WYFS Staff

Who We Are

Youth and Family Services is regulated by Connecticut State Statute 10-19m and is charged with the provision of services and programs for all youth to develop positively and to function as responsible members of their communities.

The YSB Team

  1. Dani Gorman

    Phone: 860-444-5848, ext. 2578

    Dani is a 1991 graduate of Simmons College in Boston with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in counseling from Central Connecticut State University in 1999. She has worked with children, youth and families for over twenty years, beginning with her career in Boston as a case worker for bilingual families. She is a Waterford native and lives in Preston with her husband, Jay. Dani also has two boys, Conor, who is a sophmore at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI and J.T. who recently graduated from the University of South Carolina. Dani is also the Town of Waterford's Municipal Agent for Children.

  2. Joe Trelli

    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 860-444-5848, ext. 2616

    A Westerly native, Joseph Trelli has been working as a youth development professional since 2005 in varying capacities. He studied education, psychology, and graphic design at CCRI with additional extensive coursework at URI and RIC. Starting as a volunteer, Joe leads after-school art classes in Westerly as a teen, academic enrichment programs for the Central Falls school district and headed up the youth volunteer programs as well as STEAM programs at the Stonington Community Center, where he worked for 11 years. Now living in Pawcatuck, he enjoys hiking, cooking, making music and spending time with his wife Jill and son Ezra.

  3. Heidi McSwain

    Human Services Coordinator