Gale Iannone is a native of Connecticut and began working for Yale University 36 years ago. She has held positions in three of Yale’s areas—Medical, Science, and Central, and has now been in the Chaplain’s Office on Old Campus for 14 years and enjoys working in the multifaith atmoshere of the office. Gale began her career at Yale in 1967 as a psychiatric technician at the newly built Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven. She took an extended family leave when her son, Jonathan, was born. During that leave, Gale also established and trained a champion bloodline of German Shorthaired Pointers and developed a nationally respected kennel. She bred, raised, and trained her dogs for field, obedience, and breed shows, and became an invited judge at breed specialty shows. Gale returned to work at Yale in 1979. When not at her desk in Breathing Space in Welch Hall, Gale has several activities that take up her free time. She is content to spoil her grandchildren, Sophie, Jayden and Mirabelle. She enjoys water gardening and tending to her Japanese koi fish. She lives in North Haven with husband, Gary Takach. Along with Gary, she does volunteer work and fundraising for several community based charities and organizations. She is currently an active member and trustee of the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy, the North Haven Historical Society, and the Mayflower Society.