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Board/Staff 2017-06-17T17:46:15+00:00
Deb Kelleher
Deb KelleherExecutive Director of Annie C.
Deb is the founder of Annie C. Annie was Deb’s grandmother and hero. One of Deb’s projects is managing a regional community coalition of foster care agencies which she has done for over 9 years. Prior to that, she was a case manager for families involved with the Department of Children and Families preparing to reunite with their children. She has also worked as an advocate for foster, adoptive and kinship families and taught pre-licensing classes to prospective foster and adoptive parents for 10 years and is, herself, an adoptive mother of 3 boys adopted through the CT foster care system. Deb’s passion is helping older youth find and maintain permanent connections. Deb has served as a Board member for other CT community organizations and commissions and enjoys giving back to her local community.

Photo: Annie C. holding Deb.

Charneil Bush
Charneil BushPresident of the Board
Charneil entered state care at age 10 and remained a ward of the state of Connecticut until his aunt became his legal guardian at age 16. Charneil went on to Central Connecticut State University where he graduated with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. He’s an active volunteer with several youth organizations as well as a mentor for True Colors, Inc. Aside from his legal and corporate background, Charneil has begun to pursue his passion of social justice and human services, even beginning a peer support group for young adults dealing with intersectionality issues. Charneil also hosts a popular podcast called “What About Your Friends.”
Tom Morrissey
Tom MorrisseyTreasurer of the Board
Tom is Senior Director of Legal Operations & eDiscovery at the Purdue Pharma LP where he responsible for the development and implementation of technology in support of the Office of the General Counsel, Compliance and Corporate Security. Additionally, Tom provides guidance to several areas including Information Governance, Legal Billing and Vendor Management. Tom provides leadership in the legal technology industry by speaking at professional & educational conferences and by leadership in several professional organizations.

Tom is on the Board of Directors for Stamford Public Education Foundation. He is a Stamford Middle and High School Mentor. Tom has served on his church Board of Trustees and has been a Boy Scout Leader for years.

Tom and his wife, Deb, have adopted two children from the Connecticut foster care system.

B. Selina Daniels
B. Selina Daniels Board Member
After 20+ years working in corporate, Selina decided to follow her true passion to work with children that are at risk, improving their lives and strengthening their families. Over the last 10 years, her mission has been to advocate, engage the community, create collaborations, partnerships, developing new initiatives and programs that will educate, strengthen families and focus on the needs of our youth. She has coordinated support groups, organized community service projects and hosted community events that educate and support families. Selina is a long-term licensed therapeutic foster mom, currently for Boys and Girls Village.
Patricia Courtney McGovern
Patricia Courtney McGovernBoard Member
Pat is Annie’s oldest daughter and an identical twin. Pat represents the family’s interests on the Board of Directors. Deb Kelleher is Pat’s oldest daughter. Pat has worked a variety of jobs during her life, finding her calling to teach piano after her children were grown. She currently teaches piano to students in Fairfield County where she has done so for over 20 years. She is most proud of being a mom to five children. Her passions include crocheting, crossword puzzles and, most importantly she is a well-known New York Mets fan. Pat and her twin sister, Mim have attended every baseball opening day in New York for the Mets with the exception of 1965 when she was expecting her youngest son. They are regularly interviewed by the media on Opening Day.

Photo Pat and her twin sister. Annie C’s oldest girls.

Kathie SheaBoard Member
Claudia FidalgoSecretary of the Board
Maria KnightBoard Member
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