Chhanda Som, BA

Executive Director

Chhanda Som earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a research concentration and Neuroscience in 2011 at the University of Connecticut. During her time there, she worked in various labs which included the clinical psychology lab that focused on the effectiveness of brief stress management techniques. She then worked at Franciscan's Hospital for Children as a Residential Counselor in the Community Based Acute Treatment Unit in Boston, MA. In 2013, she joined BlueSky as a Life Skills Coach and earned her Life Coach Certification. In 2016 she became the Program Director and is currently the Executive Director of BlueSky.

David Moore, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Dr. Moore graduated with his doctorate in psychology from Lehigh University and has spent over 10 years in the role of assistant director or director of behavioral health at residential and day treatment facilities. He has expertise in a range of mental health disorders and has extensive experience with clients identified with dual diagnoses. Prior to his director positions Dr. Moore worked as a psychologist at a residential treatment facility, adjunct professor of psychology, and published work on impulse control disorders. In addition, Dr. Moore has worked as a private practice psychologist in New York and Connecticut.

Oreste Arcuni, M.D.


Dr. Arcuni is a graduate of Cornell University College of Medicine, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He completed his psychiatric residency training at the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic in New York, N.Y., following which he became the Director at the Mental Health Clinic of Danbury Hospital and served as the Chairman of Psychiatry at Danbury Hospital for 25 years. Following this he became the Director of Addiction Medicine at High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, Conn. Dr. Arcuni is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Jaclyn Vitkovsky, APRN

Jaclyn Vitkovsky is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by ANCC, with clinical experience across the lifespan. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Jackie's nursing career started in skilled nursing facilities where she worked as a registered nurse supervisor, staff educator, infection preventionist, and wound care nurse.

Jaime DelGrosso, LCSW

Assistant Clinical Director

Ms. DelGrosso is a Connecticut and New York Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with a diversified client base. Her experience includes clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and other personality disorders, psychotic disorders, as well as a range of mood disorders. Ms. DelGrosso specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Donna Gleissner, MS, LPC, LADC

Director of Addiction Services

Donna Gleissner is the Director of Addiction Services and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), She earned a BA in Psychology and a BA in English and an MS in Counseling from Western CT State University. She has been working in the field of mental health and addiction for several years and has worked in residential and outpatient settings as well as facilitating group, individual, family and couples therapy sessions and has facilitated children's bereavement and divorce support groups at Healing Hearts. She has also facilitated NAMI Family to Family educational groups. Trained through the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSD) she has specialized training in trauma and dissociative disorders. She has a diversified skill set including working with those with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and substance dependence. She is also active in the Greater Danbury Community as a member of Danbury's Suicide Postvention Team and the Greater Danbury Opioid Task Force.

Jacqueline Sherling, LCSW

Senior Trauma Therapist

Jacqueline Sherling, LCSW, received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Skidmore college and her Masters in Clinical Social Work with a certificate in Urban Leadership from Simmons College. She is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Truama and is an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist as well being trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping). Jackie meets with clients for individual, couples and family therapy and facilitates the women's trauma process and psycho-educational groups, family relations and DBT weekend groups at Blue Sky. Prior to working at Blue Sky, Jackie was the supervising social worker at a domestic violence shelter, facilitated a men's Intensive Outpatient Program and worked at a private practice.

Krystal Antoniuk, LPC

Krystal Antoniuk received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Justice Studies with a minor in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire. Through her course of studies she gained experience interning in a county jail and an outpatient psychiatric mental health clinic where she facilitated groups focusing on self-esteem, anxiety management and DBT skills. Prior to coming to BlueSky Krystal was working as a therapist at an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Danbury, Conn., where she worked primarily with clients involved in the criminal justice system. During her time there she facilitated the Intensive Outpatient Program, REBT problem-solving groups and women's recovery groups. Krystal has experience working with substance use, mood disorders, PTSD, chronic/severe mental illness and criminal justice system involved clients.

Libby Dee, LMSW

Libby Dee is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Social Work, obtained a Masters of Social Work at Sacred Heart University, and then obtained her LMSW in the state of Connecticut. Libby has interned with multiple local school districts and worked as a program manager of two houses of homeless veterans in the state of Connecticut for 3 years. Libby has Trauma Informed Care, DBT, solution focused and ACT clinical experience. Libby is driven by a passion to help others make the changes they want to see in their lives.

Dave Monroe, LADC

Dave earned his Masters of Science in Addiction Studies at Western Connecticut State University. To best serve clients, Dave uses an integrative approach and draws on multiple evidence-based disciplines including ACT, CBT, DBT, Relapse Prevention Skills, and Schema Therapy. Dave is a passionate recovery advocate and has been involved in local recovery communities for over 10 years. Dave is the father of four children and is an avid blues musician.

Jonathan Russell CASAC T, MHC

Jonathan Russell is a graduate of Manhattanville College and obtained his OASAS CASAC certification from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in 2019. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Mental Health Counseling program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to Blue Sky, Jonathan worked as a Clinical Case Manager at Arms Acres, an inpatient substance abuse facility in Carmel, NY. Originally pursuing a career in graphic design and working for Stanley Black & Decker, Jonathan discovered his passion for helping others and has since devoted himself to the care and treatment of those struggling with substance abuse and mental health. His hobbies include art, snowboarding, and spending time with his favorite four-legged friend.

Rob DeLetis, CADC II

DeLetis is an international and nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). He is also the co-author of Kill the Craving, a book that introduces Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to professionals and their clients who want a new and innovate way to deal with their addiction. Mr. DeLetis, the creator of ERP for substance abuse, has been utilizing this process to help the clients to fight their addictions for the past 18 years. He has developed training seminars, in-service training's, as well as created a full professional ERP kits for counselors, psychologist, and doctors to learn this exciting new approach to substance abuse treatment. Over the years Mr. DeLetis has been employed in the criminal justice field, as a probation officer, and as a mental health counselor. Please visit his website at

Sandra Cascone, LCSW

Sandra holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University. She has gained valuable experience in various settings, including inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, where she focused on dual diagnosis and facilitated groups and individual therapy addressing co-occurring disorders, anxiety/depression, trauma, and self-esteem. Prior to joining BlueSky, Sandra served as an intensive outpatient therapist, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families with mental health and substance use issues. Sandra is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Somatic Experiencing, and Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Catherine Failla, LMSW

Catherine received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University. Catherine has interned at a local hospitals Intensive Outpatient Program teaching DBT skills, as well as at a substance abuse clinic. Catherine has experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Catherine is passionate and values the quality of her therapeutic relationships.

Ashley Ripperger

Enhanced Treatment Program Director

Ashley Ripperger is the Program Manager of the Enhanced Treatment Program at BlueSky Behavioral Health. She has been working at BlueSky since 2016 after she graduated with her Bachelor's in Psychology; Human Services at Liberty University. She has a passion to serve others and has been a part of many community service projects throughout the years.


Therapy Dog

Cooper is a registered therapy dog who loves his job. He was rescued by his handler, Jaime, over two years ago and loves meeting new people and both giving and receiving love. Cooper is a total mush and will spend time with anyone willing to spend time with him.

Cooper lives with his baby brother, whom he thinks is just the best when food falls from the highchair. After a hard day of work, Cooper loves to relax with a swim in the pool and a nap in the sun.


Therapy Dog

Macy is a 14-month-old chocolate lab who was rescued by her handler, Jaime DelGrosso. Macy is a fun loving spunky little pup who loves to hug her human friends. Like her older brother Cooper, Macy is a certified therapy dog and AKC good citizen. Macy lives at home with handler, older brother Cooper, and two human siblings.