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Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors come from diverse backgrounds bringing with them a variety of experiences to serve our client's needs. 

President - Melanie Gale - USMC Veteran

Vice President - Edward Litherland - Retired US Army Reserve Command SGT Major; member of Bristol CERT 

Secretary -  Melissa Stevenson - Teacher, Daughter of Navy Veteran, Son in the Air Force Academy


Board Members:

Roger Chiasson - Local attorney; son of Veteran 

John Lodovico - US Army Vietnam Veteran; member of many local boards; works at Tunxis Community College 

Maggie Wernicki - Southington High School Student, granddaughter Army Veteran

Richard Moulis - Navy Veteran

Cynthia, Arthur  - works at Torrington Savings Bank, Daughter of WWII Airforce Veteran 


Patrick Nelligan - US Army Reserve CW5 (Command Chief Warrant Officer); member of many local boards and committees; worked for VA Healthcare CT

Meet our Staff

Donna Dognin (Left) - Executive Director and Co-Founder

Amy Wernicki (Right) - Fundraising and Finance Director

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