cccsMembers and Staff of the Commission

Members and Staff of the Commission

The Commission consists of a board comprising at 15 and no more than 25 voting members. Their primary role is to carry out the mission and goals outlined in the State Service Plan well as fulfill the statutory responsibilities granted to the state service commission under 42 U.S.C. § 12638 and the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1990 as amended by the Serve America Act.

Commission members act as “service liaisons”, within their sectors and local communities. Their main objective is to promote service opportunities and encourage volunteerism among all individuals. It’s important to note that these members can serve for a maximum of three terms without receiving any salary.

Iona Black
Chemistry Professor, School of Medicine
Yale University

William DysonChairman
Political Science, Professor
Central Connecticut State University

Matthew Farley
Regional Director
Campus Compact for Southern New England

Senator Paul Formica
District #20
East Lyme

Carla Friedman
Youth Leadership Consultant

Trudy Higgins
Retired, Vice President of Community Services
BHcare, Inc.

Timothy D. Larson
Executive Director
CT Office of Higher Education

Margaret McCreedy
Elder Services
New Opportunities for Waterbury

Anne M. Ostberg
Corporation for National and Community Service

Cherlyn Poindexter
City of New Haven

Sandra S. Santy, New Haven
Retired, Tutor Coordinator
The Mercy Learning Center

Kanwaljit Singh
Software Engineer
GE Digital

Theresa Strong
RSVP Manager
Community Renewal Team, Hartford 

Patricia Tarasovic
Vice President, Community Engagement
Valley United Way

Crystal Whipple
Vice Chairwoman
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Commission Staff

Jacqueline Johnson, Executive Director
Adrienne Eckman, Program Officer
Melissa Georges, Senior Training Officer
Kate Scheuritzel, Director of Programs

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