CHESLA Board and Staff

Get to Know the Team

Dedicated to you and your future, see the team that helps make it happen.

Board of Directors

Peter W. Lisi

Former Director of Institutional Partnerships & Sponsored Research
University of Hartford

Julie Savino

Vice Chair
Associate Vice President, Student Financial Assistance
Sacred Heart University

Jeanette Weldon

Executive Director
Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority

Jeffrey R. Beckham

Secretary, Office of Policy & Management
Designee: Michael Izadi, Budget Specialist

Martin L. Budd

Experience in State and Municipal Finance

Terrence Cheng

President, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
    Designee: Kerry Kelley, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer for Connecticut State Community Colleges

The Honorable Erick Russell

Treasurer, State of Connecticut
    Designee: Bettina Bronisz, Assistant Treasurer for Debt Management

Andrew A. Foster

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Albertus Magnus College

Dr. Kelli-Marie Vallieres

Executive Director, Office of Workforce Strategy
    Designee in Dr. Vallieres’ absence: Laura Baker, Workforce Development Specialist

Dr. Estela Lopez

Former Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of the Connecticut State University System


Jeanette Weldon

Executive Director

Josh Hurlock

Deputy Director

Shannon Reynolds

Portfolio Specialist

Yesenia Torres-Rivera

Senior Program Coordinator

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Refinance Loan Volume


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