Board of Selectmen

David A. Lober

Woodbridge Board of Selectman

  • MD

  • Veteran of the Vietnam War

  • Former member of the Woodbridge Board of Selectman 

  • 34-year resident of Woodbridge 

  •  Married to Felicia Lober, 4 children, all through Woodbridge/Amity schools

  • Graduate of Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center 

  • Former Director of Anesthesia and Obstetrics Anesthesiology, Yale New Haven Hospital

  • Retired President and Owner, anesthesia private practice, Temple Surgical Center

  •  U.S. Navy Medical Corp, honorably discharged at the rank of Lt. Commander 

  • Former Assistant Scoutmaster, Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 907

  • NRA-certified Range Safety Officers

  • Former member, Woodbridge Child Care Center Board of Directors and ad hoc committee to save the Country Club of Woodbridge 

  • Volunteer at CT Responds for Covid Vaccinations

  • Volunteer at: Habitat for Humanity, Our Lady of the Assumption home rehabilitation project, Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Columbus House and Hurricane Sandy Clean-up in Milford  

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David Vogel

Woodbridge Board of Selectman

 

  • 23-year resident of Woodbridge

  • Married to Leah Vogel and is the proud father of two adult daughters who attended Woodbridge/Amity schools

  • BA, Yale University

  • Member, Board of Directors of Whitney Center, Hamden

  • Member, Board of Directors of Yale Crew Association

  • Secretary, Woodbridge Republican Town Committee

  • State of Connecticut certified Election Moderator

  • Former President, Board of Directors of USRowing

  • Former U.S. delegate to FISA International Rowing Congresses

  • Former volunteer coach for Yale Community Rowing, Trinity College Women’s Crew and University of Pennsylvania Women’s Crew

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Stephen B. Francis-

Woodbridge Board of Selectmen

  • Woodbridge Resident for over 25 years

  • Professional banking career of 38 years - Senior Portfolio Manager at Webster Capital Finance

  • Former Treasurer, Town of Woodbridge

  • Former Member Board of Finance, Town of Woodbridge (Fire Station Building Committee, Human Services Commission Liaison, Police Commission Liaison).

  • Spouse Betsy Day Francis is a lifelong Woodbridge resident. Son Patrick is a Naval Officer graduating from US Naval Academy and a former Woodbridge firefighter. Daughter Meaghan interned with longtime Woodbridge congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congressman Seth Moulton

  • Diploma "With Distinction", 1997 Stonier Graduate School of Banking at University of Delaware, Newark, DE

  • BA, Economics, 1981 Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

  • Master Beekeeping Certification - 2020 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Former Board of Directors, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman, Stamford YMCA.

  • Former Board of Directors, Loan Committee Chairman, Bridgeport Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.

  • Graduate school thesis on Derivatives published by the ABA as a reference publication, in libraries of the ABA, Harvard Business School and the University of Delaware.

  • Leadership role in Bank sponsored reading awareness program for elementary school children.

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Woodbridge Board Of Education

Sarah Beth Del Prete-

Woodbridge Board of Education 

  • 2003 - Albertus Magnus College - BA Communications, Minor Business

  • Resident of Woodbridge since 2016. Former lifelong resident of New Haven. Moved to Woodbridge for the school system.

  • Proud mother of 7 children - One in Amity middle school, 4 in Beecher Road School

  • Beecher Road PTO Social Committee co-chair

  • Yearly volunteer with the Toys for Tots annual toy drive

  • Volunteer for New Haven Fire Dept’s annual backpack drive

  • Volunteer for local events with sons Boy Scout troop (907), based in Woodbridge

  • Real Estate agent with Seabury Hill Realtors, based out of New Haven

  • Deputy Campaign Manager for Congressman Christopher Shays and other CT candidates

Former Finance Director for Woodbridge Republican Town Committee Republicans

Brooke Hopkins-

Woodbridge Board of Education

  • Years in Woodbridge 13 years

  • 3 Children at Beecher Road School

  • UCONN (95) BS in Human Education and family Services with minor in Social policy and planning.  

  • Masters of Social Work (02) from Southern Ct.

  • Profession Partner/co-owner Ct Youth Resources, LLC

  • UCONN Academic Specialist for Field placement at the school of Social Work Master’s Program at UCONN

Founder and President of Kelly Ryan Foundation 2012 to present

Jeffrey Luck-

Woodbridge Board of Education

  • Baruch College BBA, Long Island University (C.W. Post)  MBA  International Business

  • Woodbridge resident for over 11 years 

  • 2 Children currently in the Woodbridge school system  4th and 6th grade

  • Hematology/Oncology Rep in biopharma

  • Former Bethwood and Orange little league coach 

  • Former Orange Little League softball coach 

Daniel Cowan –

Woodbridge Board of Education

 

  • 8-year resident of Woodbridge

  • Current Woodbridge Board of Education Member

  • One daughter away at college, and one daughter at Beecher Road School

  • 3-time Coordinator, Beecher Road School Halloween HOOT

  • Member, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church of America

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of New Haven

  • Served in U.S. Navy aboard the USS Toledo

  • Former Instructor, Porter and Chester Institute, HVAC systems

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, EMCOR Services New England Mechanical

  • Member, CT Association of Plumbing Engineers and CT Association of Energy Engineers

  • Member, CT ASHRAE • Founding President, University of New Haven chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

  • Voting Member of Board of Education: Policy, Finance, and Facilitates Sub Committees

  • Supports the in-person learning model, fiscal prudence, and parents rights

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Amity Board of Education

Sanjay Gupta-

Amity Board of Education

 

o   8-Year Resident of Woodbridge, 20 Year Connecticut Resident

o   Married to Dr. Nizi Gupta, Proud father of two children, daughter in Amity Middle school and Son starting first Grade in Beecher Road Elementary school in the coming year.

o   BS, Electrical Engineering, MBA Finance & IT from UCONN Stamford, CT

o   Executive Management Program HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas France

o   Business and Technology management industry leader for over 25 years

o   Currently Vice President, Information Technology at Quadient Inc.

o   Board member in several Condominium associations in Southern CT

Roy M. Ivins-

Amity Board of Education

  • Army veteran with a tour in Vietnam. 

  • 40 Year Woodbridge resident 

  • Proud father of three children, all of whom went through the Woodbridge/Amity school system, 

  • Grandfather of four grandchildren the Woodbridge School System as well, one in Woodbridge and three in Amity.

  • Small business owner, owns an in-insurance consulting practice, 

  • Board of Directors for New Haven Ballet for nine years, including six as President of that board.

  • 14 years on the Woodbridge EMS Commission, has chaired the commission since 2009. 

  • Board Member of the Quinnipiac Valley Health District as a Woodbridge representative for over seven years

  • Member of the national Society of Risk Management Consultants (SRMC) for over 15 years 

  • Chair of the SRMC Long Range Planning Committee for eight years, ‘

Professional Practices Committee member, recently completed a two-year term as Treasurer of the Society, and is currently President-Elect of the SRMC.

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Zoning Board of Appeals

Robert Wiznia, MD-

Zoning Board of Appeals

  • 41-year resident of Woodbridge

  • Former Member, Woodbridge Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Married to Carolann Wiznia, 3 children all attended Woodbridge/Amity schools

  • Graduate of Milford High School

  • BA Yale University

  • MD NYU Grossman School of Medicine

  • Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal Subspecialist, Private Practice, New Haven

  • Attending Ophthalmologist, Yale New Haven Hospital

  • Ophthalmology Consultant, Griffin Hospital

  • Internship, Montefiore Hospital in New York, Residency in ophthalmology, Tufts University in Boston, Vitreoretinal Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology), UCONN School of Medicine

  • Member and Past President of the Board of Governors of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine

  • Fellow, Ezra Stiles College of Yale University

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Muffy K. German-

Zoning Board of Appeals

 

  • Lifelong resident of Woodbridge

  • Attended Center and Beecher Road Schools

  • BA English Literature, Wells College

  • Middle School Certification, English/History, SCSU

  • Owner LetterArts Calligraphy & Design Studio

  • Instructor at Creative Arts Workshop

  • Former Board member Friends of the Woodbridge Library

  • Founding member of Calligraphers’ Guild of New Haven

  • Former Board member of Connecticut League of Historical Societies

  • Former Board member Junior League of Greater New Haven

  •  Board Member of Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society

  • Secretary of East Side Cemetery Association

  • Historian of Mysticalligraphers, Inc.

  • Member of Woodbridge Republican Town Committee

  • Member of Garden Club of Woodbridge

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Barbara Hagan-Smith

Zoning Board of Appeals

 

  • Raised in Woodbridge: Family has been in Woodbridge since late 1700s

  • Center School graduate (Last 8th grade class) Amity graduate (first four year High School graduation class) BA Economics Wells College

  • Restaurant owner and Hotel manager for 16 years in the Virgin Islands

  • Yale Manuscripts and Archives intern for three years

  • Archivist for Coe Foundation Planting Fields Long Island

  • Historian - Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources USVI

  • Executive Director and Archivist of The St Croix Landmarks Society for over two decades

  • VI Territorial advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Former volunteer at the Woodbridge Town Library

  • Currently circulation staff atWoodbridge Town Library

  • Board member of Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society

  • Member/donor Woodbridge: Friends of the Library, Garden Club, Land Trust, Park Association

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Lin Yang

Zoning Board of Appeals alternate

  • 16-year resident of Woodbridge 

  • First-generation immigrant 

  • Two Children both raised in Woodbridge, CT and attended Woodbridge public schools. One graduated from Amity High School in 2020. One is a Senior.

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo. BS in Polymer Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Engineering. 

  • 20+ year working experience as a research scientist in a multinational corporation.

  • Founding member of Center for Race & Opportunity (2020)

  • Member and board member of CT Property Owners Association since 2014.

  • Member and board member of CT Chinese American Heritage Association since 2018.

  • Organized and volunteered for grassroots movement since 2017 to fight against legislation to register Asian American students based on ancestral immigration nation of origin.

  • Member and volunteer for Student for Fair Admissions to fight against race-based college admissions.

Volunteer for CT Parents Union since 2018

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Board of Assesment Appeals

Janet Barillari

Board of Assessment Appeals

Experience

Janet Barillari is a member of Venman & Co. LLC.  Ms. Barillari’s areas of specialties within the firm are Corporation, Partnership and Personal Tax Consulting, and Financial and Business Consulting.

 

Ms. Barillari has practiced with Venman & Co. LLC since 1987.  She was formerly associated with Ernst & Young.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Connecticut and New York.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tax Division) and Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She was a past member of the CTCPA Strategic Planning Committee, the Board of Governors, the Ethics Committee and Management of Accounting Practice Committee.  She was also the past president of the Bridgeport Area CPA Group and held two presidential terms with the Institute of Management Accounting – Bridgeport Chapter.  She received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport in 1973 and her M.S. in Taxation from the University of New Haven in 1981. 

 

Education

M.S. Taxation – University of New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

B.S. Accounting – University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

 

Professional

Certified Public Accountant – Connecticut and New York

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tax Division)

Member of Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Past member of Management of Accounting Practice Committee

Past member of CTCPA Strategic Planning Committee

Past member of CTCPA Board of Governors

Past member of CTCPA Ethics Committee

Past president – Bridgeport Area CPA Group

Past president – (2) terms Institute of Management Accounting - Bridgeport Chapter

 

Civic Activities

Former Adjunct Professor – University of New Haven Graduate Tax Program

Former Member of Woodbridge Board of Finance

Treasurer of Fairfield Rotary

Former Treasurer of Fairfield Follies Foundation

Former Member of Board of Finance – Oak Lane Country Club

Past Member of Town of Trumbull Pension Plan Investment Board

Past Chairman of Woodbridge Board of Assessment and Appeals

Frequent speaker for professional and civic groups including radio and television

appearances on various tax topics

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