Executive Team

Michael Duggan, Executive Director 203.324.4277 x12 email | bio
Julie DeGennaro, Associate Executive Director 203.415.2232 email | bio
Craig Baker, Chief Education Officer 203.554.0865 email | bio
Courtney Carey, Chief Clinical Services Officer 203.554.6481 email | bio
Jon Hoch, Chief Community Officer 203.219.5264 email | bio
Tom Langan, Chief Residential Services Officer 203.348.4880 email | bio
Edwin Naval, Chief Financial Officer 203.324.4277 x14 email | bio
Donn Reid, Chief Values Officer & Director of Training Services 203.326.1163 email | bio

 

Michael Duggan – Executive Director

Mike headshot Freeda sm sqMichael Duggan joined Domus as its executive director in 1991 when the organization had just one program, Domus House, and a budget of under $300,000. A native of Quincy, Massachusetts, Duggan served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for two years before working at Good Shepherd Services in Brooklyn for nine years. He is a graduate of Holy Cross and received his MSW from Hunter College in New York City. Mike was one of five 2002-2003 Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellows, which were awarded by the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. He is the recipient of a 2010 Sanctae Crucis Award, Holy Cross’ highest non-degree recognition bestowed by the college on an alumnus. Mike is the subject of a 2012 episode of Turning Point, a public television documentary program. He was honored to receive in January 2012 one of five Lewis Hine Awards given by the National Child Labor Committee to distinguished professionals in the world of youth service; he was nominated by CT Governor Dan Malloy. Along with his wife Karen, Mike received the The Graymoor Community Service Award in 2015 from the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement for working “to heal, to unite, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” He serves on the St. George Church (Guilford CT) Haiti Outreach Committee. Duggan mentors several young men, one for almost two decades.

Julie DeGennaro – Associate Executive Director

Julie headshot Freeda sm sqJulie has worked at Domus since graduating magna cum laude from Connecticut College in 1993. She has worked as a youth worker, director of education, director of residential services, and assistant executive director; she now serves as associate executive director for programming, overseeing all Domus programs. She oversaw Domus’ three-year engagement with the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation as part of their newly established PropelNext cohort. Julie was one of ten CT Women’s Hall of Fame 10 Education and Empowerment honorees in 2013.

 

Craig Baker – Chief Education Officer

Craig headshot Freeda sm sqCraig Baker is Domus’ chief educational officer and oversees the organization’s educational programs, which include three schools. Prior to that, he was the director of Trailblazers Academy for three years. Craig came to the school the year of its founding in 1999 as a social studies teacher, becoming the school’s co-director in 2002 and its director in 2004. Prior to joining Domus, he was a teacher at The Bridge, a Bridgeport charter school. Craig received both his masters in education and BA in history from Sacred Heart University. For several years, Craig has been asked by the New Haven Public Schools to train their personnel around successful social/emotional/behavioral classroom approaches; he has also trained other school personnel around the state. Craig received the Isabelle Farrington College of Education Alumni Leadership Award from Sacred Heart University in 2013.

Courtney Carey, LCSW – Chief Clinical Services Officer

Courtney headshot Freeda smCourtney started at Domus in 2007 and is responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating mental health services for Domus. She oversees the family advocate model, which operates in all three Domus schools and in three Stamford Public Schools sites; works directly with young people providing emergency mental health evaluations, facilitating relationally-based psychotherapy groups, providing crisis intervention, and on-going treatment services; and provides clinical consultation to Domus’residential and out-of-school-time programs as needed. Prior to joining Domus, Courtney worked for four years at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut where she was the coordinator of the intensive in-home therapy program and the coordinator of group therapy services. Courtney received her masters in social work from Boston University in 2003 and currently has a teaching appointment at Columbia University School of Social Work. In 2015, Courtney won the Hubie Jones Urban Service Award from the Boston University School of Social Work, one of four annual alumnus awards given.

Jonathan Hoch – Chief Community Officer

Jon headshot Freeda sm sqJon has worked at Domus since 1998. He has worked as a youth worker, Domus House coordinator, Domus House director, director of summer camp, director of after-school, and director of social services. As chief community officer, Jon oversees all Domus community-based programs, including a large community center, two after-school programs operated at Stamford public school sites, a middle school out-of-school-time program for a Domus charter school, and two summer camps. He was born and raised in Stamford and attended the University of Arizona.

 

Tom Langan – Chief Residential Services Officer

Tom headshot Freeda sm sqTom Langan serves as Domus’ director of residential services. Tom joined Domus in 1997 as a residential youth worker; he soon became the Passages Group Home  intake coordinator and then the Passages and Domus House coordinator. Tom was appointed director of residential services in 2002 and worked in that capacity while also overseeing, between 2004 and 2007, Domus’ family advocates in the ARTS program, the Stamford Public Schools’ alternative program. He also oversaw the creation of Domus’ street and gang outreach program. Prior to joining Domus, Tom worked with juvenile justice system youth at a residential treatment center and at an emergency shelter. Tom received his BA from Central Connecticut State University.

Edwin J. Naval – Chief Financial Officer

Edwin headshot Freeda smEdwin Naval is the chief financial officer at Domus. He has over 15 years of financial and management experience in the nonprofit and publishing industries. Prior to joining Domus, Edwin served as controller for Metro, a free daily newspaper with editions for New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Previously, he served as controller for a nonprofit catering to homeless people in New York City. Edwin earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in the Philippines.

 

Donn Reid – Chief Values Officer and Director of Training Services

Donn headshot Freeda2 smDonn joined Domus in 1991 and has been Domus’ director of training services for almost a decade. He oversees all staff training and professional development activities. Donn is certified to teach Cornell University’s Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (an intervention technique that de-escalates critical situations) and Parenting Journey (a course that helps parents reflect on how they were parented and discover how that affects their parenting style). As chief values officer, Donn ensures fidelity to our core principles and practices through staff training, program site observations, and formalized on-going dialogue between youth, parents, and staff. Previously, Donn was the director of Domus’ life skills instruction program and a residential group home for boys. Prior to joining Domus, he worked in the mental health field. Donn received his BA in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.

Last updated: January 4, 2017