Our Teams

Contact Us

General questions and comments can be emailed here. Please note that The Alliance administrative office in East Hartford does not provide crisis support. If you need to speak with an advocate, please call our statewide hotlines at 1-888-999-5545 for English or 1-888-568-8332 for Spanish. You will be connected to the nearest member center for immediate support.

If you are interested in getting involved with The Alliance, please review our Internships and Careers pages before contacting us. Please review our Volunteer page to learn about opportunities at our member centers. Email our human resources department with questions. No phone calls, please.

East Hartford Office

We are available from 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays through Fridays at 860-282-9881.

Sheryan Cancel, Latinx Services Coordinator

Olivia DeFilippo, Administrative Assistant

Jeanette de Jesús, Interim Executive Director

Elise Delacruz, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

Beth Hamilton, Associate Director

Jennifer Hintz, Director of Finance and Administration


Wendy Lavoie, Human Resource and Administrative Manager

Tracy Miller, Post-Conviction Victim Services Director

Lucy Nolan, Director of Policy and Public Relations

Melissa Nosal, Resource and Communications Coordinator

Ashley Rogers, Grant Reporting and Data Coordinator

Laura Varelas, Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Coordinator

Post-Conviction Victim Advocates

Victim Rights Center of CT Attorneys

Board of Directors

President: Mary Farrell, 2018-2020

Vice President: Lisa Sementilli, 2018-2020

Treasurer: Toni Dickey, 2017-2019

Secretary: Ivonne Zucco, 2017-2019

Carmen Arroyo, 2017-2019

Joe Barber, 2018-2020

Alyssa Benedict, 2018-2020

Jill Fletcher, 2017-2019

Georgette Katin, 2018-2020

Melissa Scully, 2018-2020

Venessa Steinmetz, 2019 – 2021