Administration & Finance

Michael Zaleski
President & CEO
Ext. 331
Contact me about: Board Service, Government Relations, Management Plan

Peter Morse
Finance Director
Ext. 330
Contact me about: Administrative Services, Audit and Taxes, Budget, Human Resources

Venus Dickson
Finance Manager
Ext. 335
Contact me about: Accounts Payable, Billing, Office Management


Deborah Baker
Director of Development
Ext. 326
Contact me about: Fundraising Planning and Oversight, Major Gifts including Marfuggi Parks Fund, Planned Giving and Bequests, Season & Event Sponsorship

Roberto Capossela
Development Associate
Ext. 328

Lindsay Wessell
Development Associate
Ext. 303

Communications & Marketing

Tara Cantor

Manager, Communications & Marketing
Ext. 313
Contact me about: Communications, Marketing, Media Relations, Website Inquiries and Issues, Social Media

Events & Programs

Josh Urrutia
Director of Events
Ext. 329
Contact me about: Booking Public Events, Vending (Marketing/Food/Merchandise/Promotion), Entertainment Booking

William Sullivan
Director of Adventure Programs
Ext. 312
Contact me about: Professional Development Programs, Adventure Course, Employment/Staffing, Dragon Boat Programming and Club Practices

Margie Girardi-Telech
Volunteer & Programs Coordinator
Ext. 305
Contact me about: Volunteering, Adventure Course, Dragon Boat Programming and Club Practices, Professional Development Programs

Park Operations

Chris Hayes
Director of Operations
Ext. 324
Contact me about: Park Operations, to Report an Issue in our Parks, General Park Questions

Park Development & Construction

Marc Nicol
Director of Planning & Park Development
Ext. 334
Contact me about: Park Management and Agreements, Riverwalk Information and Connections, Park Planning and Construction

Martha Conneely
Park Development Associate
Ext. 316
Contact me about: Park Development Project Funding and Special Projects

Public Safety & Riverfront Rangers

Robert C. Allan
Director of Public Safety/Ranger Services
Ext. 325
Contact me about: Public Safety and Ranger Services

Rich Lopa

Assistant Director of Ranger Services
Ext. 315


Jonathan Near 
Assistant Director of Rowing
Ext. 327
Contact me about: Youth Rowing Instruction, Lessons and the Head of the Riverfront Regatta

Board of Directors

A diverse group representative of the Metro Hartford community generously contributes time and talent to Riverfront Recapture’s Board of Directors.

Dave Jenkins, Chair
Roy Collins III, Vice Chair
David Klein, Treasurer
Gretchen Gregg, Secretary

Robert M. Annon*
Harold Blinderman*
Jamie Brätt*#
Christopher Byrd
Patrick Caulfield*
Ranjana Chawla
Peter Christian*
Susan B. Clemow
Thomas P. Cody*
Frank C. Collins, Jr.
Julio Concepción
Eric Cushman
John Henry Decker
Kurtis Denison
William DiBella*#
Susan Freedman
Joan Gentile
Donald S. Gershman
Scott Jellison*#
Barry N. Lastra
Marcia Leclerc*#
Kathy Lilley
Christopher Montross*
Marjorie Morrissey
Thomas F. Mullaney, Jr.
Kenneth A. Pouch, Jr.
Kenneth Provencher
Michael J. Puckly*
John H. Riege
Christina B. Ripple*
Chris Rowlins
Camille Simpson
Joyce Smith
Donald Trinks#
Josye Utick
Marc Weinberg#
Lyle Wray*#

*Executive Committee

Honorary Board Members

Melody Currey
Paul Eddy
Carole P. French
James F. Gleason
Oz Griebel
Astrid Hanzalek
Mary M. Heslin
John B. Larson
Carleton N. Mowell
Lawrence V. Mowell, Jr.
Timothy J. Moynihan
David R. Robb
Bernadine Silvers
Tyler Smith
Margaret Tedone