Our coalition members
Come lead the conversation for a healthier Clinton. Your voice and your support are welcome, wanted and needed.
Partners in Community is an open membership coalition for both youth and adults in Clinton. All members come to the table as equals, with equal voices and equal contributions. We meet every month to discuss substance use issues within our community and seek ways to promote health and reduce harmful behaviors.
We represent 12 sectors in the community: youth, parents, business people, media, school representatives, youth-serving organizations, religious groups, police, local government, medical practitioners, civic group members, and others that are involved with reducing substance use.
Coalition Members make a formal commitment to support our collective efforts. Learn more about member expectations and get involved!
Why we do it:
“Engaging and empowering the youth of our community brings me true joy.” – Andrea S. Reu, President of Clinton PTA
“The reason I joined the coalition was that I firmly believe in the power of committed people coming together in unity to find every way possible to keep the families in our Clinton community growing healthy in body, mind, and spirit.” – Nancy Williams
“As a parent and member of a civic organization I wanted to be part of a positive movement to help our community do something to help our young people make healthy decisions.” – Diane Neri
“I see God at work bringing people from all segments of our community to strengthen families and support our kids.” – Pastor Ryan Young
“It is my honor to coordinate the Partnership for Success grant for PiC. Clinton is alive with greatness and incredible people that make a tremendously positive impact upon one another. It is very rewarding to be a part of Clinton growing healthier and more connected!” – Kelley Edwards
Coalition members 2019-2020
David Melillo Clinton Human Services Director Kimberly Inglis Friends of Clinton Youth & Family Bianca Arias Student Marc Goldstein CCSU Coalition Evaluator Melanie Eliot Parent Shelby Mehmet Coalition Coordinator Chief Vin DeMaio Clinton Police Pastor Ryan Young Living Rock Church Sandra Neumann Parent, Scouts Jennifer Caprio Parent
Lourdes Rojas Shoreline Community Women Kelley Edwards Coordinator, Partners in Community Sarah Auletta Student Stacey Watruos Parent Andy Buccaro Treatment, Project Courage Shelby Auletta Parent Lois Ruggiero Grandparent Jenna Kareliussen Student Addison Auletta Student Benjamin Auletta Student
Corp. Spencer Mangs Clinton Police Keri Hagness Principal, Morgan School Susan Cockley Parent Tracey Leary Pharmacist, Parent Erin Gaudet Parent Marie Pinette Therapist Jill Paglino Human Services Program Coordinator Cheryl Church Social Services Elizabeth Smith Parent Sydney Robison Student