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Executive Leadership

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    Lena Rodriguez
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (860) 560-5608

    Lena Rodríguez has committed her professional life to assisting people who are trying to forge better lives for themselves. She spent a decade at the New York City Board of Education, most recently as Director of Finance for the Division of Special Education, serving a population of more than 20,000 students and managing a $450 million annual budget. Seeking an organization with an even broader impact on families, Ms. Rodríguez moved to the…
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    Christopher McCluskey
    Vice President, Housing and Community Services
    (860) 560-5770

    Christopher McCluskey serves as a Vice President Housing & Community Services for the Community Renewal Team (CRT) in Hartford CT, overseeing all of CRT’s Supportive Housing and Shelter programs; Veterans Services, Community Services, Financial Literacy & Asset Development programs; as well as Youth Services, and Employment & Training programs. His commitment to CRT and the community has been demonstrated throughout his 20…

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    Heidi Lubetkin
    Vice President, Clinical and Support Services:
    (860) 761-7904

    Heidi Lubetkin has worked in healthcare for 20 years, creating environments and systems to support patients’ recovery and quality of life. As Vice President of Clinical and Support Services, she manages outpatient services at two licensed mental health clinics and two satellite offices; supervises programs for those affected by HIV/AIDS; and oversees both residential and outpatient treatment for clients on parole or probation.
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    Lamont “Monty” Aheart
    President, Meadows Real Estate Management and Development Corporation
    (860) 560-5614

    Monty Aheart is responsible for coordinating and directing all activities related to real estate sales, purchase, development, construction and management of CRT commercial and residential properties. Aheart is involved in every aspect of CRT commercial and affordable residential real estate. Recent development properties include: Wethersfield Commons, Generations Campus, The Retreat Assisted Living Center and Coventry Place. Aheart has…
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    Julie Ackerman
    Assistant Vice President
    (860) 560-5772

    Julie Ackerman is responsible for identifying and pursuing innovative funding opportunities to support the CRT mission, vision and values she also directs research and agency communications and reporting. Ackerman’s team realized close to $15 million in additional funding for community programs in 2009, and, in 2010, an additional $10 million was added to an annual budget of $80 million. These funding dollars translate into…

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    James "Jim" P. Pestana
    Director, Quality Assurance
    (860) 560-5769

    James P. Pestana is responsible for coordinating and implementing quality management procedures at CRT to ensure best practices are in place throughout CRT systems and programs at the highest level of integrity and quality. Pestana has 30 years' “hands-on” experience in both program services and the administration of community action agencies. He has provided direct service and program oversight in most program areas. Pestana served as…
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    Jeffrey Walsh
    Chief Financial Officer
    (860) 560-5639

    Jeff is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, MA with a degree in Accounting. Prior to joining CRT, Jeff worked in public accounting for 19 years, specializing in non-profit and governmental audits throughout the northeast region. Jeff has extensive experience with the Federal Single Audit and State of Connecticut Single Audit requirements, in addition to Form 990 preparation and indirect cost rate calculations. Jeff is a member of the…

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    Susan Tonetti
    Director of Human Resources
    860-560-5661

    As the Director of Human Resources, Sue Tonetti is responsible for leading the Human Resources department to support CRT's mission, vision and values. Sue's team is dedicated to using HR best practices to hire the best qualified individuals and ensuring they are properly trained and supported throughout their employment.
     
    Sue's career has spanned several industries such as manufacturing,…

Meet CRT's President Lena Rodriguez

 

Lena Rodriguez, Destina Award, National Society of Hispanic MBAs