Leadership Team

Message from our CEO:

Thank you for visiting Chrysalis Center’s website.  We hope you find it helpful and informative.

When Chrysalis Center opened in 1975, the agency provided support services to adults living in poverty who struggled with mental illness to help them live as independently as possible in the community.  Over the years, we’ve grown and changed to meet the community’s changing needs. 

Today, we also help low-income people dealing with substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, release from incarceration and homelessness.  Our services have grown beyond community support services and case management to include community employment services, community supportive housing, recovery services, affordable housing development and community connections.

We believe that each person, regardless of their illness, disability or life circumstance, has strengths, skills and experiences to build on.  We work to offer quality services that respect the dignity of each person and their cultural background.  We offer hope and guidance as individuals make choices to rebuild their lives.   We work in partnership with individuals as they work toward Getting help…Getting better…Giving back.

We hope you’ll join us in our mission to help those who are among the most vulnerable in our community.  Check out our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  Give us a call to schedule a tour or find out more.  We welcome your interest and support.

-Sharon L. Castelli, Chief Executive Officer

Our Leadership Team:

Sharon L. Castelli
Chief Executive Officer


Wendy D. Hodge
Chief Financial Officer

Justine Couvares 
Chief Data & Compliance Officer

Letticia Brown-Gambino
Chief Program Officer
Maryellen M. Shuckerow
Chief Community Relations Officer