Board of Directors

Guidance From Within

The Family Options, Inc. Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of professionals and family members of individuals with disabilities.

This active Board has joined together to form an organization committed to exceptional quality and individualized care to children, families and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Caroline Martin
President
Shawne Johnson
Treasurer

Wife and mother, born in Waterbury. Certified integrative health coach, Licensed Cosmetologist for 30yrs, founder and CEO of New Path Wellness Group and Shawne’s “Mane” Attraction of 22yrs. Co-founder of Diamond Investment club and TRED investment group 1999-present Board member/treasurer of Family Options a nonprofit org. that houses and assist special care need people.2000-present Member of Waterbury Chamber of Commerce 1994-present Board Member of the Salvation Army of Waterbury 2008-2013 Member of the craft committee for Kaynor Technical Cosmetology dept. 2000-2013 Board member of The Chain Fund a non-profit org that raise fund to assist cancer patients in financial need. 2001-2008 Member of Waterbury Business and Professional women’s club. 1998-2005 Member of national association of self-employed. 2004 Instructor, and speaker on health, scalp & hair disorders. My mission is to educate and empower people of all walks of life by encouraging sustainable changes in their lives through the true essence of healthy choices.

Mary Glynn
Secretary

Mary Glynn has been a board member of the Agency since 2007. Mrs. Glynn has dedicated more than forty years to the education field, and her experience in various capacities, from tutor to grant-writer, has made her an indispensable asset to the Agency. For more than forty years, Mrs. Glynn has worked as a speech and hearing therapist, teacher, and in-school tutor. She has also spent twenty years in the administration of federal grants for both public and non-public schools. Mrs. Glynn continues to serve the community by volunteering with local non-profit organizations and her church.

Kelly Turner Cole
Member

Kelly Turner Cole retired as a New Haven, CT Police Officer in 2012. A Cancer Survivor, she founded The C.H.A.I.N. Fund, Inc. in 2002 to raise monies and support cancer patients with financial assistance for household expenses. The C.H.AI.N. Fund stands for (Compassionate Hands Assisting Interim Needs) a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Paying the bills that matter the most such as Mortgages, rents, utilities, prescription co- pays and more is The C.H.A.I.N. Fund’s Mission Statement.

The C.H.A.I.N Fund has assisted many families with direct financial assistance in CT, NC, MA and GA. She has been recognized and honored by several prestigious Service Organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Kelly is currently an Independent Associate with LegalShield as an Executive Director. She Mentors startup businesses and teaches a Business workshop called “Bottom Line.” Kelly is married, a mother and grandmother to four Angels. She believes part of her purpose is to assist others in discovering their purpose and passion, and encouraging them to launch out and walk therein.

June Moore
Member

June C. Moore was a board member with the Agency upon its founding. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for a Chemical Company for 32 years and upon retirement, she worked as a temporary employee until Family Options, Inc. had a need for a Secretary. She then stepped down from the Board and worked with the Agency for 9 years until retiring where she again graciously accepted the position of being a Board Member. Mrs. Moore has also been involved with several community-based organizations, one being - Granville Academy of Waterbury, CT. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant for over 40 years. Mrs. Moore has a gentle, caring spirit and a love for Family Options, Inc. She believes in what they are doing and how they work to accomplish the goals of each individual client and being a Christian-based Agency, she likes how they put a lot of time and energy treating their employees fairly also. One of the things that make June stand out is her compassion for her brother, who is challenged, yet independent! She's the wind beneath his wings. She stands in the background letting him do what he can on his own yet she's there to help him when he needs the help. She tries never to crowd him, but at the same time letting him know she's there.

Steve Kovacs
Member