Cathy Coyle, M.B.A
Cathy earned an Associate’s Degree from Northwestern CT Community College followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration with honors from Providence College. She received her MBA from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Brooker Memorial in 2004, Cathy was the Executive Director at the YWCA of New Britain. Cathy has more than 30 years of non-profit experience, including 20 in executive leadership roles. She enjoys working in a children’s organization where there is a smiling face around every corner. She also enjoys working with volunteers and likes the ever-changing challenges and opportunities of managing the organization. Her outside interests include running, hiking, traveling, flower gardening and cooking. She and her husband have two sons, the oldest is enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
Dr. Archana Karanki, D.M.D.
Dr. Karanki earned her dental degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has worked in both private practice and public health in Connecticut. She is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide her patients with the best results with an emphasis on comfort. Dr. Karanki joined Brooker Memorial in July, 2007. She also works in private practice in Windsor CT. She will be receiving her Fellowship in American Academy of General Dentistry in July 2017. Dr. Karanki believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered at several Mission of Mercy events in CT and in Guatemala. Serving as the Co-chair of the Litchfield County Oral Health Collaborative, Dr. Karanki is striving to improve access to dental care for all people. She has two active boys who keep her very busy. In her spare time she likes to hike and swim in the summer and enjoys cross fit and yoga in the winter.
Charlene Lee, B.S. Psychology
Early Learning and Child Care Director
Charlene has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for 20 years and has worked at Brooker Memorial since 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood from the University of Connecticut. She has been a classroom teacher, a substitute and now an administrator. She loves working with the supportive staff at Brooker Memorial and getting to know the families and children. The kids make her laugh every day, and she thinks that the hugs are pretty nice too! Charlene enjoys camping with her husband and two children. They enjoy hiking and biking together. She also enjoys working in the garden.
Jan Lyon, M.A., E.C.E.
Director of Outreach and Children’s Services
Jan Lyon has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and received her M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Antioch University. Jan served the State of Maryland in residential programs for children with multiple disabilities and medical needs for 12 years, returning to CT in 1982. She has worked with children with developmental and mental health labels in a variety of community organizations in CT and served as Care Coordinator for Litchfield County for 10 years. She has over 40 years coordinating, designing and implementing programs for families with challenging children. As Director of Outreach and Children’s Services, Jan works with the local community on identifying and filling gaps in services and supports for children and their families. Ms. Lyon raised two, now-adult, adopted children with special needs and is currently raising her grandson. She is a nature lover, owning a farm in New Hartford for 33 years, an avid gardener and artist, enjoying oil painting as a hobby. She now lives in Prospect.
Lisa A. Ferris
Program Manager for Pediatric Dentistry & Center for Children’s Therapy
Lisa joined Brooker Memorial in in 2017 as our Program Manager. Growing up in Torrington, Lisa’s family were strong supporters of Brooker Memorial. Her grandfather and Aunt sat on the board of directors, and her father was a corporator. Lisa brings 16 years of experience in the dental industry. Her experience in dentistry management and love for kids makes this position a win-win for everyone. Lisa lives in Goshen, and has 2 sons. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking walks, weekends at the lake and weekends away.
Board of Managers
William J. Marchand, President
Brenda L. DiCarlo, Vice President
Miles C. Borzilleri, Treasurer
Judith M. Hogan, Secretary
Charles F. Beyer
Edwin G. Booth, Jr.
Edwin R. Chadwick
Atty. Margaret Roraback
Cathleen M. Todor
Frank Vanoni, M.D.
Atty. Thomas F. Wall, Jr.