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Staff & Board

Administration

William W. Ginsberg
President & CEO
203-777-7091

William W. Ginsberg has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven since 2000. Mr. Ginsberg serves on the boards of numerous local organizations including New Haven Promise, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Connecticut Council on Education Reform, and the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology. He recently completed a six-year term on the board of the Council on Foundations, the national trade association for the philanthropic sector. 

From 2006-09, Mr. Ginsberg served as a Gubernatorial appointee to the Connecticut Early Childhood Policy and Research Council. In 2011, Mr. Ginsberg received the Community Leadership Award from the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, the community’s highest recognition for lifetime civic leadership. Mr. Ginsberg served in the Clinton Administration from 1994 to 2000. He was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate in 1994 as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and served in 1995-6 as Chief of Staff to the late Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown. He was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Housing Finance Board, the Federal regulatory agency for the twelve regional Federal Home Loan Banks, from 1997-2000.

Mr. Ginsberg lived and worked in New Haven for a decade before going to Washington. As Development Administrator under Mayor DiLieto from 1984 to 1988, he was responsible for all development-related activities of New Haven’s municipal government. Ginsberg was President of the Science Park Development Corporation, a non-profit inner-city technology economic development entity, from 1988 to 1994. 

Mr. Ginsberg graduated from Columbia Law School in 1980 and practiced law in New York City from 1980 to 1984. He graduated from Trinity College in 1976. He has been married for more than 35 years to Ellen Kelly Ginsberg, who directs Yale University’s effort to
create Asia’s first liberal arts college in collaboration with the National University in Singapore, and they have two children: Emily and Connor. Will and Kel live in New
Haven.

Leon Bailey Jr., MPA, DMIN
Sr. Vice President for
Human Resources & Organizational Culture
203-777-7094

Leon Bailey came to The Community Foundation with accomplishments in both the public and private sectors. In the area of social services, Leon has a record of starting and directing innovative community based programs. His work with nonprofits includes starting the first Family Planning Clinic for men in the state of New Jersey and starting one of the first community-based alternative programs for incarceration for children in New Jersey and in the country.

In the private sector, Leon was a partner in the optical industry with the franchising chain American Vision Centers and served as Vice President of Franchising. He was instrumental in developing the operational processes that led to the success and ultimate sale of this company. American Vision Centers acquired regional chains across the country and converted the stores into owner operated franchises. The growth of this company led its purchase by Pearl Vision Centers.

Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Leon was
Vice President of Human Resources for Dianon Systems in Stratford, an anatomical laboratory specializing in the diagnosis of cancer. At the height of Dianon’s growth, there were 3,000 employees nationally.

Leon holds a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Psychology, a Masters in Public Administration from New York University, a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry.

Lisa Carter
Human Resources Manager
203-777-2386
Leigh Higgins
Senior Director for Professional Development & Executive Office
203-777-7092
Ellen Perrotti
Administrative Associate
203-777-7106
Jolyn Walker
Administration Officer
203-777-7060

Development, Stewardship, Donor Services & Communications

Angela G. Powers
Interim Sr. Vice President Planning and Operations
203-777-7068

Angela has more than 35 years in development, communications, marketing, and senior management and leadership. In her role, she oversees The Community Foundation’s work identifying and serving community leaders and donors and insuring their philanthropic goals are achieved now and in the future.

Prior to joining The Community Foundation as the first President of the Valley Community Foundation Powers worked with its founding Board to design and grow the new organization. Angela is also associated with Ekstrom & Associates, a consulting firm of practitioners in philanthropy whose clients include community foundations, charitable organizations, families, individuals, and their advisors.

Before joining Ekstrom & Associates, Ms. Powers served as the chief development officer of the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Prior to that, she served eight years as Director of Development and Communications of the then-called New Haven Foundation, now The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Earlier in her career, Angela was Director of the Annual Development Program at Quinnipiac University, directed membership and development at the DeCordova and Dana Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and was a coordinator for the March of Dimes of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Angela also spent two years working in Greece with her husband, Bill, who was a teacher at the American Community School in Athens.

Angela earned her B.A. from Fairfield University in Connecticut and is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive and trained facilitator. She and her husband live in Hamden and have two sons, Will and John. 

Carmen Burgos
Development Associate
203-777-7083
Tricia Caldwell
Director of Communications
203-777-7090
Sharon Cappetta
Director of Development
203-777- 7071
Kathleen Cei
Communications Officer
203-777-7082
Linda M. Estacion
Director of Donor Services and Development Operations
203-777-7069
Kelli R. Gibson
Development Associate
203-777-7067
Ratasha Smith
Communications Officer
203-777-7096
Dotty Weston-Murphy
Interim Sr. Vice President, Development and Donor Services
203-777-7081
Deborah L. Wright
Philanthropic Officer
203-777-7073

Finance, Investments, Administration & Technology

A.F. Drew Alden
Sr. Vice President for Investments & CFO
Chief Compliance Officer
203-777-7061
Andrew F. (Drew) Alden has served as The Community Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer since 1994.  In addition, Mr. Alden also serves as Senior Vice President for Investments and Chief Compliance Officer.  In these roles, he oversees The Community Foundation’s investment, finance, audit, tax, administrative, information management, and regulatory facets of The Community Foundation and TCF.  Mr. Alden also serves as CFO of The Community Foundation’s affiliated entity, The Valley Community Foundation, since its inception in 2004.

Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Mr. Alden spent several years performing merger and acquisition analysis and investment banking services to middle market firms in  the area of private placements and acquisition/divestitures, as well as serving as chief financial officer for a technology-based software development company. 

Mr. Alden started his career in the insurance industry performing financial reporting and analysis for institutional and individual retirement plans.

Mr. Alden’s current and recent volunteer services have included on the Merrill Lynch Community Charitable Gift Fund’s investment advisory board, The Community Foundation of America board of directors, The Whitney Center, and The Shubert Theater in New Haven.

Mr. Alden is a graduate of Trinity College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and currently holds a series 65 designation.

Diane Deschenes
Endowment Associate
203-777-7062
Jennifer Glover-Keller, MBA
Investment Services Manager
203-777-7063
Brandi Kryvonis
Disbursements Officer
203-777-7064
Marcie Monaco
Director of Finance
203-777-7065
Vilandria R. Turner
Director of Information Management & Analysis
203-777-7070

Grantmaking & Strategy

Christina M. Ciociola, MSW, MPH
Senior Vice President for Grantmaking & Strategy
203-777-7088

Ms. Ciociola was named Senior Vice President for Grantmaking & Strategy in 2014, the senior programmatic staff position at The Community Foundation responsible for the grantmaking, strategy development and implementation, and community knowledge work of The Foundation. Prior to this position, Christina was the Director of Knowledge and Evaluation at The Community Foundation for seven years, playing a central role in The Foundation’s community knowledge work and leading its efforts to promote local philanthropy through giveGreater.org® and the The Great Give®. In addition, Ms. Ciociola has led The Community Foundation’s efforts in the workforce arena through the Partnership for Economic Opportunity.

Ms. Ciociola is a graduate of Merrimack College with a BA in psychology and sociology. She received her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work with a specialty in gerontology and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics. Ms. Ciociola is a former Board member of the Mary Wade Home, a nonprofit senior care facility founded in 1866 and located in New Haven. She is a lifelong resident of the New Haven area and lives in Killingworth with her husband Tony, a retired New Haven firefighter, and their daughter, Reese.

Sarah J. H. Fabish
Vice President for Grantmaking & Scholarships
203-777-7075

Sarah Fabish is the Vice President for Grantmaking and Strategy for The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. She currently manages the grantmaking process for The Foundation and its partner in philanthropy, the Valley Community Foundation. 

Ms. Fabish has served in the grants and program area of The Community Foundation for 25+ years. She has developed a number of initiatives and collaborations, such as an Out of School Time Collaboration of CT Community Foundations and State Departments. That Collaboration focused for two years on building the capacity of community foundations to support positive youth development and after school programming in their communities and to encourage cross community learning. It was also primarily responsible for the development of an initiative funded by Wallace Funds to create a community of learners focused on supporting interactive learning opportunities for families where parents are supported as their child’s first teachers and the community is viewed as a classroom (PACK).

Ms. Fabish provides program support to The Community Foundation’s Community Fund for Women and Girls, Greater New Haven's only endowment promoting the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and to the Quinnipiac River Fund that supports research and remediation of the Quinnipiac River. She represents The Community Foundation on numerous youth development and education initiatives and endeavors, including serving on the City of New Haven’s Early Childhood Council, as chair of the Grant Committee. She serves on the Early Childhood Funder’s Collaborative, a group of 14 funders in the State of CT supporting strategies such as the new Office of Early Childhood that improve the early education opportunities for children. 
Denise Canning
Grants Manager
203-777-7076
Stephanie Chung
Nonprofit Relations Manager
203-777-7077
Eliezer Lee Cruz
Director of Community Outreach
203-777-7074
Jackie Downing
Director of Grantmaking & Nonprofit Effectiveness
203-777-7072
Matthew Higbee
Research & Communications Officer
203-777-7093
Caprice Taylor Mendez
Strategic Program Manager
203-777-7089
Logan Roddy
Grantmaking Associate
203-777-7084
Kara Straun
Knowledge & Evaluation Manager
203-777-7079

New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS)

NHHS is a federally-funded urban health initiative that focuses on infant mortality and the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes. It is supported by the federal grant (H49MC00095) from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Perinatal Health Systems. The Black infant mortality in New Haven is 2.5 times the rate of White infants, paralleling that of the US. By targeting the leading causes of infant mortality, low birth weight and prematurity/pre-term birth, NHHS has been successful in addressing infant mortality for more than a decade. For more information about New Haven Healthy Start, please contact one of the staff members below:

Kenn Harris
Vice President of Community Engagement
& Director of New Haven Healthy Start
203-777-7080
Cynthia Chan
Program Assistant
203-777-7086
Natasha Ray, MS
Core Services Manager
203-777-7087

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Community Foundation ensures that the organization is effectively fulfilling its mission by making certain that Foundation initiatives, grantmaking, investment and donor stewardship activities all support and advance the institution's mission. Per The Community Foundation’s By-Laws, the Board of Directors consists of eleven citizens of the United States and residents of the City of New Haven, or vicinity, selected for their knowledge of the charitable or educational needs of the community; members are selected by seven appointing authorities:

It is a cardinal principle of The Community Foundation that it shall be conducted in the interests of the whole community without regard to race, color, religion, sex or creed, and that, to the greatest possible extent, all interests, classes and creeds shall be represented on the Board of Directors.

To read The Community Foundation’s By-Laws in full [PDF, 656KB].

Current Board

Kica Matos
Chair
  • Appointed by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2011
  • Chair, Community Strategies and Knowledge Committee
  • Member, Executive and Governance Committees

Kica is Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice at Center for Community Change. Prior to her work with The Center, she was Program Executive and Head of the U.S. Reconciliation & Human Rights Program at the Atlantic Philanthropies. She earned her BA from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, her MA from the New School and JD from Cornell Law School. Kica has extensive experience as an advocate, community organizer and lawyer. Prior to joining the Atlantic Philanthropies, she was Deputy Mayor in the City of New Haven. In this capacity, she oversaw all of the City's community programs and launched a number of programs and initiatives that included prisoner re-entry, youth and immigration integration. Kica was previously the Executive Director of JUNTA for Progressive Action, New Haven's oldest Latino community-based organization. She has extensive experience in the area of criminal justice and has worked as an assistant federal defender for death sentenced inmates and with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Amnesty International on death penalty and criminal justice issues.

James E. Ryan
Vice Chair
  • Appointed by the Trustees Committee for a seven year term beginning January 1, 2012
  • Chair, Governance, Audit and Mission Related Investment Committees
  • Member, Finance, Audit Governance, Mission Related Investment and Executive Committees

Mr. Ryan served as the President of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation from 1984 until his retirement in July 2016.  He also served as Executive Director of the Ansonia Redevelopment Agency from 1997 to 1984, managing the City of Ansonia Community Development, Downtown Revitalization, Neighborhood Development and Fair Housing programs. The Shelton Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a private not-for-profit local development corporation that provides economic and community development services to the City of Shelton specifically related to downtown revitalization, brownfields redevelopment, and infrastructure programs. Jimmy also manages local and regional economic development programs consistent with the SEDC mission. Mr. Ryan is a Past Chairman of the Valley Community Foundation and one of its Founding Directors. He has provided service to the Valley Community as Chairman of the Valley Advisory Committee of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, for many years, and is a former member of the Katharine Matthies Foundation’s Advisory Committee. He has previously served as a member and past Chairman of the Central Housing Committee of the State of Connecticut, member of the Connecticut Housing Authority, Past President of the Connecticut Community Development Association, former Director of the Valley United Way and former Trustee of Hewitt Hospital. Mr. Ryan has been recognized by the Valley Community for his public service by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce as a Gold Seal Award recipient and with the Chamber of Commerce Platinum Award in 2015; he is also a recipient of the Good Scout Award from the Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America and Service to Youth Award from the Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center. He is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and lifelong resident of Ansonia.

Maysa Akbar
  • Appointed by the Mayor of the City of New Haven to complete the term of Ms. Emily Byrne beginning June 1, 2017

Dr. Maysa Akbar is a Board certified Adolescent and Child Clinical Psychologist, who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University. She completed my pre and-post doctoral training at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Akbar specialized in early childhood and trauma; focusing her training on urban and culturally diverse children, adolescents, and families. For over a decade, Dr. Akbar has co-tought the Cultural Diversity and Family Therapy didactic seminar at the Child Study Center. Her focus is to increase the cultural awareness, sensitivity and competence of trainees within the context of diverse families. In addition, Dr. Akbar is a Clinical Instructor at Yale School of Pediatric Dentistry teaching the Growth and Development course.

Khalilah Brown-Dean
  • Appointed by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2015
  • Member, Development, Finance, Community Strategies and Knowledge Committees

Dr. Brown-Dean’s current research focuses on the political dynamics surrounding the American criminal justice system. Her book Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: Race, Punishment, and Governance explores how mass incarceration impairs both the strength and function of American governance. Her research on the criminal justice system and voting rights policy have garnered international attention, and she was recently appointed as a Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, a national nonprofit organization working to understand the impact of mass incarceration on local communities across America.

Dr. Brown-Dean is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, CNN, Ebony.com, Fox News Radio, WNPR, AURN, CTV, and other outlets regarding issues such as American politics, mass political behavior, crime and punishment and political psychology. In 2014, Connecticut Magazine named Dr. Brown-Dean one of its “Forty Under Forty,” the best and brightest among Connecticut’s Generation Next.

Dr. Brown-Dean attended University of Virginia, where she received a BA in Political Science. She has a Masters Degree and a PhD from The Ohio State University, where she was the recipient of the Henry R. Spencer Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Graduate Associate Teaching Award.

Alicia Caraballo
  • Appointed by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2013
  • Chair, Development Committee; Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • Member, Executive, Finance Committees
  • Progreso Latino Fund Advisory Liaison

Alicia is the City of New Haven’s Adult & Continuing Education Director. Prior to her current role, Alicia served as Principal at Hill Central Elementary School and as a Social Worker at Hillhouse High School, Betsy Ross Middle School and Truman School in New Haven. Alicia earned a B.S. in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University. She currently serves on the Boards of the Neighborhood Music School, Connecticut Association of Adult & Continuing Education and Literacy Volunteers. Alicia has received two Fulbright Scholar Awards (2006, Brazil; 2012, Argentina), a TAPS Award in 1997 and Chapter 1 Principal of the Year in 1995.

Roxanne Coady
  • Appointed by the President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2016
  • Member, Audit, Community Strategies and Knowledge Committees

Ms. Coady is founder and President of R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States. She is also founder of Just the Right Book, the largest online personalized book-of-the-month subscription service. In 1998, Ms. Coady founded Read To Grow, a nonprofit organization promoting development of early literacy and language skills for all Connecticut children. Since its inception, Read To Grow has distributed more than 1.5 million books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. She is currently a Director of the Connecticut Council on Education Reform. Prior to opening R.J. Julia Booksellers in 1990, she was partner and National Tax Director for BDO Seidman in New York City. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for First Niagara Financial Group and is Treasurer for the Kenyon Review Board of Trustees. Ms. Coady appears regularly on Connecticut Public Radio with Faith Middleton and periodically on the “Today” show and “Good Morning America”. She lives with her husband, Kevin, in New Haven.

William S. Colwell
  • Appointed by the New Haven Bar Association for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2011
  • Chair, Executive Committee
  • Member, Investment, 44-62 Committees

Will is a Principal at Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell PC, He focuses primarily in the probate arena. After attending Hamden Public Schools, Will graduated from Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts and attended Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York and with a Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Will is a member of the New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations (Estate & Probate Section, Executive Committee and Member of Elder Law Section). In addition, he is a member of the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council. He is Secretary and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Lewis G. Schaeneman, Jr. Foundation, Inc. and President of the City Missionary Association of New Haven, Inc. Will is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Clifford Beers Clinic, Inc. Will is past President of the Quinnipiac Council, Boy Scouts of America and past member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is the past Chairman of the Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission, past member of the Cheshire Inland/Wetlands Commission, past Vice-President of the Cheshire Jaycee's and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, First Congregational Church of Cheshire.

Kellyann Day
  • Appointed by the Judge of Probate Court for the District of New Haven to fill the Board seat of the late James Perillo and to serve a term of her own for six years beginning January 1, 2015
  • Member, Development, Finance, Governance Committees
  • Community Fund for Women & Girls Advisory Liaison
Kellyann Day has been the CEO of New Reach, Inc., formerly New Haven Home Recovery, Inc. since 1997. New Reach is the parent company of Life Haven, Inc. as of August 2012. Both organizations provide shelter, housing and stabilization services to vulnerable members of the community. Ms. Day attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and received a BS in Psychology and has a Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Administration from The University of Connecticut. Ms. Day has served as Chair to the Board of Directors of the South Central Behavioral Health Network, and the CT AIDS Residence Coalition. She has also served as the Chairperson of the Statewide Reaching Home Steering Committee and numerous boards throughout the state including: the New Haven Early Childhood Council, the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS, City of New Haven’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, Supportive Housing Works, United Way of South Central Connecticut, and the Greater New Haven Opening Doors, Regional Alliance to End Homelessness.
Joseph Gordon
  • Appointed by the President of Yale University for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2017

Joe Gordon was born in Chicago to parents who were first-generation Americans. He won a full scholarship to Amherst College, where he completed a B.A. summa cum laude in English, and then moved to New Haven in 1970 to become a graduate student at Yale in that same field. A member of the English department faculty at Yale since 1976, he has taught courses in 19th- and 20th- century British fiction, the history of English poetry and expository writing, among others. 

Mr. Gordon joined the Yale College Dean's Office in July 1988 as associate dean and was named dean of undergraduate education in 1997. He became deputy dean of the College in 1998. He has also worked with planning groups in the areas of academic support technology and digital arts media, health policy, emergency preparation and crisis response, and he has chaired task forces and subcommittees to review academic policy and practices for NEASC and NCAA re-accreditation. He played a crucial role in the re-establishment of ROTC units on the Yale campus, winning the Yale Veterans Alumni Association award for his work. He is a member of the Provost's Committee on Lesbian and Gay Studies and has several times served as chair of that committee. 

His long association with Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) began at Amherst, where he was elected to membership as a junior. He was Secretary of the Alpha of Connecticut chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for over a decade and completed three six-year terms as Senator of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society. He was elected chairman of the Phi Beta Kappa Foundation for the 1997-2000 term and as national President of the Phi Beta Kappa Society for 2000-2003. He also works for the Lenfest Foundations, helping to select and mentor low- and middle-income public high school student for four-year scholarships to the college of their choice. 

Joe is married to Mark Bauer, an associate director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale.  They share a love of music, dance, theater, border collies and travel. They reside in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Carlton Highsmith
  • Appointed by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2015
  • Chair, Investment Committee
  • Member, Executive, Development,  Community Strategies and Knowledge Committees

Mr. Highsmith was founder of Specialized Packaging Group, recognized as the largest minority-owned firm in the State of Connecticut prior to its merger with PaperWorks Industries. He served as vice chair of the Board at SPG PaperWorks Inc. until his retirement in 2010.

Mr. Highsmith is chairman of the Board of the Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology (ConnCAT), a nonprofit organization providing market relevant and career-focused technical skills training and job placement services to underemployed and unemployed adults in the New Haven area. He also serves on the Boards of First Niagara Bank, Quinnipiac University and the Yale New Haven Hospital System.

Mr. Highsmith has received many honors for his long-time community leadership. In 2014, he was the recipient of both the Greater New Haven Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League and the John H. Filer Award from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. In 2011 Gov. Dannel Malloy appointed Mr. Highsmith to the Connecticut Employment & Training Commission (CETC), where he currently chairs its Career Advancement Committee. Mr. Highsmith earned a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Quinnipiac University and Albertus Magnus College.

Flemming Norcott Jr.
  • Appointed by the Trustees Committee for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2016
  • Member, Development, Governance, Community Strategies and Knowledge, Mission-Related Investment Committees

A New Haven native, Justice Norcott retired last year after serving 22 years on the Connecticut Supreme Court. Upon graduating from Columbia University School of Law in 1968, Justice Norcott worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. A New Haven native, he became co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Advocacy, Research and Planning and a hearing examiner for the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Mr. Norcott was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court in 1979, elevated to the Appellate Court in 1987 and subsequently to the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1992. Justice Norcott has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2002 U.S. Peace Corps Franklin H. Williams Award and the 2003 Martin Luther King Leadership Award. He is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, the Connecticut Bar Foundation, Omega Psi Phi and Beta Tau Boule (emeritus) fraternities and the Better Officiating Committee of the New Haven Football Officials Association. He lives with his wife, Althea, in New Haven.

Past Board

Bruce D. Alexander
- 2003 to 2009
Vincent C. Arpaia
- 1986 to 1987
Russell H. Atwater
- 1949 to 1957
James W. Barber
- 1980 to 1986
Howard W. Beach
- 1928 to 1943
Richard G. Bell*
- 1988 to 1994
D. Spencer Berger
- 1945 to 1952
Richard H. Bowerman
- 1988 to 1994
Frederick F. Brewster
- 1928 to 1942
Clarence W. Bronson
- 1957 to 1964
Allerton F. Brooks
- 1939 to 1946
Theodore L. Brooks, Sr.*
- 2004 to 2010
Carol A. Brown
- 1994 to 2000
Norman S. Buck
- 1961 to 1962
Mary Jane Burt
- 2002 to 2008
Emily Byrne
 - 2013 to 2017
Sonia Caban Recalde
- 2000 to 2003
Donald W. Cellotto, Jr.
- 1987 to 1993
Donald W. Celotto
- 1969 to 1974
Terry Chatfield*
- 1984 to 1990
Nancy P. Ciarleglio
- 1978 to 1986
Elias Clark*
- 1968 to 1975
Clare Coe Casher
- 1980 to 1986
Jamie E. Cohen
- 2006 to 2012
Joel Cohn
- 1978 to 1978
Joel Cohn*
- 1966 to 1973
James W. Cooper
- 1942 to 1949
G. Gordon Copeland
- 1949 to 1956
Charles H. Costello
- 1958 to 1965
John J. Crawford
- 2001 to 2007
J. Dwight Dana
- 1936 to 1945
Abbott H. Davis, Jr.
- 1971 to 1978
Harold C. Donegan*
- 1997 to 2003
William J. Falsey
- 1953 to 1960
Alfred B. Fitt
- 1970 to 1971
Thomas R. Fitzsimmons
- 1948 to 1950
Marcella T. Glazer
- 1987 to 1991
John M. Golden*
- 1964 to 1971
Mrs. Angus Gordon, Jr.*
- 1974 to 1980
Richard M. Grave*
- 1981 to 1987
Henry S. Graves
- 1928 to 1940
Mary B. Griswold*
- 1975 to 1981
Franklin S. Harris*
- 1968 to 1976
Hudson B. Hastings
- 1940 to 1947
Samuel B. Hemingway
- 1947 to 1954
Howard K. Hill

- 2009 to 2015

Theodore F. Hogan, Jr.*
- 1985 to 1991
James W. Hook
- 1928 to 1939
Thomas Hooker
- 1928 to 1936
Miriam B. Horowitz
- 1959 to 1966
William Horowitz
- 1952 to 1959
James S. Johnson
- 1958 to 1961
Rolan Joni Young Smith*
- 2008 to 2014
Annie Garcia Kaplan
- 2006 to 2012
Frank Kenna, Sr.
- 1941 to 1948
Harry C. Knight
- 1943 to 1949
Linda Koch Lorimer
- 1996 to 2002
Frederick P. Leaf
- 2001 to 2007
Lawrence M. Liebman*
- 1983 to 1989
Max Livingston
- 1944 to 1947
Frederic W. Loeser*
- 1967 to 1974
Charles H. Long
F. Patrick McFadden, Jr.
- 1990 to 1996
John J. McKeon
- 1928 to 1941
Julia M. McNamara
- 1999 to 2005
Phyllis Medvedow*
- 1973 to 1979
Mrs. Clarence Mendell*
- 1961 to 1968
Jerome H. Meyer
- 1999 to 2005
Edward W. Miller*
- 1977 to 1983
E. William Muehl
- 1982 to 1988
Richard E. Nelson
- 1995 to 2001
David I. Newton*
- 2008 to 2014
John E. Padilla*
- 1994 to 2000
Philip Paolella
- 1963 to 1969
Barbara L. Pearce*
- 2002 to 2008
Joseph H. Pellegrino*
- 1974 to 1982
Mary L. Pepe*
- 1991 to 1997
James E. Perillo
- 2008 to 2014
Hugh B. Price
- 1973 to 1975
Elizabeth T. Reed
- 1954 to 1961
Matthew A. Reynolds
- 1946 to 1953
Mrs. William Robinson*
- 1973 to 1979
Fred Rodgers Fairchild
- 1956 to 1958
Louis M. Rosenbluth
- 1928 to 1944
Humbert V. Sacco, Jr.
- 1995 to 2001
Shelly Saczynski

- 2009 to 2015

David R. Schaefer
- 2004 to 2010
Kenneth Schaible
- 1998 to 2004
Max H. Schwartz*
- 1962 to 1969
Cornell Scott
- 1976 to 1984
Howard J. Sullivan*
- 1970 to 1977
Richard M. Thalheimer
- 1947 to 1958
Agnes W. Timpson
- 1987 to 1993
Edgar Tullock*
- 1965 to 1972
Charles W. Twyman*
- 1992 to 1998
Anne Tyler Calabresi
- 1989 to 1995
Cheever Tyler*
- 1979 to 1985
Alan J. Tyma*
- 2005 to 2011
Barbara Wareck
- 1992 to 1998
John H. Weir
- 1955 to 1962
John W. Weir
- 1950 to 1955
Susan Whetstone*
- 2001 to 2007
Paul M. Zorn
- 1960 to 1967

Address

70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Contact

203-777-2386
ContactUs@cfgnh.org

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