Fairfield Cares Community Coalition Member Listing

Last updated: 05/24/2023

Chair: Michael J. Testani - Superintendent of Fairfield Public Schools
Co-Chair: Michael Patota - President and CEO, Child & Family Guidance Center
Past Co-Chair: Philip Dwyer - Chairman, World Fellowship of YMCA Retirees, Rotary Club Member
Secretary: Annalise Caron - Volunteer, Therapist, CBT Westport
Treasurer: Bernadette Coppola - Volunteer, NYS CPA, Coppola Consulting, LLC
Data Committee Chair: Scott Jarzombek - Volunteer, Director, Fairfield Public Library
Educational Program Committee Chair: Vacant
Sustainability Committee Chair: Vicki Gustavson - Volunteer, Kiwanis Club Member
Youth Committee Chair: Paul Cavanna - Volunteer, Principal, Fairfield Warde High School
Community At Large Member: Rachel Kovacic - Volunteer, Business and Development Manager, Operation Hope
Program Director:Catherine T. Hazlett, MPH, TTS.- Staff, Fairfield CARES

Coalition members include representatives from various town sectors and communities:

Help Us Prevent Underage Substance use in Fairfield

By joining Fairfield CARES, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact within your own community right here in Fairfield in helping to prevent underage substance use. We are looking for caring community members to join our coalition to help teens and young adults live healthy substance free lives and make healthy choices. Please take a few minutes to complete our volunteer interest form or reach out directly to to our Program Director and Coalition Coordinator, Cathy Hazlett at