Staff

Laurie Collins

Laurie Collins, BHA, RPN

Executive Director

860.824.4720
lcollins@hysbct.org

Laurie Collins worked in various senior management positions throughout her career in Ontario, Canada. She last served as Director of Disability Services at JVS Toronto, where she provided leadership and oversight for day support and employment programs for people with disabilities. Laurie previously managed a program that supported initiatives to better resolve patient complaints, and spent eight years as Clinical Manager and then Director of the Geneva Center for Autism, providing guidance, analyzing community needs and designing group services and programs for children, youth and adults. Laurie has a baccalaureate degree in Health Administration with a major in Health Services Management from Ryerson University and a registered practical nursing degree.

Rebecca Sakl

Rebecca Sakl, LMFT

Director of Clinical Services

860.824.4720
rsakl@hysbct.org

Rebecca Sakl is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Becca has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with expertise in trauma informed work. She is specifically trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She has worked with a variety of youth and families and has experience in crisis management, behavioral interventions and parent management training. Additionally, Becca has worked in school systems as a behavior therapist, providing one-to-one applied behavior analysis instruction to children on the autism spectrum.

Elizabeth Skoglund

Elizabeth Skoglund, LPC

Clinician

860.824.4720
eskoglund@hysbct.org

Elizabeth Skoglund is a licensed professional counselor. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Mental Health Services from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to HYSB, Elizabeth worked with youth and families in several boarding school settings as well as charter and public schools during her graduate studies. She has training in yoga and mindfulness and experience facilitating social and emotional programming for adolescents. At HYSB, Elizabeth provides individual and family therapy and helps facilitate various group programs in the schools.

Caitlin Thornhill

Caitlin Thornhill, MSW

Development Coordinator, Clinician

860.824.4720
cthornhill@hysbct.org

Caitlin Thornhill recently earned her Master's degree from the University of Southern California's Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Caitlin's area of study was working with children, youth and families in a clinical setting. She brings a unique understanding of the Region 1 community as a community member herself and having served as HYSB's Development Coordinator for the past two years. Her areas of interest include trauma-focused care and developmental social-emotional health. Caitlin has also implemented several programs for HYSB and will continue to facilitate programming within the region.