Bill Donlon – Coming Soon!
Christopher B. Carveth, Esq.
Carveth & Foley, Attorneys at Law
Chris has served on the Milestones Board since its inception, and has served as President and counsel during the expansion of programming and services from Fairfield to Milford and now to Orange.
Chris, a native of Montreal, Quebec, is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport (1972), University of Notre Dame London Centre for Legal Studies (1974) and the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1975. He believes in the mission of Milestones and has enjoyed 20+ years of volunteer service along with the executive team and fellow Board of Director members. He has assisted the school in the acquisition of the Bridgeport Avenue and Wolf Harbor Road campuses in Milford and the new Boston Post Road facility in Orange.
A practicing attorney for 42 years at Carveth & Foley, Attorneys at Law based in Milford, he also serves as a Police Commissioner in Orange where he and his wife, Attorney Kimberly Sweeney, make their home. His other community activities include serving as a Connecticut Justice of the Peace, Co-founder and President of River Park Elderly Housing in Milford, and past Lt. Governor of the New England District of Kiwanis International.
It has been an honor to serve on the Board of Directors of Milestones Behavioral Services since 2007. The expertise that the caring, professional staff bring to each student, along with the individualized education and programming Milestones provides, brings a perfect recipe for growth and success.
It gives me great pride to be part of an organization that takes responsibility not only for our own students, families and individuals but uses our professional expertise to advocate for the larger community of people with Autism and related disorders.
Our Board of Directors possess a wide range of expertise and collectively we hold the passion and commitment to the mission of Milestones.
Suzanne Letso, M.A. BCBA
Chief Executive Officer
Suzanne Letso is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Milestones Behavioral Services (formerly Connecticut Center for Child Development). Suzanne currently serves as the founding President of the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Autism Service Providers, on the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts’ Advisory Board, the Scientific Advisory Board for the Organization for Autism Research, and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Marrakech, Inc.
Suzanne has also served as the Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, and has participated in the establishment and management of a number of other service organizations, autism-related initiatives, and state task forces. Suzanne was the recipient of: the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts’ 2016 Jerry Shook Award, which honors individuals whose achievements have enhanced the value of sound professional credentials in the practice of applied behavior analysis; the Marrakech Founders’ Advocacy Award in 2009; and Enterprising Women magazine’s Advocate of the Year Award in 2007.
Suzanne is a registered lobbyist for the Connecticut General Assembly, and has worked as an advocate on a number of legislative issues in the states of Connecticut and Alaska. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed as a Behavior Analyst in New York and Massachusetts.
She is also the parent of a son with autism.
Chief Financial Officer
Roger Letso is the co-founder and CFO of Milestones Behavioral Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Operations Management and Marketing from Bowling Green State University, an MBA in Finance/MIS from Case Western University, passed the CPA exam in 2002 and has taken and passed FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative and Series 63 Uniform Security Agent exams.
Roger was a Purchasing Agent for industrial and telecommunication divisions of Exxon, Purchasing Manager for a medical device manufacturing arm of Baxter Travenol Labs, Vice President of Marketing for an import business and a Marketing Executive for appliance manufacturers Cuisinart and Waring as well having experience with a local CPA firm. Roger has extensive experience in product and business development, purchasing, company acquisitions, operations and branding and shares 3 patents.
Roger was instrumental in Milestones 2010 expansion to the new Wolf Harbor Road facility in Milford, and continues to be involved with CCCD’s development and expansion into new sites including the new Milestones acquisition and renovation at 339 Boston Post Road in Orange. Roger oversees a growing staff responsible for finance and accounting, physical plant and transportation, technology, communication, security and human resources.
Roger has served on the board of Alpine Learning Center and is a member of the Newtown Public Building and Site Commission since 2010.
Roger is also the parent of a son with autism.
Martin McCann – Coming Soon!
Paul J. Piasecki, CPA
Piasecki & Company
Many years ago, my good friend Suzanne Letso asked me to join a Board of Directors for a new school that would move forward the idea of providing educational services to children with autism. My experience with autism was very limited at the time but I saw the desire and drive behind Suzanne and Roger’s plans. How could I say no?
Fast forward 21+ years and it is incredible to see how those “sparse” beginnings in a church basement are still full steam ahead. It is my honor to have gone along for this ride and been associated with the many amazing people at Milestones in some small way. Interestingly enough, I now have a very special grandson, Jack, who has autism, and my Board Service has given me greater insights I might not have had otherwise.
I joined the Board of Directors of Milestones Behavioral Services in 2008. I wanted to provide my expertise to a good organization but to also learn more about my very special nephew who lives with high functioning autism. What I learned far exceeded my expectations.
The individuals who attend Milestones programs are all very special in their own unique ways. But what is even more amazing is the staff and administration – not only their dedication and professionalism in managing and providing the services to these special individuals, but to see the respect and love they show all the students regardless of the challenges they faced.
Over the years I have met many of the directors and administrators, saw the knowledge and competencies they maintained, heard their stories and saw some cry with both happiness of the successes and disappointment of not being able to help every person regardless of the tremendous effort they gave. It has been such a pleasure to work with this organization and see it grow in every aspect of providing a caring environment and a talented group of employees where such successes may be measured in what appears at times to be small steps but are huge to all the individuals they touch.