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Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut Board of Directors

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


David Bedard

Taylor Coon, Esq.

David Geetter, M.D.

Gwendolyn Hahn

Joseph La Valla

Michael Maglio, Esq.

Bill Selig

Saima Siddiqi

Brittany Sims

Judith Stearns

E. Merritt McDonough, Jr.


John Jezowski

John Longo

Angela Nelson

Steven Norris

Karen Perham-Lippman

Robert Pettinicchi

Sharon Pope

Easterseals’ Veteran & Military Family Programs

Advisory Council

To ensure Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut’s new Veteran & Military Family Programs “hit the mark” and make a significant positive impact on the lives of veterans 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.

Sean Connolly
J.D., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army,
Former Commissioner, Connecticut Veteran Affairs

Jeff Blocker
U.S. Army

Judge John Caruso – Ret.
U.S. Marines

Dr. Victoria Cassano
MD, MPH, Captain MC U.S. Navy – Ret.

John Hendrick
U.S. Army, Chief of Staff – Samsung & SEA Veterans Community

Keith Pritchard
Colonel U.S. Army

Melissa Pritchard
Military Wife

Brian Theriault
U.S. Air Force, Paradigm Precision

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