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Board of Directors

United Way of Western Connecticut is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of members from each community--Southern Litchfield County, Northern Fairfield County and Stamford--that provide expertise and perspective on a regional level.

Board of Directors

Cynthia Merkle
Union Savings Bank
Chair

Cheryl Bakewell
Bakewell & Mulhare LLC
Vice Chair & Treasurer

Michael Shepherd
Genworth
Secretary

Tracey Altson
Eversource

Keith Betts, EdD
Western Connecticut State University

Tamara Brown
Praxair, Inc.

Eric Duenwald
Synchrony Financial

George Garrett
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Kurosh L. Marjani
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

Aaron Meyer
Man Group - GLG Silvermine

Mark Ouellette
Pitney Bowes

Antonio Santiago
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Ken Weinstein
Newtown Savings Bank

Natasha Williams
N-Touch Strategies

Candy Yeager
Community Representative

Lisa Zana
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

 

Northern Fairfield Community Council
Our Community Councils represent each of our locales, focusing on local priorities and identifying community needs. We thank our dedicated volunteers who share their knowledge and time as members of our Northern Fairfield Community Council.

Keith Betts, EdD
Western CT State University
Chair

Doreen Bentson
Citizens Bank

Gigi Christel

Ronald Herren

Mary-Ann Houser
St. Gregory the Great Church

Kim Karl
United Bank

Greg Manning
Webster Bank

Ralph McIntosh, Jr.
Del-Tron Precision Inc.

Nelson Merchan
Connecticut Small Business Development Center

Jerry Murphy
Coldwell Banker Commercial-Scalzo Group

MaryAnn Murtha
Western Connecticut State University

Katie Pearson
Danbury Public Library

P.J. Prunty
Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce

Sandra L. Rankin
IBM Retiree

Dawn Reshen-Doty
Benay Enterprises, Inc.

Jeff Ryer
Ryer Associates, Inc.

Michael L. Stern, PhD

Ken Weinstein
Newtown Savings Bank

Bob E. Williams

 

Southern Litchfield Community Council
Our Community Councils represent each of our locales, focusing on local priorities and identifying community needs. We thank our dedicated volunteers who share their knowledge and time as members of our Southern Litchfield Community Council.

Cheryl Bakewell
Bakewell & Mulhare, LLC
Chair

Jennifer Birdseye
Webster Bank, NA

Barbara Dratch
Moots Pellegrini Law Firm

Evan Hack, MD
Candlewood Valley Pediatrics

Steven Liker
Trident - An ITW Company

Larry Neary
Bridgewater Community Volunteer

Alex Rafoss
Savings Bank of Danbury

Tammy Reardon
Town of New Milford

Katherine Webster-O'Keefe, Esq.
Law Office of Katherine Webster-O'Keefe

Amanda Wilson
Kimberly-Clark

 

Stamford Community Council
Our Community Councils represent each of our locales, focusing on local priorities and identifying community needs. We thank our dedicated volunteers who share their knowledge and time as members of our Stamford Community Council.

Candy Yeager
Community Representative
Chair

Thomas J. Berta
First County Bank

Luis F. Diez
Northern Trust

Leslie Glenn
Remedy Partners

Thomas Goggin
Synchrony

Kimberly Greene
Thomson Reuters

George Herring
Patriot Bank

Carmen Hughes
Handel Group

Jered Jones
Keep America Beautiful

Sally Kelman
Community Representative

Valerie Lazzari
NBCUniversal 

Kurosh Marjani
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

David Pergola
KPMG

George Schott
Legg Mason

Daniel Sheehan
Genworth

Claudia Vilas
Community Member

Sandy Weinberg
O'Connor Davies

Dudley Williams
Mill River Park Collaborative

Natasha Williams
N-Touch Strategies

Lisa Zana
Shipman & Goodwin LLP