Introducing Safe Futures' New Executive Director!

Safe Futures is pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Katherine Verano.
Katherine Verano is no stranger to Safe Futures – for the past 23 years, she has worked in all direct service areas of Safe Futures, making her the natural choice to lead the organization into its next phase.

Ms. Verano will bring passion and vision to her leadership of Safe Futures. While she is focused on the future of the agency, she has also been an integral part of its history. Since 2000, she has helped establish and has maintained one of the leading Domestic Violence Docket Courts in the State. She is a leader in the creation of partnerships and cultivating alliances with peer human service agencies, the police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, health care providers, job search support and educators to work together through training, collaboration and shared resources.
Ms. Verano is a recognized leader, change agent and expert in the field of domestic violence.  As the Public Policy Legislative Liaison for Safe Futures and the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Kathie has spent 10 years testifying on numerous legislative bills, talking one-on-one to legislatures and coaching staff on testimony. She helped write policy for legislation on the Connecticut Statewide Model Policy “Police Response to Crimes of Family Violence” while serving as a member of the State Task Force sub committees. Ms. Verano is also a member of Boston Domestic Violence Evaluation and Research Collaborative (DVPERC), the Housing Coordinated Access Network (CAN) Steering Committee and was recently asked to join the National Lethality Assessment Review Board of Maryland National Network Against Domestic Violence (MNEDV).
“We are thrilled to have Kathie step into this role. She brings not only a rich history with the organization, but also vast knowledge and expertise on the life-saving work we do. The Board of Directors is confident she will lead the organization forward to a bright and strong future,” said Laura Mooney, Chair of Safe Futures’ Board of Directors.