Management Colleagues

"You can count on our management team to put their heart and soul into bringing out your best today and every day of the year! That's a guarantee I'm proud to make."
Tom Connors, President & CEO

Tom Connors President/CEO
    

Tom Connors | EmailPresident/CEO

Tom co-founded American Training in 1979 and has made his WOW! Magic the company's unique trademark. Spending time with family, and focusing on spiritual growth are very important to him. During those rare days with downtime, Tom, a former professional ski instructor, loves to garden, sneak in a round of golf, or settle in a local coffee shop to read a good book or tell stories that would make your sides ache. Tom's favorite vacation destinations are the Caribbean as well as north of the border.

Steven Pellerin VP, Director of Day Services
    

Steven Pellerin | EmailVP, Director of Day Services

During his tenure of over 23 years at American Training, Steve has served in many capacities for numerous divisions, and has made an impact on the lives of Guests and Residents alike. Having previously been responsible for secure treatment programs for chronic juvenile offenders in another organization, Steve came with experience. When not at work, Steve enjoys running, biking, kayaking, and is an avid reader and devout political junkie. He enjoys traveling to tropical destinations and, most importantly, spending time with his family. Steve has a Bachelor's degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from University of Lowell. As his personal motto, Steve has adopted, "The standard you walk by, is the standard you accept."

Lorraine McLarney VP of Clinical Services, Director of Quality Assurance
    

Lorraine McLarney | EmailVP of Clinical Services, Director of Quality Assurance

In the interest of helping others, Lorraine earned an undergraduate degree from Merrimack College, a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rivier College, and Certification as a Licensed and Clinical Mental Health Counselor. In her twelve years with American Training, her natural gifts and incredible knowledge have benefited countless Guests and Residents. Outside of business, Lorraine enjoys music, running, yoga, travel, the beach and, most of all, her family.

Jodi Howshan VP of People & Culture
    

Jodi Howshan | EmailVP of People & Culture

With more than 20 years’ experience, Jodi has the expertise, leadership, and passion to creatively design and implement innovative training programs, while engaging colleagues and having fun along the way. She puts that passion, with a smile, in everything she does and embraces every opportunity to encourage and facilitate the learning and development of others. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Leadership at Northeastern University and has her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys relaxing with her husband and cheering on her children at basketball and football games and cheering competitions. She loves skiing, hiking and looks forward to her annual family camping trip in the White Mountains.

Donny Hernandez Facilities Manager
    

Donny Hernandez | EmailFacilities Manager

Donny's career at American Training began more than eighteen years ago and he has served in both Vanway and Facilities Maintenance. He daily oversees the maintenance needs of American Training's sites while keeping in mind the welfare of Guests, Students, and Residents. When Donny removes his professional hat at the close of each day, he enjoys adventures that include visiting new places and trying different foods. Most importantly, Donny takes time to remain close to his family and friends.

Michelle McCarthy Director of LARE Institute
    

Michelle McCarthy | EmailDirector of LARE Institute

With 25 years of experience, Michelle is driven by a passion to Bring out the Best in the Lives of the Students she serves. During her long career she has served in almost every corner of higher learning, from Education, to Admissions, to Career Services, to Campus President... Michelle is well equipped to help us on our Mission to make the Lives of Every Student Matter. When off the clock, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves outdoor activities all year round!

We’re committed to bringing out the best in everyone.
We promise to make Life Matter.

We look forward to hearing from you!