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We are a volunteer-driven organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of children living with cancer, and their families, during treatment. As such, there is a special quality to those who make up our circle. We are guides, survivors, parents, siblings, friends...we've been there, and we know what this journey is like. 

It takes a deep level of commitment to be a part of Circle of Care, but it is an extremely rewarding experience. 

Our Board of Directors


Liz Salguero, Founder & President, Wilton

Dawn Ladenheim, Founder & Treasurer, Wilton

Bob Hinckley, Board Chair, Westport

Jeff Salguero, Vice President, Wilton

Liz Vega, Vice President, Westport

Stacey Savas, Secretary, Wilton


Board Members

Missy Dorsey, Weston

Ray Eckert, Wilton

Susan Kobylinski, Westport

Zelie Pforzheimer, Wilton

Alex J. Ramos, West Haven

Katarina Tchakarov, New Canaan

John Weidner, Wilton 


Advisory Board

Ceci Mahr, Wilton

Mary Jane Hogan, MD MPH, Westport

Liz Marconi, LMSW, MSc, Hartford

Maurice Segall ESQ, Wilton


Our Staff

Executive Director

(Interim)  Elizabeth Vega

Director of Program and Events 

Tammi Small, Norwalk

Development and Communications Associate

Heather Stabinsky, Monroe

Operations Manager

Maria DiPierro, Fairfield



As a volunteer-driven organization, our volunteers are the heart and soul of Circle of Care. From high school students who work on our Dream Room Makeovers to gifted designers who lead those teams, to tireless fundraising and event volunteers to specially-trained hospital volunteers, our volunteers are diverse in their talents but all share a passion for our mission. Working with Circle of Care is a commitment, but extremely rewarding.  

Committee Members

Karen Morgenbesser, Greenwich

Jeanna Shepard, New Canaan

Kacky Theoharides, Wilton

George Whang, Norwalk


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