Management Team

Family Options Program Directors work hard to achieve success in all aspects of their programs, with special focus on planning, coordinating and directing the daily living activities of our clients.

Each of our residents, regardless of ability, gender or lifestyle, is supported to become active members of their community. They build and sustain meaningful relationships. They succeed in their individual, educational, professional, and personal goals.

Family Option's hallmark is respecting the individual and their God-given gifts and helping each resident reach their full potential.

Community Residence Programs:

Allerton Road

Program Director:
Shawn Maia
  • A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors’ degree in Public Health.
  • Joined Family Options in 2009 with more than 20 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Jenta Lane / Hawley Street

Program Director:
Edward Barnes
  • Edward joined Family Options in 2016
  • Professional career experience as a direct care specialist.
Hevia Coriano

Graham Ridge Road

Program Director:
Paul Earley
  • Paul joined Family Options in 2018
  • He has a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology
  • He has close to 20 years of experience working as a Behavioral Specialist
Emma Blizzard

Charles Street

Program Director:
Tiffany Ledyard
  • Joined Family Options in 2014, having worked in the Human Services field for more than 10 years.
  • She has a Bachelors’ Degree in Human Services and plans to pursue a Master’s in Social Work.
Melissa Moher

Brooks Hill / Quentin Street

Program Director:
Sedeaka Lawrence
  • Sedeaka joined Family Options in 2018
  • He has 5 years of experience running a residential program
  • He has an MBA in Finance
Simon Manning

Barbara Stoudmire, RN, Director of Nursing

Barbara started with Family Options in 2017. She is an RN with a BA & BSN. She brings with her almost 10 years of experience in the Nursing field, as well as management.

Helen Duguay, RN