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DVCC Announces New Members To Its Board Of Directors

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DVCC Announces New Members To Its Board Of Directors

 

July 6, 2015

 

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center is pleased to announce that Teresa Alasio of Norwalk and Janill Sharma of Stamford have joined its Board of Directors.

Dr. Alasio is a pathologist with a practice in Westchester County. A specialist in cytopathology, she is the Director of the Division of Cytology and Cytodiagnostic Center at Cairo Diagnostics in White Plains, N.Y. She earned her MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where she went on to become chief resident of the Pathology Department. Dr. Alasio worked and taught at New York Medical College and at SUNY Downstate Medical Center prior to moving to Norwalk with her husband and two children.

Ms. Sharma is an attorney specializing in immigration law. She earned her law degree from the New England School of Law in Boston and worked as an associate for a full service immigration law firm in New York City before taking time off to raise her children. An active volunteer for numerous local organizations in and around Stamford, Ms. Sharma employs her legal training and organizational skills to raise awareness and garner support for those organizations, most of which focus on issues affecting women and children.

Dr. Alasio and Ms. Sharma have served for the past two years on the committee that organizes DVCC’s major fundraiser, the annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon.

“DVCC is extremely fortunate to have these two accomplished young women as new board members,” said DVCC Executive Director Rachelle Kucera Mehra. “They brought a wealth of talent, enthusiasm and creativity to our annual fundraisers, and through their professionalism, dedication and sense of compassion, they will continue to benefit our organization in countless ways.”

 The Domestic Violence Crisis Center is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships. With a professional staff of 45 people who have years of experience and advocacy in the field of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, the agency offers confidential services at no charge, including court and legal services; group and individual counseling; SafeHouses; children’s services; SustainAbilityCT, a financial, education and housing advocacy program; medical advocacy; multilingual services; professional adult trainings; PeaceWorks prevention education; a 24-hour hotline (1-888-774-2900); and EsperanzaCT, a Spanish language website and 24-hour phone service line. DVCC is the only domestic violence agency serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston. For more information please call 203-588-9100 or visit www.dvccct.org.

 

Domestic Violence Crisis Center                                Contact:   Kathy Lake

777 Summer Street                                                                      Media Relations Advocate

Stamford, CT 06901                                                                    Phone: (203) 588-9100

(203) 588-9100                                                                            Email: klake@dvccct.org

www.dvccct.org, www.esperanzact.org