Governance and Administrative Staff

Board of Directors



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

Tadhg Dooley, Esq.—Treasurer
           Partner: Wiggin & Dana LLP


Executive Committee

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

Mike Hanley—Senior Consultant: Partnership for Strong Communities

Ivy McKinney, Esq.—Retired 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



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

Helen Harris, Esq.—Partner: Day Pitney LLP

Sheila Hayre, Esq.—Visiting Associate Professor of Law: Quinnipiac University School of Law

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

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

Peter Knight, Esq.—Partner: Robinson & Cole LLP

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

Michael Sullivan, Esq.—Undersecretary: Office of Policy and Management

Thomas Sullivan—Assurance Partner: Pricewaterhouse Coopers


Advisory Council



Vivien Blackford—Principal: Vivien Blackford & Associates

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



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


Deborah R. Witkin
Executive Director

Anne Louise Blanchard
Litigation and Advocacy Director

Astrid Lebron
Director of Development

Keith Boyce
Director of Finance

Whit Freer
Information Technology Adminstrator