Norwalk ACTS

Staff and Board of Directors.

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Norwalk ACTS


Jennifer Barahona /

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Allison /

Chief Initiatives Officer

Paula Palermo /

Data Director

Norwalk ACTS
Board of Directors


Board Chair

Cathy DeCesare, Sr. Vice President Strategic Initiatives, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

Dr. Steven Adamowski, Superintendent (ex-officio), Norwalk Public Schools

Harry Carey, Director of External Affairs, AT&T

Robert Cashel, President & CEO, Family & Children’s Agency

Michael Chambers, Executive Director, Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation

Rev. Lindsay Curtis, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church 

Linda Franciscovich, Executive Director, The Grossman Family Foundation

Brian Griffin, President, Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce

Dr. David Levinson, President, Norwalk Community College

Betsy McNeil, Executive Director, Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education

Diana Revolus, Child and Community Advocate

Mayor Harry Rilling (ex-officio), City of Norwalk

Bruce Ritter, (director emeritus), Ritter Family Foundation

Kate Ritter, Executive Director, Ritter Family Foundation

Erv Shames, Shames Family Foundation

Nancy Von Euler, Executive Director, Horizons at New Canaan Country School

Richard Wenning, Executive Director, BeFoundation