Our People

The Executive Director, Gladys McFarland, who has been with Amos House since 1991,  is responsible for day-to-day management of the program, including working directly with participants, agency and shelter coordination, greater Danbury community relations, grant writing and compliance with all regulatory requirements. Her work is complemented by our Service Coordinator, Annie West, and Program Assistant, Elsa Rebello, both of whom work directly with the participating families, helping to outline their goals, implement the necessary steps for success, and monitor progress along the way.

A volunteer Board of Directors, made up of individuals from various communities, is charged with overall direction and oversight of the program including the vital fundraising necessary to sustain Amos House’s mission. The Board meets on a monthly basis with the Executive Director to discuss policy and develop short and long range planning including fundraising, facilities, publicity, personnel and financing. Board members serve two-year terms and are an important part of the success of the program.

Members of the Amos House, Inc.’s Board of Directors for 2017 are:

Betsy Pankulis – President
Broker/Owner | Best Realty | Danbury, CT
St. James Episcopal Church | Danbury, CT

Randy Glendinning – Vice President

Benjamin Chianese, CPA – Treasurer
Equale & Cirone, LLP | Bethel, CT

Bruce Simon- Secretary                                                                                                                                                                                                                    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church | Ridgefield, CT

Neil Brisson, Director
Managing Director – Capital Markets | US Bank N.A.

Dan Cox, Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                              St. James’ Episcopal Church, Danbury, CT

Jack Vaughan, Director
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church | Ridgefield, CT