The Cove Coordinating Office Staff

The Coordinating Office is located at: 250 Pomeroy Avenue, Suite #107, Meriden, CT 06450

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Allison Gamber
Executive Director

Allison Gamber  is the new Executive Director and oversees and directs Cove activities that include: Cove family sites, professional development and school programming, Camp Erin, administration, community outreach, fund development, campaigns, grants and donor recognition, marketing, and day to day operations of The Cove.

Brooke Philippou Brooke is our Program and Camp Erin Connecticut Coordinator. She provides support for The Cove's programs, including registration for the Family Program, "Good Grief" School Program, Camp Erin, Professional Development, community outreach and referrals. 

Paula King 
Fund Development Assistant
Paula is responsible for supporting all fund development activities including special events, campaigns and donor recognition.

Cove staff can be reached by dialing the following extentions at
(203) 634-0500:
14 - Allison Gamber, Executive Director
15 - Brooke Philippou Program Coordinator
16 - Paula King, Fund Development Assistant


The Cove Family Sites

The Cove hosts Family Program support group meeting sites in community locations in the following areas in Connecticut:

  • Easton - Cathy Fisher, LCSW - Site Director
  • East Hartford - Judith Adel, LCSW - Site Director
  • Guilford - Michelle Dailey, LMFT - Site Director
  • Meriden - Barbara Giangreco, LMFT - Site Director
  • New Haven - Sara Schmidt, LCSW- Site Director
  • Stonington - Jaime Miller, LCSW - Site Director
  • West Hartford - Valerie Cordiano, LMFT - LEAD Site Director

Once enrolled, participants are connected directly with the Director of their site.  Specifics on Cove Family Site locations are kept confidential from the general public to avoid "walk-ins" for group sessions, and to maintain confidentiality and respect for grieving children and families.

These sites can be contacted through The Cove Coordinating Office during regular office hours Monday through Friday.  Our phone number is (203) 634-0500. For general inquiries, email