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..
Aimee is originally from Long Island, NY and currently resides in Wallingford, CT. She is currently a 2L at Quinnipiac School of Law. She is concentrating in Criminal Law and Advocacy. Most active at QU Law, she is currently the Chairperson for the QU National Students’ Guild Students Against Mass Incarceration Week. Aimee is also Vice-President of both the Criminal Law Society and of Phi Alpha Delta. She also serves on the SBA Judicial Committee.
Having experience working both with the prosecution and with those re-entering society, after incarceration, she hopes to bring a new perspective to Coram Deo. She understands how important the services provided are to these women, in helping them to re-integrate into the society, especially work placement and housing.
Aimee has been coaching softball for over 13 years. For fun, Aimee enjoys trivia competitions.
Shannone Pettie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing clinical services to a wide array of populations since 2001. Shannone is originally from New Haven, CT and earned her Masters degree in Social Work from SCSU, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Fordham University. In her experiences in social work, interactions with disparity, stigmas, and the lack of resources were common place. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Shannone witnessed a climate among her colleagues early on in her career. Despite their organizational structure, budget and available resources, some mental health professionals were struggling to provide quality services. This observed trend inspired Shannone to explore the work life balance of providers and dedicate herself to raising awareness about the relationship between provider wellness and efficacy.
Shannone works full time providing clinical services for hospice patients at the end of life, she consults with a private practice group, and she also supports adolescents with ASD. Shannone is the proud mother of two children, and enjoys family time, traveling, maintaining her self care, and cooking (baked macaroni and cheese is a family favorite). Shannone highly values the mission, vision, and individualized approach that Coram Deo Recovery offers and looks forward to contributing her time and expertise to this program.