Co-Executive Directors

 

Carmina Cirioli

CarminaCarmina Cirioli is Co-Executive Director (2004-present). She is a wife and mother of 3 boys. Her son Carlo is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Carmina got involved when Carl was in the Birth to Three and went on to serve on a variety of state councils, committees and boards. Carmina was a 2013 graduate of Partners in Policy Making. Her professional interests include; Autism Awareness to First Responders and extended Family Members and Collaboration of all Statewide Family organizations, so that parents will be able to access the most information to become the best advocate for their child and to make sure that their child is receiving the utmost services that they can. Current committees include; Member, Community of Practice Committee; Chair: Family Leadership & Mentoring Committee, Member, and Connecticut Autism Action Coalition.Outside of work, Carmina enjoys time with family, friends, and baking along with being involved in the PTA as an Executive Board Member for the past 14 years.

 

Nanfi Lubogo

NanfiNanfi N. Lubogo is Co-Executive Director (2004-present). She is a wife and mother of 3 children. Her daughter Stephanie is diagnosed with multiple special needs.  Nanfi got involved first as a volunteer when Stephanie was in Birth to Three and has since gone on to serve on various committees, councils and boards both in state and nationally. Current appointments include: CT UCEDD Consumer Advisory Board; CT Office of Healthcare Innovation SIM Consumer Advisory Board and Practice Transformation Task Force; National Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Family Advisory Network; Department of Transportation National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) and State Affiliate Organization Representative to the Family Voices Board of Directors. Nanfi is a Maternal and Child Health/Public Health Leadership Fellow and Partners in Policy Making Graduate. Outside of work, Nanfi is a Girl Scouts Leader and enjoys time with family, reading and gardening.

PATH Staff Members

 

 Kevin Daly, Statewide Educational Advocate

kevinKevin has worked with families of children and youth with special health care needs for over 15 years. His areas of expertise include public health care, family advocacy and special education advocacy. In addition to his duties with PATH, Kevin chairs the Connecticut Special Education PTO Alliance and the Route 2 Community Collaborative. He is a member of the Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys, the Cross Disability Lifespan Alliance and the Connecticut State Department of Education Parent Workgroup. Kevin is the father of adult twins. His son was a special education student for 12 years. Kevin also has a one year old grandson. Kevin and his wife Kathie live in Bristol.

Contact Kevin at kdaly@pathct.org

 

Lorena DeCarlo, Bilingual Health Information Specialist – Southwest Region

Lorena graduated from Purchase College, State University of New York and spent 15 years working in digital marketing and online product management until her son was diagnosed with congenital heart defects in utero. He was born with several unknown medical complexities including a rare genetic syndrome (Baraitser-Winter Syndrome), hearing loss and complications requiring the support of a trach/ventilator and gtube. Her son spent 10 months hospitalized in the PICU at Boston Children’s Hospital where she learned to advocate for him and continues to so each day. She is passionate about helping others, especially families of children with complex medical needs in Connecticut who are making the transition home for the first time. Lorena is fluent in Spanish and is actively learning American Sign Language. Lorena loves photography, cooking and spending time with her family.

Contact Lorena at ldecarlo@pathct.org

 

Monica Hatton, Bilingual Health Information Specialist – South Central Region

 

Monica speaks both Spanish and French. She is a wife and mother of 2 boys. Her son Jake is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her younger son Dylan has psychological issues due to P.A.N.D.A.S (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). 

Monica’s first steps in advocacy were through the SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee), and as the 2nd Vice-President-Programs at the local SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association) in Virginia. Since moving to CT she established the North Haven Special Needs Advisory Group (SNAG) for families to connect and collaborate with town members and “experts” for the well-being of their loved ones. Since then she has joined the CT State Advisory Council for Special Education. She is an active participant in the Keep The Promise Coalition (KTP),  and she loves to help Dr. Roger Jou with his Hispanic Community Autism Socials at Yale Project (CASY). She hopes to help other families, so they won’t feel as alone as she did in the past.

Contact Monica at mhatton@pathct.org

 

Marni McNiff, Health Information Specialist – Western CT Region

marnipicMarni McNiff graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BA in English. She worked full-time in the publishing industry for many years prior to having her three children, at which time she took on freelance roles doing editing and social media. Having three children with various needs, Marni took a career path change to help others with support and advocacy. Marni was one of the founding members of the Brookfield Special Education Parent Teacher Organization, an organization that she with which she remains a board member. She also works as a Parent Support Specialist for PATH representing families in the Western Connecticut region. She works directly with Pediatric Associates of Western Connecticut in Danbury, Connecticut, each week consulting with patients on educational advocacy and general parent support.

Contact Marni McNiff at mmcniff@pathct.org

Andrea Richardson, Health Information Specialist – Hartford

AndreaAndrea Richardson, a loving wife and a proud mother of 3 beautiful children resides in Hartford CT and is a graduate holding a Bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with over 10 years of working experience with young adults within the Hartford community and is an active member of the CT. Children’s Medical Center Family Advisory Board.

 

Contact Andrea Richardson at arichardson@pathct.org.

 

 Sheri Romblad, Parent to Parent Program Coordinator

SheriSheri is a wife and mom of 2 boys.  Her 12 year old son had a late diagnosis of Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) at age 8.  Her 9 year old is also diagnosed with ADD.  Sheri is a 2014 graduate of of CT Partners in Policymaking.  Upon graduation, Sheri became actively involved at the legislative level and introduced three bills to the House of Representatives.  All bills are to increase the amount of hearing screenings for children in CT.  She also became an active member of state boards, councils and committees.  Sheri has a degree in Communications and Media and a a background in advertising and marketing.  She and her family love the outdoors, traveling, cooking and gardening.  Sheri is committed to providing information and support to deaf and hard of hearing families to become more knowledgable and powerful community members.

Contact Sheri Romblad at sromblad@pathct.org.