Executive Leadership Team


Lesli Suggs 
President and Chief Executive Officer

With a background in social work and over two decades of experience in child welfare and behavioral health, Lesli understands the specific needs of the children served by The Home for Little Wanderers and how best to meet them.Throughout her career...READ MORE


Sonia Holman 
Chief of Staff

Sonia Holman joined the Home for Little Wanderers in October of 2019 in the newly created position of Chief of Staff. Sonia works closely with the executive leadership team serving as a strategist, consultant and implementer...READ MORE


Jeanne Armocida 
Chief Development Officer

Jeanne Armocida is the Chief Development Officer and a member of the Executive Management Team at The Home for Little Wanderers. Working closely with the President and CEO, as well as the Board of Directors, she leads all fundraising activities at The Home. Jeanne joined the team in November, 2016...READ MORE



Thomas L. Durling 
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Durling serves as Chief Financial Officer, a role he assumed in January 2018. In this capacity, Thomas oversees all operation aspects of the finance department including: the general ledger, financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, payroll, audit, and investments. Thomas joined...READ MORE


Robin M. Gilbert
 Chief Human Resource Officer

Robin Gilbert joined The Home for Little Wanderers in July of 2018 and serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer, providing overall leadership, guidance and oversight of the Human Resources Function. In this capacity, Robin is responsible for the design, develop, and delivery of HR Strategies, Plans,...READ MORE


Michael Semel
Vice President

Michael Semel, Ph.D., the Vice President of Clinical Quality and Outcomes, began his career as a residential counselor in 1984. He has been at The Home since 2001 and has served in numerous roles including as a Clinician, as a Clinical Supervisor, as a Program Director, and most recently as the Senior Director of Residential Services...READ MORE




Heidi Ferreira 
Vice President of Risk, Compliance, and Data Governance

Heidi Ferreira serves as Vice President of Risk Management, Evaluation, and Outcomes, a role she assumed in December 2011. In this capacity, Heidi oversees all aspects of quality management, research and evaluation, corporate compliance and risk management...READ MORE


Felicia Heywood
Vice President

Felicia Heywood began her career in social services at The Home for Little Wanderers in 1993, as a Child Care Worker and returned as the Program Director of Adoption & Intensive Foster Care in 2015, returning with decades of experience across the spectrum of child and family focused social services....READ MORE


Matthew McCall
Vice President

Matthew McCall started at The Home in 1998 as a Child Care Worker. Matthew has held virtually every client serving role at The Home, from counselor, to clinician, program and department director, in both congregate care and community settings ...READ MORE 



Board of Directors
as of July 1, 2020

Tim Miner, Chairman

Stephen M. Knightly, CFA, Treasurer

Deborah Gray, Secretary

April Anderson

Jane Borkowski

Kate Bouton

Lauren Coyne

Renee Connolly 

Shelley P. Duncan

Scott FitzGerald

Charles (Charley) Goheen



Damon Hart

Beth Johnson

Jeff Keffer

Kristin Loranger

Daniel M. Santaniello

Bruce Stewart

Andrew Suchoff

Dan Tempesta

Andy Wolf

Joe Zink



1.       Jonathan Ash

2.       Samantha Bendetson McCourt

3.       Rebecca Bidwell-Hanson

4.       David Bright

5.       Joseph Byrne

6.       Susan DeRoche

7.       Molly Diggins

8.       David Giunta

9.       Damon Hart

10.   Ariana Jackson

11.   Erik Jones

12.   Olga Kasparova

13.   Christine Larson

14.   Mark Lippolt

15.   Kristin Loranger

16.   Lisa Matthews

17.   Michelle McDonough

18.   Christopher Milton

19.   Cynthia Mulica

20.   Sherri Raftery

21.   Kara lee Rainey

22.   Bronwyn Roberts

23.   Lisa Rosen

24.   Peter Soltz

25.   Jennifer Sparks

26.   Jennifer Titus

27.   Alison Todd

28.   Patricia Trebino

29.   Chip Weintraub

Michael Weissenburger