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ICF-CT Board of Directors


The ICF-CT Board of Directors is voted into office in April-May of each year through a membership ballot system.  The installation ceremony is held at the final meeting of the year, usually the last Friday of May, and officially takes effect July 1st. The Board of Directors consists of President, Past President, President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and the Chairs or Co-Chairs of Membership, Marketing, Meeting Management, Technology and Programs.

Board Member Requirements:
Be a member in good standing of ICF
Have an ICF credential (ACC, PCC, MCC) or meet ICF Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Have an active coaching practice (internal or external)
Reflect the spirit, training, credentials and integrity of the coaching profession

President: Judith Garfinkel, ACC


The President provides leadership to the Chapter and acts as “Chief Volunteer,” working with the ICF-CT Board of Directors, membership and community to further the ICF Organization’s mission and supports the Connecticut coach community as a whole. The President is a member of the Northeast Chapter Leaders Group and is the ICF-CT Chapter liaison to ICF Global. The President is one of four officers along with President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President. 

Term: 1 Year following a 1-year term as President Elect
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President Elect: Lori Candela


The President Elect assists the President, assumes the duties of the President in his/her absence, is responsible for managing Chapter sponsorship program and MAF/AAF program, and performs such duties and have such authority as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Board. The President Elect is one of four officers, along with the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President.

Term: 1 year immediately preceding role as President
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Secretary: Lauren Krasnow, PCC


The Secretary plays a critical role in fostering communication and diligence through proper management and utilization of important records such as board meeting minutes and the organization’s by-laws. The Secretary is one of four officers, along with the President, President Elect, Treasurer and Past President.

Term: 2 years
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Treasurer: Suzanne Kennard, ACC


The Treasurer is responsible for the Chapter’s official financial transactions, keeping accurate books of the accounts, and ensuring that all financial yearend statements and review of the books of the Chapter are completed. The Treasurer works closely with the President and Board and presents financial reports to the board at its meetings. The Treasurer is one of four officers, along with the President, President Elect, Secretary, and Past President.

Term: 2 years
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Immediate Past President: Monica Leggett, PCC


The Past President is one of four officers, along with the President, President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Past President is called upon by the President and Board to attend Board of Director meetings as needed and at the request of the sitting President. The primary role is to advise and mentor the current president and board, acts as a board liaison to the ICF-CT Past Presidents Advisory Council, and has the opportunity to be nominated to serve on ICF North East Regional Advisory Committee.

Term: 1 year term immediately following Presidency
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Meeting Management:
On-site: Carmen Hughes, ACC
Virtual: Janet Sahin, ACC

 
The Meeting Management Chair(s) manage and coordinate all in person and virtual chapter meetings. This includes meeting planning and coordination, and some pre- meeting and post-meeting communication, administration and reporting.

Term: 2 years
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Marketing Chair: Stephanie Tishler, CPC, PCC


The Marketing Chair promotes and enhances the Chapter’s image and visibility to attract new members, promote events, and to position the Chapter as the “go to” organization for expertise on professional coaching in the state of Connecticut.

Term: 2 years
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Membership Chair: Naomi Rafalowicz, ACC


The Membership Chair acts as a liaison between ICF CT’s members and the Board of Directors. The role of the Membership Chair is to welcome all our coaches in their initial interactions with our chapter. It is to inspire member engagement, to increase connectivity, contribution, and renewals, leading to chapter growth. Membership encourages and supports our community of collaborative coaches who, together uphold and elevate the coaching profession.

Term: 2 years
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Technology Chair: Steve Porcaro (Interim)


The Technology Chair provides direction and leadership for the Chapter’s use of technology to accomplish strategic goals, maintain chapter-related business systems and technology infrastructure. Oversees the virtual assistant and acts as the lead liaison to website and virtual vendors. 

Term: 2 years
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Program Co-Chairs: Jean Stetz-Puchalski, PCC & Suze Shaner, PCC


The Program Co-Chairs meet the education and professional development needs of the ICF-CT Chapter membership through quality programming in collaboration with the ICF–CT Board of Directors and Chapter President.

Term: 2 years
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