Board of Directors and Community Councils

United Way of Western CT helps ALICE prosper

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

Cheryl Bakewell
Bakewell & Mulhare LLC
Chair

Ken Weinstein
Newtown Savings Bank
Vice-Chair

Mark Ouellette
Pitney Bowes
Secretary

Eric Duenwald
Synchrony
Treasurer

Luis F. Diez
Northern Trust 
Stamford Community Council Chair

Michael Stern, PhD. 
Clinical Psychologist 
Northern Fairfield County Community Council Chair 

Katherine Webster O’Keefe
Attorney
Southern Litchfield County Community Council Chair 

Tim Ackerly
Deloitte

Doreen Bentson 
Genworth 

Paul H. Bruce
Union Savings Bank

Carmen Hughes
Edelweise Consulting

Aaron Meyer
Man Group - GLG Silvermine

Tracy Ellis Williams
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.

Michael L. Stern, PhD, Chair
Community Representative

Matthew Cassavechia
Nuvance/Danbury Hospital

Ronald Herren
Community Representative

Mary-Ann Houser
St. Gregory the Great Church

Kim Karl
Savings Bank of Danbury

Greg Manning
Webster Bank

Ralph McIntosh, Jr.
Del-Tron Precision Inc.

Nelson Merchan
Connecticut Small Business Development Center

Katie Pearson
Danbury Public Library

Sandra L. Rankin
IBM Retiree

Dawn Reshen-Doty
Benay Enterprises, Inc.

Jeff Ryer
Ryer Associates, Inc.

Kasey Yakavonis
Newtown Savings Bank 

Patrice “Pat” Boily
Quinnipiac University

Helen Brickfield
Danbury Chamber of Commerce


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.

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

Lynda Lee Arnold, Esq.
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, LLC

Cheryl Bakewell
Bakewell & Mulhare, LLC

Jennifer Birdseye
Webster Bank, NA

Ivana Butera
New Milford Social Services

Barbara Dratch
Moots Pellegrini Law Firm

Evan Hack, MD
Candlewood Valley Pediatrics

Holly Hollander
New Milford Public Schools

Lisa Morrissey
Housatonic Valley Health District

Alex Rafoss
Savings Bank of Danbury

Tammy Reardon
Town of New Milford

Becca Schmiedel
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.

Luis F. Diez, Chair
Northern Trust

Kumrija-Kim Ganic
Genworth

Leslie Glenn
Cricket Health

Kimberly Greene
Thomson Reuters

Jerred Jones
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford

Sally Kelman
Community Member

Kurosh Marjani
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

David Pergola
KPMG

George Schott
Community Member

John Varamo
City of Stamford

Sandy Weinberg
O'Connor Davies

Patrice Blue- Williams
Zurich

Jessica Signor
Shipman Goodwin, LLC