Robert F. Cashel, LCSW
President & CEO
For the past 14 years, Rob Cashel has been President and CEO of FCA, where he is responsible for the multi-service human service organization with more than 200 staff serving more than 13,000 clients annually. Rob has developed key partnerships in the community while also establishing formal relationships with numerous private and corporate foundations. Prior to this position, Rob worked for 23 years at Family Centers in the Stamford-Greenwich area. He began as a Clinical Social Worker and later rose to the role of Executive Vice President. In this latter role Rob initiated and managed a variety of programs and services including employee assistance programs for a variety of businesses. Rob is currently on the Board and Executive Committee of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) and is also on the Board and Executive Committee of Norwalk ACTS. Rob has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Rob is also a licensed clinical social worker, a certified marriage and family therapist, and a certified alcoholism counselor.
Mary Ellen Hass, LCSW
Executive Vice President & COO
Mary Ellen Hass joined FCA in 2008 and is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable children and their families. Mary Ellen received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College and was awarded
a Master's Degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University. She is
a founding member of both the National Assembly on School Based Health Care in
Washington D.C. and The CT Association of School Based Health Centers and
served on their respective boards of directors for many years. She was
appointed by the CT State General Assembly to the Adolescent Health Council and
in 2006 was appointed to the State Health Commissioner’s Ad Hoc Committee on
Adolescent Health Care. She is currently serving on the Statewide Advisory
Council for the CT Department of Children & Families (DCF) and is the
Co-Chair of the DCF Regional Advisory Council for Bridgeport, Norwalk, and
Rocco (Rocky) Rossetti, III
Vice President & CFO
Rossetti joined FCA in June, 1997, with more than 20 years of increasing financial management experience in the for-profit consumer products industry and in the non-profit arena from his tenure at the United Way of Greenwich and the United Way of Stamford. His experience in creating financial reporting systems has allowed him to design the chart of accounts of the Agency's general ledger and create the management, budgeting, and reporting process at FCA. He is responsible for the total financial
functions of FCA and has witnessed a tripling in the size of the Agency's budget. Rocky holds an M.B.A. from Sacred Heart
University and a B.S. from Fairfield University.
Vice President & CDO
Andrea Vakos joined FCA in December 2017 and is responsible for leading the development and communications efforts of the agency. She brings to her role more than 30 years of fundraising experience in nonprofits throughout Fairfield County. Prior to FCA Andrea held leadership positions with the UConn Foundation, AmeriCares, Kids in Crisis, Girl Scout Council of SWCT, and Trinity Catholic and Central Catholic High Schools. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College with a major in Marketing.
Averi Dudek, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director, Human Resources
Averi Dudek joined FCA as Director of Human Resources in 2011. Previously she worked in New York City managing the human resources department of an IT consulting company. Other prior experience includes SAP, Wachovia, and Prudential Securities. Averi holds PHR and SHRM-CP Human Resource certifications. She is an active member for the Society of HR Management (SHRM) nationally and is a member of the local Southern Connecticut chapter. Averi was awarded the Top In-House Recruiter award at the Fairchester Recruiting Summit in 2016. She holds a degree from Siena College in Albany, New York. Averi’s experience includes developing and executing recruiting & employee relations strategies that represent the organization’s culture and values with a focus on employee retention.