OUR TEAM

Executive 
Colette Anderson

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.

Executive Director
Sheila Kinscherf

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.

Executive Assistant
Finance/Administration 
Gloria Epps

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
Marketing 
Jaquanna Soules
Marketing Coordinator

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

University.

Education & Training 
Shannon Perkins

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
Amy Lane

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
Annie Raksasa

Annie is a recent graduate from Skidmore College where she majored

in cultural anthropology. Before joining The Consortium, Annie interned for a marketing agency and served as support staff for a mental health and recovery organization.

When she’s not in the office, Annie enjoys going on long walks with her dog Filius, powerlifting at the gym, and truck camping.

Administrative Training Specialist
Sharon Molloy

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
Community Programming and Development
Kathleen Callahan

Kathleen holds an MSW with a focus on co-occurring disorders, a BS in computer engineering, and a certificate from Gateway Community College’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Program. After a 25-year career in software development and integration, Kathleen refocused her career to support women and girls and their paths from trauma, addiction, and incarceration to recovery and reintegration.

After work, Kathleen advocates for social justice change and enjoys restorative salt floats

Community Programming & Development Lead
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Alexandra Caruso

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
Covington  Institute 
Morgan Flanagan-Folcarelli

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.

Administrative Assistant