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For Immediate Release

Prime Time House Announces New Executive Director

Torrington, CT, January 16, 2018:  Prime Time House, Inc. is pleased to announce it has hired Christina Emery as Executive Director to lead the agency in its mission to support adults living with mental illness in Northwest Connecticut.


“I speak for the entire board of directors when I express how fortunate we feel that Christina is the new executive director of Prime Time House” stated President of the Board, Susan Rea.  “She is a seasoned leader who believes in collaboration, has strong ties to the Torrington community, and is sensitive to the challenges faced by our members and our organization. We are confident that she will move our organization forward in the years to come.”

Ms. Emery brings extensive leadership experience including non-profit, government, economic development and entrepreneurial enterprise to the position.   Emery comes to Prime Time House from The Arc of Litchfield County (LARC), in Torrington where she served as secretary, vice president and president of the board before accepting the position of Director of Development in 2012.   

“I am committed to advocating on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens to ensure they are able to fully participate in the community. It is a privilege to join Prime Time House as we collaborate with others to promote awareness of mental illness and help our members lead productive and independent lives.”   


She formerly served as a Selectman for the Town of Harwinton; as Interim Executive Director for the Torrington Development Corporation; and as Director of Economic Development for the City of Torrington.  Emery has served her community in a variety of volunteer positions including board member for the Torrington Development Corporation, volunteer for the United Way of Northwest Connecticut, and a member of the Government Relations Committee for the NW CT Chamber of Commerce. 


Emery earned a B.A. in Economics & Management from Simmons College and a Master’s in Public Policy from Trinity College. She also attended the Washington Semester Program in Economic Policy at American University.  

Civic Life Film Released

Housatonic Valley Regional High School students published a Civic Life Film on June 9, 2017 featuring Prime Time House.  The film addresses the stigma of mental illness.   The video entitled The Dark Room can be viewed here: