Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo is vice president of admissions and marketing. She oversees the admissions process for all three of Chapel Haven’s core residential programs – REACH, the Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (both in New Haven, Conn., where Chapel Haven was founded) and Chapel Haven West (Tucson, AZ).
She also coordinates Chapel Haven’s communications and marketing components, including social media, conferences, presentations and media coverage.
Previously, Catherine served for 10 years as director of communications for New Haven Public Schools, the state’s second largest school district. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University, where she teaches as an adjunct professor part-time, and a master’s of science in communications management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
In 2004, Catherine won the Seton Elm Ivy Award, Yale University, for positive collaborations between Yale University and the New Haven Public Schools. In 2007, she was honored by the New Haven Business Times as one of 20 noteworthy women in New Haven.