Board of Directors

Members of Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's Board of Directors provide advice and support to the Zoo. They bring skills, experience and talents to assist the administration with operations and help raise awareness and funds for the Zoo. 

The Board also assists in promoting the Zoo’s activities.  They all share an interest in conservation, education and fun.

Bob Mitchell
Attorney at Law
Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C.

Vice President

Robert F. Matthews
RFM Group

2nd Vice President
William Kelleher
People's United Bank

Paul Sterczala
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.

Barbara Miller
Brody Wilkinson PC

Board Members

Bernadette Baldino
Easton Public Library

Shane Beardsley
Harboryard Sports & Entertainment

Joseph C. Burke, Jr.
People's United Bank

Mitchell Cohen

Ernst & Young 

Gerry Craig
Retired, C.N.A. Insurance Companies 

Cindy A. Czaplinski
St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Brian Feidt
Moffly Media

Thomas Flynn
Summit Business Media 

Sean-Michael Green
University of New Haven

Jennifer M.F. Hillgen-Santa
Hillgen-Santa Financial Group

Todd Johnston
Price Waterhouse Coopers

William Kelleher
People's United Bank

Catherine Ladnier
Compliance Consultant 

Christopher McHugh
Deloitte Consulting LLP

David Norton
People's United Bank

John Oliveto
Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

Rich Perusi
Retired, Pitney Bowes

Harvey Rosenbloom
Retired, Saks Fifth Avenue

Bruce T. Silverstone
Aquarion Water Company

Kenneth W. Stemme
Larch Lane Advisors

David G. Title
Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield

AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia
Bridgeport Councilwoman, 134th District

Greg Watkins-Colwell
Yale Peabody Museum

(Ret.) Rep. Julia Wasserman
Medridge Farm