Why I'm Running
There is a lack of communication and transparency at the community level in our district, and I want to fix this.
As your state representative, I will make sure that your voice is heard in Hartford. I will also make sure that you are informed about what is going on in Connecticut, including what we, together, accomplish.
I plan to:
Make Connecticut more affordable
Fight for parents & children
Tackle mental health & addiction crisis
Support small business relief
Build safer communities
I want to bring a vision of hope to Norwalk and Westport! I want to help my community and to help make CT strong again!
Get To Know Me
I grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ, with my parents and two older brothers. I moved to Fairfield County about 20 years ago, and I’ve been a Norwalk resident for the past 15 years.
I’m a single mother, a daughter, and a sister. I am also a woman in recovery from both mental health and addiction. I say this in order to be the first person to tell you.
By trait, I’m a seasoned recovery coach with a passion for helping others. I worked with the Community Care Team at Norwalk Hospital where we met with over 30 community and municipal providers on a weekly basis to help at-risk individuals achieve wellness in all social determinants. I also volunteer at the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). But, that's only part of my story.
I am also no stranger to strong advocacy efforts when it comes to legislation. I am a member of my local prevention council, The Norwalk Partnership, as well as the alcohol and marijuana subcommittees. I am part of the state’s Task Force to Study Peer Services, to which I was appointed last year by Senator Duff. I am part of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' (DMHAS) Peer Certification Advisory Committee. And, I also belong to the PTA and Equity Committee at my daughter’s middle school in Norwalk. I am genuinely embedded in my community.
In short, I’m a community-minded leader who, through honesty, open-mindedness, and selflessness, has consistently demonstrated a passion for helping others.