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.
Martha Rogers – Spiritual Support
A native of Rhode Island, Martha, and her husband Dave, recently moved back to the New England shoreline after 40 years of living in the midwest with their adopted parrots and dog. They have two grown children, two fantastic daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. Martha’s first career was as a home intervention teacher serving families whose babies and toddlers had handicapping conditions. After 18 years in that role, Martha returned to school. For the past 25+ years, Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care have been her main areas of employment. Martha enjoys oil and acrylic painting as well as knitting and crocheting.
Becky L McCoy – Communication & Outreac
Becky L McCoy is a writer and speaker who lives on the Connecticut coast with her two precocious and hilarious children. Having struggled with depression and anxiety and experienced several seasons of grief and trauma – including being widowed at 28 – Becky is passionate about finding ways of living that embrace trauma, grief, mental health, and neurodivergence. Having recently completed a seminary program in Spiritual Formation, Becky is currently working on a project to that explores spiritual practices for grief, burnout, and mental illness.
Becky can be found at BeckyLMcCoy.com, on social media, or at her podcast Sucker Punched.
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.