Three from Darien on the 2017-2018 Child Guidance Center Board of Directors

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The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, a nonprofit mental health agency serving children and adolescents in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan, has announced their 2017-2018 board of directors.

Among the board officers is Margaret (“Meg”) Deluca of Darien, the board secretary. Other Darien board members are Stephen Gramps and Sharad Samy.

Rich Ostuw, has been named the new board chairman.


— an announcement from the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut


Rich Ostuw, a Stamford resident and a CGC board member since 2009, has been named the new board chairman.

“I’ve seen the great work CGC has done supporting children and their families with mental health issues. The need in the community is great and we are committed to providing high quality early intervention and mental health treatment services.

Child Guidance Center Logo 912-28-16“As board chair, I hope to participate in the enhancement of CGC’s impact on the kids and families who come to us for help.”

Mr. Ostuw is a graduate of Rutgers with a B.A. in mathematics and Northeastern University with a masters in actuarial science. He retired from Towers Perrin where he served as chief actuary.

Other board officers are:

  • Laura Beck, Westport
  • Jim Colica,  Greenwich
  • Tim Collier, Riverside, treasurer
  • Jay Sandak, Stamford, immediate past president

Other board members are:

  • Jamie Boris, New Canaan
  • Charlesanna Ecker, Stamford
  • Ginny Ertl, Stamford
  • Anne Fountain, Old Greenwich
  • Jill Gordon, New Canaan
  • Stephanie Johnson, New Canaan
  • Judy Nemec, Old Greenwich
  • Jeff Nickell, Fairfield
  • Margaret O’Neal, Norwalk
  • Edward Rosenthal, Weston
  • Toddy Turrentine, New Canaan
  • Jennifer VanBelle, Stamford
About Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) is dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens through treatment, education, and community support.  CGC serves children, from birth to 18, in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.

CGC’s clinical staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other clinicians work with over 3,200 children and their families annually, providing culturally competent and sensitive care to families. Preventative services are provided to youth, parents, and professionals through community education and consultation programs.

If you would like to get help for a child or want to learn more about our mental health services, please call CGC at (203) 324-6127 or

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If you’re interested in volunteering with CGC’s Youth, Empowerment, and Success Mentoring program, please visit this Web page.

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