Our Team

Our organization is led by a small but dedicated group of professionals who bring expertise to fulfilling our mission, and overseen by our Board of Directors.

We are here to help you connect with the Connecticut River. Please feel free to contact any of us by email, or by calling (860) 713-3131, followed by the extension of the staff member you’d like to speak with, listed below.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

Michael Zaleski
President & CEO, Ext. 331

Rob Allan
Director of Public Safety, Ext. 325

Debbie Baker
Director of Development, Ext. 326

Tara Cantor
Director of Communications & Marketing, Ext. 313

Bridget Cooke
Director of Events, Ext. 329

Martha Conneely
Park Development Associate, Ext. 316

Christopher R. Hayes
Director of Operations, Ext. 324

Richard J. Lopa
Assistant Director of Ranger Services, Ext. 315

Peter Morse
Director of Finance, Ext. 330

Marc A. Nicol
Director of Park Planning & Development, Ext. 334

Bryan Pape
Director of Rowing Programs, Ext. 314

Board of Directors

Dave Jenkins, Chair
Kurtis Denison, Vice Chair
Joe Stanford III, Vice Chair
Josye Utick, Vice Chair
David Klein, Treasurer
Gretchen Gregg, Secretary

Robert M. Annon
Harold Blinderman*
Christopher Byrd
Paul Carrier
Kathleen Cassidy
Lindsay Castonguay*
Patrick Caulfield*
Ranjana Chawla

Peter Christian*
Susan B. Clemow
Thomas P. Cody*
Frank C. Collins, Jr.
Julio Concepción
Eric Cushman*
John Henry Decker
Susan Freedman
Sandy Fry*#
Joan Gentile
Russell Jarem
Scott W. Jellison*#
Marcia Leclerc*#
Kathy Lilley
Jarad Lucan

Julia Miller
Christopher Montross
Marjorie Morrissey
Thomas F. Mullaney, Jr.
Michael J. Puckly*
Christina B. Ripple*
Chris Rowlins
Pasquale “Bud” Salemi*#
Ashley Suave
Joyce Smith
Donald Trinks#
Sebrina Wilson#
Lyle Wray*#

*Executive Committee
#Ex-officio

Honorary Board Members

Melody Currey
Paul Eddy
Carole P. French
Donald S. Gershman
James F. Gleason

John B. Larson
Barry N. Lastra
Carleton N. Mowell
Lawrence V. Mowell, Jr.
Kenneth A. Pouch, Jr.

David R. Robb
Bernadine Silvers
Tyler Smith
Margaret Tedone

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