Susan Radway, Ed.D | CCC Chair Susan Radway is the Executive Director of Riverfront Children’s Center. She holds a doctorate degree in Child and Youth Studies with a concentration in Program Management. Sue’s career has focused on work with children and families. Her experience in public school systems, private nonprofit organizations and municipal and state government gives her a unique perspective in understanding and facilitating collaborations and partnerships. Sue has been involved in the coalition since its first presentation with Adele Faber on How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk, as a member partner, currently as Chairperson. Sue states: “The coalition provides an avenue for diverse partners to come together for discussion and learning around common topics of interest. Together we can make a difference.”
Michele Brezniak, BSN, RN | CCC Vice-Chair
Susan Corrice | Treasurer Susan Corrice has been working in the non-profit sector in Southeastern CT for 25 years. She has been a member of the Community Coalition for Children for 10 years, and currently is the Treasurer. Susan currently works as a private contractor and consultant for several regional non-profits of varying size, and prior to that worked for 20 years as a Director and Executive Director in Early Childhood Education. She is a member of many local and statewide human services groups. Susan enjoys the professional collaboration of coalition members as they work together to help children and families in SECT thrive.
Jamie Irwin, LMSW | Program Chair Jamie Irwin has been a school social worker for New London Schools for 31 years. She currently works at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School. Prior to that she worked for the Department of Children and Families and Head Start. Currently she participates on the District Equity Team. She holds a Masters of Social Work. She became involved in the Coalition as a staff member who brought students to the yearly event. Eventually she was appointed the District's representative. She has co-chaired the annual intergenerational event for two years. Jamie became involved in the Coalition due to the belief that it is important the students from New London get to meet students from the area schools in the hopes of increasing rich dialogue between the schools.
Kaleigh Corbett-Rasmussen | Operations Coordinator Kaleigh has served as the Operations Coordinator for the Community Coalition for Children since September 2021. A new resident to Southeastern CT, she is ordained United Methodist Clergy and feels this role allows her to really make an impact on her community and is an extension of that ministry. Kaleigh brings a wealth of technology and administrative support to this role. As a parent to a young child on the Autism Spectrum, Kaleigh is committed to CCC’s mission of providing educational and social opportunities to help children thrive.
Cathy Bokoff Cathy Bokoff is a Founding Partner of the Community Coalition for Children. She served as Chair from CCC’s inception in 1996 through 2006 and remains an active representative-at-large. “From the incredible response to our inaugural program with Adele Faber in 2007 to today, it’s clear that the Community Coalition for Children taps a critical artery to help children thrive. We listen and learn, we tweak, we expand, we adapt. Throughout, we cross generational, geographical, cultural, racial, and socio-economic barriers to address issues that face us all. It fills me with hope and promise as participants in CCC programming are energized and motivated to grow individually and collectively!” Through additional involvement with the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut and other local organizations, Cathy enjoys connecting and collaborating across regional sectors. She resides in Norwich with her husband, Steven, and credits their now adult children, Jen (Chicago) and Michael (Boston), as inspiring forces behind the conception of the CCC.
Jennifer Croce, LCSW Jennifer Croce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a supervisor of the Mobile Crisis Intervention program at UCFS. Mobile Crisis is a statewide program offering crisis intervention, brief treatment, and connection to services for youth experiencing behavioral health crises. Jennifer has been working in the field for almost a decade, focusing on serving youth and their families. Jennifer has been a member of the Community Coalition for Children for over 8 years, and has served on the executive board as Treasurer and Interim Chair. She is a member of several community collaborative groups and invites others dedicated to children to join the CCC. Both in her professional and personal life, she is dedicated to helping children thrive.
Jennifer Mauro, M.S. Jennifer Mauro is an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Mitchell College where she teaches undergraduate courses in human development and family studies, psychology, and career development. She is also Co-President of Creative Learning Solutions LLC., a unique program supporting children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD and their families in achieving academic, social, and practical living success. Jennifer has more than 25 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of contexts. Jennifer joined the Coalition’s Board as a representative of Mitchell College in 2012. As a parent, educator, and a member of the SECT community, she is passionate and committed to collaborating with community partners and families to support the mission of the Coalition…helping children thrive.