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Our Staff

Regina Moller, Executive Director

Dr. Regina Moller

Executive Director

Regina has over twenty years of experience in the behavioral health field, with special interests and training in emergency mental health services, trauma-informed care, and co-occurring disorders.

Regina is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, MA. She served as Chief Resident in Emergency Psychiatric Services. She was involved in the development, from conception to completion, of an extensive emergency room psychiatric clinic. She is also a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and certified clinical supervisor. She has run training and provided supervision for the emergency psychiatric services of a national crisis hotline, has directed a residential treatment program for adolescents with co-occurring disorders and has served as risk manager for a large multi-state behavioral healthcare organization. She serves on several state and provider committees for behavioral health issues.

Jean Alberghini, Program Director, Gray Farm House

Jean Alberghini

Director of Residential Services

Jean has been in the Children’s Mental Health field for 35 years. The best care we can give our children are well-informed and trained staff. She is a trainer for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Risking Connections, and Mental Health First Aid trainer as well as a facilitator for various trauma informed groups for adolescent girls.

For the past four years, Jean has been the Chair for the Southeastern Mental Health System of Care. Jean enjoys spending her free time with her family at the beach, and participating in outdoor activities.

Her favorite quote: “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone to believe in them.” – Magic Johnson

Geoffrey Taylor

Director of Development and Marketing

Geoff Taylor has ten years of experience helping organizations tell compelling stories and raise significant operating dollars. These organizations include Connecticut College, Teach for America, and Habitat for Humanity Inc, and dozens of small local organizations and businesses. Geoff holds a BA in Architecture and Botany from Connecticut College.

Betsy Thoman

HR Coordinator

Betsy brings a wide array of experience working in nonprofit and for profit businesses. She has spent her professional career focusing on recruiting, administration, and human resources. Once she had the experience of working in human resources, she knew this was the career path for her. Betsy fell in love with doing meaningful work in group homes and has always cherished being able to help people fulfill their needs and realize their potential. Her passion for helping people, coupled with her work in group homes is what drives her success at NCSS.

After raising her two children, Andrew and Katie, she completed her Bachelor of Intermediary Studies in Humanities at the University of Rhode Island. When she is not working to staff and support NCSS, Betsy enjoys gardening, travel, spending time with her children, family and friends. She also loves hummingbird season!

Deirdre Cotter Garfield

Program Director, Gray Farm House

Denise Corcoran

Support Services Coordinator

Denise joins Noank Community Support Services after working for the Department of Corrections for many years. She is new to the Connecticut area, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.  Her hobbies include traveling, gardening, reading, and spending time at the beach.  Denise’s favorite quote:  “– Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. “ Martin Luther King Jr.

Stacey Deros

Program Director, STAR Home
Brett Haggan, Program Director, Clift House

Brett Haggan

Clift House QA & PSA Compliance Manager

Brett is responsible for the daily operations of the program and oversees the client’s complete experience from admission to discharge. He ensures that the program meets all licensure requirements of the Department of Children and Families and meets the requirements of the grant through The Department of Health and Human Services.

Brett has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Previously, he was the Clinician at Gray Farm. Prior to coming to the agency he worked with the Functional Family Therapy model collaborating with by both Juvenile Probation and the Department of Children and Families. He also has served as the Supervising Therapist for the Outpatient Clinics at Klingberg Family Centers.

Brett lives in Mystic with his husband, four children and his teacup yorkie. In his free time he enjoys hiking, tennis and traveling. He is passionate about helping others achieve their personal best and is deeply committed to kindness.

Kara Larkin, Coordinator of Community-Based Services

Kara Larkin

Coordinator of Community-Based Services

In 2006, Kara moved on within the agency to become a CHAP case manager working with young adults in the community. Presently, Kara is working as the coordinator of all community-based services at NCSS, implementing standards of practice and procedures complying with agency and State policies.

Kara is a Learning Inventory of Skills trainer. Mental Health First Aid and American Red Cross CPR and first aid trained.

When she isn’t working, Kara enjoys gardening, relaxing at the beach and spending time with her husband and two children.

Eisha Williams

Coordinator of DCF Credentialed Services

David Swain

Program Director, Clift House

David is the new Program Director at the Clift House in Mystic, CT. He is responsible for the daily operations of the program and oversees the client’s complete experience from admission to discharge. He ensures that the program meets all licensure requirements of the Department of Children and Families and meets the requirements of Federal grants through The Department of Health and Human Services.

David has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Social and Human Services, specializing in administration, case management, child protective services, elder services, court support services for adult probation and parole, mortgage inspections and supportive housing for homeless veterans.

David lives in Southeastern Connecticut and is a graduate of Norwich Free Academy. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Manchester Community College, Bachelor’s Degree from Charter Oak State College in New Britain, CT and a Master’s Degree in Human Service Counseling from Liberty University.

David is an avid sports fan and follows the New York Jets, UConn Men’s Basketball, New York Mets and the United States Men’s Soccer team. In his spare time, activities include spending time with his three children, Brianna, Gabriel and Marina, listening to Smooth Jazz, reading novels and walking daily at the Niantic Bay Boardwalk.

Jillian Tuccero, Director of Performance & Quality Assurance

Jillian Tuccero

Director of Performance & Quality Assurance

Jillian is responsible for the oversight of the agency’s quality assurance program.

Her responsibilities include Quality Assurance and Improvement Plan Development and Evaluation including ensuring compliance with all State and Federal regulations. She also oversees Regulatory Compliance including ensuring credentialing is up to date for all programs, and works with management and staff in achieving targeted outcomes.

Jillian has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Franklin Pierce University.

Jillian lives in a small town just outside of Jacksonville, North Carolina with her husband Max, who is a Sargent in the U.S. Marine Corps. They have two sons, Braden who is 13 and Cooper who is 12 as well as two dogs; King and Kiwi, both Pitbull rescues. When she is not working, Jillian enjoys reading, photography and scrapbooking. The whole family are avid sports fans who love to play and watch sports as much as possible.

Jillian’s personal mantra: “Everything is figureoutable.” -Marie Forleo

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