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Lou Morando

Lou Morando, Outreach Coordinator

Lou Morando
Outreach Coordinator
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Lou retired in 2009 after spending more than 45 years in industry. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, he has held positions from manager of engineering to national sales manager to managing director of a U.S. corporation for a European manufacturer. He started volunteering for CRIS Radio in 2010 and is now the organization's outreach coordinator. In that role he is responsible for contacting, coordinating, and installing CRIS Internet radios in assisted living and long-term care facilities throughout the state of Connecticut. He also continues to broadcast CRIS Radio's morning "Front Pages" program on Mondays and Fridays at 8 a.m.

Suzanne Heise

Suzanne Heize, right, with volunteer Tom Grossi

Suzanne Heise
Grants Consultant
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Following her retirement from Oak Hill as Vice President for Development and Communications in 2009, Suzanne joined CRIS as a Grant Consultant. She attributes her success in increasing funds raised from grants to her belief in CRIS’ mission; to the commitment, expertise and vision of the staff; and to the extraordinary growth in programming. It is her firm belief that the services CRIS provides have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for people who are blind or print challenged.

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly, CRISKids Coordinator, with Chris Laschever

Chris Kelly
CRISKids for Schools Coordinator
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Chris started volunteering at CRIS 15 years ago to fill his dreams of being a broadcaster. In this time, he has met many people who became friends and happened to use CRIS Radio, enriching Chris' own appreciation of the CRIS experience. His career has included many opportunities to advocate for people with disabilities, especially concerning employment.  He attended CCSU and Trinity College, and is passionate about Tuesday sports and Hartford history.  His long term goals include changing his name, so he doesn't have to introduce himself saying "Chris from CRIS".