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Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly
CRISKids for Schools Coordinator
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Chris started volunteering at CRIS 15 years ago to fulfill his childhood 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".

Laura Boogaert

Laura Boogaert

Laura Boogaert
Enterprise Engagement Coordinator
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Laura started at CRIS as a volunteer reader in Jan 2017. She is passionate about the CRIS mission and excited about their engaging and expanding programs. Laura brings not only enthusiasm to her role but also an eclectic skill set gained from years as an entrepreneur as well as her work within the nonprofit sector. The combination of her experience with the visually impaired community through her past roles at the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation her advocacy of volunteers along with her passion for all things voiceover, makes being part of the CRIS team a perfect fit. She’s inspired by the dedicated efforts of staff and volunteers to enhance the lives of so many in Connecticut.

Laura’s volunteerism includes Achilles International, where she serves as on the Connecticut Advisory Board and as a guide for their athletes.  She also serves on the Board of Governors at The Westover School, an independent all-girls school in Middlebury, Ct.

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.