Staff

Alex Koenigsberg

Alex Koenigsberg

Executive Director

Alex started as the Executive Director of CLCC in July, 2014. He brought with him years of professional experience in business, entrepreneurship, event planning and marketing. Alex also has personal experience farming through his personal garden and orchard.

In addition to his work with CLCC, Alex volunteers with numerous groups around Connecticut. He has been a board member of Hartford Food System for five years, serves on his town of Coventry’s Economic Development Commission, and has volunteered with other nonprofits, political campaigns, and groups.

Alex is married and enjoys the outdoors and playing sports. He is proud to be involved with CLCC because of the relationships the organization is able to build. “It begins with building human relationships, among those both with and without disabilities. But CLCC is special in that we do so through relationships built into the concept. The farm can provide vocational skills. Those skills can provide jobs. The jobs provide independence. These are just a few of the examples of the relationships that CLCC is creating!”

Sallie D’Attilio

Sallie D’Attilio

Program Coordinator

Sallie D’Attilio is retired from the Manchester Board of Education’s Head Start Program where she worked as a Family Advocate and Parent Involvement Coordinator. Sallie brings her experience of working with families in personal goal setting, assisting families with advocating for the educational rights of their children, as well as the knowledge and ties to many of the area’s social services agencies and programs.

In addition to becoming CLCC’s Program Coordinator in July of 2016, Sallie has been with CLCC since its inception in 2006. She served as a Board Member for the first five years and volunteered as CLCC’s Treasurer from 2009-2016.

Sallie is married with three adult children and one granddaughter. She believes it is everyone’s right to reach their full potential, to be happy, and to be part of a community that embraces each other as is.

Favorite quote:
“There is only one happiness in life, to Love and be Loved.” George Sand

Alexis Vatteroni

Alexis Vatteroni

Greenhouse Coordinator

Alexis is the Greenhouse Coordinator for CLCC. The greenhouse program provides a space for volunteers to contribute to the growing of micro greens for local restaurants and farmer’s markets. Alexis responsibilities include maintaining the greenhouse growing schedule, managing all greenhouse accounts, hosts educational open houses’ and supports volunteers towards learning vocational job skills and improving social skills.

Alexis’ background of supporting children with special needs, managing an organic kitchen and teaching yoga provide her with the patience, awareness and understanding it takes to manage a supportive and safe program.

In her spare time, Alexis teaches yoga at local yoga studios and within the CLCC community. She always makes time for farmer’s market trips, loves being barefoot outdoors and has a fondness for meeting people and learning their stories.