Veteran/Servicemember & Military Family Programs Advisory Council

To ensure Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut’s Veteran/Servicemember & Military Family Programs “hit the mark” and make a significant positive impact on the lives of veterans/servicemembers and their families, Easterseals has created a highly selective Advisory Council that will provide insight and recommendations for program development and related matters in the military arena.


Jeff Blocker
U.S. Army

Judge John Caruso – Ret.
U.S. Marines

Dr. Victoria Cassano
MD, MPH, Captain MC U.S. Navy – Ret.

Sean Connolly
J.D., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army,
Former Commissioner, Connecticut Veteran Affairs

Francis J. Evon, Jr.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army – Connecticut National Guard

John Hendrick
U.S. Army, Chief of Staff – Samsung & SEA Veterans Community

Manuel Meneses
Veteran Advocate – Congressman Courtney

Keith Pritchard
Colonel U.S. Army, Director Afghanistan Policy & Strategy – Pentagon

Melissa Pritchard
Military Wife/Mother

Thomas Saadi
Commissioner of CT Veteran Affairs, J.D., Major U.S. Army Reserves

Brian Theriault
U.S. Air Force

Carmen Vazquez
J.D., Major U.S. Air Force – Ret.

Dennis Williams
CAPT, U.S. Army
AGILUS Global Services

Michael Zacchea
Lieutenant Colonel, Marines-Ret., Purple Heart
Director and Founder, UCONN EBV

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
Executive Leadership Team

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