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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...

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...

Mary Basso, Director, Child Development

With more than 35 years of experience in the field of early childhood education, Mary’s contributions to CLC include Chair of CLC Blended Pre K Committee; as well as serving on CLC Family and Community Engagement Committee, CLC Reopening Committee, CLC Education...

Anna Witkowski, Director, School Readiness

Anna was named Director of the School Readiness program at CLC in January 2018. She joined CLC in 1994 as Head Teacher in the Child Development Program and was promoted to Education Coordinator, Education Manager and Assistant Director before becoming Director in...

Corey Paris, Development Director

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

As Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jennifer oversees volunteerism and alumni outreach. She also supports development activities and agency-wide program enrichments such as CLC Reading Heroes, gardening, and music. Prior to joining CLC, Jennifer was Vice President...

Darrell T. Ingram, CFO

Darrell has been with CLC for almost 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...