About Us

TVCCA is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency, incorporated in 1965. We are well recognized as a community leader – and partner – in advocating for and meeting the needs of the region’s economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens.

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Strategies to Realize Our Mission

We have identified four strategies that are intended to guide our actions so that we realize our mission. Each of our programs has been aligned with at least one of these strategies, thereby making each program’s purpose and direction clear in the larger scheme.

 

Annual Report Community Needs Assessment Summary Community Action Plan National Impact Report

Agency

Become an innovative, respected and inspiring leader in building our community’s capacity.

Leadership

Build a diverse group of leaders from within the community who are committed to ending poverty.

Resources

Build community capacity so all people have sufficient resources for a healthy, active life.

Education

Develop community and agency capacity to assure all people have the education and skills necessary to achieve future success.

TVCCA 2019-2020 Board of Trustees

2019-2020 OFFICERS

Chairman: Tammie Hullivan
FirstVice Chairman: Wendy Yagarich
Second Vice Chairman: Daniel Falkenstein

Secretary: Michael Lampasona
Treasurer: Bill Eyberse

GROUP I: PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES

Bill Eyberse – City of Norwich
Kathleen McCarty – Town of Waterford
Juliette Parker – Town of Groton
Kathleen Peck – Town of Montville
Eleanor Phillips – Town of Colchester

GROUP II: REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GROUPS TO BE SERVED

Dan Falkenstein – Head Start Program
Tammie Hullivan – Little Learners Program
Debbie Kievits – United Community and Family Services
Michael Lampasona – Head Start Program
Wendy Yagarich – Madonna Place
Shirley Zaccheo – Norwich Bully Busters

GROUP III: OTHER GROUPS AND INTERESTS

Franco Cristofaro – Eversource Energy
Aaron Daniels – Norwich NAACP
Melvin Hicks – Veterans’ Representative
Audrey Leone – Doherty, Beals and Banks PC
Tony Madeira – Center for Financial Training
Franca Parra-Polemeni – New London NAACP
Crystal Sides – Dime Bank

MEMBERS EMERITUS

Olive J. Buddington
Thurston Fields
Gayle Jones
Ronnie Krug
Thomas Manning
William Powers
Eunice M. Waller

2019-2020 Board Meeting Dates

All meetings will take place at the UCFS Health Center Conference Room, 47 Town Street, Norwich, CT, 5:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

2019

August 6, 2019 – 5:00 PM

September 24, 2019

October 22, 2019

December 3, 2019

2020

January 28, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 24, 2020

April 28, 2020

May 26, 2020

June 23, 2020 – Annual Meeting. Location and time TBT

TVCCA Senior Management Team

DEBORAH MONAHAN

Executive Director
860-425-6503
dmonahan@tvcca.org

BRIAN VANASSE

Chief Financial Officer
860-425-6513
bvanasse@tvcca.org

MARYLOU UNDERWOOD

Chief Operations Officer
860-425-6522
munderwood@tvcca.org

JAY CONOLLY

Chief Human Resources Officer
860-425-6501
jconolly@tvcca.org

TOM SULLIVAN

Senior Director of Finance
860-425-6505
tsullivan@tvcca.org

MEGAN BROWN, CFRE

Senior Director, Marketing & Development
860-425-6514
megan.brown@tvcca.org

TVCCA Budget and Audit Information

Our funding is primarily provided through seven Federal and six State sources; the towns and cities in our service area; local foundations; fees for service; and individual and business donations. Grants range in amounts from hundreds to millions of dollars. We furnish information and reports to all entities from which we receive funds. TVCCA is subject to an annual audit, which is available for public review below. We encourage you to make inquiries in the community regarding our integrity and our capacity to provide services.

2019-20 Projected Budget Agency Audit FYE 2018