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Board of Directors

Kevin M. Barry, President
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Kristiana Sullivan, Vice President
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Calvin K. Price, Treasurer
Liberty Bank (Retired)

Ashika Brinkley, Secretary
Goodwin College

Stacy Brusa, Hartford Steam Boiler

Cheryl Curtis, University of Hartford 

Bonnie J. Edmondson, Southern Connecticut State University

Leslie Lyte, Pratt & Whitney 

Tiana Ocasio-Nesmith, IUOE Local 478


Are you passionate about achieving gender equity in Connecticut, especially for those who are underserved or marginalized? 

Do you share CWEALF’s values of empowerment, empathy, intersectionality, equity, respect, and collaboration? 

Are you looking for a way to get involved and to do meaningful work?

If you answered YES, CWEALF is currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors and Committees! This is an exciting opportunity to have an integral role in driving CWEALF’s mission and achieving our vision. 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of CWEALF is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the agency.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting CWEALF’s mission, purpose, goals, policies, and programs, while knowing its strengths and needs; prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings; to serve CWEALF as a whole rather for any special interest group or constituency; understand CWEALF’s financial statements and to help fulfill its fiduciary responsibility; and to assist with the implementation of fundraising strategies and participate actively in CWEALF fundraising activities and special events. 

Commitment:  Board members are elected to a term of three years, and may serve up to three terms.  Board members are expected to attend six board meetings a year and to join one committee. 


Committees are comprised of Board members and community members. 

The Governance Committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board of Directors.  The work of the committee revolves around board role and responsibilities, board composition, board knowledge, board effectiveness, and board leadership.

The Public Policy Committee is responsible for providing guidance on legal and public policy issues and determining CWEALF’s role in activities related to these issues including the development of the annual legislative agenda. 

The Finance Committee is primarily responsible to provide financial oversight for the organization. The work of the committee includes budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting to the full Board, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.  The committee reviews the audit and annually convenes a meeting with the full Board and the auditor. 

The Development Committee is responsible for guidance and support to raise financial resources for CWEALF’s work across the state and engage a broad and growing cross section of supporters. 

Commitment:  Committees meet approximately six times per year. 


How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the Board of Directors or a member of one of our Committees, please complete the online application here by November 17, 2017. 

For additional volunteer opportunities, learn more here.

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