Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council

Staff & Board


Betsey S. Chadwick, Director

Ms. Chadwick holds a MA in anthropology and has worked for twenty years in the field of adult education. She has held positions in community development, housing, and community law. The issue of substance abuse has always impacted the clientele Ms. Chadwick worked with; as director of MCSAAC she enjoys the opportunity to raise public awareness and help change public policy.

Lisa A. Mason, Community Health Liaison

Ms. Mason joined MCSAAC with more than fifteen years of experience in substance abuse prevention, having worked for the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, Connecticut DMHAS, and the Waterbury Foundation (Youth Development). She is trained as an elementary school teacher and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling.

Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council

Advisory Board 2010-2011

President: Chief Anthony Salvatore Cromwell Police Department

Vice President: Lynn Baldoni, Retired Chief of Police, Middletown

Secretary: Susan Viccaro, Superintendent, Regional School District 13

Treasurer: Joseph Centofanti, CPA, Kostin, Ruffkess & Company


Lou Carta, Middletown Health Department

Patricia Charles, PhD Superintendent, Middletown Schools

Christopher Cope, Resident State Trooper, Deep River

Rev. W. Vance Cotton Shiloh Baptist Church, Middletown

Terri DiPietro, Middlesex Hospital

Allison Dodge Office of Honorable Rosa DeLauro

Greg Horne, PhD, Middlesex Community College

Hon. Matthew Lesser, Connecticut State Representative

Larry McHugh, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

Erica Mullins Strike-A-Pose Salon, Middletown

Larry Owens, Entrepreneur & counselor, Middletown

Quentin Phipps, Downtown Business District

Robert Santangelo Connecticut Valley Hospital

Janet Story DMHAS Prevention Unit

Helene Varteles, Connecticut Valley Hospital

Felicia Vaught-Waters, Rushford Center

Captain Gary Wallace, Middletown Police Department

Business Industry Foundation of Middlesex County

Board of Directors 2010 – 2011

Chair: Andrea Fassler, Suburban Office Furniture, Middletown

Secretary: Lawrence McHugh, President, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

Treasurer: Rick Morin, CPA, R. Morin & Associates, Inc.


Lynn Baldoni, Retired Chief of Police, Middletown

Donald Bidwell, Sr. Bidwell Industrial Group, Middletown

Joseph Centofanti, Kostin, Ruffkess & Co, LLC, Farmington

John B. Coughlin Liberty Investment Services, Middletown

Gary R. Gomola Mahoney, Sabol & Co, LLC, Middletown

William Howard, Esq., Howard & McMillan Attorneys, Middletown

Kenneth MacCormac Capewell Components, LLC, South Windsor

Larry Marino, Private Investor, Middletown

Anthony Salvatore. Chief of Cromwell Police Department


Anthony Assante

Teresa Opalecz

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