Common Ground Board of Directors 2022-10-25T14:50:45-04:00
The Common Ground Board of Directors

Members of the Common Ground Board of Directors have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its mission and goals. Board members must believe in the purpose and the mission of the organization, and act responsibly and prudently as its steward. The Common Ground Board of Directors meets monthly on Zoom and will be looking forward to hosting hybrid-in person meetings beginning in the Fall of 2022. All meetings are open to the public.

Robert Parker, Co-chair. Retired School Principal & Communications Executive.

Alexis Smith, Co-Chair. Executive Director of New Haven Legal Aid

Beth Klingher, Treasurer. Artist & Educator.

Terri Snell, Secretary

Kyeen Andersson, Public Health Policy Analyst

Errol C. Saunders II, Doctoral Student, Teachers College, Columbia University; Hopkins School.

Charles J. Negaro, Founder and Chairman of Chabaso Bakery.

Monica Maccera Filppu, Common Ground’s Executive Director.

Peter Ludwig, Tropical Resources Institute at Yale University.

Gioia Connell, Roche Dinkaloo and Associates.

Carly Osborne, Pootatuch Watershed Association and Go Fish Memorial Fund.

Christopher Hayes, Student Representative

Common Ground Board of Directors Meeting Schedule 2022-2023, Hybrid Zoom and In-Person Meetings
  • August 29th 
  • September 19th (3rd Monday because of Rosh Hashanah) 
  • October 24th  
  • November 28th 
  • December 19th (3rd Monday because of the winter holidays)
  • January 30th (5th Monday to allow time for mid year financial projections)
  • February 27th 
  • March 27th 
  • April 24th 
  • May 22nd 
  • June 26th 
  • Annual meeting June 27th 
Board of Directors Meeting Agendas
See all Board of Directors Agendas Here
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
See all Board of Directors Minutes Here