CCB Announces Leadership Changes

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

At the Connecticut Certification Board’s Annual Meeting of the Directors, changes to the overall leadership team were made for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on July 1.  The officer positions of Vice-President and Treasurer, the former held by M. Jay Cummings while the latter was vacant due to an earlier resignation, were voted upon.  Based upon the unanimous vote of the entire leadership team, the office of Vice-President will be filled by Amy Sedgwick, LADC, AADC, CCDP, SCPG,  Director of Clinical Operations at Mountainside, and the office of Treasurer will be held by Louis Velotti, LADC, who is retired from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Both individuals will start their initial two-year term.

In addition to his expiring term as Vice-President, Mr. Cummings also has completed the maximum six consecutive years on the Board of Directors.  New additions to the Board will be Jennifer Kolakowski, LCSW, CCDP-D, MATS, Chief Executive Officer of Recovery Network of Programs in Fairfield County; Arthur Mongillo, Manager of Policy and Communications at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling; and Joanna Crowell, LPC, LADC, Clinical Supervisor for the Center for Behavioral Health at Middlesex Health.  All three continue the tradition of expertise, commitment, and excellence among Board members.

Additionally, Erica Cannata, LMFT, LADC, CCDP-D,  Clinical Supervisor at the APT Foundation in New Haven will continue to serve as Chair of the Ethics Committee, and Fred Fetta, LPC, ICGC-II, BACC, AADC, of the DMHAS Problem Gambling Services will maintain his role as Programs & Services Committee Chair.  Jeffrey Quamme, MS, begins his 11th year as the organization’s Executive Director.

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