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2024 CFDA Officers and Executive Committee



Lionel J. Lessard, Jr., CFSP

East Hartford & Wethersfield

  Vice President

Melissa Melin-Miles

Cheshire, Waterbury & Naugatuck


Edward J. Sheehy, Jr., CFSP, CPC, CCO

Shelton & Derby


Jonathan L. Green, CPC, CCSP


  Past President

David W. MacDonald, CFSP, CPC, CCO

Wallingford & Yalesville




Executive Committee

Lissa Lovetere-Stone

Southbury & Woodbury


Michael J. Introvigne

Stafford Springs


Jessica J. Mercuri

Hartford & Unionville


Robert W. Hansen



June Williams, CFSP, CPC





Nominating Committee

David W. MacDonald, CFSP, CPC, CCO



Lionel J. Lessard, Jr., CFSP



Melissa Melin-Miles



Edward J. Sheehy, Jr., CFSP, CPC, CCO



Jonathan L. Green, CPC, CCSP



Jesse M. Gomes, CFSP, CPC, CCO, MBIE



Daniel J. Ford, CFSP, CCSP



John F. Cascio





More information on the 2024 CFDA Officers & Executive Committee


Board Member
Summary: Serves as an elected member of a leadership team. Maintains open communication with and exercises personal leadership in the motivation of board members and the membership at large. Takes part in guiding, monitoring and evaluating organizational performance and effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings.


  • Special Committees and task forces to carry out CFDA objectives
  • Delegates out representatives to other organizations


  • Annual plan of work and goals submitted by committees
  • Annual budget
  • Quarterly and year end financial statements
  • Membership applications

Uphold High Standards:

  • Takes appropriate action to suspend or terminate members for violation of CFDA by-laws or nonpayment of dues
  • Recommends and approves any necessary changes to by-laws or governing documents
  • Recommends new policy as needed, reviews policy as recommended by Executive Director, committees or task forces
  • Interprets board policy, when necessary
  • Employs Executive Director
  • Adopts rules and procedures for conduct of meetings, as needed
  • Attends committee meetings, as requested
  • Maintains communication with designated members as Board liaison
  • Employs Lobbyist


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