ICC Members

ICC Chairs

Cynthia Jackson, Chair
Leona Adamczyk, Vice Chair

Parent Representatives

Leona Adamczyk

Robb Dunn

Shanda Easley

Lisa Opert

Caitlin McNamara

Tiffanie Allain

Shakirah Wade

Joshua Vaughn

The Connecticut Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) would love to have and welcome more parent representatives on its advisory council. Parent representatives currently receive a stipend for travel (mileage) and childcare reimbursement for attended ICC and ICC-related meetings. Additionally, if you cannot commit to an appointment to the ICC, we always welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions you may have. One of the greatest strengths the ICC can have is truly knowing how Birth to Three early intervention services are helping families, and even more importantly, where things can be improved. For more information or questions, the current parent representatives can be contacted via email through familyconnections@cpacinc.org. If you are interested in joining the ICC, please email CTBirth23@ct.gov with ICC Member Request in the subject.

Legislators and Agency 

State Representative Liz Linehan, House of Representatives

State Senator Ceci Maher, Connecticut Senate

John Lamb, Department of Public Health

Donna Maitland-Ward, Department of Children and Families

Nicole Cossette, Office of Early Childhood

Jennifer Dowty, Department of Insurance

Ginny Mahoney, Department of Social Services

Sharon Marie, Department of Aging & Disabilities Services

Renee Kleinman (pending appointment), Department of Education

Tammy Venenga, Department of Developmental Services

Louis Tallarita, Department of Education,
Office of Education for Children Who are Homeless

Early Intervention Program Directors

Elaine Balsley, Reachout, Inc.

Anne Giordano, Ed Advance

Maris Pelkey, Creative Interventions

Julie Hall, SARAH Inc.

Kristina Gilbertie, Rehabilitation Associates of Connecticut

Other Representatives

Mary Beth Bruder, University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Ann Milanese, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Enrique Pabon, Early Head Start

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