We’re dedicated professionals committed to restoring our historic downtowns and Main Streets.

Our Board brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization while each of CMSC’s staff is accomplished in their respective field.  Together, we work to provide solutions that help our members create great downtowns across Connecticut.


Ted J. DeSantos, PE, PTOE, Chair
Senior Vice President
Fuss & O’Neill

David V. Sousa, R.L.A., A.I.C.P., Vice Chair
Landscape Architect and Urban Planner
CDM Smith

Shelly Saczynski, Immediate Past Chair
Director, Economic and Community Development
UIL Holdings

Toni Gold, Secretary
President and Owner
Urban Edge Associates

John Baker, Treasurer
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager
Webster Bank

Kim A. Healey, Governance Chair
Executive Director
NewAlliance Foundation

Michael Andreana
Pullman & Comley LLC

Toni Berlandy
Community Relations & Economic Development Specialist
Eversource Energy

Jamie Bratt
Director, Planning & Economic Development
City of Hartford

Diana Deng
Real Estate Developer

Ryan Friedman
Account Executive
May, Bonnee & Walsh

Bernard Kavaler
Managing Principal
Express Strategies

JoAnn Ryan
Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce

Robert W. Santy
President & CEO
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Naveed Sobhan
Director of Mortgage Lending
Hartford Community Loan Fund

Chris Traczyk
Vice President, Community Development
Farmington Bank

The staff of Connecticut Main Street Center

The staff of Connecticut Main Street Center. Photo by Allegra Anderson Photography

John Simone
President & CEO

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker
Associate Director

Susan Westa
Community Engagement Director


Christine Schilke
Communications Director

Judith Stahl
Administrative Assistant

Marty Halpin
VISTA Downtown Resource Specialist