OPA: OPA Advocacy Board

OPA Advocacy Board


Connecticut General Statute Section 46a-9 established an Advocacy Board to advise the Executive Director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities on matters relating to advocacy policy, client service priorities and issues affecting persons with disabilities. The Board consists of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and is comprised of ten persons with disabilities or a parent or guardian of a person with a disability, at least four of who shall represent developmentally disabled persons, and five persons who are knowledgeable in the problems of persons with disabilities including the state Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and the chairperson for the advisory board of the protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness program. The Governor shall appoint one of the members of the board to serve as chairperson.

Board Members

Thomas Behrendt, Esq.

New Haven, CT


John Clausen
Storrs, CT


Melody A. Currey

Hartford, CT


Sandy Inzinga

Branford, CT


William Knight

Torrington, CT

Melissa Marshall

West Hartford, CT


Elizabeth McArthur

Wallingford, CT


David Morgana

West Hartford, CT


Sheila Mulvey, Chairperson

Plantsville, CT


Chad Sinanian

Danbury, CT


Jonathan Slifka

West Hartford, CT

Jill Hall

PAIMI Chairperson

Miles Wilkerson

Mansfield Center, CT


All meetings are held at the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; Training Room; 60B Weston Street; Hartford, CT 06120;  from 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Minutes published prior to the next Board Meeting are in draft form and not considered official until approved and voted on by the Board.

Agenda & Minutes 2016

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