Creating Pathways
To Change

Listen. Assess. Recommend. Act.

Creating change starts with deep listening. Providers, residents, leaders and policy makers all have stories and ideas that can strengthen their communities. Amplify listens, offers expert advice and guides advocates toward solutions built on the foundation of evidence-based approaches that promote wellness and enhance the lives of those struggling with mental health, substance misuse, problem gambling and other behavioral health issues.

Through conversation and connection, Amplify helps communities assess their behavioral health needs, identify gaps in services and develop their plans to advocate for the most effective resources available.

Although the name Amplify is new, it stands on the shoulders of decades of experience. Amplify has built a depth of knowledge of behavioral health treatment and care across the lifespan, from childhood to older adults. Amplify guides people through the rapidly changing models of care toward those that will best fit their community’s needs.


To strengthen the ability of our region to assess needs, develop plans, and advocate for strategies and resources to advance healthy communities.

Our Geographic Scope

Amplify is contracted to serve the 37 towns in North Central CT but our influence can be felt statewide. Clusters of towns in this area are combined into six Catchment Areas that receive behavioral health services as a unit. Thirty-four Local Prevention Councils work at the grassroots level to raise awareness of substance misuse prevention and early intervention services.

Learn more about:

CT Town map

Our Board of Directors

Cephus Nolen


John Massicotte


Michaela Fissel


Geralyn Laut


Teo Anderson-Diaz

Alan Coker

Leslie Paguada

Larry Pittinger

State Board & Program Advisory Council

Our Staff

You may reach any member of the Amplify team by calling (860) 667-6388.

Allyson Nadeau, MPA

Executive Director

Wende Cooper, CPS

Program Manager

Adele Cyr, CAC

Program Manager

Marie Raynor

Office Coordinator

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Program Coordinator

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Program Coordinator

Lesley Beland

Way to Go CT Mobility Manager

Vacant (accepting applications)

Greater Hartford Ryan White Planning Council Coordinator

Help Our Communities

You can make a big difference in advancing healthy communities by making a tax-deductible donation today.