We step out boldly on a new path because we know our volunteer leadership has paved the way for lasting change. No matter the economic environment, we are positioned to produce very real results on some of our community’s most pressing issues.
Officers/ Executive Committee
Samuel B. Tingley - Chair
Vice President and Group Manager, M&T Bank
Stephen Vavrek - Vice Chair
Former First Selectman, Town of Monroe
Lucia Teixeira - Secretary
Vice President Administration, Aquarion Company
Anne O. McCrory, Esq. - Treasurer
Chief Legal and Real Estate Officer, Diocese of Bridgeport
Merle Berke-Schlessel, Esq.
President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Director of Community and Economic Development, Town of Fairfield
Paul Broadie, II, Ph.D.
President, Gateway / Housatonic Community Colleges
George A. Coleman
Education Consultant, Cooperative Educational Services
Pablo Colón, III
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Radio Cumbre Broadcasting Inc.
Rosa J. Correa
Audit Partner, Deloitte
Robert V. Hendrick, Jr.
Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Bigelow Tea
Dr. Aresta Johnson
Superintendent of Schools, Bridgeport
General Manager, Carey Manufacturing
Thomas C. McCarthy
President, Bridgeport City Council
Tameika G. Miller
Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications / Events, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
S. Giles Payne
Of Counsel, Brody Wilkinson PC - Southport, CT
Reverend Cass Shaw
President and CEO, The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeprot, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Southern Connecticut
Regional Vice President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Retired, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
PathQuest Coaching and Consulting, LLC
Program Director, Women’s Mentoring Initiative, A Program of Homes with Hope - Westport, CT
Vice President, Cash Management Officer, Fairfield County Bank
Director of Human Services, Town of Westport
Retired Educator, Westport
Chief Risk Officer, Finance Authority of Maine
August F. Serra
Urban League of Southern Connecticut
Susan G. Weinberger, Ed.D.
President, Mentor Consulting Group