Our Board of Directors
Steering our future
Our Board of Directors
Lorraine La Vigne
Lorraine La Vigne, RSM is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently in private practice in Newington, CT. Prior to this she served as the Executive Director of a number of non-profit counseling agencies in the Greater Hartford area. She has also developed and presented workshops on such topics as effective family functioning, communication and conflict management, women’s issues and individual personal growth. Lorraine has served on several boards, as well as conducted education and formation programs for Boards of Directors in non-profit organizations. From 1996-2001 she served initially as Treasurer and then as President of the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapist. Lorraine is a Sister of Mercy, living in Hartford. She enjoys her early morning walks and cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the local parks. As a therapist Lorraine has worked with many women struggling with addiction and not having an adequate support system. The service Coram Deo provides for women with addictions motivated her to be a part of this organization’s mission. As she continues to meet some of the women who participate in the program and learn more about the programs she sees how necessary such an organization is to the community..
Rosalind H. Nash
Rosalind H. Nash is a manager at Aetna in their internal audit department. Rosalind is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has an extensive background in audit and finance. Her prior work experience includes public accounting at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Arthur Andersen, and financial reporting for ESPN Internet Ventures. Rosalind earned a Bachelor’s degree from CCSU and a Masters in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford and is a proud alumna of Weaver High School in Hartford CT. Rosalind has a passion to serve and to help others recognize and achieve their personal goals and she also enjoys volunteer work. Prior volunteer experience includes Junior Achievement, preparing and serving meals at homeless shelters (men and women), and participating in annual fundraising walks/runs. Her favorite charity is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With its mission to serve and meet the needs of women with substance abuse as well as help reunite moms with their children, Coram Deo is a natural and ordained fit for Rosalind.
Meirui Zhang joined Aetna in 2017 as a part of a finance rotational program and has worked in areas such as Institutional Businesses and Corporate Development. She is an alumni of Emory University graduating from Goizueta Business School in Finance and Chinese Literature and Language. In the past, Meirui has worked for several service organizations including volunteering as an Advanced EMT servicing Emory University and the greater Decatur area. Meirui joined Coram Deo in 2018 due to her passion for volunteerism and support for Coram Deo’s mission having seen Coram Deo’s profound ability to aid women recovering from addiction and abuse. She resides in East Hartford, CT with her 9 year old cat