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                 Board of Directors

Beth Patella Little 

Beth directs AaTs programs and is the first person that clients speak to upon inquiry of services.

Beth holds Master Degrees in Social Work, Recreational Therapy, and Education. She is a licensed Social Worker in NY and is a clinician for Children and Families in a mental health center.

Chris Patella
Vice President/Treasurer

Chris Patella is the Founder of AaTs and served as Director until her part-time retirement in 2020. She remains on the Board and still works with select groups in CT. 

She is a certified professional dog trainer and continues to train new AaTs dogs.

Margaret Patella

Margaret Patella joined the Board in 2022. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Southern CT State University. She is a full time social worker for a rehabilitation and assisted living center. Her specialty is geriatrics.

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