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 & Park Operations, Ext. 325

Deborah Baker
Director of Development, Ext. 326

Evan Buhler
Assistant Director of Rowing Programs

Rodney Bynoe
Assistant Director of Ranger Services, Ext. 315

Tara Cantor
Director of Communications & Marketing, Ext. 313

Bridget Cooke
Director of Events, Ext. 329

Martha Conneely
Park Development Manager, Ext. 316

Venus Dickson
Finance Manager, Ext. 335

Peter Morse
Director of Finance, Ext. 330

Jonathan Near
Director of Rowing Programs, Ext. 314

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

Board of Directors

Harold M. Blinderman, Chair
Joe L. Stanford III, Vice Chair
Josye Utick, Vice Chair
David Klein, Treasurer
Gretchen Gregg, Secretary
Greg Adams, Assistant Treasurer
Lindsay Castonguay Hany, 
Assistant Secretary

Robert M. Annon, Jr. 
Dominick Baraiolo
Christopher Byrd
Kathleen Cassidy*
Ranjana Chawla
Peter Christian
Chinenye Claytor
Susan B. Clemow

Thomas P. Cody
Julio Concepción
Eric Cushman*
John Henry Decker
Matthew Dreier
Susan Freedman*
Liahna Gonda-King
Matthew Hart*#
Dave Jenkins
Scott W. Jellison*#
Stephanie Johnson
David Kindt
Kathy Lilley
Jarad M. Lucan
Chris Montross
Thomas F. Mullaney, Jr.
Jackie Nadal

Patty Pittman
Michael J. Puckly*
Christina B. Ripple*
Chris Rowlins
Bud Salemi*#
Ashley R. Sauvé
Camille Simpson
Himali Stoccatore
Joyce Smith
Pete Torres 
Nuchette Black-Burke*#
Herb Virgo
Connor Martin*#
Sebrina Wilson*#

*Executive Committee

Honorary Board Members

Paul Eddy
Carole Bailey French
James F. Gleason 

John B. Larson
Barry N. Lastra
Marjorie Morrissey
Carleton N. Mowell

Lawrence V. Mowell, Jr.
Kenneth A. Pouch, Jr.
David R. Robb
Tyler Smith

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