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Karine Faden Fiore

President & CEO - Welcome Letter



I love working at CHAT because…

It is a privilege to work with a team of passionate advocates! We are service-minded and all about access, and together we are able to make inroads for communities that face unsurmountable barriers to services for their children. As a mom of neurodivergent children who knows the system reasonably well, it’s hard enough for me to navigate—it is simply inaccessible for most families, and we will do all we can to change that.

It might surprise you to know that…

I was raised by two professors of ethics, who asked me to “solve” moral dilemmas at the dinner table as a young child. I don’t think I solved any, but I definitely started thinking about inequity early in life.

The best part of my job is…

Helping our team members to develop their strengths and find their super powers. Our SLPs do this for the children we serve, and I try to do it for them. Seeing colleagues grow into the roles they were meant to have is so rewarding.

Our most exciting area of growth is…

Juvenile justice. It is incredibly meaningful to be able to combine my legal training with our team’s therapy expertise in support of children with communication disorders who are involved in the criminal legal system. We are working to raise awareness about this prevalent issue that is not widely understood, toward better outcomes for more children.

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