About Us

Board of Directors

Members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut’s Board of Directors are community and corporate leaders who live or work within our service area. The Board of Directors establishes policy within the guidelines of our national organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and is the primary decision making body for this agency. Many of our current board members have been or are currently “Bigs.” 

Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board
Joseph Milana
The Compass Group

Derek Miller
AT&T Operations, Inc.

Vice President
Matthew E. Erickson
People's United Bank

Frank Hall, Jr.
F.E. Hall & Company LLC

Karen E. Souza
Law Offices of Alan E. Silver


Meghan Burns

Ryan Faulkingham
Compass Diversified Holdings

I. Joseph Massoud
Anholt Services (USA)

Walter Cichocki
Career Resources

Arthur Hadden
Superior Court Judge
Past President

John Mele, Jr.
Retired, USPS
Past President

Vincent Crudo
RBC Wealth Management
Past President

Mark A. Healey
Attorney at Law

Keith Phillips
Survey Sampling International

Michael DiGioia
Webster Bank

Peter Lovell
Odyssey Re Holdings

Cheryl Tedesco
Child Guidance Center of Greater Bpt.

Senior Staff

Executive Director
Ellen Tracy

Program Director
Amy Page

Marketing and Communications Manager
Rebecca Flynn

Manager of Site Based Programs
Melissa Novak

Manager of University Programs
Eleanor Powell