Senior Managers

CJR operations are supervised by an executive director and management staff who combine many years of program and business expertise. Youth counselors, teachers, social workers, and program managers have experience and degrees appropriate to their responsibilities. Staff members are encouraged to further their education and participate in training to stay current and advance in their respective fields of professional service.

Senior Management

President & Chief Executive Officer
Daniel W. Rezende, MSW, LCSW

Director of Residential Services
Christine M. Jaffer, MSW, LCSW

Director of Community Programs
Ana M. Flamengo, MPA

Director of Education & Student Services
James K. Obst, MS, CAGS

Director of Behavioral Health Services
Jennifer A. Grant, MSW, LCSW

Chief Financial Officer
Patricia A. Shishkov, BS

Director of Development & Public Relations
Hedy L. Barton, MA, CFRE

Director of Human Resources
Katherine M. Budzyn, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Director of Performance & Quality Improvement
Julianne Torrence, MSW, LCSW

  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423
  • info@cjryouth.org

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