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Jen Cordaro, M.Ed 
Executive Director

Jen holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has over twenty-five years’ experience and has served in various executive leadership roles throughout her career leading and creating positive culture change. Jen has expertise 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 to create new and innovative services that have ultimately helped individuals in our local communities receive the services they need to thrive and succeed. She has worked to fill gaps in State systems to support individuals with complex behavioral health needs while reducing the cost of care. 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

Dr. Vincent 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, BCBA
Associate Executive Director of Clinical Services


Lauren holds a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Lauren is a Board Certified Behavior Analysis and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst. She started her career in children’s service and has worked with every age group from early intervention to adults. Lauren found her passion while working in adult services. Lauren enjoys developing and collaborating with a team of strong professionals, who in turn are strong team members for the individuals we support. Lauren strives to not only create systems and standards for the agency but to enhance communication and support. When Lauren is not analyzing data and working on the agency's vision, she is enjoying time with her family and friends. 

Elaine Snelham
Director of Quality Improvement

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.

Jeri-Lynn Chambers
Associate Executive Director, Maine

Jeri-Lynn has overseen the adult shared living program in Maine for over fourteen years. She has a passion for the work we do and is dedicated to the growth of our Maine programs.  Jeri-Lynn has an educational background in mental health, therapeutic crisis intervention, assessment and social science. She strives to support others to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives. She has over twenty years of experience in the areas of development, advocacy, and program leadership in the intellectual and developmental disability field.

Chad Alden
Associate Executive Director, New Hampshire 

Chad oversees New Hampshire's adult day program, shared living program and our Communication Matter's program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching and is on the Board of Directors for the Hooksett Girls Softball League. Prior to joining LifeConnections, Chad held the position of Associate Director of Case Management at a local Area Agency, Community Bridges where he served on the local Human Rights Committee and fiscal committee. Chad was instrumental in assisting the agency in achieving accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).

Melinda Quinn
Associate Executive Director, Rhode Island

Melinda oversees our shared living and day program in Rhode Island.  She holds a Masters degree in Management with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from New England College in Henniker, NH.  Since 2001, Melinda has dedicated herself to the human service field and has supported the Rhode Island team for over ten years. 

Melinda is compassionate when serving the social, emotional and environmental needs of others.  Her strong background in quality assurance and program compliance is evident in her role.  Melinda is well organized, dedicated and resourceful.  She resides in Barrington with her husband and two children.

Kelly Davies
Associate Executive Director, Massachusetts


Kelly Davies has worked in the human services field for the past twelve years.  She has held a variety of leadership roles working for both a provider agency and area agency serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In her current role, Kelly works closely with the leadership team and is responsible for a wide range of functions including oversight of operations, contract management and compliance.  Kelly has a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She is excited to apply her experience and education to support the LifeConnections team in continuously enhancing the quality of services provided. 

Leslie Adkins
State Director, South Carolina

Leslie is the State Director of Shared Living and Supported Employment in South Carolina with over thirty years of experience in the human services field working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities.  She has worked in direct care, case management, program development and management.  She is a steadfast advocate and is committed to helping individuals live and work as independently as possible in the community. 

Nicole Rivera
State Director, Florida Youth Services

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Human Services from Colorado Technical University. She is a Certified Child Welfare Licensing Counselor in the State of Florida and has more than 10 years of experience providing direct support to children and families.  She resides in Cape Coral, Fl with her husband and teenaged son, in her spare time, she enjoys traveling and reading.  

Katherine Jordan
Associate Executive Director of Youth Services

Katie oversees LifeConnection's foster care services in New Hampshire and Florida as well as our newly launched,  CARES program. She has over ten years of experience in the areas of business development, clinical and program leadership in the client service, child welfare, and behavioral health fields. Previously, Katie served as a Clinical Case Manager at LifeShare Management Group where she provided direct n home and foster care services to youth and foster providers. Katie holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She resides in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.

Jamie Carver
Director of Recruitment

Jamie holds a Bachelor's Degree in English, a Professional Certificate in Outdoor Leadership, and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.  Additionally, Jamie has over twenty five years of experience recruiting for residential, academic and community based mental health programs for adolescents and adults from Florida to Colorado to Maine.


Jamie brings a very unique combination of knowledge and experience to the table.  When it comes to technology, Jamie has been using the Indeed platform since its inception in 2004 and has been told that he could “teach the Indeed Genius course”.  Additionally, Jamie also has the added benefit and perspective of having held many of the positions that he is asked to recruit for.  Jamie has a wealth of experience. He has been a High School Principal, Human Resources Director, Residential Director, English Teacher and Outdoor Education Instructor.  Jamie is an avid outdoorsman, gardener and musician and lives with his “pet family” in Kittery, Maine.

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