CCADV Board + Staff


Leadership. Teamwork. Commitment.

Teamwork is at the heart of every great achievement. Our dedicated Board of Directors and staff work every day to transform Connecticut’s response to domestic violence.

We are inspired by the strength of survivors as they navigate what may be the worst moments of their lives. It is their strength and resilience that energizes our work of ending domestic violence and creating a world where no person lives in fear.




CHAIR David Bogan, Esq., Day Pitney, LLP

VICE CHAIR Angela Medina, Jane Addams Peace Association

SECRETARY Cathy Zeiner, CMA, CPA, YWCA Hartford Region

TREASURER Christine DiMenna, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Marsha Adell, Community Leader

Kenneth Baldwin, Esq., Robinson+Cole

Tracy Brennan, MD, Women's Health CT

Ann Marie Caouette, Aetna/CVS Health

Michael Christ, Esq., M. Christ Government Solutions, LLC

Michael Chowaniec, Esq., Charter Communications

Barbara Damon, Prudence Crandall Center

Tammi Flowers, Esq., United Technologies

Jeanne Fusco, Susan B. Anthony Project

Sara Goldfarb, CVS Health/Aetna

Kristen Johnson, Connecticut Water Service Inc.

Jennifer Little-Greer, Minority Construction Council

Lee Schlesinger, Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury





You can contact any CCADV staff by calling their direct line listed below or via email by clicking on their name.


Meghan Scanlon, President & CEO, (959) 202-5001

Tonya Johnson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, (959) 202-5010

Erica Tirado, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, (959) 202-5016

Liza Andrews, Director of Public Policy and Communications, (959) 202-5003

Kelly Annelli, Director of Child Advocacy, (959) 202-5004

Linda Blozie, Director of Training and Prevention, (959) 202-5006

Daniel Cargill, Director of Law Enforcement Services, (959) 202-5007

Sedwhyde Dumont, Director of Diversity & Accessibility, (959) 202-5029

Ashley Starr Frechette, Director of Health Professional Outreach, (959) 202-5014

Alexa Majka, Americorps VISTA Member & CCADV PBRO Project Coordinator, (959) 202-5053

Rhonda Morra, Director of Civil Legal Advocacy, (959) 202-5011

Geralyn O’Neil-Wild, Director of Criminal Legal Advocacy, (959) 202-5018

Devon Rayment, Health Professional Outreach Project Manager, (959) 202-5069

Miguel Rios, TeamUp Coordinator, (959) 202-5078

Shannon Santini, Rapid Rehousing Finance & Compliance Manager, (959) 202-5077

Joanne Vitarelli, Director of Quality Assurance, (959) 202-5017



Safe Connect Staff


To immediately speak with a domestic violence advocate via Safe Connect and get connected to your local domestic violence organization, please call or text (888) 774-2900 or visit to chat/email with an advocate.


Safe Connect Leadership

Maria Guzman, Managing Director of Safe Connect, (959) 202-5009

Lizbeth Padilla, Director of Safe Connect, (959) 202-5013

Xiomara Campos, Safe Connect Program Manager, (959) 202-5019

Xavier Merchan, Safe Connect Program Manager, (959) 202-5039

Teresita Perez-Alamo, Safe Connect Program Manager, (959) 202-5002

Rosario Terron, Safe Connect Program Manager, (959) 202-5021

Maria Gonzalez-Flores, Safe Connect Team Lead, (959) 202-5034


Safe Connect Advocacy Coordinators

Alexandry DeJesus, (959) 202-5030

Dynalee Dones, (959) 202-5028

Jessica Escobar, (959) 202-5023

Mayra Esquilin, (959) 202-5035

Wanda Gaines, (959) 202-5032

Nayma Garcia, (959) 202-5033

Christie Gonzalez, (959) 202-5031

Dienaba Hane, (959) 202-5036

Stephanie Katz, (959) 202-5025

Brianna Lopez, (959) 202-5024

Jose Miranda, (959) 202-5012

Sesar Pacheco, (959) 202-5040

Geetha Prabha, (959) 202-5041

Laura Reyes, (959) 202-5047

Carlos Robalino, (959) 202-5049

Keila Rodriguez, (959) 202-5043

Maritza Rosa, (959) 202-5044

Nancy Rosado, (959) 202-5050

Ibraltino Tavares, (959) 202-5026

Keishly Vega, (959) 202-5022

Margaret Waweru, (959) 202-5045