board of directors

Each individual member of our Board of Directors plays an important part in helping Mental Health Connecticut fulfill its mission and safeguard its growth for the future.  The Board is responsible for defining the organization’s mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction.  In carrying out these duties, volunteer members of our Board find a great sense of accomplishment.  Through their governance role, they contribute to the welfare of our clients and brighten the future for our community.  Their participation and service brings them a unique sense of satisfaction.

Chair Donald A. Neel
Chief Operating Officer, Branford Public Schools
Vice Chair Kimberlee Pita
Founder and Writer, Kim Pita Peaces
Treasurer Scott Brabant
CFO, People’s United Insurance Agency
Secretary Christopher Thomas
VP and General Manager, RAF Electronic Hardware and Accurate Screw Machine
Director Omar Andujar
Minor Protection Coordinator, UConn
Director Lawrence Haber
Director of Ambulatory, Young Adult & Health Psychology Services, Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living
Director Edwin M. Norse
Principal, Norse Associates
Director Jean Parisi
AVP, HR Operations, The Hartford
Director Judith Pearlson
Senior Clinical Content Specialist, Scio Health Analytics
Director Edward Peltier
Director Sharad Saxena
Sr. Manager Technology, The Wellpoint
Director Ursula G. Sowinski
Director, Resource Development & Corporate Partnerships, American Red Cross

Interested in serving on the Mental Health Connecticut Board of Directors? Click here to complete an application and email to with a copy of your resume/CV and a cover letter stating the reason for your interest in serving.

annual report

We would like to thank everyone who supports Mental Health Connecticut. Without your generosity, we would not have been able to assist our clients in their recovery, advocate at the state and national levels for mental health equity in our health care laws, and provide information and referrals to the thousands of people who call us seeking help. We are truly grateful for your support

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Annual Report


Our administrative office is located at 61 South Main Street, Suite 100 in West Hartford, CT.

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Mental Health Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Take a look at our current job opening and see if there is a position for you!

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Community Partners

community partners

Mental Health Connecticut is proud to partner with companies in our communities who align with and support our mission and core values.

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