President and Co-Founder
Doreen is Co-Founder and President of The Pilot House. She has extensive leadership experience in a variety of organizations serving the special needs community. Prior to the birth of her twins in 1999, she worked for the Bridgeport Board of Education in the Federal and State grant department as an accounting specialist. From 2003 – 2005 she was President of the Early Childhood Center Parent Support Group, spearheading fundraising efforts and selecting parent speakers. During that time she also organized a Walk for Autism in Fairfield, CT for the Autism Spectrum Resource Center, and served as a Board Member of that organization.
After serving as Vice President of Fundraising for the Fairfield, CT SEPTA (Special Education Parent-Teacher Association) in 2004, Doreen became President, a post she held from 2005 – 2007. With a board of 20 people, she organized programs, engaged speakers, and created the model for and development of the first SEPTA summer camp. For her summer camp experience, she was invited to deliver the Inspirational Address to the 2007 CT State SEPTA Council. At that time, she was also on the Honorary Committee for the Kennedy Center “Autism Project Benefit” from 2006 – 2007.
Hillary Morgan: Treasurer
Alison Leigh Robins: Secretary
Robert S. Kruger, Ph.D., P.C.
Andrea Leonardi, Director of Special Education
Fairfield Public Schools
Noreen O’Mahoney, S.D.A., C.S.W.
Cecelia M. McCarton, M.D.
The McCarton Center For Developmental Pediatrics
Jacalyn Papstein, B.C.B.A – Darien Public Schools
Advisor and Parent Liaison