–Fairfield- Yvonne Pacifico has joined the staff at Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs as the Coordinator of Health Services. In this position, Yvonne will coordinate services with the Town of Fairfield Public Health Office and with the Department of Developmental Services as she serves both the students at Saint Catherine Academy as well as the individuals who are enrolled in the newly approved Adult Services Day Program. She will be managing, planning, implementing and evaluating the health programs at the Center. Yvonne is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Adelphi University and a Masters Degree in Nursing Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Yvonne joins Saint Catherine Center following a twenty year career with the Fairfield Health Department. In addition, she continues to practice her nursing profession as a clinical nurse at Bridgeport Hospital and as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Fairfield University.

“This appointment represents a significant addition to our program and staff,” said Helen Burland, Executive Director of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs. “We are so fortunate that Yvonne was ready to retire from her role with Fairfield Public Health Department at this time.”