Our Leadership Team

Jen Cordaro, M.Ed
Executive Director

Jen has over twenty years’ experience leading and creating positive culture change within human service agencies. She has experience in the areas of business development, clinical and program leadership in the developmental disability, child welfare, and behavioral health care field. She  joined the LifeConnections team as part of Becket Family of Service’s alliance in 2018.

 

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 Shared Living service option 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.

 

She  holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She resides in New Hampshire with her husband and two children. In her spare time, Jen enjoys yoga, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

email: jennifer.cordaro@lifeconnectionsusa.org

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.

email: thomas.vincent@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Autumn Allen
Director of Training Certification & Communications

Autumn joined the LifeConnections team with a strong background in employee training, marketing, and program development. She graduated with her BS in Health Management and Policy in 2002 and her Masters of Psychology in 2018. Autumn has provided care coordination to individuals recovering from addiction, to Military Veterans and their families as well as many with dual diagnosis coping with homelessness. In addition, she has led training initiatives for employees and home care providers who directly support individuals with I/DD participating in residential and day program services. Autumn is working toward her Masters in Social Work through the University of New England and looks forward to obtaining her clinical license in 2024.

email: autumn.allen@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Tim Perdue
Senior Director of Performance & Quality Improvement

Tim is a native of East Providence, RI and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, College of Arts and Sciences.  He has over twenty years' of experience in the human service field. Tim began his career as a Special Education Assistant, enjoying the one-on-one interaction with youth and the ability to develop relationships and directly support their learning experience. He later transitioned to working in various residential settings as a Program Manager and Regional Director.


Tim joined  the Becket Family of Services alliance in 2013, as Director of Quality Assurance for Massachusetts, using his skills to ensure programs were meeting core mandates and working towards continuous performance improvement. Tim has served in several key roles including Director of Operations, Human Rights Coordinator and Interim State Director.  In his current role at LifeConnections, he is responsible for quality improvement initiatives in six states and takes pride in leading and developing teams to improve the lives of youth and adults served.

email: timothy.perdue@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Sandy Webber, RN
Director of Nursing & Development

Sandy holds a degree in nursing from St. Joseph School of Nursing and is licensed in NH and MA. She has over fifteen years' of experience as a nurse leader in the specialties of medical/ surgical, long-term care, brain injury memory care, hospice, home care, wound care and forensic/medical group care.  She has served as a Nurse Trainer in various human service organizations serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as well as individuals with complex medical and behavioral health needs.

 

Sandy has a strong background in behavioral science and is a strong advocate for people with I/DD. Sandy’s passion is in training, consulting and advocacy using a person-centered approach while valuing cultural diversity. She is a Certified Nurse Trainer in New Hampshire, Certified Dementia Care Trainer in New England and a key member of LifeConnections Clinical Response Team.  Sandy has traveled the world, but has settled on beach living, is an avid tennis enthusiast, traveler and loves to organize and decorate.

email: sandy.webber@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Kelly Davies
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. 

email: kelly.davies@@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Dan Elliott
Accounting Manager

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.

email: daniel.elliot@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Ashley Lord
Director of Talent Acquisition & Communications

Ashley returned to us in 2020 after previously working for us as a Program Manager. She has worked in Human Services for over 15 years', striving to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Ashley has a range of experience including working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and those struggling with substance abuse disorders. 

 

Ashley has combined her knowledge and passion of supporting our individuals with her personable attitude to foster a positive environment for all. Ashley works with our director of Recruitment to hire the right candidates to fulfill our mission. Ashley is a Human Rights Advocate and runs our Self-Advocacy Group, where she works with our individuals to empower themselves and have an active role in their services. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature. She resides in Massachusetts with her two children, and enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and being outdoors.

email: ashley.lord@lifeconnectionsusa.org

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.

email: elaine.snelham@lifeconnectionsusa.org

Jamie Carver
Director of Recruitment

Jamie is the Director of Recruitment  for LifeConnections from Florida to Maine. He has been working at the crossroads of education and mental health since the early 1990’s. Jamie is well known for being the developer of several successful and innovative special education and mental health programs across New England, including Kittery Academy (Connections for Kids), The Youth Transitional Services Program (Easter Seals) and the Therapeutic Tutorial Center (Becket Family of Services).  Over the years, Jamie has become a tech-savvy recruiter, sourcing talented employees, foster care and shared living providers from Florida to Maine. Jamie is a long-time resident and active community member in Kittery, Maine.

email: james.carver@lifeconnectionsusa.org

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