We Defend Potential

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

Peter Lovell
Odyssey Re Holdings

Vice President
Ryan Faulkingham
Compass Diversified Holdings

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

Karen E. Souza
Law Offices of Alan E. Silver


Alexander Beck
Assistant State's Attorney

Michael DiGioia
Webster Bank

I. Joseph Massoud
Anholt Services (USA)

Meghan Burns

Arthur Hadden
Superior Court Judge
Past President

John Mele, Jr.
Retired, USPS
Past President

Walter Cichocki
Career Resources

Mark A. Healey
Attorney at Law

Keith Phillips
Survey Sampling International

Vincent Crudo
RBC Wealth Management
Past President
Patricia Johnson
People's United Bank
Brandyn Schmelzer



Cheryl Tedesco
Child Guidance Center of Greater Bpt.

Senior Staff

Executive Director
Ellen Tracy

Director of Community Based Programs
Eleanor Powell

Marketing and Communications Manager
Angela Arpino

Director of Site Based Programs
Melissa Novak