Carrie L. Amos, President
Carrie has a huge heart for helping the most vulnerable people in the city of Danbury and seeing the city transformed in the process. She joined Jericho Partnership in 2007 as director of operations, was appointed executive director in 2009, and named president in 2012. Her responsibilities include leading the Jericho staff team, casting and shaping the vision for new mobilization efforts.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector and has extensive experience in leadership, project management, and client-centered clinical work with individuals and groups. In addition to her position at Jericho Partnership, she is an adjunct professor of social work at Fordham University, teaching various course offerings for Bachelor- and Master-level students.
Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Manhattanville College and a Masters in Social Work at Fordham University. She served in direct clinical services at Putnam Associated Resource Centers for 12 years and has been involved in community organizing, mentoring and grant writing and clinical work. Carrie is passionate about serving God in the city through word and deed ministry in collaboration with others.
A greater Danbury area resident, Carrie and her husband, Ed, have three children; Grayce, Jackson and Cathryn.
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Crystal Perkins, Director of OPERATIONS
Crystal has been at Jericho since its earliest days, serving as Manager, Accounting and Finance, Operations Manager, Director of Partner Development, and now has been recently promoted to Director of Operations. She is responsible for working with Jericho's eight Ministry Partners on their strategic goals and outcomes, as well as overseeing the operations at Jericho Spring Street Neighborhood Center. Before a varied corporate career at companies such as NHBC as Director of Operations, MxEnergy as a Compliance Analyst, IBM as an Associate Program Manager, and Enterprise Social Investment Corp. as an Investment Management Administrator, Crystal earned her BA in Political Science at Hampton University, and her MBA at Strayer University. A Danbury native, Crystal enjoys playing tennis, interior decorating, and mentoring students. She is an active member of New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury. Her life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
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Harry Pugner, Director of Facilities
Harry, who has decades of experience in the building and construction industry, has been overseeing the maintenance and expansion of Jericho’s facilities since the Partnership started more than 10 years ago. Time and time again, he’s seen the Lord’s hand in the process, further cementing his strong faith and trust in Christ. Harry graduated from Henry Abbott Regional Technical School, Danbury, and DeVrey Institute of Electronics, and attended Western Connecticut State University and Berean College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1965 – 1969. He was recently elected to the Deacon Board at First Assembly of God in Brookfield and serves as the District Men’s Director of the Southern New England District Assemblies of God. Harry and his wife Lorette live in Danbury; they have three sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Harry is an avid golfer and also loves ballroom dancing with Lorette, going out two nights a week to feed their passion.
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Lisa Siedlecki, Director of MARKETING & Communications
Lisa,joined the Jericho team July 2016 as Director of Communications after a short time as a consultant. She was recently named Director of Marketing & Communications, and is responsible for shepherding the time, talent and treasures God brings our way (volunteer and gift partners), as well as raising Jericho's awareness in the community. Prior to a recent two-year stint as Director of Corporate Communications at Origami Owl in Chandler, AZ, Lisa was served as Communications Director at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel for most of her 13 years there. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University in 1985, (B.A. in English: Writing, she worked for nearly two decades at The News-Times in Danbury as a reporter and columnist before her time at Walnut Hill. A food and wine enthusiastic, she loves to cook for friends and family. She’s also a drummer on Walnut Hill’s worship team, and is part of the duo “Ellipses.” She and her husband, Mike, have six grown children and two grandchildren. They live in Southbury and are active members of Walnut Hill Community Church.
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Michael Ronan, secretary, Development coordinator
Michael joined Jericho Partnership in 2008 after a career in business and law, serving as Secretary, Treasurer, Stewardship Director, and Director of Operations. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctor from Pace Law School. He worked for the Perkin-Elmer Corporation in Danbury during the design, manufacturing and build of the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, then practiced law in Danbury for more than 20 years before joining Jericho. Michael attends St. Joseph’s Seminary at Dunwoodie, Yonkers, NY, studying toward a Masters of Arts in Theology. He is a candidate for ordination to the order of deacon in the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Bridgeport. Michael is the Executive Director of Kevin’s Community Center Free Medical Clinic in Newtown and has served on numerous nonprofit and community boards over the course of his career. He and his wife Kathy are Newtown residents and active parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, particularly in men’s and women’s ministries. They have three grown children: Kristin, Matthew and Timothy.
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Lori Vickers, Accounting Manager
Lori has been at the helm of Jericho’s accounting office since 2010, maintaining the high level of financial integrity that has been our hallmark since day one. After receiving a degree in social work from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Lori shifted her professional focus to accounting, took courses at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and is certified through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. When she’s not at work, she loves to run, swim and cycle, and has finished several marathons and triathlons. She and her husband Tim live in Danbury with their two sons and attend Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”
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Angela Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator
Angela has been on the team at Jericho since September 2016, ensuring that everyone who wants to serve with Jericho is engaged with our ministry to their fullest potential. Angie earned her Bachelors in Human Resource Management from Auburn University, and her Masters in Organizational Management/Specialization in Project Management from Ashford University. A resident of Bethel since December 2012, when she relocated from her home state of Alabama, Angie enjoys running, exercising, playing softball, crafting, eating, and grabbing a nice long nap whenever possible. An active member of New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury, she married her husband Ryan in May 2017.
Michelli anatolio, case manager
Michelli – a candidate to earn her degree in Social Work in May 2019 from Western Connecticut State University – says that “social work is more than a career; it is a calling.” Passionate about people, she joined the Jericho team in March 2017, after having volunteered at Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center since 2014. Her husband Rafael had a rare disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2013 and nearly died, but today she is praising God that he is alive with no side effects; his illness, she said, was “a life-changing experience.” Today, the couple lives in New Milford and attend Calvary Chapel Ministry, their church since 2013. One of Michelli’s favorite bible verses is Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according his purpose.”
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sera pisani, cityserve COORDINATOR
Sera is new to the non-profit sector, but is thrilled to begin her journey at Jericho, coordinating our Reading Buddy and CleanStart programs. Through her words, actions and commitment, she hope to positively impact the lives of the people and children in Danbury. Sera graduated from Manhattan College in 2016 with a B.A. in English and Communications and has work experience in publishing, child care, and education. She currently writes for a number of freelance projects and hopes to use her writing and work within the community to inspire unity and growth.
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Donna Cook, Administrative Assistant
Donna, who has a passion for helping people, joined the Jericho staff December 2015 after volunteering at its welcome desk and administrative offices since April of that year. For most of her life, Donna lived in Massachusetts, where she volunteered for several years at ‘The Wish Project,’ a furniture, home goods and baby supplies bank in Lowell MA, which serves clients of nonprofit agencies in the Merrimack Valley. In her professional career, Donna worked in various levels of IT, from programmer to project leader and SAP application support. She is currently an active member of Faith at Newtown church, Sandy Hook. She and her husband Ken have two grown boys, who live in Lowell.
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Clarence Bouie, Facilities Staff
For much of his early years, Clarence struggled with drug abuse and spent time in several rehabilitation facilities on the east coast. Several years ago, Clarence entered Jericho's Good Samaritan Mission and, today, celebrates 12 years clean and sober! For the past several years, Clarence has volunteered his time (and been a paid staff member) at the Jericho Spring Street Neighborhood Center, where he loves to work with children. After working as a security Guard at Command Security, a cook for Catholic Charities and as a nanny as Care4Kids, Clarence joined Jericho's facilities team in November 2016.