Board of Directors

CT Nonprofits is a membership organization presided over by a volunteer board of directors.

Directors act as fiduciaries focused on policy development and fiscal oversight. The Board appoints and supervises the Executive Director who is responsible for the day to day management of the organization.

Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) is proud to have such a diverse and accomplished group of nonprofit professionals on our Board of Directors. 


Click here for the board member nomination form.

CT Nonprofits Bylaws

Board Officers

Maureen Price-Boreland
Community Partners in Action

Vice President
Peter DeBiasi

The Access Community Action Agency

Michael Sandner, Esq.
Hartford Stage

Douglas DeCerbo

Mount Saint John, Inc.

Board Members

Paul Ballasy, CohnReznick

Yvette Bello, Latino Community Services, Inc.
Bruce Dixon, Catalysts Powering Educational Performance (CPEP)
Liz Dupont-Diehl, Career Resources, Inc.
Kimberly Fontaine, Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority

Robert Francis, Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

Denis Geary, Jewish Association for Community Living
Patricia Moro, Community Health Center Association of Connecticut

David Nee, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Gary Starr, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Elizabeth Torres, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, Inc.

Deborah Ullman, YWCA Hartford Region
Carla Weil, Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund
Cathy Zeiner, Safe Futures (formerly Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut)


Directors' Responsibilities

1. Understanding and applying the organization's mission, by-laws and policies.

2. Establishing the vision and values of the organization by overseeing and participating in the development of a periodically updated "strategic plan" and by reaching agreement on the broad policies necessary to implement it.

3. Contributing to the organization's financial health through fiscal oversight and resource development.

4. Attending and participating in board meetings and other events designed to strengthen the board and enhance its members' knowledge and skills.

5. Hiring and evaluating the executive director.

6. Avoiding any potential conflicts of interest between one's personal or business life and one's fiduciary duties.

7. Keeping confidential information confidential.

8. Representing CT Nonprofits in the community so as to increase support for the organization's mission.

Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards:

Duty of Care: The duty of care that an ordinary prudent person would exercise in a like position and under similar circumstances.

Duty of Loyalty: The duty of loyalty is a standard of faithfulness; a board member should give undivided allegiance when making decisions affecting the organization.

Duty of Obedience: The duty of obedience requires board members to be faithful to the organization’s mission. They are not permitted to act in a way that is inconsistent with the central goals of the organization.