Our Team

Our EFNEP Community Educators have been extensively trained in nutrition education. Using the most up-to-date, science-based lessons, you will gain knowledge and learn the skills you need to improve your health.

We can also help connect you with additional resources from SNAP (Food Stamps), WIC and other community programs.

Team

List of People
 NameTitleEmail
Image place holderMolly Basak-SmithMS, RD, Program Assistant
molly.basak-smith@uconn.edu
Erica-BenvenuitErica BenvenutiRegistered Dietitian
Community Nutrition Educator

erica.benvenuti@uconn.edu
Lindsey BrushLindsey BrushProgram Assistant, New Haven County
lindsey.brush@uconn.edu
Angela CalderaAngela CalderaProgram Assistant
Educational Outreach

angela.caldera@uconn.edu
Image place holderToni Ellistoni.ellis@uconn.edu
Image place holderSharon GrayCooperative Extension Educator
EFNEP Supervisor

Sharon.gray@uconn.edu
Image place holderHeather PeaseNutrition Outreach Educator
heather.pease@uconn.edu
Heather PeracchioHeather PeracchioMS, RDN, Assistant Extension Educator
heather.peracchio@uconn.edu
puglisiMichael PuglisiEFNEP Coordinator/Assistant Extension Professor
michael.puglisi@uconn.edu
Umekia TaylorUmekia TaylorMS, RDN, CDN
EFNEP Associate Educator

umekia.taylor@uconn.edu
Dianisi TorresDianisi TorresNutrition Outreach Educator
dianisi.torres@uconn.edu
Image place holderZoraida Velazquezzoraida.velazquez@uconn.edu