We gratefully acknowledge the hard work accomplished by our Board of Directors. This dedicated group of volunteers willingly gives their time, talent, and treasure to help ensure the success of Easterseals Capital Region and Eastern CT.
Tracey May, Board Chair
V. Vanessa Williams, Vice Chair
Joseph LaValla, Treasurer
Anne Iezzi, Secretary
Allen Gouse, Ph.D., President & CEO
Taylor Coon, Esq.
David Geetter, M.D.
Joseph La Valla
Michael Maglio, Esq.
E. Merritt McDonough, Jr.
To ensure Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut’s new Veteran/Servicemember & Military Family Programs “hit the mark” and make a significant positive impact on the lives of veterans/servicemembers and their families, Easterseals has created a highly selective Advisory Council that will provide insight and recommendations for program development and related matters in the military arena.
Dr. John Antonucci
MD, Psychiatry & Addiction
Veteran Affairs Connecticut Healthcare – Ret.
Judge John Caruso – Ret.
Dr. Victoria Cassano
MD, MPH, Captain MC U.S. Navy – Ret.
J.D., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army,
Former Commissioner, Connecticut Veteran Affairs
Francis J. Evon, Jr.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army - Connecticut National Guard
U.S. Army, Chief of Staff – Samsung & SEA Veterans Community
CMDCM(SS) USN - Ret.
Veteran Advocate - Congressman Courtney
CAPT U.S. Navy - Ret.
Colonel U.S. Army, Director Afghanistan Policy & Strategy - Pentagon
Commissioner of CT Veteran Affairs, J.D., Major U.S. Army Reserves
U.S. Air Force
J.D., Major U.S. Air Force - Ret.
CAPT, U.S. Army
AGILUS Global Services
2nd Lieutenant, Marines, Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart
Director and Founder, UCONN EBV
Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
Executive Leadership Team