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

Jordan Giroux
Park Operations Supervisor, Ext. 324

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

Marilyn Rodriguez
Dragon Boat Programs Manager

Dixon Vega
Ranger Program Supervisor

Board of Directors

Harold M. Blinderman, Chair
Josye Utick, Vice Chair
David Klein, Treasurer
Gretchen Gregg, Secretary
Greg Adams, Assistant Treasurer

Robert M. Annon, Jr.
John Avedesian*#
Dominick Baraiolo
Nuchette Black-Burke#
Christopher Byrd
Kathleen Cassidy*
Lindsay Castonguay Hany
Ranjana Chawla
Chinenye Claytor

Susan B. Clemow
Thomas P. Cody
Julio Concepción
Eric Cushman*
John Henry Decker
Matthew Dreier
Susan Freedman*
Lianha Gonda-King
Matthew Hart*#
Christopher R. Hayes*#
Dave Jenkins*
Stephanie Johnson
Kathy Lilley
Jarad M. Lucan
Connor Martin*#

Chris Montross
Thomas F. Mullaney, Jr.
Jackie Nadal
Patty Pittman
Michael J. Puckly*
Christina B. Ripple*
Bud Salemi*#
Ashley R. Sauvé
Camille Simpson
Joyce Smith
Joe L. Stanford III
Himali Stoccatore
Pete Torres
Herb Virgo
Sebrina Wilson#

Honorary Board Members

Paul Eddy
Carole Bailey French
James F. Gleason 

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

Kenneth A. Pouch, Jr.
David R. Robb
Tyler Smith

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