Board Of Directors

New Samaritan Corporation

October 2015 – October 2016

(All terms of Directors for NSC are for three years)



Chair of the Board – Paul M. Shapiro

Class of 2016
140 Davis Road, Storrs, CT 06268

BA Case Western Reserve University, 1971, JD Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1974. Assistant Attorney General, State of Connecticut, 1974-2003. Legal Counsel to the University of Connecticut, 1982-2003. Special Counsel, Office of State Ethics, State of Connecticut, 2005. Adjunct Professor, School of Education, University of Connecticut, 1984-2004. Counsel, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, 2007 – 2008. Life member, National Association of College and University Attorneys. Board memberships – Temple B’nai Israel, Willimantic, 1991-2003 (President, 1994-96); Mt. Hope Montessori School, Mansfield, 2003-2005 (President, 2005); Mansfield Retirement Community, Inc., 2003-present; Mansfield Cooperative, Inc., 2003-2006; Glen Ridge Cooperative, Inc. 2006-present; Welles Country Village, 2010-present. Member, Mansfield Town Council, 2011-present.
First on board: April 2005


Vice Chair – C, Michael Tucker

Class of 2016
64 Bishop Street, New Haven, CT 06511

BA Dartmouth College, MARCH Columbia University School of Architecture, independent practice. Community activities: Friends of East Rock Park, Co-Chairperson; United Church on the Green, Hooker Elementary School & Betsey Ross Arts Magnet Middle School, Co-President, PTO; Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, President. He received merit scholarships at Columbus Academy, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University School of Architecture, William Kinne Fellows Traveling Fellowship, Citation of Excellence, Philadelphia Chapter AIA, Honors Award, National AIA.
First on board: 2000


Secretary – Barbara J. Libby

Class of 2015
245 Knollwood Drive, New Haven, CT 06524

BA from Bates College and 1990 graduate of Yale Divinity School; Ordained Intentional Interim Pastor for the United Church of Christ, currently serving the CT Conference United Church of Christ as Interim Associate Conference Minister for Clergy Concerns. Previously, Barbara held positions as a public school teacher, an office manager, and a banker. She has also worked with individuals with developmental disabilities.
First on board: October 1993


Assistant Secretary – Kathryn Stewart Hegedus

Class of 2017
29 Fellen Road, P.O. Box 846, Storrs, CT 06268

D.N.Sc., Nursing, Boston University; Post Masters Sequence, Development Disabilities Nursing, University of Washington; M.S. Parent Child Nursing, Boston University; B.S. Nursing, Columbia University Teacher???s College; R.N. Nursing, Methodist Hospital. Professor Emerita and International Coordinator, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Director of Staff Development and Research, The Children???s Hospital, Boston, MA; Director of Quality Assurance and Research, Beth Israel Hospital; Chief Nursing Consultant, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center; Faculty School of Nursing/Assistant Head Nurse/Staff Nurse, Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. Fulbright Specialist Award 2008-2013.
First on board: February 2006


Treasurer – Betsey M. Reid

Class of 2014
59 Fallon Drive, North Haven, CT 06473

BA Smith College 1959 First Group Scholar, Jr. Year in Spain; MA University of Rochester in Spanish Literature; grew up in Providence RI and Grand Rapids MI, lived in Rochester NY, St. Louis MO, Atlanta GA, Denver CO and North Haven CT; Medical Illustration technician; Medical translator; CT Conference United Church of Christ Public Education Advocate; Joined New Samaritan Board 1972; Staff person 1980; elected President/CEO New Samaritan 1982 to 2003; elected President/CEO EHM and CHM 1990 to 2003; and served on many affiliated boards until she retired in 2003. Betsey continues to represent New Samaritan on The Saugatuck Cooperative and New Samaritan Family Housing of Waterbury, Inc. (Frost Homestead). Betsey serves as New Samaritan’s Finance Committee Chairperson. She is also an active member of the North Haven Congregational Church UCC serving in various capacities.
First on Board: October 1973; returned 2008


Assistant Treasurer – Mabel M. Peterson

Class of 2014
11 St. John Street, Unit E8, North Haven, CT 06473

BA Bethel College, 1962. MA University of Michigan, 1969. Employed at Yale University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, 1978 – Present (dba, Manuscript Tracking and Editing Services). Former President, Yale University Women’s Organization; former President and current Secretary, Davenport-Dunbar Residences, Director, Urban Ethics. Referee, Greater New Haven Soccer Officials Association, 1986-2002.
First on board: October 1982



Carol S. Hay

Class of 2015
6 Everit Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Vassar College, A.B. 1965, Yale Divinity School M.A.R.,1968, Southern Connecticut State University, School of Library Science, M.L.S. 1986. Retired librarian and bookseller. New Haven Public School Volunteer; set up and ran two school libraries.
First on board: October 1993

Alison L. Bonds

Class of 2016
3 Austin Drive Ext., Easton, CT 06612

BA 1982, JD 1987, University of North Carolina. Attorney fund raiser. Currently, Grant and Contract Manager, with signature authority, for Yale University. Previously, Webmaster / Marketing Manager for Yale’s Department of Surgery; Assistant Director/Major Gifts for Yale’s School of Medicine; Director of Development for LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership); commercial litigation attorney with Murtha Cullina LLP and with Carmody and Torrance. Community Activities: Easton Learning Foundation; Congregation B’nai Israel. Prior Community Activities: Board President, Community Mediation, Inc.; Board Secretary, Women’s Health Services; Member, Easton Democratic Town Committee.
First on board: January 2002; returned October 2010


Jennifer Young Gaudet

Class of 2016
345 Taylor Street, Talcottville, CT 06066

BA Mount Holyoke College, 1974. JD University of Connecticut School of Law, 1986. Employed by HPC Development, LLC as wireless site development territory/project manager. Previously employed by Verizon Wireless and in private law practice. Member, Silver Lake Conference Center Board of Directors; Board Chair effective May, 2011; Member, Welles Country Village Board of Directors. Member, Missionary Society of Connecticut Board of Directors effective May 2011. Member, Immanuel Congregational Church, UCC.
First on board: March 2011


President and Chief Executive Officer
Reginald W.H. Fairbairn (Bill)
Law Degree; retired senior partner with Cramer & Andersen, LLP — Mr. Fairbairn was resident partner in the Washington, CT office, specializing in estate planning, probate, real estate, land use and affordable housing. He was a former member of the Shepaug Valley Regional Board of Education for seventeen years and Moderator of the First Congregational Church of Washington. Presently Trustee of Steep Rock Land Trust in Washington; Director of the Village Improvement Society and a Director of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. Mr. Fairbairn was Chair of the Boards of Directors of New Samaritan and its affiliated corporations for two years prior to his accepting the position of President & CEO, and had been on their Boards of Directors since April 2004.
First Employed with NSC/EHM: 2008


Administrator, Mansfield Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
James Fidanza, LNHA
Mr. Fidanza holds a BS degree in Health Science from Merrimack College and a Program Certificate in Long-Term Health Care Management from the University of Connecticut. He earned his license as a nursing home administrator in 1984 and has worked in both Connecticut and Massachusetts for over 30 years. Mr. Fidanza’s experience includes direct management positions, as well as, positions with multi-facility oversight. He has been involved with for-profit and non-profit organizations, large multi-facility chains, and small privately held facilities. Mr. Fidanza served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities for a number of years and currently is the Chairman of the Board for the Felician Adult Day Health Center in Enfield, Connecticut. Jim lives in Ellington, Connecticut.
First Employed with NSC: 2014

Chief Financial Officer
Anne M. Burns, CPA
Ms. Burns holds a BS in Accounting from Central CT State University and a Masters in Human Development/Gerontology from the University of St. Joseph Connecticut. Ms. Burns has worked in accounting for over 25 years, holding leadership positions in tax exempt organizations and local CPA firms. She has provided financial, audit, tax and advisory services to non-profit organizations, other businesses and individuals. Ms. Burns has served as board treasurer of various non-profit organizations, including domestic violence and homeless shelters. She is currently the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of CT Community Care, Inc., (CCCI); a non-profit organization whose mission is to identify choices and provide services to help people of all ages, abilities and incomes to live at home.
First Employed with NSC/EHM: 2008


Accounting Director
Sabine E. Cox
Mrs. Cox’s career with New Samaritan and Elderly Housing Management started in 1988 where she began a successful journey of amassing institutional and regulatory knowledge that currently spans over 20 years of contributions to EHM. Her progressive roles and promotions through various accounting positions, including her latest promotion to Accounting Director in May, 2009, included her first position of Accounting Assistant, Accounting Supervisor and Property Accounting Manager. Mrs. Cox has successfully completed various courses in regulatory compliance for Rural Development, HUD and has also completed the requirements for Certified Occupancy Specialist. In her role as Property Accounting Manager, she oversaw the timely and accurate provision of financial data to a portfolio of sites that ranged from 50 to 100, including the direct supervision of an accounting staff of 8 to 15 individuals. Mrs. Cox’s accounting knowledge spans both her coursework at Southern CT State University and an expansive array of regulatory and compliance in the property management field. Her promotion to Accounting Director involves oversight of both the property accounting and corporate accounting areas. Her time outside of NSC/EHM includes her family and three children.
First Employed with NSC/EHM: 1988


Director of Human Resources
Jill Vangor
BA in Communications,Marist College. Mrs. Vangor joined Elderly Housing Management in a newly created position as Human Resources Generalist. Within ten (10) months of employment, she was promoted to Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining the team, she held professional statuses in Human Resources for Destination Hotels & Resorts (Teton Mountain Lodge) in Wyoming and in the Graduate Medical Office at Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire. Within all positions, Mrs. Vangor has been responsible for the direct employee recruitment, employee relations, and the development and implementation of organization policies and various employee benefits programs.
First Employed with NSC/EHM: 2006


Director of Property Management
Tammy E. Lautz
BA in English Literature, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT. Mrs. Lautz joined Elderly Housing Management in 1995 as the administrator of Dodge Farm Apartments in Washington, CT. Following a year as a part-time Administrator, Mrs. Lautz added North Purchase in Bethlehem, CT expanding her portfolio to include housing funded through the DECD, USDA and HUD. In 2001, Mrs. Lautz became the Assistant Northwest Regional Coordinator, assisting with a portfolio of over thirty sites including family, elderly and congregate housing funded through various regulatory agencies. In 2003, she became the Regional Coordinator for the Northwest Region and in 2008 was given supervision of additional sites throughout southern Connecticut. In May 2009 Mrs. Lautz was promoted to Director of Property Management. Mrs. Lautz holds various industry certifications, including Certified Occupancy Specialist for HUD, USDA and LIHTC; Certified Manager of Housing, Certified Manager of Maintenance, Fair Housing Specialist and holds a current Connecticut Real Estate License.
First Employed with EHM: 1995


Assistant Director of Housing Management
Pamela C. Kazlauskas
BS in Family Studies, UCONN. RHM, SHS, FHR, TCS, National Center for Housing Management. C3P, Spectrum Seminars. CPO, NAHMA. Mrs. Kazlauskas is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson (CT) and is also a Certified Occupancy Specialist instructor with the National Center for Housing Management.
First Employed with EHM: 1995


Director of Resident Services
Lee M. Niles
BA Teikyo Post University, Psychology; AS Naugatuck Valley Community College, Human Services/Social Work. Ms. Niles joined EHM as a Resident Service Coordinator, with a diverse background in providing Social Services to Seniors. At EHM, she also worked to implement the use of the AASC software for Resident Service Coordinators. Prior to her joining EHM, her career experience included positions as a Social Worker with the Town of New Milford, Medicaid Specialist with the State of Connecticut and Access Coordinator for Connecticut Community Care, Inc. She has a diverse background, which encompasses training in the fields of Medicaid, Medicare, a Certified CHOICES Counselor, Health Care Assessment for the Social Services Care Manager, Elder Abuse and Neglect and Elderly Alcoholism, among other proficiencies.
First Employed with EHM: 2006


Asset Manager
Deborah Pelletier
B.A. University of Maryland University College. Ms. Pelletier started at EHM in 1998 as the Business Manager, overseeing financial and human resources before becoming the Asset Manager in 2006, having responsibility for evaluating performance and risk ranking of the portfolio. She previously worked as the Business Manager for not-for-profit agencies that run group homes and job programs for people with developmental disabilities, having responsibilities for corporate and program financial functions, human resources, and administrative activities. She has a Connecticut Real Estate License and is an Asset Management Specialist.
First Employed with EHM: 1998