Connecticut Audbon Society


Staff and Board of Directors

The work of The Connecticut Audubon Society is led by a state Board of Directors and managed and carried out by our staff of executives, administrators, scientists and educators. Staff members are located at our state headquarters in Fairfield, and at centers throughout the state. We encourage you to get to know our staff and learn about the work they do.


State Headquarters
Birdcraft Sanctuary & Museum

314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Patrick Comins
Executive Director
203-259-0416 x107

Tom Andersen
Director of Communications
Reporters & Editors please call 914 409-6470

Joyce Leiz
Director of Development
203-259-0416 x402

Emily Green
Director of Membership
203-259-0416, x 106

Milan Bull
Senior Director of Science and Conservation
203-259-6305, x 401

Michelle Eckman
Director of Education
203-259-0416 x 404

Lisa Byrne
Chief Financial Officer
203 259-0416 x111

Anna Gault Galjan
Grants Manager



30 Plains Road, Box 903, Essex, CT 06426
860-767-0660; Fax: 860-767-9988
For trip info and reservations only: 1-800-996-8747

Andrew Griswold
Director, EcoTravel
860-767-0060, x 301

Matthew Bell
Sales & Marketing Manager


Center at Fairfield

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824
203-259-6305, ext. 109; Fax: 203-254-7365
Nature Store: 203-259-6305, ext. 109

Shari Greenblatt
Southwest Regional Director

203-259-6305, ext. 113

Colleen Noyes
Teacher-Naturalist, CANE Coordinator

203-259-6305, ext. 112

Jane Guenther
Store Manager and Non-school Programming

203-259-6305, ext. 109

Liza Hickey
Communications Manager
203-259-6305, ext. 118

Kathleen Magner
Communications Manager

203-259-6305, ext. 157

Tricia Kevalis
Summer Camp Director, Teacher-Naturalist

203-259-6305, ext. 117

Alissa Harrison
Animal Care Supervisor
203-259-6305, ext. 116

John Laiacone
Sanctuary Manager
203-259-6305, ext. 108


Center at Glastonbury

1361 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033
860-633-8402; Fax: 860-657-4228

Kate Reamer

860-633-8402, x 205

Catie Resor
Lead Educator

Gail Zemantic
Office Administrator
860-633-8402, x 206


Coastal Center at Milford Point

1 Milford Point Road, Milford, CT 06460
203-878-7440; Fax: 203-876-2813

Shari Greenblatt
Southwest Regional Director

203-878-7440, ext. 101

Louise Crocco
Office Manager

203-878-7440, ext. 502

Carol Kratzman
Lead Teacher/Naturalist, Summer Camp Director
203-878-7440, ext. 504


Center at Pomfret

218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259
860-928-4948; Fax: 860-928-2939

Sarah Heminway
Director, Northeast Corner
860-928-4948, x 601

Andy Rzeznikiewicz
Sanctuary Manager

Paula Coughlin
Citizen Science Coordinator

Pat Coleman
Administrative Assistant

Trail Wood

The Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary
93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT 06247

Sarah Heminway
Director, Northeast Corner
860-928-4948, x 601


Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

PO Box 62, 90 Halls Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371

Alisha Milardo

Heather Kordula
Education Program Manager  

Jim Arrigoni
Conservation Biologist

Nancy Meinke
Office Administrator


Deer Pond Farm

Cathy Hagadorn
Center Director
(860) 799-4074 x105

Deirdra Wallin
Program Coordinator

Jim Arrigoni
Conservation Biologist
860-799-4074 ext. 106


State Board of Directors

Chair: Kathleen M. Van Der Aue, Southport
Vice Chair: Pamela Fraser-Abder, Ph.D., Easton
Secretary: Ralph Wood, Glastonbury
Treasurer, Chairman Emeritus: Peter Kunkel, Trumbull

Michael Aurelia, Greenwich
Amy Barnouw, Fairfield
Michael O. Brown, Old Lyme
Gilles Carter, New Haven
Christina E. Clayton, Old Lyme
Charles W. Fleischman, Fairfield
Samuel Gilliland Jr., Greenwich
Patrick J. Lynch, North Haven
Jerid O’Connell, Westport
Jeanne Olivier, Kent
Richard S. Perkin, Southport
Charles Stebbins, Fairfield
Susan K. Whalen, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Benjamin Williams, Pomfret Center

Executive Director: Patrick Comins, Meriden




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