Executive Committee

There are twenty-six elected members on the AFT Connecticut Executive Committee, including the four lead officers who oversee day-today activities. Together they make decisions implementing policy and goals set by the Convention and Delegate Assembly. The committee meets monthly to make sure the union is working well to fulfill its mission serve its members. 
The current members of the Executive Committee were elected in May, 2019 by delegates to the 72nd annual business convention for two year terms effective July 1, 2019.
Division Vice Presidents *
  • For Teachers  - Mary Yordon
  • For Nurses and Health Professionals - Bill Garrity, RN
  • For Public Employees - Ed Leavy
  • For Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel - Shellye Davis 
  • For Higher Education - Dennis Bogusky
  • For Retirees - Laila A. Mandour
At-Large Vice Presidents *
  • Mike Barry
  • David Cicarella
  • John DiSette
  • Sal Escobales
  • Joshua Hall
  • Ivonne Hamm, RN
  • Heather Howlett
  • Andrea Johnson
  • Stephanie Johnson, RPSGT
  • Deborah Kern
  • Tom Kuroski
  • Kristen Malloy Scanlon
  • Steve McKeever
  • Ally Sexton
  • Janice Stauffer, RN
  • Mary Symkowicz
  • Krista Vermeal
  • Mike White
* Updated, Sep. 12, 2019