Second Vice President, Corporate Finance Department, Travelers Insurance Company
David recently retired as a Second Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department at Travelers Insurance Company. He currently provides consulting services for TriTech Corporation located in Allen,Texas. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Hartford and a BA in Economics from Providence College.David has served on several insurance industry boards in Florida, Illinois and Texas. He is interested in the ever-evolving gambling environment in Connecticut and its implications on the public. Additionally, David volunteers at Healing Meals, Connecticut Stand Down for Veterans Day and the Travelers Championship.
With a dual degree in law and social work, Tina worked as a staff attorney at the Hartford Probate Court for fifteen years, focusing on children’s matters and guardians of adults. She then practiced for ten years in the area of probate and elder law. She has a BA in American Studies from Tufts University. At several conferences in the 1990s, Tina presented on problem gambling and the needs of affected family members.
Senior Manager - Corporate Accounting, Raytheon Technologies
Alex is a business professional with over 8 years of experience working in the public & private accounting sectors. Currently, Alex holds the position of Senior Manager in the Corporate Accounting Department at Raytheon Technologies, a Fortune 500 Company. At Raytheon, Alex manages the financial operations activity held at the corporate-level as well as the equity compensation accounting for the Company as a whole. Previously, Alex worked for the national public accounting firm, CohnReznick LLP. In his 8 years at CohnReznick, Alex transitioned from associate to manager within the assurance practice with areas of expertise in manufacturing & distribution, consumer & retail and sanitation service companies.Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Bryant University and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. Additionally, Alex is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner in the State of Connecticut.
Alex is also a member of various accounting organizations such as the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Jennifer is an Assistant Attorney General with the Child Protection Section. Prior to becoming an AAG, Jennifer worked for many years in both private practice and as a public defender. She has been a practicing attorney since 2004, and also holds a MSW. Jennifer is on staff at West Hartford Yoga, and has been a yoga teacher since 2011. She is thrilled to be able to offer Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training yearly at the studio.
Greg is a Consultant at Fiducient Advisors. His focus is on defined contribution retirement plans, both corporate and tax-exempt. He is proficient in 401(k), 457(b), 401(a), 403(b) and non-qualified plan consulting.
Greg has significant experience building, designing, and managing plans in the defined contribution markets. Before joining FIA, he worked in both institutional and individual wealth management helping to create positive retirement outcomes for plan sponsors and plan participants. Greg also has experience in insurance, tax, and estate planning.
Greg has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College. In his spare time Greg enjoys spending time with his family, surfing in Rhode Island, kayaking, and biking.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Pain Treatment Services, APT Foundation; Director of Research, APT Foundation
Dr. Barry is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine. He is the Founding Director of the APT Foundation Pain Treatment Services, a research-based training clinic that offers interdisciplinary treatment to individuals with opioid use disorder and chronic pain. Dr. Barry’s research program focuses on: (a) Developing and evaluating treatments for co-occurring opioid use disorder and chronic pain and (b) Examining the role of sociocultural, psychological, and biologic al factors in the occurrence and treatment of pain and addiction. Dr. Barry has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles. He is currently a multiple principal investigator on 2 National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded studies. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and is Co-Editor of the Substance Use Disorder Section at Pain Medicine.
Psychologist, Norwich Vet Center
Willie has worked as a Psychologist with the Norwich Vet Center (an agency of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) for 11 years, serving veterans and their family members. This was preceded by over 25 years as a contractor with the VA’s Readjustment Counseling Service. He has served as the CCPG Board President for the past 15 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University.
Willie is an original member of the Problem Gambling Task Force of Southeastern CT, a member of the American Psychological Association, and former Board President of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies. He also founded the former Care Center, which at one time was the largest outpatient substance abuse care provider in Southeastern Connecticut.
Associate District Director/ Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Aaron is a Military Veteran, experienced administrator, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working with individuals and families in a variety of mental health agencies. Skill, experience, and expertise in Veteran Services, Clinical, Administration, Management, Training, and Operations. Strong community and social services professional with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) focused in Social Work Administration from The University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut.