Administrative Team

Executive Director Beth Kinnare

As Executive Director, Beth has been appointed by the SARAH Tuxis Board of Directors to ensure that the Mission, Vision and principles of the agency are being implemented.  She is responsible for providing oversight of the agency’s day to day operations, as well as leadership to the Administrative, Management and Direct Support Professional employees, so they can offer quality, person centered supports to individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Born in the Midwest, Beth attended Bradley University in Peoria Illinois, graduating with a Psychology Degree in 1986.  She moved to Connecticut with her husband Shawn in 1988 and has enjoyed living, raising their three children, and working in such a beautiful, close knit community on the Connecticut Shoreline. Beth continues to be inspired by and gets her energy from the individuals being supported by SARAH Tuxis.  She embraces change, encourages growth, and is excited to develop new and innovative services in the future.  

Chief Operations Officer Andrew Lucibello

As CFO, Andrew is primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the corporation as well as the financial planning and record keeping. Prior to his promotion to CFO Andrew held the position of Director of Finance for over 20 years. Born in Connecticut, Andrew attended the University of New Haven where he received a B.S. degree in Financial Accounting. After working in public accounting for a few years, Andrew went back to school to earn a master’s degree. Andrew spent 10 years in the corporate world working for companies like US Surgical, Mobil Chemical, and PHH. It was after that time he decided that the corporate world was not where he wanted to end up and ultimately joined the then SARAH Inc. team. Andrew liked the small town comfort and moved to Madison where he and his wife have raised their three children.

 Assistant Executive Director
Debbie Ruotolo

 As Director of Individual Supports, one of Debbie’s roles is to build strong staff teams by training and coaching the area directors and managers in areas pertaining to individual supports. She works alongside management teams to ensure that the agency is advocating for the individuals receiving services to have choices, reach their dreams, and achieve their personal outcomes.  She is also involved in maintaining positive relationships with families of those supported by SARAH Tuxis and developing relationships with new families.  Debbie grew up in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She earned a graduate certificate in religious eduction from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina.  Debbie moved to Connecticut in 1986 and raised three daughters.  She appreciates the opportunity to live and work in her community and positively contribute to the lives of others.  Debbie’s compassion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities compels her to make sure that each person she works with receives the dignity and respect they deserve.  She looks forward to being a part of the new Tuxis Harbor Project. 

 

Executive Administrative Assistant
Shana Discenza
Director of Nursing
Ali Fiedler
Human Resource Director
Christine  Dietz
Financial Assistant
Amy Hewitt

As Financial Assistant, Amy  ensures the integrity, reliability and accuracy of the financial operations of the agency.  Amy has worked for SARAH Tuxis for 20years.  Amy has a passion for fitness and has been a fitness instructor for 20 years.  She enjoys running, triathlons, and road races.  Amy shares her passion with the individuals the agency supports by providing fitness classes to the individuals.  She was raised in Branford and continues to live there today with her two children.  Amy enjoys working for an agency that continues to give back to others and the community.

Senior Accountant
Hunter Plant

As Senior Accountant, Hunter  has been hired by SARAH Tuxis to work with the CFO and to ensure that the General Ledger is maintained and the Financials are in good order.  He grew up in Guilford and attended New Hampshire College in Manchester New Hampshire graduating with an Accounting Degree in 1978.  Currently living in the Shoreline area, his hobbies are sports, golf and gardening.  Previously, he has been employed at Sarah Inc. and Covanta Energy Inc. as a Staff Accountant.  Hunter enjoys working in a small friendly office and is happy to help strengthen the Finance Department.

 

Financial Assisstant
Sheri Rossi

As Financial Analyst, Sheri  maintains and updates system processes related to resource management.  Sheri is involved in the management of room and board for people SARAH supports as well as maintaining Workers Compensation development, OSHA compliance and company fleet management.  Sheri joined SARAH Tuxis in 2007.  Growing up in Connecticut she pursued her undergraduate degree at Bryant University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Sheri continued her education in Boston working on her MBA at Bentley University.  In 2001 she moved back to Connecticut with her husband to raise their three children and enjoys living along the Connecticut shoreline. 

 

Program Coordinator, Residential
Ryan Kiernan

Ryan started working at SARAH Tuxis in 2008 as a DSP and since then has worked in many different positions until taking on the role of Training Coordinator.  Ryan graduated from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  He continued his studies at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. where he earned an M.B.A. in International Business Management.  Ryan enjoys the non-profit environment and cares very deeply about the people SARAH supports and the services they receive.  In his spare time, he likes roller skating, writing, painting, trivia, and dancing.

Program Coordinator, Residential
Trisha Tuthill
Program Coordinator, Residential
Edeen Bass

As a Residential Coordinator, Edeen supports the Mission of Sarah Tuxis. He is tasked with the responsibility of supporting, coaching, and making sure that Managers, Lead Managers, and Direct Support Professionals have the necessary tools and support  to effetely perform their jobs and provide quality of  care to the people we support. Edeen strongly holds the philosophy that employees are more motivated when you recognize and give them opportunities to develop their talents. Edeen has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a Certificate in Human Resource Management from University of New Haven, CT., MBA in Management from Southern Connecticut State University, and over 7 years of supervisory experience in staff management, management development and Human Services. Prior to working with Sarah Tuxis, Edeen was the Assistant Director for Admission at Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour, CT. In this position, he helped generated census reports, checked referral tracking, and helped with admitting resident to the facility according to his or her level of care. Edeen is not only proud to be an employee of Sarah Tuxis, but he is grateful that everyday he’s able to advocate for the people we support by giving them a lifting hand so that they too can be good citizens in their communities.

Training Coordinator
Francine DeSenti
Program Coordinator, Residential
Debra Adams

 Francine started at Sarah Tuxis in 2000 as a Direct Support Professional, went on to become a manager, area coordinator and then Area Director.  Family traditions and values are extremely important to her.  The energetic, positive atmosphere motivates Francine at SARAH Tuxis.  She embraces the agency’s mission and vision, and is proud to make her career at SARAH Tuxis. 

Program Coordinator, Quality
Todd Kulman

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