Governance and Administrative Staff

Board of Directors

 

Officers

Kevin Rasch, Esq.—Chair
           Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Government Relations: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Ann Taylor, Esq.—Vice Chair
          Senior Vice President and General Counsel: Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Esq.—Secretary
           Associate Professor of Law: Quinnipiac University School of Law

John Casey, Esq.—Treasurer
           Partner: Robinson & Cole, LLP

 

Executive Committee

Ross Garber, Esq.—Partner: Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Mike Hanley—Senior Consultant: Partnership for Strong Communities

Ivy McKinney, Esq.—Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer: Xerox Corporation

Richard Orr, Esq.—Vice President and General Counsel: University of Connecticut

Brad Saxton, Esq.—Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus: Quinnipiac University School of Law

 

Directors

Livia DeFilippis Barndollar, Esq.—Partner: Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP

Tadhg Dooley, Esq.—Associate: Wiggin & Dana LLP

Helen Harris, Esq.—Partner: Day Pitney LLP

Robert L. Holzberg, Esq.—Member: Pullman & Comley LLC

Laura Jordan, Esq.—Senior Director of Ethics and Government: Cablevision

Michael Kaelin, Esq.—Principal: Cummings & Lockwood LLC

La Tanya Langley, Esq.—Vice President and General Counsel, BIC Developing Markets: BIC International Co.

Christopher M. Mattei, Esq.—Partner: Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC

Tanya Meck—Executive Vice President & Managing Director: Global Strategy Group

Basam (Bas) E. Nabulsi, Esq.—Partner: McCarter & English, LLP

Mark A. Nordstrom, Esq.—Retired Senior Labor and Employment Law Counsel: General Electric Company

Alfred U. Pavlis, Esq.—Partner: Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

Howard Rifkin, Esq.—Legal Counsel: City of Hartford

Paul A. Slager, Esq.—Partner: Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP

Thomas Sullivan—Assurance Partner: Pricewaterhouse Coopers

 

Advisory Council

 

Officers

Vivien Blackford—Principal: Vivien Blackford & Associates

Peter Kelly, Esq.—Partner: Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C

 

Members

Aaron S. Bayer, Esq.—Partner: Wiggin & Dana

Gregory B. Butler, Esq.—Senior Vice President and General Counsel: Northeast Utilities

David Carson—Hartford, Conn.

Marilyn J. Ward Ford, Esq.—Professor: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Joel Freedman—Glastonbury, Conn.

Thomas Goldberg, Esq.—Partner: Day Pitney, LLP

Karen Jarmoc—Executive Director: Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Jay Malcynsky, Esq.—Partner: Gaffney, Bennett & Associates, Inc.

James H. Maloney, Esq.—President and CEO: Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc.; Owner: Connecticut Advancement Services, LLC

Leslie O’Brien—Director of Constituent Services: Senate Democrats

Margaret Sweetland Patricelli—Simsbury, Conn.

Mitchell Pearlman, Esq.—Government Information Consultant; Former Executive Director: Freedom of Information Commission

James T. Shearin, Esq.—Partner: Pullman & Comley LLC

Richard Slavin, Esq.—Partner: Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Stanley Twardy Jr., Esq.—Partner: Day Pitney LLP

 

 

 

Administrative Staff

 

Steven D. Eppler-Epstein
Executive Director

Deborah R. Witkin
Deputy Director

Anne Louise Blanchard
Litigation Director

Astrid Lebron
Director of Development

Keith Boyce
Director of Finance

Whit Freer
Information Technology Adminstrator