The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut is a multiservice agency founded in 1999 whose mission is to provide diverse and creative support services to children and families throughout Connecticut. Every family is our focus. 

Our Team

Board of Directors

Carole Porto, President 
Retired Regional Administrator, CT Department of Children & Families

Steven Errante, Vice President
Partner, Lynch, Traube, Keefe & Errante, P.C.

Ann Pratson, Secretary
Retired Principal, Lauralton Hall

Steven Araujo, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, New Haven Bank

Elise Bohner
Consultant, Special Education

Michael Cruz
Partner & Head of Content, Summer Friday

Leland Torrence
Owner, Leland Torrence Enterprises, LLC

Melinda Daniels
Owner, MDaniels 2 Office Furniture & Design

Vivian Chris Hilton
Foster Parent

Sharon McKinnel
Retired Teacher

Janet Shoemaker, MSW, LCSW LLC
Owner , Janet Shoemaker Adult & Child Psychology, LLC

Glen Maleri
Owner, The Maleri Group

Vincent J. Meluzio
Vice President, JPMorgan Chase


Our Staff

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Brian F. Lynch, MSW, LCSW

Chief Executive Officer

(203) 786-6403 ext. 111

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Randi Cavallaro

Chief Financial Officer

(203) 786-6403 ext. 137

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David Abrams, Psy. D.

Chief Operating Officer

(203) 786-6403 ext. 123

A message from the CEO

Diversity, Equality, & Social Justice

To be updated

– Brian F. Lynch // CEO of The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut, MSW, LCSW