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Marc E. Jaffe, CEO

Marc Jaffe came to the nonprofit sector after serving for more than twenty-five years as a senior publishing, licensing and technology executive where he honed strong management, strategic-planning and cross-platform business development skills. He was the President...

Anna Witkowski, Chief Education Officer

Anna was named Chief Education Officer (CEdO) for CLC in October 2021. She oversees all of the agency’s education, program and content functions. Anna previously served as Director of the School Readiness program at CLC. She joined CLC in 1994 as Head Teacher in...

Penny Lehman, Director of Program Services

Penny’s career with Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) began in 2006 as the agency’s first Teacher Development Coordinator. Penny came to CLC with 14 years prior experience in various early childhood roles such as Preschool Program Director, Teacher...

Marsha Guthrie, Director, Head Start & Early Head Start

Marsha joined CLC in January 2020. She brings over 17 years of Head Start experience, more than 10 of which were in leadership roles. Prior to joining CLC, Marsha served as the Senior Administrative Director of FCP/Head Start Director for Cardinal McCloskey Community...

Phyllis DiFrancia, Director, School Readiness

Phyllis was promoted to Director in October 2021. Phyllis joined CLC in 2015 as the Education Manager of the School Readiness Program and was promoted to Assistant Director in January 2018. Previously, Phyllis served as the Director in a private Early Childhood School...

Corey Paris, Chief Development Officer

Corey is responsible for leading efforts to obtain philanthropic gifts to advance the mission and programs of CLC. In previous positions, he has secured large six and seven figure gifts towards scholarships benefiting students of color, women and other key affinity...

Jennifer Hallissey, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jennifer leads grant writing, marketing and volunteerism. She also facilitates agency-wide program enrichments. Prior to joining CLC, Jennifer was Vice President of Education at United Way of Western Connecticut where she led education related initiatives,...

Darrell T. Ingram, CFO

Darrell has been with CLC for more than ten years. He spent the first 25 years of his non-profit career with Outward Bound Inc. at their National Headquarters in Greenwich, CT (now Garrison, NY) where his duties included: All budgeting and financials for the National...

Marc Teichman, Director of Human Resources

Marc joined CLC in 2001 as Director of Human Resources. He is responsible for the direction, coordination and overall management of human resources functions for CLC, including staffing and recruiting, labor relations, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and...