputy Executive Officer of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Treasurer: Abby Patrizio
Abby serves as Director and Treasurer for the SARAH, Inc. Board of Directors. Abby currently works at the Guilford Savings Bank in the audit, compliance and risk area.She has a BS in Early Childhood Education and Child Life Specialist.
Wendy Staschke: Director
Wendy is a Special Education teacher at ACES and was recently recognized as “Teacher of the Year”.
Guy Tommasi: Director
Guy is the executive Director of Lifetime Care at Home, located in Guilford. He serves on many other community boards.
Matt Bauer: Director
Matt Bauer is in the field of medical benefits/insurance. Matt has previously served on the boards of non-profits in Chicago and most recently on the board of the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven.
Gretchen Ann Holthausen: Director
Gretchen is a full-time school psychologist at Old Saybrook High School and a licensed professional counselor.
Maria Dwyer: Director
Maria is a lifelong resident of Connecticut with over 30 years of experience in the Health Insurance industry and in the area of Network Management.
Elizabeth Battaglia: Director
Elizabeth is Director of Special Education and Student Services for Madison Public Schools and the Principal of Madison’s Town Campus Learning Center.
Joseph Guay: Director
Joe is a practicing attorney who specializes in commercial real estate law. He is Real Estate Section Leader and co-chair of the Hospitality, Resort and Timeshare Group, of Holland and Knight’s New York Office.
Laurie-Jean Hannon: Director
Laurie-Jean is currently the Vice President of Sports and Competition for Special Olympics Connecticut and Treasurer for the Town of North Haven.
Kim Beckett: Director
Kim Beckett has been an active volunteer in the areas of special education advocacy, Special Olympics Unified Sports, the Guilford DAY (Developmental Assets for Youth) community coalition, as well as church and school groups for over 20 years.
Pat Bourne, Executive Director
Pat Bourne has been the Executive Director at SARAH, Inc. since May, 2006 and has over 25 years experience in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.