Child Guidance Center announces new board chairman

Rich Ostuw

Rich Ostuw

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.

Rich Ostuw, a resident of Stamford 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. 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.” Ostuw is a graduate of Rutgers with a B.A. in mathematics and Northeastern University with a master’s in actuarial science. He retired from Towers Perrin where he served as chief actuary.

Board officers are:

  • Laura Beck, Esq., of Westport
  • Jim Colica, of Greenwich
  • Tim Collier, of Riverside, treasurer
  • Margaret (Meg) Deluca, Esq., of Darien, secretary
  • Jay Sandak, Esq., of Stamford, immediate past president

Standing board members include:

  • Jamie Boris, of New Canaan
  • Charlesanna Ecker, of Stamford
  • Ginny Ertl, of Stamford
  • Anne Fountain, of Old Greenwich
  • Jill Gordon, New Canaan
  • Stephen Gramps, of Darien
  • Stephanie Johnson, of New Canaan
  • Judy Nemec, MD, of Old Greenwich
  • Jeff Nickell, of Fairfield
  • Margaret O’Neal, Esq., of Norwalk
  • Edward Rosenthal, of Weston
  • Sharad Samy, Esq., of Darien
  • Toddy Turrentine, of New Canaan
  • Jennifer VanBelle, of Stamford

For more information about the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, call 203-324-6127 or visit CGC is on social media at and To volunteer with CGC’s Youth, Empowerment, and Success Mentoring program, visit

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