Staff

Patty Giannattasio – Therapist

Patty earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern CT State University in 2019. She interned with Brian’s Healing Hearts where she facilitated grief support groups and provided individual grief counseling and therapy. Patty believes there is hope and meaning to be found in the grieving process and considers it an honor to companion others on their grief journeys. Before earning her Master’s degree, Patty spent over 25 years as a Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at the high school and collegiate levels. In addition, Patty is Grants Manager for the Doolittle Family Foundation. She has two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Patty was predeceased by her husband in 2012 and lives in Niantic, CT.

Andy Harris – Administration/Assistant to the President

Andy has experience in nonprofit management, donor relations and large-scale event management having run major recurring and special events for Georgetown University, The University of New Haven, L.A. Gear, The Virginia Regional Therapeutic Riding Center and Sacred Heart University. She also has a background in the arts, having served as director of several galleries, and as special assist to Spencer A. Samuels, world-renowned art dealer and expert on Old Masters paintings and drawings, who advised J. Paul Getty on his art acquisitions and discovered an original 17th century Vermeer oil painting. She has a B.A. from The University of Connecticut, M.F.A. from The University of Southern California, and an M.A. from The George Washington University.