Offering Hope, Choice & Opportunity


A message from the Executive Director

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Prime Time House. Mental Illness is a tragic disease that impacts 1 in 4 families in Connecticut's Northwest Corner. Symptoms of the illness often damages relationships, increase isolation, and interrupt goals of higher education and employment. Prime Time House's mission is to create pathways to independence so the members of our organization can reconnect with their community.  We sincerely believe anyone, given the right support, a sense of respect and dignity, and most importantly, a sense of hope, can and will succeed. In fact, Prime Time House has proven this for almost thirty years!

As Executive Director it is my hope to increase our organization's presence in the community and continue to develop opportunities for our members.  We are constantly looking at new opportunities and initiatives to do this, as well as perfecting those we currently have in place.  Prime Time House aims to provide quality, evidence based, accredited programming and that is also my goal. 

But my words could never fully convey the good work done at Prime Time House.  I invite you to stop by for a tour and let our members share their stories with you.


Christina Emery

Christina Emery is the Executive Director of Prime Time House.  She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and attended the Washington Semester Program in Economic Policy at American University.

Board of Directors 2018 - 2019


Susan Rea, President

Sandra Zielinski, Vice President

Louisa Roraback, Secretary

Elena Simoes, Treasurer


Jeff Geddes

Jim MacGillavry

Susan McGowan

Dory Miville

Arthur Orr

Nancy Rogers

Advisory Committee 2018 - 2019

Mary Baker

Martha Bernstein

Stacey Caren

Rep. Michelle Cook

Deirdre DiCara

Hon. Anne Dranginis

Nancy Gandolfo

Larry Henrickson

Susan Jordan, Esq.

Gerald Libby

Jackie Miller

Cathy Oneglia

Michael Rooke, Ph.D.

Brenda Sherman

Marc Trivella, LCSW

Roberta Willis

Mary Winslow