~ WeCAHR Staff & Bios ~

Jessica Richardson
   Christina Calabro

    Executive Director
    advocate@wecahr.org

     Christina Calabro (Chris) joined WeCAHR in 2016 as a volunteer and Board Member and now serves as the Executive Director.

Chris completed her undergraduate degree at St. Thomas Aquinas College with a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.S. in Organizational Communication from Iona College. More recently she completed the Special Education Advocacy Training (SEAT) program with Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and is a current member. She also completed the William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) five-day intensive program for experienced advocates in 2016. Prior to joining WeCAHR she was a Human Resources professional in the field for over 20 years.

Chris has been an active parent advocate in the special education community and is a current member of her town's Commission for the Disabled which serves as advisors and advocates to the Board of Selectman on disability issues


Jessica Richards
Jessica Richardson

Program Manager/Advocate
JRichardson@wecahr.org

     Jessica Richardson joined WeCAHR in 2014 as a volunteer. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western CT State University in Danbury, CT before going on to earn her law degree from New York Law School. She is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association.

     As an advocate with WeCAHR Jessica initially worked with adults with disabilities however in 2015 she began advocating for children and their families navigating the PPT process. Her legal background has brought a different style to the agency which has proven invaluable in the time Jessica has been with the organization.


Sally Ajello
        Sally Ajello

Advocate
sally@wecahr.org

Sally Ajello joined WeCAHR in 2017 as an Advocate for children and adults with special needs. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Public Communications from the University of Idaho.

Raising a son with special needs, Sally has been an active parent advocate for the past 7 years bringing a wealth of personal experience to her position. Adding to that knowledge, she recently joined Connecticut Birth to Three as a developmental therapy associate. Sally also serves her community as a director for the Bethel Education Foundation.