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Raymond Baldwin

Raymond G. Baldwin, Jr.
President/CEO

Raymond G. Baldwin, Jr., is President and CEO of St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services in Trumbull, an affiliate of St. Vincent’s Health Services. Previously, Mr. Baldwin was the Town of Trumbull’s First Selectman for eight years, where he guided the development of the Trumbull Childhood Education Center and the Trumbull Special Needs Awareness Program. He has also served on the Kennedy Center’s Board of Directors and, in 1989, helped to found one of the first Challenger Little League programs in Connecticut. An undergraduate of the University of New Haven, Baldwin holds a law degree from the University of Bridgeport and had practiced law prior to becoming Trumbull’s top elected official. He also served four years in the United States Marine Corps including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Baldwin resides in Trumbull with his wife and has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Beth Jezierny

Beth Jezierny
Director of Adult Services

Beth Jezierny currently directs Special Needs’ Changing Images, which provides Adult day services to 140 consumers of Department of Developmental Services ages 21 and older in Stratford. Ms. Jezierny graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy. She joined Special Needs in 1985 as Recreation Specialist. Beth is a Stratford resident and has one adult daughter.

Christina Longden

Christina Longden
Senior Director of Operations

Christina Longden, R.N., MBA, Senior Director of Operations, joined St. Vincent’s Special Needs in November 2010. Christina oversees the health and well-being of the agency’s two DCF-funded residential group homes located in Trumbull and Stratford, and manages nine community based group homes for 54 individuals ages 12 and older, who are DDS consumers. She has a background in trauma/critical care and children with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining Special Needs, Christina was the assistant to the executive director and medical coordinator at Giant Steps CT school located in Southport CT, and has worked at New York Presbyterian Medical Center Weill Cornell and Bridgeport Hospital. Christina received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Merrimack College, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Fairfield University. She is a resident of Fairfield.

Karen King
Director of Education

As Director of Education, Karen oversees the FEROLETO School program. She joined Special Needs in 1984 in the role of Birth-to-Three Coordinator and most recently was the Assistant Principal. She has a Masters degree in School Supervision and Administration. Ms. King currently resides in West Haven with her husband and has three adult children.