Our Leadership Team
Jen Cordaro, M.Ed
Jen holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and has over twenty five years’ experience in various executive leadership roles leading and creating positive culture change. She has experience in the areas of business development, clinical and program leadership in the developmental disability, child welfare, and behavioral health care field.
Jen has combined her passion for the work we do with her experience in the field to create new and innovative services that have ultimately helped many individuals in our local communities receive the services they need to thrive and succeed. She created our Specialized service option and Communication Matters program to support individuals with complex medical and behavioral health needs. Jen strives to inspire others to think 'outside the box' and to be a creative member of the LifeConnections team.
Tom Vincent, Psy.D
Chief Clinical Officer
Tom received his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. Since completing the Intensive DBT Certificate Program with Marsh Linehan in 1995, he has been teaching, training, consulting and supervising utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) principles and practices. Tom has served in various senior leadership roles as Clinical Director where he has developed innovative crisis response services.
In addition to his role at LifeConnections, he teaches at Salem State College and serves as Executive Director of Northeast Forensic and Treatment Services in Massachusetts. He also serves as a consultant to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for individuals with complex clinical needs. Tom brings a unique, compassionate and person-centered perspective and makes recommendations that have positive, long-lasting effects on the people he serves.
Lauren Sherman MS, BCBA
Senior Clinical Director
Lauren Sherman holds a Master in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Lauren started her career in children services and has worked with every age group from early intervention to adults. She found her passion while working in adult services.
Lauren enjoys developing and supporting clinical teams to positively contribute as team members. Lauren strives to not only create systems and standards for the clinical department but to enhance communication and support for the entire agency. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Senior Director of Administration
Kelly Davies has worked in the human services field for the past twelve years. She has held a variety of progressive roles including Case Manager and QI Compliance Specialist for a New Hampshire Area Agency as well as Day Program Manager and Program Director for a provider agency serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her current role, Kelly is responsible for managing agency contracts, serving as a liaison to the business office and providing oversight and support to our QI and Admissions teams. Kelly has a degree in Business Administration and is in the process of pursuing her MBA. She is excited to apply her experience and education to support the LifeConnections team in continuously enhancing the quality of services provided.
Dan has eight years of experience in corporate finance and public accounting. Prior to taking this role in 2019, Dan was the Senior Audit Associate at Johnson Lambert LLP where he oversaw the successful completion of numerous audit engagements across several different industries. At LifeConnections, Dan is responsible for the oversight of accounting operations including management of the month end close process, development and review of monthly operating reports, and collaboration with the external auditors.
Dan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He resides in Stratham, NH where he enjoys fishing, golf, and hiking with his girlfriend and dog.
Director of Contract Management
Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography and over fourteen years' experience working in the human service field with youth in the foster care system and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has held numerous roles in program management, licensing and quality improvement. Elaine is passionate about the work we do at LifeConnections and believes that everyone deserves access to the same opportunities and that everyone deserves to live the life they dream of. Elaine lives in Manchester with her husband Peter and dog Milton. In Elaine’s spare time you can often find her outside photographing wildlife and landscapes, going on many outdoor adventures with her husband and dog, working on various craft projects, or spending time with friends.
Director of Performance & Quality Improvement
Magela serves as the Director of Performance & Quality Improvement. Over the past eight years, Magela has dedicated herself to ensuring individuals with developmental disabilities are provided caring and quality supports. She has six years of experience working in Human Resources, IT, and Quality Improvement departments.Magela began her career providing direct care to youth in residential settings. In addition to overseeing the day to day quality improvement activities, Magela also serves as Massachusetts Human Rights Coordinator at LifeConnections.