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Who We Are

Ability Beyond’s leading programs and services are made possible by the commitment, passion and expertise of each and every staff member. Under the guidance of our executive leadership team, our professional staff, therapists and direct care professionals provide a level of expertise unparalleled by any organization of our kind.

Meet Our Executive Team

Jane Davis

President/CEO

As Chief Executive Officer, Jane is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a culture of continuous improvement promoting health and safety, appropriate risk management, commitment to quality services and achievement of organizational objectives. Jane also leads the senior management team in establishing organizational objectives and quality improvement initiatives and directs the Information Technology initiatives to support organizational needs, priorities and objectives. Jane has been with Ability Beyond for 30 years, and holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Leadership at Quinnipiac University. She is a member of a variety of public outreach committees and leadership teams.

Lori I. Pasqualini

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

As Vice President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, Lori is responsible for all fiscal responsibilities ranging from strategic financial planning, capital planning, maintaining banking and lending relationships, and managing government funding supporting Ability Beyond. In addition, Lori is responsible for setting the strategic direction for our Workforce and Human Resource needs. Prior to joining the organization in 1995, Lori worked in the Health Care Practice of Deloitte and Touche as an auditor in Boston, and Bridgeport Hospital as the Director of Reimbursement. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

Thomas H. Fanning

Philanthrophic Advisor

Since 1979, Tom has guided Ability Beyond’s transformation to the organization that it is today. In 2005, under Tom’s leadership, Ability Beyond became one of the first organizations of its kind to eliminate sheltered workshops and structured day programs and now provides 100% community-based employment, recreational and volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities. When Tom first joined Ability Beyond, there was only one residence that served 12 people. Today there are over 100 residences and more than 2,300 people receiving our services annually.
With a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation, Tom’s primary concern has always been the people that we serve. He has worked tirelessly to create an organization devoted to developing creative strategies and effective services that enable people with disabilities to participate fully in their communities and live a life of independence.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Amy Brown

Controller

Paul Bernetsky

Vice President of Development & Community Engagement

Heidi Chelednik

Director of Services

Laurie Dale

Senior Leader of Assistive Technology Solutions

Kristine Foss

Managing Director of Disability Solutions at Ability Beyond

Donna Mallet

Director of Nursing and Therapy

David Mancusi

Director of Information Technology

Tanya Medve

Director of Services

Carrie O’Connell

Director of Programs and Services

Patrick Queenan

Director of Clinical Services

Jacqueline Reina

Director of Services

David Slater

Director of Property Administration

Meet Our Board of Directors

2016 – 2017

Officers

Gregory Smith, Chairman
Robert Bedoukian, Vice-Chairman
Mary Borba, Vice-Chairman
Jane Davis, President & CEO
Lori Pasqualini, Treasurer
Fred L. Baker, Esq., Secretary & General Counsel

Members

Joe Clouse
Gerald Garavel
Harvey M. Kramer, M.D.
George Mulvaney
Sanford Proner, DPM
John Richards
Candy Shaughnessy
Carol Steiner
Stephen Tracy, Ed.D.
L. Kevin Cox, Director Emeritus
Elliot Finkelstein, Director Emeritus
Horace G. McDonnell, Jr., Director Emeritus
Roy Young, Director Emeritus

Meet Our Comittee Members

2016 – 2017

Finance & Audit Committee

Bob Bedoukian, Chair
Randy Glendinning
Michael Marcus
George Mulvaney
Jeff Nelson
Mark Principi
John Richards
Candy Shaughnessy
Donald Whitham

Governance Committee

Jerry Garavel, Chair
Mary Borba
George Mulvaney
Candy Shaughnessy
Fred Baker, Esq., ex officio

Human Resources Committee

Mary Borba, Chair
Joe Clouse
Jamie Eden
Amy Meichner
Ryan Pence
Holly Saxton
Steve Tracy

Mission Validation Committee

Harvey Kramer, Chair
Raymond Curatolo
Jim Luciano
Julie MacMillan
Tom Ringwald
Karen Sheen-Sullivan
Carol Steiner
Barbara Volz

Board of Trustee Committee

Gerald Garavel, Co-Chair
Joe Clouse, Co-Chair
Raymond Curatolo
Steve Finkelstein
David Kasiarz
James Luciano, MD

David Parkes
John Richards
Thomas Ringwald
Saurin Shah
Carol Steiner
Steve Tracy, Ed.D.
Paula Walsh

Disability Solutions Advisory Group

Candy Shaughnessy, Chair
Joe Clouse
Ryan Pence
Robert Reiss

IT/Technology Advisory Group

Sigal Zarmi, Chair
Rodney Bell
Peter Courtway
Raymond Curatolo
Jim Kennedy
Keith Iaia
Scott McNulty
Buddy Pitt
Saurin Shah
Rambabu Vallahajoyuslu