WLA’s policy, advocacy, and education work is driven by a dynamic and diverse Steering Committee that includes members of many key organizations that focus on agricultural and conservation issues in Connecticut.
WLA Steering Committee
Joseph Bonelli – University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
Bonnie Burr – University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
Cris Coffin – Land for Good
Jeff Cordulack – NOFA
Gordon Gibson – Connecticut State Grange
Eric Hammerling – Connecticut Forest and Park Association
Terry Jones – Chairperson, Jones Family Farms, Shelton
Kip Kolesinskas – Manchester, CT
Henry Lord – New Haven, CT
Elisabeth Moore – Connecticut Farmland Trust
Lucy Nolan – End Hunger CT!
Amy Paterson – Connecticut Land Conservation Council
Richard Roberts – Halloran & Sage, L.L.P.
Jim Smith – Cushman Farm
Melissa Spear – Common Ground
Keith Stechshulte – Farm Credit East
Kevin Sullivan – Chestnut Hill Nursery
Henry Talmage – Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
Herm Weingart – Franklin, CT (Emeritus member)
Chelsea Gazillo – Project Director
Armando Paolino – Lobbyist, Paolino Public Affairs Consulting