Colette spent over thirty years of her career at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) where she last served as the Chief Executive Officer of Western CT Mental Health Network. Colette has an MSW from the University of Connecticut, is an LCSW, and maintains her ACSW. Colette has led The Consortium since April 2012.
Colette is a member of the Cheshire Lions Club, where she participates in various service activities. Additionally, she likes to garden and spend time with her family.
Before joining The Consortium team as the Executive Assistant, Sheila spent many years working in advertising. She holds a BFA and an MS in Organizational Leadership.
In the evenings, Sheila loves to craft, paint, and draw. You can see her creative work on The Consortium’s fourth floor where her stunning Medallion is hanging. When not crafting, Sheila helps her community by fundraising.
Gloria joined The Consortium in December 2002 as an Administrative Assistant. Gloria has held several Consortium positions since then, including her current role as Director of Administration.
When she’s not at work, Gloria likes to relax at home while listening to music, jazz or Gospel, or watch her favorite T.V. shows.
Director of Administration
Jaquanna manages core marketing matters. This includes building our website, designing the catalog, and coordinating promotional materials.
Her favorite part of her job is that she gets to explore her creative side.
Prior to joining our team, Jaquanna worked with Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc. where she learned
that the reward you get by being of service to others surpasses everything else. Jaquanna holds a BA in
psychology from Clark Atlanta
Education & Training
As Director of Education & Training, Shannon leads a team of four to organize The Consortium’s trainings and conferences. Shannon holds a BA from the University of Connecticut, as well as an MSW from the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work. She currently holds an LMSW. Last year, Shannon was announced as President-Elect on the NASW/CT Board of Directors. Shannon enjoys cooking and experimenting with new recipes, reading, and spending time outside in the warmer months.
Director of Education &Training
Before joining The Consortium team, Amy worked as a public-school teacher and co-owned a pre-school. Now, she manages new CEU applications, certifications, and communicates with trainers to ensure they receive the aid they need. Amy holds a BS from University of Rhode Island, an Elementary and Middle school Certification from Roger Williams University, and 200YTT from Connecticut Yoga Center.
On the weekends, Amy loves to share her passion for yoga and mindfulness and to travel the State of Connecticut.
Administrative Training Coordinator
Sharon spent much of her career as a Rehabilitation Therapist with DMHAS. While in that role, Sharon always appreciated The Consortium’s trainings, advocacy, and message. Upon leaving DMHAS, Sharon assumed her current role at The Consortium. Sharon holds an MS in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
When she’s not in the office, Sharon enjoys hanging with friends and family, going to the beach and playing golf.
Administrative Training Specialist
Allie is a MS Exercise Science degree candidate from Southern Connecticut State University. Prior to joining the Consortium team, she earned her BSW at Eastern Connecticut State University while playing for their field hockey team. Now, Allie is the head coach for the Mercy High School field hockey program. In her free time, she enjoys painting, crafting, helping her dad with beekeeping, and lifting at the gym.
Administrative Training Specialist
Morgan came to New Haven through the Episcopal Service Corps, where she worked full-time in a direct-service capacity at Christian Community Action. While working at CCA, Morgan was able to witness firsthand the value of The Consortium’s trainings as they helped to inform her colleagues’ work throughout the New Haven community. Morgan holds a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College.
Morgan has a fermentation station in her home. In addition to fermenting fun foods, Morgan enjoys making pasta and breads.
After two years supporting our advocacy and communications efforts, Emily matriculated at American University's Master's of Art in Political Communications program. While in school, Emily manages all digital communications—heading our social media and email outreach—while co-editing our blog, the Consortium Speaks and leading the Trauma Matters editorial board.
Communications Contractor & Editor of Trauma Matters
Kayla is a master's level social work intern from Fordham University. They have a bachelor's degree in social work from Central Connecticut State University. When they aren't working on their master's they enjoy listening to music, playing card games, and working as an axe throwing coach on the weekends.