President: Heather Hunt, Esq.
Heather joined the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) as Executive Director in January 2009. NESCOE is a non-profit entity that represents the collective views of the six New England states on regional electricity matters, governed by a board appointed by each of the six New England Governors. Prior to that, she had a regulatory law practice in Connecticut for six years. Previously, she was Director of State Government Affairs at United Technologies Corporation and a Group Director, then Vice President of Regulatory at Southern Connecticut Gas. Earlier in her career, she was a Public Utility Commissioner in Maine and Connecticut and worked for the Legal Counsel of a Connecticut Governor. She is on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Water Services, Inc. She graduated from Fairfield University and the Western New England College School of Law. She lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Heather is on the Living Donor Committee of the OPTN/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Heather is a living liver donor.
Treasurer: Kristin Hunt Wolff
Kristin Hunt Wolff worked in the Human Resource field for ten years before choosing to raise her two sons full-time. She devoted the next ten years to volunteering for Parent Teacher Association (PTA) activities. She sat on the Executive Board of two PTA 501c(3) organizations in several positions for seven of those years. She lives in Flower Mound, Texas. Kristin is a living donor liver recipient. Today, Kristin volunteers to talk with transplant patients and those waiting for transplant at Baylor University Medical Center
Secretary: Amy Corcoran-Hunt
Amy Hunt is a writer and creative director. She’s worked in traditional media like TV and cutting edge digital media for some of the world’s biggest companies: HBO, Lego, Reebok, Bose, American Express. She’s also used her talents in non-profit advocacy, creating the first TV spots in America that moved polls to support same-sex marriage for the MassEquality Education Fund, and serving as Director of the LGBT Aging Project of Massachusetts, now part of the Fenway Institute. Amy currently works at digital agency Isobar. Before that she was Senior Vice President/Creative Director at Mullen. She also had her own agency, Wickersham Hunt Schwantner, a division of Arnold Worldwide. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and lives in Boston.
Effective February 1, 2015:
Cheryl Close is a leader in the area of individual development. She has 32 years experience as an educator including roles as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, central office administrator, and leadership coach. During her principalship, Cheryl’s leadership abilities were recognized by being named a finalist for District Administrator of the Year and by being honored to accept the No Child Left Behind, National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award in Washington D.C.
In 2008, Cheryl recognized the need for new campus administrators to have a different kind of support as they grew into their leadership roles. As a central office administrator, she collaborated with a colleague to create a completely new leadership development program for her school district, which was adopted for all new campus principals. Cheryl then facilitated the CLASS Leadership Development Program and coached many new campus principals. At the end of the third year of the coaching program, the International Coaching Federation, North Texas Chapter awarded the CLASS Coaching Program the Prism Award for Coaching Excellence.
In June 2011 Cheryl left public education in order to devote all of her time to coaching and leadership development. She founded Close Coaching & Consulting where she utilizes powerful coaching and training to help leaders achieve lasting change.
Cheryl is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the North Texas Chapter of ICF. She has completed all of the requirements as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and expects to receive this distinguished coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation through Coaching for Results Global in July 2012.
Cheryl lives in Copper Canyon, TX with her husband of 41 years, Van, and their two puppies. She loved being a mother to Vanessa, and enjoys being an Aunt and MiMi. Her hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, and decorating. Cheryl is an organ donor mother.
As a Senior Government Relations Officer for the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), Ann directs Connecticut’s largest healthcare system’s government relations program. In this role, Ann implements and develops legislative strategies. Her primary responsibilities include health policy development, grassroots advocacy management and lobbying on the state and federal levels. Ann has been with Yale-New Haven Hospital and YNHHS in positions of increasing responsibility for 25 years.
She served as president of the KomenCT Board of Directors for four years and is currently a Salvation Army volunteer. Ann has a daughter, Nicole, who is a nursing student at Wesley College.
The Yale New Haven Health System encompasses Bridgeport, Greenwich, Smilow Cancer, Yale-New Haven Children’s, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric and Yale-New Haven Hospitals, and the North East Medical Group.
Tom Welch was appointed to the Maine Public Utilities Commission as Chair in April 2011 for a term ending March 2017. He had previously served as Chair of the Commission from 1993-2005. Between his Commission appointments, Commissioner Welch worked for PJM Interconnection, a Pennsylvania-based Regional Transmission Organization, and for five years was an attorney at Pierce Atwood, LLP, in Portland, Maine. Before moving to Maine in 1993, he served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Antitrust in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, in-house counsel for Bell Atlantic, and Assistant Professor at Villanova University School of Law. Commissioner Welch graduated from Stanford University in 1972 and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1975. Tom retired effective December 31, 2014.
Marilyn Williams[bio forthcoming]