Colette Anderson, LCSW, Executive Director​

Leading the CWC since 2012, Colette Anderson, MSW, LCSW, is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Women's Consortium. During her tenure, training has increased exponentially and she has overseen and expanded many projects at the Consortium.


Colette co-chairs the Trauma and Gender Practice Improvement Collaborative for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Her expertise is in trauma-informed systems change and she spearheads multiple groups and initiatives across the state to promote trauma-informed, gender-responsive care. She also trains and presents on a number of topics including: trauma, gender, staff care, and healing arts for diverse audiences and agencies.


Colette has spent many years working in behavioral health. Prior to working at the CWC, she worked at Connecticut Valley Hospital, Connecticut Mental Health Center, and was the Chief Executive Officer at the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network. She has a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut. In October 2016, Colette was awarded the National Association of Social Workers – Connecticut Chapter Social Worker of the Year Award. 

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