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2021 CFDA Officers and Executive Committee



David W. MacDonald, cfsp, cpc, cco

Wallingford & Yalesville

  Vice President

Jacqueline L. Teske



Matthew R. Adzima



Melissa Melin-Miles


  Past President

Alexander J. Scott, cfsp, cpc, ccsp

Newington & New Britain


Edward J. Sheehy, Jr., cfsp, cpc, cco

Shelton & Derby




  Policy Board

Diana D. Kurz, cfsp

Newington & New Britain




Executive Committee

Albert M. DeLucia

West Haven & East Haven


Jesse M. Gomes, cfsp, cpc, cco

West Hartford


Thomas J. Tierney



Lionel J. Lessard, Jr., cfsp

East Hartford


Jonathan L. Green, cpc






Amanda Portelance, cco

East Hampton




More info on the 2021 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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