Executive Team

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 Stamford.

Rocco (Rocky) Rossetti, III
Vice President & CFO

Rocky 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. 


Andrea Vakos
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.

Maria Wilcox

Vice Chair
Rita Olson

Vice Chair
Charles Pieterse 

Brian H. Vendig

Richard P. Zaremski

Vice Treasurer
Wenton Camporin

Immediate Past Chair
Lisa Sheffield Lillie

Chair Emeritus
Julene M. Greenshields

At Large
Mark Lux
  • David Barnard
  • Susan Beyman
  • Joel Clark
  • Brian Davidson
  • Cheryl C. De Vonish
  • Michelle Doggett
  • Dianne Green
  • Denise Harned
  • Maureen Hart
  • Kris Reddington Herlyn
  • Noelle K. Hughes
  • Sean P. Lenahan
  • Rachel Lieberman
  • Virginia C. Martin
  • Kathleen P. Murphy
  • Daniel O’Connor
  • Karen Scappaticci
  • Jordan Scott
  • Martha Yepes Small, MD
  • Michael Stein
  • Trish Weber
  • Martha Witte
Virginia C. Martin

Kathleen P. Murphy

  • Mary-Pat Cottrell
  • Jill Dimitrief
  • Ana Goizueta
  • Matthew Greene
  • Stacy Holmén
  • Ray Moskow
  • Dana Nickel
  • Maurice Segall
  • Sharon Sullivan
  • Donna Walker
  • William O. Webster
Kristi Donna Ng
Sherlene Rodriguez
  • Jason Bear
  • Sarah Bernhard
  • Emily Floros
  • Maureen Hart
  • Banji Iyun
  • Evelyn Kaczmarek
  • Nicholas Kantor
  • Annie Kruger
  • Sean P. Lenahan
  • Scott McCarthy
  • Zachary Rynar
  • Natalia Sieira Millan
  • Rachael Turcotte
  • Konstantin Vayneris
  • Chrissy Cacace, Director of Operational Effectiveness
  • John Gorcynski, Director of Finance
  • Jeanmarie House, Director of Foster Care
  • Amy Jeffereis, Director of ASPIRE
  • Mary Kate Locke, Director of Adoption and Child & Family Development
  • Ligia Masilamani, Director of Home Care
  • Tiffany McCarthy, Director of Family Support
  • Elizabeth Murdoch, Director of Behavioral Health
  • Lindsay Perry, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Janina Serrao, Director of Development