Board of Directors

Co-President – Laura Damm

A native of East Brunswick, NJ, Laura is a long-time resident of Fairfield, CT.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and Controller of a Bridgeport-based non-profit organization.  She has made significant strides in the treatment of her OCD with the help of her dedicated therapist and an associated support group.  Laura strongly believes that OCD CT will make a significant impact in helping to promote awareness and education about OCD.  She also firmly supports efforts to help those affected to learn to live with the condition. A graduate of Lehigh University, she has six brothers, three grown children and one grandchild.  She enjoys taking long walks on the weekends with her husband and her dog, Fitz.

Co-President – Anne Yacoviello

Anne Yacoviello is a Trumbull, CT mother of two. She was diagnosed with OCD after suffering for years from anxiety and depression, which began affecting her life after college. The diagnosis and successful treatment of her OCD, in conjunction with her therapist and support network, has allowed her to live a life free of the crippling effects of OCD. After a lengthy journey to recovery, she understands the struggles many have. She would like to promote the International OCD Foundation Connecticut Chapter and grow the network to ensure resources exist to support, educate, and provide hope for individuals struggling with OCD and their loved ones.

Vice President – Urban Leimkuhler

Urb Leimkuhler is a retired actuary, executive, and consultant to the property/casualty insurance industry, having held positions at firms in Baltimore, New York, Worcester, MA, and Princeton, NJ.   He received a BA degree in Math from Loyola University (Maryland).

Urb has been a director of civic and educational institutions in Maryland and Connecticut.  He and several colleagues formed Fairfield Senior Advocates in 2015, a non-partisan, all-volunteer organization that advocates at the Town and State level for senior retention and welfare.  Areas of focus include senior-friendly housing, taxation of seniors, and protection of vulnerable seniors.    

Several generations in Urb’s family have been affected by OCD, and he welcomes the opportunity to share experiences and learn more about the illness. 

Secretary – Audrey Medd

Audrey, a resident of Danbury, CT, is a wife of a commercial brewer, mother of two beautiful fur babies, Barley (Cat) and Dennis (Dog), and a seasoned Trial attorney representing civil defendants in medical malpractice, premises liability, automobile liability, and dram shop actions. Audrey has been practicing law since 2004 and is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and the State of Connecticut, as well as the United States District Courts of the Southern and Northern District of New York and the District of Connecticut. Audrey received her B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Delaware and her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Audrey is passionate about OCD advocacy and would like everyone out there to know that they are not alone in this struggle. Her hope for OCD CT is to bring awareness, education, and support to help people and families struggling with this debilitating disorder. In addition to being Secretary, Audrey is also our Social Media Outreach Liasion.

Treasurer – Rocco Clericuzio

Rocco, a resident of Trumbull, CT, graduated from Norwalk State Technical College (now Norwalk Community College) with an associate’s degree in Data Processing and from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has worked in the fields of accounting, software technical support, software quality analysis, and computer consulting. Rocco is currently the bookkeeper/real estate business manager for a family business. He began experiencing OCD symptoms in his adolescence and was finally diagnosed with OCD in his mid-twenties. Through many years of therapy and peer support, Rocco has learned to manage his OCD and live a productive life. Rocco is also a proud member and webmaster of the Fairfield County OCD Support Group. He is extremely enthusiastic about volunteering his services to OCD Connecticut so that he can contribute towards promoting more OCD awareness, education, and advocacy to the community. In addition to being Treasurer, Rocco is also the webmaster of our website.

Board Member at Large – Sara Carpenter

Sara, a native of Killingworth, CT and a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, has lived experience with obsessive compulsive disorder. At a young age, Sara began developing obsessions and compulsions that have worn many different hats over the years including perfectionism, contamination concerns, and moral scrupulosity. It wasn’t until her late twenties that she was diagnosed and began effective treatment for OCD. With the help of her therapist and the support of others, Sara has come a long way in her journey to recover, and has a greatly improved quality of life free of the limits set by OCD. Sara is passionate about raising awareness in the hopes that people will be able to access proper diagnosis and treatment sooner. Sara enjoys spending her free time hiking with her fiancé, birdwatching, gardening, and volunteering.