Board of Directors

Board of Directors

***The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:00pm, at the Senior Center in New Milford***


Mike Nahom, President
Mike Nahom earned his BA in Economics from University of Colorado, 1989 and his MBA in Finance from University of Connecticut, 1996.  A resident of New Milford since 1993, Mr. Nahom is the President/Owner of Eastern Connector Specialty Corp- a New Milford based Electrical distributor specializing in Cable Assemblies for the Transit industry.  He is married to Michelle Nahom and has three children: Jackson, Mia, and Eli.

In addition to serving as a board member of the Community Culinary and Co-head of Auction Dinner Committee, Mr. Nahom serves as a board member and treasurer of the New Milford Economic Development Corporation.  Other community service includes:  participation in the Fresh Air Fund for the past 6 summers where children from NYC spend the summer with the Nahom family, Coach for the Soccer Club of New Milford (2005 to present),  Volunteer Track & Cross Country coach at Canterbury School for the last 10+ years,  Boys Travel Coordinator, Head of New Milford’s Fall & Spring Tournament (40+ teams), former Inhouse coordinator & Girls Travel Soccer Coordinator, Head Coach of many teams (including teams my kids were not on)

Other accomplishment: 5 time winner of the New Milford 8 Mile Road Race.

Scott Mulhare, CPA, Treasurer
Scott E. Mulhare, CPA has been a Partner with the firm Bakewell & Mulhare since its inception in 2010. Mr. Mulhare graduated Magna Cum Laude from Champlain College where he received his B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance. He began his career in 1997 with KPMG LLP in Burlington, Vermont where he gained knowledge in all areas of tax. His “Big 4” experience includes individual, partnership, and corporate taxation. His knowledge in accounting and consulting is broad, with expertise in the areas of trusts, estates, and probate administration. His vast knowledge also includes estate and retirement planning; taxation of non-profit and charitable organizations; and business planning. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Connecticut Society of CPA’s (CSCPA). Mr. Mulhare also serves on the boards of numerous charitable organizations. He resides in Roxbury, CT with his wife Becky and family.

Gretchen Barbieri
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Lisa DiCandido
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Gary Lucente
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Lynda Lee Arnold, Esq.

Attorney Arnold received a Juris Doctorate degree from Pace University School of Law and is currently working on an advanced legal degree in Elder Law and Estate Planning at Western New England School of Law.

A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT-NAELA), Attorney Arnold is also a member of the Elder Law section of the Connecticut Bar Association, as well as a member of the Danbury and Litchfield Bar Associations.

Ms. Arnold has been a practicing attorney in Connecticut since 1995. She is also admitted to practice in New York State. Attorney Arnold is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and the New Milford High School, Class of 1981.

Ms. Arnold lives in Sherman with her husband, Peter Arnold. They have two grown children, Katherine and Peter and a grandson Ryan.

Dr. Joanne Palmisano
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Peg Molina, LCSW
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Judi Morse
Judi Morse was born in The Bronx.  She has lived in Whitestone, Long Island, during her elementary school years, before moving to Newburgh, New York where she attended high school at Newburgh Free Academy.  Looking back on her educational career, Mrs. Morse admits that ‘joining the cheerleading squad’ was her most enjoyable high school memory.  Mrs. Morse went on to college, received a masters at Manhattanville College in Special Education and spent the next twenty-five years teaching high school at the Pleasantville Cottage School in Pleasantville, New York.

Mrs. Morse and her husband retired to Candlewood Lake in 1996.  She became involved accidentally with the Community Culinary School.  It was the summer of 2008, and the food bank was out of supplies.  Representing a group of neighbors, Mrs. Morse delivered a contribution to Peg Molina, the town social worker and co-founder of the Community Culinary School.  After speaking about our shared nonprofit backgrounds, the rest is history!  Mrs. Morse claims her “years on the CCSNW Board far outshines my ‘cheer leading years.”

When not attending to Board business, Mrs. Morse loves to garden, read, travel and visit with her three grown grandchildren, family and friends.

Sherry M. Wheeler
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Advisory Board

State Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor

Carl Dill

Thomas Esposito

David Leite

Deborah Matta

Lou Pereira

Flora Quammie

Barbara Reynolds, Esq.

Corey Siegel

Jean Suddaby

Christine Thomas