Nancy Upton

Executive Director

Lauren Cerretani Director
James Cole Director
Stuart Sawabini Director

Board Members




Operations Manager

George Wright

Special Events Manager Steve Orteig
PR/Outreach Peter Bergen
Secretary Lauren Cerretani
Treasurer Stuart Sawabini

NC CERT Leadership Team


The New Canaan CERT course is taught by a team of first responders who have completed a course prepared by the State Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Training for CERT trainers includes disaster preparedness and psychology, fire suppression, advanced first aid and medical operations, search and rescue, the characteristics of biological, nuclear, chemical and incendiary events, and team organization and deployment.


Contact info:


New Canaan CERT
c/o Police Commissioner Sawabini

174 South Ave.
New Canaan, CT  06840