Fellowship Place provides a broad range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services for adults with serious mental illness in the Greater New Haven area. More than 800 people a year are served in a safe, caring community, open 365 days a year. Our agency is a multi-purpose center where individuals living with a serious mental illness can come daily for therapeutic support services, explore opportunities to structure their day, learn new skills, and improve their level of functioning.

Mission, Values & Vision

Fellowship Place


Mission Statement

To serve adults living with mental illness by offering a full range of therapeutic support and rehabilitation services that promote independence, wellness, and a meaningful life.

Value Statement

Fellowship Place is committed to providing a safe environment for the people it serves so that they can challenge themselves and exceed their own expectations.

Fellowship Place welcomes, accepts and values the contributions of the people it serves, treating them with dignity and respect.

Fellowship Place recognizes that the quality of the services it provides is dependent on the quality and character of its staff. It therefore seeks to recruit and retain committed, expert staff members, whose contributions it values and respects, and to provide them with continuing opportunities for professional development.

Fellowship Place seeks to foster a collaborative culture both within its campus and in partnership with other organizations that can help advance its mission.

Vision Statement

The vision of Fellowship Place is to provide creative and effective programs for adults living with mental illness, to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness, and to promote the acceptance and integration of people with mental illness into the broader community.

Our History

Celebrating 60 Years

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Fellowship Place Board of Directors

President – Dr. Susan Vaughan Lewis, Psychiatrist in Private Practice
Vice President – Dr. William Sherman, Retired Professor of Psychology, Southern CT State University
Secretary – Rebecca Iannantuoni, Esq., Attorney, Day Pitney, LLP
Treasurer – George R. A. Jones, Retired, Portfolio Manager/Head of Real Estate, Lockheed Martin Investment Co.
Executive Director – Mary A. Guerrera, LCSW

Debbie Cook, Retired Teacher, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Community Volunteer
Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner & Chief Investment Officer, Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Shira Irizarry, MBA, LMFT, Director of Behavorial Health Services, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kevin Luddy, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Kolmar America’s Inc.
Mary Pepe, Director of Human Resources at Town of Greenwich, CT
Renee Perroncel DeLaurentis, Global Clinical Project Manager, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
Monte Radler, Retired Attorney
Ruth Sachs, Retired, Yale Press, Community Volunteer
Debbie Schaffer, Retired Senior Vice President, Bank of America, Community Volunteer
Gary Tinney, Retired New Haven Firefighter
Nicholas Zauner, Director of Facilities Engineering, Yale New Haven Hospital, St Raphael Campus

Honorary Directors

Phyllis McDowell, Founder
Dr. William Sledge

Immediate Past Board President

Andrew McLaren, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer

Program Services

Employment Opportunities